TASIS Students Work with Master Printer

Students have spent the week working with master printer Maureen Booth in her traditional printing studio.  Using light sensitive solar plates, the students have been able to convert their original artwork and photographs into printing plates, both negative relief prints and, with the use of an aquatint screen, positive intaglio printing plates.  The group traveled to the famous Alhambra palace and fortress early in the week to gather inspiration from the Moorish architecture and design work, and then, returned to the studio to create graphic pieces, while others have been adapting artwork they brought from school.  Maureen worked with everyone to give the chance to make several prints from the various plates, including monochromatic, multiple color ink and prints with overlay of handmade colored paper.  The results are varied, but exciting. More photographs from the week in Spain can be viewed on Maureen's website.