We are located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Mercantile Building at 131 Washington St. in downtown Providence. Our main entrance is at the rear of the Mercantile, on Lucie Way, a pedestrian walkway accessed via Mathewson St. For elevator and handicapped access, use the front entrance of the Mercantile Building.
Carey Goodrich was born and raised along the shores of Connecticut and Massachusetts. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA with a BFA in Photography and Printmaking in 2013. She currently resides in Providence, RI working as studio manager and master printer for Michael Rich. She also teaches the Intaglio class at the AS220 Printshop. This three session class is meeting this summer on July 14, 21 and 28. We interviewed Carey to find out more about her Intaglio class and also what she has been working on at the Printshop since she became a volunteer member this past winter.
How long have you been working with Intaglio?
I started etching in 2011 in an attempt to avoid the hardcore Drawing III foundations class at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design). Within two weeks I had declared a printmaking minor to my degree and made every elective possible a printmaking class. Since that first etching class I haven’t gone more than (a quite painful) six weeks without making prints.
What you are currently working on?
I have recently thrown myself deeply into a suite of sugar-lift etchings appropriating photographs my great grandfather took during World War I. I am taking his photographs, how he saw the world and events around him, and applying my etching and drawing techniques to bridge consciousness between generations. Family has been a very strong driving force in my life because, whether I am conscious of it or not, that legacy has put me into the opportunities I have now.
How did you get involved at the AS220 Printshop?
AS220 attracted me because it was a place phentermine med outside of college where I could continue producing professional quality work without facing a scary collegiate tuition. I originally came here solely to produce prints but have found myself increasingly involved and in love with a much larger haven for handmade creativity than I ever anticipated.
What can students expect to learn in the Intro to Etching class?
Students in my class get thrust into my passionate understand that anything can be made on a copper plate! I show my students traditional hard and soft ground ferric chloride etching and the intaglio printing progress. We also touch on multiple plate etchings and an introduction to the aquatint process. In addition to traditional introductions to processes I instill the experimental joy in having a personal relationship with every plate an artist/hobbyist produces. With the easy digital age we live in I emphasize the quality of work and of connection that nothing besides a hand pulled print can offer.
What is your favorite part about teaching the class?
I spent college figuring out how I could manipulate copper and I have gotten to the point where I am giddy and bursting to share everything I know with anyone who cares to listen and try. Part of my intaglio passion exists to spread the joy and freedom I have found in adapting modern techniques into a traditional process. I am here now to tell everything I know to any and everyone willing to absorb my excited passion. Etching has completely changed my life in ways far too wonderful to account for, if I can bring that light to the lives of a handful of people than I have found my worldly purpose.
To find out more about the class or to sign up, visit our online shop.
July 2, 2014
News: Learn to Silkscreen
Screenprinting is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric. It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting cards/stationery, and more. The AS220 Printshop offers monthly classes in screenprinting. The next class is Thursday July 10th and 17th from 6-10pm.
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing in two sessions. (This class is also offered as a one-day intensive.) Participants will design, print, and exchange a two-color print with a maximum dimension of 8″ x 10″. The first class will be dedicated to designing and creating stencils by hand or with the laser copier. Participants spend the second class learning proper printing techniques and registration, and troubleshooting. The workshop will end with a print exchange.
On Wednesday, June 18th from 6-10pm, the AS220 Printshop is offering a course in Cyanotype. Cyanotype, a photographic printing process that results in a cyan-blue print, is the perfect place to start an education in alternative (non-silver) photographic processes. Not only is this alternative process low in cost and simple to master, but it creates beautiful and distinctive results. This class will be of interest to both photographers looking to broaden their printing options, and print based artists looking to add a photographic element to their work.
The class will begin with a discussion on sourcing, mixing and storing of the chemistry used in preparing the photographic emulsion. Then basic digital negative preparation and enlargement will be covered, along with available options for printing. This course will use a UV light source in the printshop, but printing with sunlight will also be discussed.
Once prints have been made, the techniques of bleaching and toning will be demonstrated and practiced. Finishing techniques will be discussed, touching upon the archival qualities of the prints, to conclude the class.
LindseyBeal is a photo-based artist living and working in Providence, Rhode Island. She has an M.F.A. in Photography from the University of Iowa and completed a Certificate in Book Arts at the University of Iowa’s Center for the Book.
Her work focuses on historical and contemporary women’s lives and feminism. She combines traditional photography (analogue, digital and historical processes) with installation and sculpture to create non-traditional photographic work, trying to find a balance between concept and craft. This work often includes papermaking, printmaking and artist books.
Her work can be found nationally in various public and private collections and she is represented by Boston’s Panopticon Gallery.
Intro to the Laser Cutter – Saturday, October 6, 13 10am-1pm, $80
Learn how to use this tool to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles! This class will cover the basics of using the laser cutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and the software for preparing work for the cutter.
Laser Cut Acrylic Side Lit Signs and Figurines – Wednesday, September 26, 7-10pm, $40
In this class students will learn about side-lit acrylic. We will discuss the concept, design a project, and build a side lit sign or figurine. Each student will get to make their own side lit acrylic project on the laser cutter.
NEW! Laser Cut Jewelry Making – Monday, October 22, 7-10pm, $40
In this class students will use AS220 Labs’ laser cutter to cut patterns and shapes out of acrylic to make jewelry. Participants will be provided will all the necessary materials to make their very own laser-cut earrings.
Press Fit Construction-Wednesday, October 24, 7-10pm, $40
Make a custom birdhouse, wine rack, or box! Participants will learn about the basics of press fit design using the Lab’s Epilog Mini Laser Cutter. This is a great starting point for students interested in developing their own press fit designs.
Laser Cut Textiles– Saturday and Sunday, November 17 & 18, 1pm-7pm, $120
Learn to laser cut textiles! This machine enables entirely new possibilities from easily cutting pattern pieces to create new textures, functional decorations, dimensional objects, and even etching images or text onto fabric!
Laser Cut Relief Printing – 2 Saturdays, November 3 & 10, 2-6pm, $95
Using the laser cutter in the Labs as a carving tool, prepare wood blocks. At the Printshop, you will print images on the etching press. This is a great opportunity to learn what the laser cutter can do for your work.
Letterpress Label Making – Tuesday, September 25, 6pm–10pm, $35
Print your own labels using the letterpress for canning and home-brewing beer!
NEW! Intro to the 3D Printer – 2 Thursdays, September 27 & November 29, 7-10pm, $40
Learn how to use this tool to do rapid 3D prototyping. This class will cover the basics of using the 3D Printer safely, proper techniques, and the software tools for preparing work for the printer.
NEW! Intro to the CNC Router (ShopBot) – Mondays, September 17 & 24 7-10pm, $80 / Saturdays, October 27 & November 3, 7-10pm, $80
Learn how to use this tool to cut and carve tadalafiltablets into materials up to 4’ x 8’ x 6” in size. This class will cover the basics of using the CNC router safely, techniques for working with different materials, and the software for preparing work for the cutter.
Sign Making with the Vinyl Cutter – Tuesday, October 9, 7-10pm, $40
In this class, students will learn how to use the Lab’s Roland Desktop Vinyl Cutter by making custom signs. This tool is perfect for any artist or small business owner in need of signage.
NEW! T-Shirt Making with the Vinyl Cutter – Wednesday, November 28 4, 1-4pm, $40
In this class, students will learn how to use the Lab’s Roland Desktop Vinyl Cutter to cut vinyl decals and transfer them onto t-shirts. Students will be supplied with the vinyl material but are required to bring a t-shirt to use for the workshop.
Intro to Soldering – 3 Tuesdays, September 18, October 16, November 13, 7-10pm, $40
Learn how to solder electronics in these introductory workshops. Every month, we offer a new kit for the public to build. Participants will leave with soldering skills and a fancy new gadget. Check the website for kit of the month
Soft Circuits – 2 Saturdays, November 10, 1-4pm, $50 (Brooch) / November 17, 1-4pm, $50 (Bracelet)
This workshop is an introduction to soft circuits, including tips on working with conductive thread and guidance on sewing connections between a light and a battery. You will experiment with conductive everyday objects, like metal beads, to make a flickering felt brooch or an illuminated bracelet. No previous sewing or electronics experience necessary.
NEW! Fabduino – Build your own Arduino Clone – Saturdays, October 20, 27, 10am-1pm, $80
Make your very own Arduino Clone from scratch. Participants will learn the fundamentals of CNC milling while creating copper circuit boards on AS220 Labs’ Roland Modela MDX-20 Milling Machine. The following session will involve powering up and programming a simple program on your new microcontroller.
Electronic Workstation Tool Training – Tuesday, October 23, 6-8pm, $20
Looking for somewhere you can hack away on your electronics projects? We’ll cover all of the electronic workstation equipment – soldering irons, oscilloscopes, function generators, variable power supplies, multimeters, & hand tools.
Intermediate Knitting – Thursdays, October 18, 25, 7-10pm, $80
Learn to knit in the round on double pointed needles, work a rib pattern, and do a basic cable stitch, while creating a pair of hand warmers.