Printing with Magnetic Plates

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$ 150.00

September 28th, 2019 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Eddie Lee
  • Workshop Type: Printing, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: September 28th, 2019 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: September 28th, 2019 4:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

This is an innovative relief printing technique created by cutting out shapes from magnetic sheets and using them as printing plates. The magnet sheets are placed on a thin sheet of steel to keep them in place. With this setup, one can employ linoleum cut, monotype and other techniques for producing relief prints. This technique can be used in both intaglio presses as well as letterpresses and allows the freedom of compositions and prints with multiple colors in a single pass.  

During the class students will sketch out the designs with the instructor advising as to the best way to prepare the plates. After the plates have been prepared they will be placed on the press bed, inked, and proofed. Each student will leave with prints made from their own magnetic designs. 

Materials to Bring: Printing paper, wood carving tools.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: Ink roller or brayer, scissors, utility knife.

Workshop Fee (includes $10 materials fee): $150.00

Date & Time: Saturday, September 28, 2019 :: 10am-4pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Eddie Lee

Mr. Eddie Lee has been making prints for over 25 years. Starting out as a letterpress printer, he has been printing with linoleum cut, soft point and monotype techniques for the last several years. Most recently Mr. Lee has developed a new technique, using sheet magnets.

Mr. Lee’s work explores human emotions. He tries to capture moments of human connections and sometimes ventures into greater social conditions. He frequently incorporates musical motives into his prints expressing rhythm, scale, phases, and tones through proportion and color.

His work has been shown in various galleries including the Arc gallery, Marine Society of Artists, Telegraph Hill Gallery, Negative Space Gallery at Dependable Letterpress and the Graphic Arts Workshop gallery. His works are in the Kala institute consignment collect.

Mr. Lee studied art and design at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Massachusetts college of art for his BFA and Yale university for his MFA. He is the founder and creative director of Square Two Design, a graphic design firm in San Francisco. Visit his website to explore more of his work.

$ 150.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States