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Puertográfico Events


Event Type: Special Events

Participation is based on a first come basis. To reserve your 30 minute time slot to play on the monotype in the sand, registration is recommended. To register send email to Once our times and dates are set Susan will email you back with time options to choose from and confirm.

From dusting plates with resin for aquatints to applying carborundum grit for collagrahs, grains are often used by printmakers to produce plates capable of holding ink. This beach event will explore the tradition of the grain in printmaking by using San Juan sand with monotype and stop frame animation. Participants may watch or join in the process of working on an inked plate using additive and reductive monotype techniques. Sand and ink will mix together on the surface of the plate creating highly textured marks and various tonal gradations. Sand toys such as tiny rakes, small shovels and sieves will be used for sifting, sprinkling and manipulating sand and ink on the plate. Akua soy based inks will be used and the project will be contained within a “sand box” for easy eco-friendly clean up. Participants will also be encouraged to incorporate objects they find on the beach.

The event will take place for 4 hours (or TBD) on the beach. During that time, Susan Rostow will lead the printmaking process while Christina Pumo photographs each step of the way. Back in the studio, an animation will be created using stop frame techniques. Once completed, the animation will be shared for all to enjoy on social media.

Check out Nested World, a stop motion animation created by twenty artists at the SGC International printmaking conference, TEXCHANGE 2019 on Susan Rostow’s You Tube Channel

Project sponsored by Akua / Speedball Art Products

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