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William Blake Printmaking Demonstration

26 APR 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Union for Contemporary Art (2423 North 24th St. Omaha, NE 68110) 

Opera Omaha is partnering with the Union to host a public printmaking demonstration and lecutre led by world-renowned William Blake Scholar Michael Phillips on Blake's revolutionary method of illustrated book production, that he called 'illuminated printing'. 

Using re-created examples of the relief-etched copper plates of Blake illuminated books, the demonstration will consist of mixing examples of the colored inks that Blake used from historic pigments, inking the plates using a leather-covered dauber or ink-ball, and then printing the plates. Students will be encouraged to ink and print their own examples from a selection of relief-etched copper plate from Songs of Innocence and of Experience. 


Registration will be open two weeks before the demonstration. Space is limited. 

 

 

This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

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