Artspace Summer Arts Program Teaching Artist: Sue Soper

Spotlight on Artspace’s Teaching Artists

At the Artspace Summer Arts Program, each class is taught by creative, fun and talented artists. Follow along as they tell you a bit more about who they are and what they do.

Find out more about Sue Soper, an Artspace Studio Artist who is teaching several printmaking classes for kids and adults this summer.

Kim&Sue2-090514[2] - Copy1) When did you know you wanted to be an artist when you grew up?

 I think I knew around middle school.

2) What inspires you most about working with kids? 

I love that the kids are natural printmakers.  Since it’s different from other stuff they have done, they are uninhibited about learning and using the presses, and they are very free with their drawings.  They seem to enjoy the physical aspects of the printmaking process like inking, rolling, printing. I always give them freedom of choice with their drawings.

I especially love when the kids get in a flow of printing and they just print because they enjoy the process, I always keep a stack of paper available for such times!

Printmaking Class with Sue Soper

Printmaking Class with Sue Soper

3) What is your favorite thing about teaching at Artspace? What are you most excited about this summer?

Sue Soper is teaching three printmaking classes this summer at Artspace.

Sue Soper is teaching three printmaking classes this summer at Artspace.

My favorite thing is meeting the kids and widening their world with printmaking.

Sue is teaching two week-long youth classes, one adult weekend class, and one youth weekend class this summer.  Click the links below to find out more information and register for classes.

Printmaking: Colorful Multiples for 7th – 10th grades – June 22 – 26 – Design your own printing blocks using linoleum, Pronto and waterless lithography plates. Students will learn how to do kitchen lithography using aluminum foil plates and cola.

Printmaking: Magnificent Multiples for 6th – 8th grades – July 6 – 10 – Design printing blocks using exciting printmaking techniques! Students will transform drawings into colorful prints that can be turned into an accordion book, notecards, or even a poster.

Printmaking: Monoprint Multiples for 6th – 10th grades – Saturday, August 1 – Create your own original stencils! Students will combine their original designs with Monoprinting created with gelatin plates. Type will be added to create their own personalized stationery, monograms and even posters.

Printmaking with Photo Transfers for Adults (ages 16+) – Saturday, June 20 – Using the techniques of photo transfers and chine-collé (printmaking collage technique), you will transfer images to paper and waterless lithography plates. Working both in black and white and in color, you will have the option to print your images as notecards or frame-worthy pieces.

To learn more about Sue and her artwork, please visit her website: www.susansoperlithographs.com

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