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Written On/In The Print

PRINT 643 001, 1 week, 1 credit hour, Lab Fee $50

This print course focuses on text as it relates to the print image and vice versa. Students will work between sessions of woodcut printmaking and sessions of writing that speak to the images they are carving. We will look at the work of artists such as Glen Ligon, Lesley Dill, and Christopher Wool, who use the relationship between text and image in their work. Group technical demonstrations and individual guidance will be part of each session. Within the span of the course, all participants will have combinations of prints and texts in both large and small formats. This course is for beginning through advanced printmakers and/or writers.

Balance, woodcut prints on Japanese paper, 52 - 72" high x 28", 2016.

Balance, woodcut prints on Japanese paper, 52 - 72" high x 28", 2016.


Jeanine Coupe Ryding’s work has been shown throughout the U.S. and abroad and her prints and artist books are in museum collections. She focuses primarily on woodcut prints, etchings, artist’s books, drawing and collage and has founded both Shadow Press and Press 928 in Evanston, Illinois for artists books publishing. She received her BA from The University of Iowa and her MFA from Universitat der Kunste, Berlin, Germany. She has received various awards and residencies including Illinois Arts Council Award, Arts Midwest, Frans Masereel Center, Belgium and Anchor Graphics, Chicago. Her work is represented by: Atrium Gallery in St. Louis, Olson Larsen Gallery in Des Moines and August Art in London. She has been teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1991.