Theme for Camp Munch 2018 is introduction to and work with various graphic techniques. Participants will examine the combination of collography and photopolymer with digital imaging, and work with self-portraits. In the evening there will be workshops in different themes and techniques.

Preliminary program:

Monday
2 July
Tuesday
3 July
Wednesday
4 July
Thursday
5 July
Friday
6 July
Saturday
7 July
Historical
introduction
to graphic art.
Group 1:
Collography

Group 2:
Photopolymer

Excursion to Oslo.

Munch´s Art studio
at Ekely.

Group 1:
Photopolymer

Group 2:
Collography

Group 1:
Photopolymer

Group 2:
Collography

Munch Mini
Festival

Open workshops:
– Graphic artwork
– Pin hole camera
– Painting
– Sculpture
– Animation
– Glass mosaic
– Sunprint

Lunch Lunch  Lunch Lunch Lunch
Group 1:
Collography

Group 2:
Photopolymer

Group 1:
Collography

Group 2:
Photopolymer

The Munch Museum. Group 1:
Photopolymer

Group 2:
Collography

Printing and
prepareing for
exhibition.
Exhibit with
participants´
graphic art Works.Activities and
entertainment.
Dinner and break Dinner and break Dinner and break Dinner and break Dinner and break
Evening activities:
Pin hole camera
Evening activities:
Pin hole camera
continues
Evening activities:
No program
Evening
activities:
Open to
participants’
own wishes.
Evening activities:
Prepare exhibition

Camp Munch 2018 starts Sunday 1st July at 15.00 with an introduction. There will be guided tours of Klevfos Industrial Museum and the Munch Center in Løten as well as sightseeing in the area. The day ends with the workshop “Discover Munch – a digital workshop with iPads”, which will serve as an introduction to the theme and task of the week.

Theme for the week’s assignment is self-portrait. In their graphic portraits, participants will focus on shapes and highlight their own characteristics. The task allows free interpretation and execution, and relates to Edvard Munch’s self-portraits, but also self-portraits in art history with line drawing, impressionism and cubism, and our own self-presentation “selfie”.

About collography:
A printing plate is made of cardboard or discarded book covers that are re-processed by adding materials and/or making traces in the board. The technique provides possibilities for both Relief printing and Intaglio. The program touches on topics such as form, composition, learning about different materials and use of color.

About photopolymer:
An image is captured on a board that can be inked and printed by pressure through an etching press. The technique can use digital imaging as part of the process to work out a desired motif. Modern inkjet printers let us make a transparent positive which is then placed against a plate covered with an emulsion of photo-initiating polymer.  Exposure to UV light transfers the image to the plate where it can be “etched” with water. We learn about how to apply color and to wipe off excess color before printing, a process that alternates between test printing and further work on the plate and with the motif. We also learn about multi-color printing and printing with multiple plates on the same sheet.

About digital imaging:
Digital imaging is processing images using software such as Adobe Photoshop. The software includes a number of features, and participants will gain basic knowledge of concepts and applications for digital image processing. Digital imaging in combination with graphics can be part of a production phase and/or the end result. Digital printing or digital graphics is a high-quality inkjet reproduction of image art such as photographic enlargements or graphical works in limited edition.

The daytime program that focuses on graphic is led by artists Marianne Karlsen and Ellen Edminson, and includes relevant art theory and history. The teachers have chosen to divide the group so that each group gets two days with each of the techniques. Digital imaging will be part of the program throughout the week.