Foiling Studio Group

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Foiling Studio Group

January 28, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Foiling Studio Group

Make Valentine cards different from any you’ve ever made before!  Surprise your friends and family with beautiful cards that shimmer luster. Join a hot stamped foiling workshop and let workshop leaders Deanne Wortman and Robert Richardson show you how to use this unique printmaking process utilizing hot stamped foil that was invented right here at the University of Iowa by art professor Virginia Myers. Not an artist?  No worries, no experience is needed to create beautiful pieces of art with this amazing process.  This workshop will focus on Valentine cards, but you can also explore making other types of foiled printmaking.

The Foiling Studio Group will be an ongoing studio group open to both new foilers and those with past experience. Plan on taking multiple sessions to take your foiled prints from start to finish. Sessions do not need to be consecutive. Continue making additional prints by signing up for these ongoing sessions.

What is Hot Stamped Foiling?

Professor Virginia Myers of the University of Iowa pioneered the use of hot stamped foil in fine art printmaking. Foil stamping is the application of metallic, matte, glossy, and holographic textures and foil onto materials such as plastics, paper, and card, using heat and pressure. It is used in the printing industry on greeting cards, packaging, book covers and for security purposes. Many crafters have also adopted this unique media. Basically, the foil bonds to polymers that are applied to your work of art in a variety of ways. Stencils can be used to manipulate the foils. Inks, acrylic paintings and watercolors can also be added to your artwork. In addition, foils bond to laser printed (Xerox) images that can be introduced into the mix. The end result is a piece that can have iridescent or metallic qualities that cannot be achieved any other way.

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$20 per session  (ink, foil & 1-10″x13″ domestic etch paper included)

Additional Printmaking Materials

  • additional $5 for 1-8″x10″ Plexiglas plate and 4-10″x13″ domestic etch paper
  • additional $5 for 8-10″x13″ domestic etch paper

Limited to 6 participants


January 28, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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120 N Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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