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Chas Davis will be presenting a workshop at AGG's 2017 conference on making Vitreographs prints; pulling a paper print from glass plates is a monoprinting course that studies the fundamentals of ways of seeing line and shape. Emphasis is given to sketches and quick studies utilizing a variety of printmaking media. Somewhat similar to glass painting techniques, the vitreograph painting techniques include, transfer, reductive and additive processes. Principles of visual perception will also be explored.
Chas Davis began painting in Indiana at a young age, attending design school at Ball State University in Indiana, and continuing to Arcosanti, an experimental community north of Phoenix in the Arizona desert. After multitudes of odd jobs he worked on the Penn Central and Conrail Railroads, where he got his “real art education” going to New York City, meeting other artists, visiting studios, and attending sessions at the Art Student’s League. Chas traveled the country, and returned to Ft. Wayne in 1981 to join the Dock Street artists, a cooperative studio. After serving as an apprentice at Stonetraces, an etching and lithography printshop, he opened his own studio in 1983, Toxic Press, and eventually a studio/gallery-ATDE, then moving to Rochester, NY in 1995. He works primarily in acrylics, oils, and sculpture to realize his fluid, powerful, and colorful style, and his printmaking work includes monotype, etching, and lithography. His work has been shown in galleries and commissioned around the country as well as internationally. In Rochester he has taught at RIT, Roberts Wesleyan, the Creative Workshop of the University of Rochester, and currently teaches at the Flower City Arts Center. He maintains his studio in Rochester, NY. and more works can be seen online at http://www.Chasworld.com.