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Instructor: Ana Golici

3/3 and 3/10
10:30AM- 2:30PM

$190 Members
$230 Non-members

+ online processing fee
Includes 8 hours of free studio time
(expires one month from final class)


Foil Printing Class

Learn how to create complex images using the Iowa Foil Printer to apply a large selection of pigment, holographic, metallic, pearlescent and translucent foils to a variety of mediums, including paper, metal, leather or plastics. The foil printer applies heat from both the top, via a printer roller, and bottom, via the hot plate. With this technique students will be exploring new ways to develop their works from drawings, photographs, prints or digital images. Computer skills useful but not required. The visual possibilities of this foil imaging techniques are endless. Students may create editionable or unique art works. 

How Foil Printing Began: 

In 1983 Virginia A. Myers professor emerita at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History a respected printmaker and inventor began researching the use of reflective metallic foils in the printmaking techniques and discovered that foil was limited to strictly commercial use. 

To make the huge palette of reflective metallic foil colors accessible to artists, and thereby to raise the century-old industrial craft of foil stamping to the level of fine art, Ms. Myers invented the Iowa Foil Printer (IFP): 

a safe, non intimidating device that allows one artist, working alone, to execute the entire stamping process from beginning to end. Taking advantage of its utility and flexibility, students at the University of Iowa have researched and experimented ways to incorporate hot-stamped foil into a wide variety of media, a process essential to the continuous development of foil imaging techniques. 

For many years Ms. Myers, worked in conjunction with community members and students to improve and document the printmaking process of foil stamping using the Iowa Foil Printer, and collectively produced a book: “Foil Imaging ... A New Art Form,” which shares visually and in step-by-step instructions the discoveries made by the author and her students.

The second Foil Imaging book titled: “A Codex for Our Times,” will be released by the end of this year.

As of 2015, Foil Printing became part of the teaching curriculum at the new “Virginia A. Myers Nexus of Engineering and Art Program” started by the Iowa College of Engineering with the goal of creating collaborative opportunities among engineering and art students and faculty.

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Ana Golici

Artist and teacher Ana Golici has taught drawing, Photoshop, printmaking, and foil printing classes at Hunter College and at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. She received her MFA in printmaking from Hunter College, NY, and her BFA from the Institute of Fine Arts Nicolae Grigorescu, in Romania. 

Ms. Golici has been very active on the Romanian art scene before emigrating to USA in 1987, and after establishing herself in New York continued to work and explore traditional and new media, becoming one of the pioneers in digital arts. As a Board Member of the RBPMW she helped establish the new digital lab. For many years, Ms. Golici and her husband, the sculptor Nicolae Golici shared a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, while continuing to show in USA and abroad.

Her artwork involves printmaking, photography, digital media, collage and installation and addresses the relationship of humans to the natural world. Her latest interactive works are an exploration of the collision betweennature and global consumer culture.

Ms. Golici learned the technique of foil printing directly from Virginia Myers while she participated at several foil printing workshops at Iowa University. Her foil printing works will be featured in the latest foil imaging book: “A Codex for Our Times” to be released by the end of this year. 

Ana Golici has participated in many printmaking biennials and triennials as well as artist residencies in Europe, USA, and Asia. Her work has been exhibited at The New York Hall of Science, Hunter College, ICRNY East-West Gallery,  IPCNY,  Wave Hill,  Adelphi University, Islip Museum, NY, and Iowa University, IA. She has works in the Library of Congress Collection and in museums and private collections in Europe, USA, and Asia.