Past Workshops


Pat Hunsinger
Sat, April 2, 2011, 10am – 3pm

$90 non-associates / $78 associates ($40 for materials)

This course shows you how to use Adobe Photoshop to perform many
different image-processing techniques. In this workshop, you will learn
how to use some of the tools to select parts of images, or move,
duplicate and resize images. You will learn to use layers, layer effects,
filters, painting and blending, and color modification.


Course Fee


Matting and Framing

Rob Licht
Sat/Sun March 26, 27, 2011, 11am – 3pm

$150 non-associates / $125 associates ($40 for materials)

This is a hands-on practical workshop for anyone who needs to frame
works on paper. Learn how to cut a window mat, float a print, hinge, and
prepare two works for matting and framing. We will cover how to make
simple artist's frames for works under glass and review more complicated
framing solutions for unique works. The materials fee covers matting and
framing costs for two small works. Off-white and white acid-free mat
board, standard foam core board and simple maple wood frame stock will
be provided.

Course Fee


Japanese Woodcut

Ian Connerty
Tue/Thu/Fri, March 22, 24, 25, 2011, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

$165 non-associates / $140 associates ($50 for materials)

Moku Hanga is a historically rich and highly influential Japanese
printmaking method made famous by the visually stunning works of
Hokusai and Hiroshige. In recent years Moku Hanga has enjoyed
resurgence, driven in large part by highly dedicated printmakers working
with artists such as Chuck Close, Alex Katz, Arturo Herrera and Richard
This course will focus on providing hands-on experience and a strong
foundation in the techniques and tools needed to start creating Japanese
Woodblock prints. Students will learn how to use a baren and water-based
inks that are brushed onto the wood. Moku Hanga is an ideal printmaking
method for use at home, because it does not require the purchase and set
up of expensive equipment. It is also a less toxic alternative to Europeanstyle
relief printing, which uses oil based inks and presses to transfer the
We will review the tools and methods used in Moku Hanga, where you can
buy professional and student grade tools and paper, how to size paper,
how to plan and implement your design, and learn techniques for creating,
cutting, and printing blocks.

Course Fee

Etching II

Tim Merrick
Mon/Wed, March 21, 23, 28, 30, 2011, 6pm – 9pm

$220 non-associates / $187 associates ($40 for materials)

Do you have a basic knowledge of etching? Are you tired of making prints
with only lines? Aquatint is for you. This class will explore the possibilities
of the aquatint process. We will use an aquatint box and rosin bag to
produce plates with an infinite variety of tonal effects.

Course Fee


Etching I

Tim Merrick
Mon/Wed, March 7, 9, 14, 16, 2011, 6pm – 9pm

$220 non-associates / $187 associates ($40 for materials)

Learn hard ground and soft ground etching techniques on copper plates.
We will be using a non-toxic etching bath. Proofing and printing will be
taught. No printmaking experience necessary. Beginner’s welcome.

Photo Collagraph

Minna Resnick,
Wed, Sat, Sun, March 2, 6-9pm and March 5, 6, 2011, 11am – 5pm

$220 non-associates / $187 associates ($40 for materials)

The photo collagraphic technique uses light-sensitive screen-printing
emulsion on a surface (we will use luan mahogany) to establish an image
on a plate. When the emulsion is exposed and washed out, the image
exists in the recesses of the plate, and is printed as an etching (intaglio) or
rolled as a relief print. Many possibilities exist with this method. For this
class the photo collagraph will be one layer of a multiple of layers used in
this unique process of printmaking. Some basic printmaking skills and/or
drawing skills necessary.

Color Etching

Christa Wolf,
Tue/Wed, March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 2011, 11am – 3pm

$367 non-associates / $311 associates ($40 for materials)

Join our color-etching group and express your ideas with one of the most
traditional yet most exciting forms of printmaking. We will explore the use
of color in an etching, which is slightly non-traditional but produces
amazing results. We will spend our time making images, proofing plates
and creating small editions.

Artists Books & Alternative Book Structures

Sarah Bryant
Sat/Sun, February 26, 27, 2011, 11am – 5pm

$220 non-associates / $187 associates ($35 for materials)

In this course students will learn a variety of simple structures that can be
combined to make complex and innovative books. We will start with the
accordion and pamphlet and move from there! We'll discuss how to make
books directly from prints or drawings as well as how to add smaller
pieces, like photographs or smaller prints, with simple paper engineering.
I'll happily discuss any projects you'd like to bring in! Students will leave with several books they've made over the weekend and with the ability to make books on their own.

Please note:

Karen Kunc and Sarah Bryant will teach in tandem for the first 2 hours of the class, which will be open the public. This special tandem book art lecture will be part of Sarah's class at no extra fee to workshop attendees.  The public will pay a $20.00 fee.  RSVP  607-277-3884


Dark Field Monotype

Neil Berger, Dark field monotype
Sat/Sun, February 19, 20, 2011, 12pm – 4pm

$150 non-associates / $125 associates ($35 for materials)

The subtractive monotype, also known as the reductive method, or dark
field monotype, entails rolling up the plate with ink first. Then the image is
wiped out of the darkened field, with a variety of tools such as rags or

Color Reduction Woodcut

Jenny Pope
Mon/Wed, February 14, 16, 21, 23, 2011, 6-9pm

$220 non-associates / $187 associates ($50 for materials)

In this class, students will learn the basic techniques of making color
woodcuts. We will focus on registration, mixing inks, planning a reduction
or a multiple woodblock image and edition a final print. A prior knowledge
of woodcuts is not required. Professional tools will help make this class
more enjoyable. Please contact The Ink Shop for tool manufacturers
recommended by the instructor.

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