Past Workshops

Collagraph | Barbara McPhail

Collagraph | Barbara McPhail

Saturday May 3rd 10am-4pm and Sunday May 4th 10am-4pm

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($35 for materials)

Experience a technique in printmaking that uses a textural collage-like surface, but can have the range and nuance of intaglio. Using matboard as a base plate, textures such as fabric, sandpaper, string and various papers are glued to the matboard and coated with acrylic polymer. Painterly textures can be created with modeling paste. Any style of art, abstract or representational, is applicable to the collagraph. There is no acid biting or exotic tools. The collagraph plate is printed with etching ink in an etching press. No experience is necessary to explore this wonderful technique!


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The Alchemical Matrix: Skins, Ghosts, and the Red Cup (among other possibilities) | Pamela Drix

The Alchemical Matrix: Skins, Ghosts, and the Red Cup (among other possibilities) | Pamela Drix

Wed, 4/23   6PM-9PM
Wed, 4/30   6PM-9PM
Wed, 5/7     6PM-9PM

$135 non-associates / $114.75 associates ($25 for materials)

This workshop will explore the possibilities of different matrices to build images, including relief, intaglio, and monoprinting.  Please bring your existing plates, and ideas, to the first class.


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Color Monotype | Neil Berger

Color Monotype | Neil Berger

Saturday April 12th 12-4pm

Sunday April 13th 12-4pm

$120 non-associates / $102 associates ($35 for materials)

We will work rapidly, producing a series of monotypes exploring the broad range of marks and textural possibilities available to the medium. I find Gerhard Richter's abstract paintings might provide   some inspiration for the class- they surrender some degree of conscious control and trust in processes like squeegee-ing, wiping, pressing, scraping (sometimes alongside traditional brushstrokes) to make powerful and arresting works.


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Gum Transfer | Caleb Thomas

Gum Transfer | Caleb  Thomas

Sun, 4/7 10 AM 1 PM
Sun, 4/14 10 AM 1 PM
Sun, 4/21 10 AM 1 PM

$135 non-associates / $114.75 associates ($20 for materials)

Gum Printing, a process similar to lithography, is an easy method of transferring simple or complex Xerox images to a high quality rag paper. Class participants will be able to explore making multiple color prints, as well as draw or collage on the final print. For the first session, please bring at least 5 images to photocopy.


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Mezzotint | Judy Barringer

Mezzotint | Judy Barringer

Saturday March 29th    10am-4pm
Sunday   March 30th    10am-4pm
Saturday April 5th         10am-4pm
Sunday   April 6th          10am-4pm

$360 non-associates / $306 associates ($35 for materials)

Mezzotint is a printmaking process of the intaglio family, technically a drypoint method. Mezzotint achieves tonality by roughening the plate with thousands of little pits made by a metal tool with small teeth, called a "rocker." The whole surface of the plate, usually copper,  is roughened evenly, manually with the rocker, or mechanically. In printing, the tiny pits in the plate hold the ink when the face of the plate is wiped clean. Areas smoothed completely flat will not hold ink at all: such areas will print "white," that is, without ink. By varying the degree of smoothing, mid-tones between black and white can be created, hence the name mezzo-tinto which is Italian for "half-tone" or "half-painted". This is called working from "dark to light", or the "subtractive" method. A high level of quality and richness in the print can be achieved.


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Introduction to Monotype | Barbara McPhail

Introduction to Monotype | Barbara McPhail

Saturday March 15th 10am-4pm and Sunday March 16th 10am-4pm

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($35 for materials)

This workshop offers spontaneity and playfulness, while learning a unique technique of printmaking. Using tagboard, fabric, string and textured wallpaper, you will make artwork that may be representational or abstract. The materials are inked and placed onto inked plexiglass, and transferred with an etching press onto dampened paper. It is an excellent technique to learn at any age, and works well in classroom settings. Come with or without experience and discover the joy of this technique of monotype.


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Four Methods of Image Transfer | Pamela Drix

Four Methods of Image Transfer | Pamela Drix

Wed, 3/12   6PM - 9PM (Gum )
Wed, 3/19     6PM - 9PM (Acrylic)
Wed, 4/2   6PM - 9PM (Encaustic)
Wed, 4/9   6PM - 9PM (Acetate)

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($35 for materials)

Anyone has the option of taking any single class or combination of the four classes. In this case each class would cost $45 class fee + $10 for materials. If you want to to take a single class or more but not all four, please call or email us. Thank you!

This workshop will explore four methods of transferring drawn or photographic images onto paper or other surfaces.  Be prepared to experiment with the possibilities of each method, and to see how each process informs and changes your expectations.  We will create a small series of prints and drawings, which can be developed further at home.  Please bring some ideas to the first class.


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Photo Litho | Pat Hunsinger

Photo Litho | Pat Hunsinger

Sat, 2/1   10AM - 5PM
Sun, 2/2  10AM - 5PM

$210 non-associates / $178.5 associates ($30 for materials)
 

Come learn the magic of photo-lithography printing. For the first day of this intensive workshop we will focus on drawing on transparency film with grease crayons, inks and tusche. Photo-lithography is an aluminum plate that is covered with a photosensitive emulsion. A positive transparency, of Mylar film,  is placed in contact with the plate and exposed to ultraviolet light. After development, the  plate is rolled up with ink and printed through a litho press onto fine art paper. Plate preparation, registration, black and white image with color will be covered.

There will be a strong emphasis on experimentation.


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Intro to Etching | Barbara McPhail

Intro to Etching | Barbara McPhail

Sat. Nov 16 10 am - 4 pm
Sun. Nov 17  10am - 4 pm

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($35 for materials)

Sometimes the basic etching techniques give the most remarkable results. Learn the initial hard ground and soft ground means of making an etching, as well a proofing and printing. Enjoy the technique of the ages, using copper plates to make art. No experience is necessary. All etching is in a non-toxic etching bath.


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Relief Woodcut | Jenny Pope

Relief Woodcut | Jenny Pope
 

Mon. 11/4 6pm - 9pm
Wed. 11/6 6pm - 9pm
Mon. 11/11 6pm - 9pm

$135 non-associates / $114.75 associates ($30 for materials)

Learn the basic techniques of making relief prints using MDF (medium density fiberboard)! We will focus on registration, mixing inks, and editioning a final print. No prior experience necessary. Good, professional tools will help make this class more enjoyable. Please contact us for recommended tool manufacturers.


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