Carve and Roll

Saturday & Sunday, May 30 - 31, 2015, 10-5
This is a two-day guided exploration of combining and creating relief and monotype plates. This is a playful method of introducing carved and incised lines and forms into the painterly print, creating a rich vocabulary of mark making.

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White Line Woodcut

Saturday & Sunday, June 6-7, 2015, 10-5
White line woodcuts, also called "Provincetown prints," are an interesting hybrid between monoprints and Japanese style watercolor woodcuts. This two-day workshop will explore the possibilities inherent in this simple and fun method of relief printing.

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Pronto Mono Mashup

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 10-5
Pronto Plates are also known as Polyester Plate Lithography, and are one of the simplest, most direct methods of making prints from drawn line imagery. This workshop will offer ways to push the use of these plates into surprising directions toward collage, painterly monotype, and layering drawing with color.

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Luminous Watercolor Monotypes

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 10-5
Create monotypes using watercolor paints instead of ink. This hybrid of printing and painting creates effects that couldn’t be produced by painting directly on paper or by printing with regular printing inks. This workshop will provide new skills and ideas to printmakers and watercolor artists alike.

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Direct Drawing on Monotype Plates

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 10-5
This one-day workshop will be an introduction to all kinds of drawing strategies with new and old drawing tools applied to monotype plates.

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Introduction to Collagraph

July 7-9, 2015, 10-5
Collagraph is a versatile plate-making process that offers a wide range of creative freedom in developing rich tones and dimensional surfaces within one’s prints. This workshop will focus on exploring the endless textural possibilities of collagraphic image building.

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Certificate in Green Printmaking: Intaglio

July 11-31, 2015, 10-5 daily with open studio time until 10 PM
After fifteen years of research and practice in safer intaglio, Zea Mays Printmaking is offering an intensive summer Certificate Program to train printmakers in the latest, best practices in safer intaglio. The Green Printmaking Certificate: Intaglio consolidates our knowledge about etching and photopolymer intaglio into an intensive 3-week training program.

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Color Meets Line: Monotype and Drypoint

Monday-Thursday, August 3-6, 2015, 10-5
Combine the painterly freedom of monotype with the juicy line of drypoint in this exploration of a wide range of printerly mark making.

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Improvisation with Monotype and Collage

Tuesday & Wednesday, August 11-12, 2015, 10-5
Play and improvise in this workshop as a means to generate ideas, expand visual vocabulary and put to use accumulated printed material. This workshop will provide guided experiences in a variety of monotype techniques including transfer drawing, color layering, and color mixing for printed textures.

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Exploring Woodcut and Color: Reduction and More

Friday - Sunday, August 14-16, 2015, 10-5
There are many wonderful ways to introduce color to the woodcut process. In this workshop we will learn how to carve and print a color reduction block, in which progressive layers of carving and color printing yield rich, vibrant prints.

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Prismatic Woodcut Techniques

Tuesday evenings, 6-9 PM, September 8-29, 2015
Leave behind the monochromatic in this comprehensive introduction to color woodcut. In this class, we create a 12” x 12” full color woodcut using traditional, multiple block printing methods.

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