Funky Stuff Photopolymer

March 5-6, 2022, 10 AM -  5 PM
Learning the basic steps from image preparation to processing and printing a photopolymer plate can sometimes seem intense, but in this workshop we let exploration, risk-taking, and adventure inspire us to intervene in all stages of image-making, plate-making, and printing.

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Akua Intaglio Ink Best Practices

March 19-20, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM
In this workshop we will cover the various ways of handling Akua Intaglio Inks to make your prints look their best. We will look at prints together, and spend time practicing with the ink while trouble-shooting individual print projects.

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Stencils, Masks and Cutouts – Oh my!

March 26-27, 2022, 10-5
Explore additive printmaking with stencils, masks and cutouts. Possibilities can expand enormously when these basic techniques and simple tools are added to various relief and monotype printmaking practices.

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Screenprint Monotype

April 9-10, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM
Come explore screenprinting in its most painterly form, with no need for stencils, computers, or darkrooms. Participants will experiment with mark making and a range of materials to see all that this versatile technique has to offer.

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Carborundum Collagraph and Drypoint

Tuesdays, April 12, 19 & 26, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM
During this workshop, students will explore making monotype transfer drawings and carborundum collagraph plates. Our materials will include Akua Platemaking Gel, Acrylic Mediums, Gel and Matte, carborundum grits and various ways of disturbing the surface to create beautiful tonal ranges on a PETG printing plate.

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Introduction to Mokuhanga (Japanese Water-Based Woodcut)

April 22-24, 2022, 10-5
This intensive workshop will introduce all aspects of the process of mokuhanga, the traditional Japanese method of woodblock printing.

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Drypoint and Color

May 6-8, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM
During this workshop, we will explore using monotype methods to approach printing a plate with repeatable elements. Get to know the fundamentals of ink, paper and press use, along with the tools of the studio, the unique qualities of Akua Water-based Inks, and innovative monotype and drypoint methods.

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Creating Digital Files of Your Artwork

Friday, May 13, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM
Sooner or later most artists need digital files of their artwork to use for various purposes: residency applications, exhibition and gallery entries, website uploads, etc. In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn the basic Photoshop steps to create digital files to use for various applications.

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Organic Impressions: Creating Monotypes and Monoprints with Plant-Based Inks and Dyes

May 21-22, 2022, 10-5
This weekend workshop combines artistry with science and environmentalism as students learn how to make their own inks from foraged, natural items and then use these inks to create vivid, original monotypes.

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The Viewer Becomes a Traveler: Making Scroll Prints

June 2-5, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM
Play, improvise and learn how to print monotype and relief images that move across the page, working either abstractly or figuratively. Our focus will be toward generating a flexible approach to imagery. Open-ended exploration will be encouraged.

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The Chiaroscuro Woodcut

Tuesdays, 10AM - 4PM, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2022
The Chiaroscuro (meaning light and dark) woodcut technique has been adopted by many artists since the Renaissance in Italy. This is a wonderful entry into the process of multiple block color woodcut for those who are new to it, and an opportunity for experienced printmakers to expand their printmaking vocabulary.

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Tetra Pak Drypoint

June 11-12, 2022, 10-5
Let's upcycle and reuse common household materials for printmaking! Come learn how cartons found in your trash or recycling can be transformed with drypoint and varied mark making strategies into a strata with a lot of possibilities. 

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Printing Etching a la Poupee

June 18-19, 2022, 10AM - 5PM
A la poupee is an historical method of inking a single etched plate with multiple colors using balled up cloth/tarlatan. Newcomers to etching will learn the basics of hard ground etching and aquatint, while more experienced etchers who tend to prefer to print from single plates will have the chance to expand into color.

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Photo Screen Printing

July 14-17, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM
This intensive workshop will teach you to how to create screenprints using a versatile photographic exposure process. Participants will experiment with multiple techniques in the darkroom and also have ample time for printing.

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Flow Lab

July 19-22, 2022, 10-5
This workshop is designed to refresh your art energy and provide some tools to take back to your own studio that help you to loosen up your process, distill your intentions, and amplify your expressive voice.

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Green Printmaking Certificate: Intaglio

July 24 – August 7, 2022 9 AM-3 PM instruction, 3-7 PM open studio This workshop is full.  Email to be on the waiting list.
The Green Printmaking Certificate: Intaglio program returns live! This 15-day intensive workshop is a fantastic opportunity to learn everything you need to know to set up and maintain a safe etching practice. 

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Wood & Water: Mokuhanga Monotypes

August 26-27, 2022, 10-5
Suitable for both beginners and experienced printers, this workshop is a fun and gentle way to become comfortable with the basic ingredients of mokuhanga printing.

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