Nancy Diessner runs a small printmaking studio, Dog’s Eye Print Studio, that specializes in making and printing photopolymer plates for other artists. She also teaches photopolymer printmaking at studios across the region. After 17 years as a college professor, where she developed a printmaking concentration and a low-toxicity printmaking studio and was chair of Interdisciplinary Arts, she left full-time teaching to gain a better balance between teaching and studio time. She is a past Executive Board Member of Boston Printmakers, and shows regularly at Bromfield Gallery in Boston, as well as nationally and internationally. She earned her BA in painting, printmaking, and drawing from Bennington College and her MFA in painting and sculpture from Hunter College in New York City. Her artist’s books and photopolymer intaglio prints are in several collections, including Yale University, Wellesley College, Reed College, and various private collections. www.ndiessner.com
I love photopolymer intaglio and I love teaching, so guiding people through the intricacies and opportunities of photo-based printmaking processes is pure joy for me. I’m interested in listening to what you want, or your uncertainties about what you want, and working intently to find what in printmaking excites you and how your work can best be developed and you can flourish. I’m interested in working with individuals who want to focus exclusively on technical/skill development and troubleshooting, as well as with individuals who want feedback on all aspects of their work: the content, the expression, the visual elements, and the process. I’d also enjoy working with people who want an introduction to or just need help with Adobe Photoshop.