In-House Workshops

Project-based Photopolymer Workshop

with Nancy Diessner

Wednesdays, September 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3.
Instruction: 10-3  Open Studio: 3-6

Limited to 6 participants, by application

$875 non-members, $825 members
+ materials (based on paper and plates used, to be collected at end of workshop)

Would you like to develop a series of photopolymer prints, a book, a sculpture or other photopolymer project?  This class is designed to meet the needs of the printmaker who has already experienced basic photopolymer platemaking and wants to develop a body of work over 6 weeks with the regular input and support of an instructor and other artist participants. Weekly classes will include demonstrations and technical support in response to each participant’s project needs, as well as focused group discussions of work in progress. Individual one-on-one support for projects will also be a part of each class.

Participants need to be able to work on their own between classes, and each weekly class will conclude with 3 hours of open studio time at Zea Mays that will be instructor-free but monitored.

If you’re interested in this weekly class, please fill out our application outlining your intentions for your project. Participants will be selected based on the scope of their project and the role that photopolymer plays; their ability to work independently between classes; and their commitment to riding the highs and lows of the artistic process and accepting the sometimes fickle nature of the photopolymer process. Additionally, a generous and patient attitude, and a willingness to take risks, are always welcome–in terms of working in a communal studio and respecting others, accepting input from others, and thinking expansively about one’s project.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is filled.

Please note: it is understood that your project may change before and after the classes begin. For the application it’s most important to get a sense of your general focus and intentions in relation to photopolymer and your artwork content.

For those interested in this class but who have not worked in photopolymer in a while or who have not worked with photopolymer at Zea Mays, Nancy Diessner can offer private or semi-private refresher classes before the workshop begins. Please contact the studio to inquire about this option.



If you are accepted into the program you will be notified by email and billed for the cost of the workshop.