Adult Classes | Printmaking

504 - Intaglio - Etching

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Littlefield, Steve

This class will introduce you to basic and safe methods of Intaglio Printmaking. Copper plates and non-acid etching solution will be used to make line and aquatint etchings. Collagraphs, Mezzotints and other techniques will also be covered, as will the use of a large press. Drawing or other printmaking experience would be useful. Please register early so we can order necessary plates. Maximum 6 students.

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511 - Intaglio Etching

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Bird, Holly

Introduction to basic and safe methods of etching with a non-acid solution (ferric chloride) using copper plates. Some drawing and printmaking experience would be helpful for artists completely new to etching. Those with more experience can expand on their printmaking work. Mezzotints and other techniques will be offered, the use of a large etching press will also be covered. Please register early so we can order the necessary plates, and if possible, try to have a 3" x 5" sketch in mind for the first class.

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512 - Intro to Relief Printing

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Bird, Holly

Introduction to block relief printing in linocut techniques. Working in oil-based inks, we will explore one-color, reduction and multiple block prints, transferring images by hand and also by using the large press. You'll learn about the history of relief printing; choosing subject matter; the importance of design; preparing images for maximum contrast and interest; pre-planning for multiple colors, carving techniques and tools for wood or linocut; block registration methods and printing techniques. Woodcut is an option for students and will be discussed.

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514W - Introduction to Intaglio Etching

Member Tuition: $160.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

Non-Member: $190.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

Instructor: Bird, Holly

This is a weekend workshop.

A basic introduction to new and safe methods in copper plate intaglio etching. This two-day workshop will cover preparation of the plate’s surface; graphite transfer of your drawing; drawing techniques with the scribing the tool(s) and using aquatint to add grayscale value. No previous printmaking experience is required but some basic level of drawing ability is. We will be using ferric chloride, a safe, corrosive salt as the etching solution and oil-based inks with odor-free mineral spirits. Discussion and preparation of etching inks and mediums and the selection of papers for printing will be covered, as will be the use of a high-pressure etching press. You should leave the workshop with at least one, if not two, completed 3”x5” copper plates and your finished prints. The $15 materials fee covers one 3”x5” plate per student and all paper and inks. (You’ll have the option to purchase a second 3”x5” plate for less than $10 ea if you wish to alternate working on two plates at a time.) Please come prepared to the workshop with two finished 3”x5” line drawings, preferably on tracing paper, ready to transfer at the beginning of class. (Note: this is an inky, messy class, but appropriate hand-cleaning materials are provided. Please wear old clothes and bring an apron.) A class hand-out describing the process, tools and materials will be provided.

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502 - Printmaking

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00

Instructor: Littlefield, Steve

An introduction to the oldest form of printmaking. Basic relief techniques are taught using linoleum block and woodcut. Learn to print paper or fabric by hand and with a printing press. Drawing experience required.

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969W - Simple Screen Printing on Fabric

Member Tuition: $55.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $85.00

Instructor: Damme, Coralette

This is a 1 day workshop.

Learn a simple yet effective process for making your own screen prints that you can continue to do at home! You'll learn how to use every day materials to create a simple silkscreen design and print it on your own tea towel! Simple designs with thick lines or shapes work best--don't know what to make? How about a monogram of your initials or some symbol that you identify with... You'll make a single color image about 5x5 inches in size. Bring extra T-shirts, bags or other fabric items to print if desired.
A $12 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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513W - The Multiple Color Woodcut

Member Tuition: $215.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $245.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $30.00

Instructor: Bird, Holly

This is a 3 day workshop.

An introduction to multiple color woodcut printmaking for all levels. We will cover some brief history, see examples and discuss the importance of good design and planning before starting. Students will be learning a method of woodcut from the early 20th c. American Arts & Crafts Movement initially inspired by Japanese moku hanga in watercolor, but may be accomplished by a single artist and by using oil-based inks and an alternative registration system. By the end of this 3-day workshop, a student will have editioned an approx. 4.5” x 6” woodcut in three colors or more and will be able to pursue multiple color relief printing in their home studio without needing a press.

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