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Printmaking Classes

Etching and Intaglio Techniques

Beginning/ Intermediate
Pam Day
Veronica Barker Barzal Kelly

Etching is a technique that allows the printmaker to achieve wide tonal range and unlimited detail. Students, using zinc plates Beginning/ Intermediate will learn to produce images with line etching, aquatint, soft ground etching and drypoint techniques and how to print small additions. Lab fee $40 payable to instructor.

Fall, Winter, Spring
Tuesday 7:00pm–10:00pm (9 weeks) Day
Thursday 11:00am–4:00pm (5 weeks) Barker Barzal Kelly

$155 Tuesday 7:00pm–10:00pm (6 weeks) Day
$220 Thursday 11:00am–4:00pm
        (5 weeks; starts July 6) Barker Barzal Kelly

Pam Day

Printmaking Projects and Techniques

Pam Day,
David Skibiak

This class is designed for students with some background in printmaking as well as more advanced students. Working with a master printmaker, students refine their skills in intaglio and other printmaking techniques by focusing on individual or class projects. New and more advanced techniques are introduced for student exploration.
A $40 lab fee is payable to instructor.

$220 Fall, Spring
Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm (9 weeks) Day

$220 Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm (9 weeks) Skibiak

$155 Thursday         7:00pm–10:00pm (6 weeks) Day

HMS Endeavour by David Skibiak

Lithography (Stone & Metal Plate)
All Levels

Lyla Shlon

Lithography enables artists to achieve multiple prints using a wide range of techniques, including crayon and pencil shading, washes, and pen and ink. Students learn to grind a stone and/or prepare a metal plate, develop an image, and print a small edition.
A $45 lab fee is payable to instructor.

Fall & Spring (6 weeks) Saturday 11:00am–4:00pm

Lyla Shlon

Monotype Printmaking
All Levels

Harriet Lawler

Whether monotype or monoprint, these painterly prints call for work in color. This class covers a wide range of inking techniques, both abstract and realistic. Some experience with color is helpful. A $40 lab fee is payable to instructor.
Fall & Spring
$215 Wednesday 11:00am–3:00pm (6 weeks) Lawler
Winter & Summer
$215 Saturday 12:00pm–4:00pm (6 weeks) Lawler
Harriet Lawler

Woodblock Printmaking

Jennifer Dunbar

This course is designed for beginners as well as accomplished printmakers. Woodblock printing is a direct and versatile printing process and one of the oldest methods of printing. Using gouges, students learn or improve cutting skills, create personal images and experiment with various types of wood and papers. Prints are hand-pulled by traditional rubbing methods or manual presses. Both black-and-white and color printing are explored.

A $40 lab fee is payable to instructor.
Fall & Spring
$220 Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm (9 weeks) Dunbar

Jennifer Dunbar
Printmaking Workshops

Introduction to Monotype Printmaking
All Levels

Harriet Lawler

Whether monotype or monoprint, “the painterly print” calls for work in color. Wide ranges of inking techniques, both abstract and realistic, aree experience with color is helpful. Lab fee $40 payable to instructor.

$140 Wednesday 7:00 -10:00 pm (6 weeks)


Introduction to Relief Printmaking

All Levels

John Gosling

This two-day course will introduce you to a range of basic carving and cutting techniques (modeling and shading) on small linoleum sheets (5" x 7" plates), that will then be inked to produce simple monochromatic prints. $180 per person, $20 lab fee payable to instructor.

Saturday 10:00 - 3:30 pm (Sept 16th, 2017)
Sunday 10:00 - 3:30 pm (Sept 17th, 2017)

John Gosling

Jumpstart to Printmaking
(2 day workshop)


This fundamentals workshop is a great place for beginners to start and an invaluable refresher course for more experience students. Students learn to produce prints using three techniques: line etching, aquatint, and dry point. Limited to 10 students. A $20 lab fee, payable to the instructor, covers all supplies except zinc plates, printing paper, and paper towels.

$180 December 3-4 (Sat-Sun) 10:00am -3:00pm

Intensive Monotype Workshop
(5 day workshop)


Harriet Lawler

Students delve into the fascinating monotype process in an intensive workshop. A new inking technique with water-based or oil-based inks is explored each morning and afternoon. A $40 materials fee payable to Discover Graphics is due on the first day of the workshop and covers all supplies except paper and paper towels  Limit 10 students. 

$400 August 6--10, 2018.
(Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

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