ONSITE: Printmaking Survey: Prints of the Natural World

This class is an intro to several print practices, including relief print, monoprint, and kitchen Lithography. Students will learn the basics of each process, along with basic eco-art concepts like climate justice, multispecies thinking, and how art can be used in environmental activism. They will then be able to work with as many techniques as desired to explore the natural world and environmentalism through their printmaking. At least one class would focus on the environment around Richmond, including the James River and surrounding forests, and how materials found in these environments (plants, stones, and found objects) can be used in printmaking.

Special Notes

  • This class does not meet on 7/15.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit

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About the Instructor

Amelia Rafle

Amelia Rafle is an American printmaker from Richmond, Virginia. She received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2021 and her MFA in Art and Ecology from the Burren College of Art in 2023. She has exhibited work in both the United States and Ireland, received grants to study human impact on birds, and her work was commended in the 2023 World Wildlife Fund Climate Creatives Challenge. Strongly rooted in scientific research, Amelia uses an expanded printmaking process to communicate information regarding the climate crisis through visual imagery that is accessible and engaging to the viewer. A love of birds is also prevalent throughout her work, making use of bird imagery to symbolize how human activity affects both the human and more than human worlds. Rafle views birds as an indicator of the looming effects of the climate crisis, and explores their relationship to humans through migration patterns and cultural symbolism.

Social Media: @birdhouseprint

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ONSITE: Printmaking Survey: Prints of the Natural World

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Class Details
July 1 - August 1210 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $175.00
Member Tuition: $157.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Amelia Rafle
Level: All Levels