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ONSITE: Introduction to Woodblock Printing

November 03, 2023

Explore woodblock printing, humanity’s oldest printmaking process. You’ll learn to design and transfer an image onto the block and cut the block to produce a relief image. Then, we’ll cover how to transfer the image to paper, both printing it by hand and by press.

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ONSITE: Mastering Multicolor Screenprinting

November 03, 2023

Learn how to create multicolor screen prints of your own design. This class will expand on the registration techniques learnt in intro classes, focusing on adding layers/colors to create more complex images. We will look at how to break apart an image by hand and in the computer. Color theory will be discussed through the […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Etching for Printmaking

November 03, 2023

This class will be an introduction to intaglio printing, or etching. Students will learn drypoint, hardground, and soft ground etching techniques, as well as the proper way to ink and print intaglio plates. They will leave class with at least two sets of intaglio prints and the knowledge of how to operate and print on […]

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ONSITE: Screenprinting Immersion

November 03, 2023

Whether you are a novice or advanced, this class will immerse you in screen-printing methods and projects that are customized for your personal level of enjoyment and exploration. Each student will select a personal theme and work with the instructor to make use of appropriate inks, image-making techniques like drawing fluid and photo, and substrates […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Letterpress

November 03, 2023

Explore the letterpress printing process, which dates back to the 15th century and the time of Gutenberg. We’ll cover typesetting, inking, printing and paper selection as you become familiar with the terminology and VisArts’ presses. You’ll have time to create multiple pieces and trade work with classmates, which will help you build a small collection […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Screenprinting (B)

November 03, 2023

Explore screenprinting, a process that allows artists to create hand-printed multiples of the same image. Translate your graphic design, photography, or drawings into vibrant, layered compositions. Learn a variety of ways to create screens that can be used to print onto fabric, paper or wood.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Screenprinting (A)

November 03, 2023

Explore screenprinting, a process that allows artists to create hand-printed multiples of the same image. Translate your graphic design, photography, or drawings into vibrant, layered compositions. Learn a variety of ways to create screens that can be used to print onto fabric, paper or wood.

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ONSITE: Learn about Letterpress with Legos (B)

November 03, 2023

Learn how to use VisArts' letterpress studio by using Legos! Letterpress is a form of relief printmaking that uses a printing press and typesetting individual letters to create words and designs for printed media. We will be using Legos to create our own designs and print them on paper.

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ONSITE: Learn about Letterpress with Legos (A)

November 03, 2023

Learn how to use VisArts' letterpress studio by using Legos! Letterpress is a form of relief printmaking that uses a printing press and typesetting individual letters to create words and designs for printed media. We will be using Legos to create our own designs and print them on paper.

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ONSITE: Lego Letterpress: Greeting Cards + Gift Tags

October 24, 2023

Learn how to use VisArts' letterpress studio by using Legos! Letterpress is a form of relief printmaking that uses a printing press and typesetting individual letters to create words and designs for printed media. We will be using Legos to create our own designs and print them on paper.

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ONSITE: Wrapping Paper Fun: Family Printmaking Workshop

October 24, 2023

Put a personal touch on your gifts this holiday season by printing your own wrapping paper! In this fun workshop, we will explore a variety of hands-on printing techniques including rolling pattern prints, styofoam relief stamps, and mini gelli plate shapes to produce unique patterns and textures. After learning basic techniques, you will be set […]

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ONSITE: Letterpress Greeting Cards

October 24, 2023

Do mass produced holiday cards leave you uninspired? Learn how to make personalized greeting cards, from caring and heartfelt to cringe, on our letterpress machine. Take your holiday cards to the next level!

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ONSITE: Introduction to Screen Printing Workshop: Tshirts + Tote Bags

October 24, 2023

Explore screen printing, a process that allows artists to create hand-printed multiples of the same image. In this fun, fast-paced, weekend workshop you will create a hand-drawn stencil to print customized tote bags for yourself or as holiday gifts. Come to class ready with an idea, drawing, or design concept!

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ONSITE: Screenprinting Immersion (B)

July 11, 2023

Whether you are a novice or advanced, this class will immerse you in screen-printing methods and projects that are customized for your personal level of enjoyment and exploration. Each student will select a personal theme and work with the instructor to make use of appropriate inks, image-making techniques like drawing fluid and photo, and substrates […]

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ONSITE: Non-Toxic Etching for Printmaking

July 11, 2023

This research driven course will investigate the endless possibilities of working with a copper plate using Lascaux Etching Hard and Soft Resist, non-toxic ground. Students will investigate hard and soft ground, and dry-point. You will develop one plate and learn to print using the etching press. Printmaking is an evolving field and we constantly strive […]

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ONSITE: Gelli Plate Printmaking (this class is only offered a few times a year)

July 11, 2023

In this class, students will learn how to create beautiful monotypes without a press. Students will practice developing images with stencils, stamps, and drawing utilizing bands of color and texture. Students will use pre-made stencils and will also create some of their own. Come experiment and see how accident and intent can play into our […]

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ONSITE: Mastering Multicolor Screenprinting

July 11, 2023

Learn how to create multicolor screen prints of your own design. This class will expand on the registration techniques learnt in intro classes, focusing on adding layers/colors to create more complex images. We will look at how to break apart an image by hand and in the computer. Color theory will be discussed through the […]

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ONLINE: Gelli-Plate Printing

July 11, 2023

Welcome to our online Gelli Printing class! In this class, you will learn the art of printing on a gelatin plate using various techniques and tools. You'll explore the versatility of this medium as you create unique and vibrant prints. Join us for a fun and creative class that will leave you with beautiful prints […]

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ONSITE: Collage, Draw + Print

July 11, 2023

Explore the screen-printing process combined with collage and drawing in this unique multimedia class. In this weekend workshop, we will begin by cutting and pasting magazine images into a collage. We will then hand trace the collage onto a transparent paper with an opaque paint pen. This transparent drawing will be used to expose the […]

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ONSITE: Lego Letterpress

July 11, 2023

Learn how to use VisArts' letterpress studio by using Legos! Letterpress is a form of relief printmaking that uses a printing press and typesetting individual letters to create words and designs for printed media. We will be using Legos to create our own designs and print them on paper.

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ONSITE: Exploring Printmaking (Ages 12-14)

July 11, 2023

Explore creative aspects of printmaking! Students will make hand-carved styrofoam plates, glue prints, safety cut prints and photo emulsion prints. We’ll also learn how to make multiples of our drawings to create editioned prints, just like professional printers. After class, you can give away prints to your friends and family!

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