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ONSITE: Introduction to Linocut Printmaking

July 12, 2022

Students will learn how to create a single-color linocut print from start to finish! We will talk about contemporary linocut artists, learn about carving tools and safe handling, determine ways to transfer an image to block, try different carving techniques, and different methods of printing the carved image. Students will leave the class with a […]

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ONSITE: Screenprinting Immersion (A)

July 12, 2022

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

July 12, 2022

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)

July 12, 2022

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: Screenprinting Immersion (B)

July 12, 2022

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 Woodblock Printing

July 12, 2022

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: Screenprinting with Leaves + Flowers

July 12, 2022

Explore the screen printing process: A way to make multiple prints by using a fine mesh screen, photosensitive emulsion, transparency, and exposure to light. Learn to make your own prints using stencils made from real leaves, flowers, or other flat botanical objects.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Screenprinting (A)

July 12, 2022

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: Art + Resistance: Printmaking in Protest Art

July 12, 2022

History is full of people with something to say. From “Black Power!” To “Votes for Women,” We’ve been moving the needle for justice and equity through the art we make. In this class, we’ll explore the art that shapes us. Using techniques in block and screen printing, we’ll tell the story of the communities we […]

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ONSITE: One Screen, Endless Possibilities

July 12, 2022

The class will explore the many ways one screen can be used in screen printing.  We will create many different silkscreen prints by experimenting with color, repetition, placement, and various paper and surfaces such as wood, fabric, cardboard, etc.  Students will decide if they want to focus on one main image or have multiple images […]

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Printed Family Flags

July 12, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. Work with your family to create a family flag using printmaking techniques!

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ONSITE: Letterpress Posters (Ages 15–18)

July 12, 2022

From rock bands to art shows, everything needs a poster. The poster is how we share quick information, celebrate each other and archive the future. In this class, we’ll focus on the different aspects of letterpress to make bold works that say something cool. Letterpress is a form of relief printmaking which uses a printing […]

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ONSITE: Screenprinting with Cut Paper Stencils

July 12, 2022

Explore the screen printing process: A way to make multiple prints by using a fine mesh screen, photosensitive emulsion, transparency, and exposure to light. Students will make their own unique prints using paper stencils.

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ONSITE: Exploring Printmaking (Ages 9-11)

July 12, 2022

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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ONSITE: Family Studio: Exploring Printmaking

April 15, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. Printmaking is great for all ages! In this workshop-style class, we will practice using various materials to make monoprints: Foam sticker “mandala” prints on paper, fruit and vegetable prints, junk-drawer prints […]

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ONSITE: Reductive Color Woodcut

April 14, 2022

Create multicolored relief prints from a single block using the magic of reductive woodcut! We'll learn how to plan and carve a reductive print, and then crank them out in the VisArts letterpress studio. We'll make two different prints (one smaller, one larger).

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ONSITE: Text + Image: Combining Letterpress + Printmaking

April 14, 2022

Explore printmaking and letterpress together to create works that juxtapose text and image and create exciting compositions. Learn basic letterpress and relief printing techniques and play with VisArts type and image collection. We’ll focus on composition, design and printing to create a set of prints that combine text and image in meaningful ways.

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