Adult Printmaking Classes

Artist taking an online art class

5541 Contemporary Printmaking
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Mondays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
This class will cover a variety of printmaking techniques, with an emphasis on monoprint, intaglio, relief, and mixed processes. With a push towards experimentation, students will be challenged to create new works toward the creation of a series of artist books, suites of prints, or new bodies of work. We will fluctuate between direct group instruction and demonstration and individual instruction and ample open studio work time. This allows students to learn new processes/techniques and explore them through hands-on work while seeking advice from the instructor and other students. Students will finish this course with the creation of a new art object: artist book, suite of prints, or new body of works.
10 sessions: 1/9–3/13
Tuition: member $355, non-member $385
Materials fee: $55

5552 Contemporary Printmaking: Guided Open Studio
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Mondays, 12:30–3 PM
For students enrolled in Dave DiMarchi’s Contemporary Printmaking & the Artist Book course, we’re offering the extra time you’ve been dreaming about! Use this additional session to further your practice. Continue working on unfinished plates and delve deeper into techniques under the instructor’s guidance. Please note: New techniques will not be introduced, but students are welcome to develop the skills they have learned, harness working with the press, and explore their individual voices as artists.
10 sessions: 1/9–3/13
Tuition: member $355, non-member $385
Materials fee: $40

5561 Printmaking Basics
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Mondays, 4–7 PM
This class is a fast-moving exploration of monoprinting, relief, and intaglio processes. Through the demonstration and practice of these techniques, artists will understand the basics of printmaking and professional printmaking practices—as well as prepare them for intermediate workshops, courses, and classes. Projects will include both suites of prints and editioning practices. All artists will benefit from both guided instruction and the use of studio time to delve deeply into processes.
10 sessions: 1/9–3/13
Tuition: member $435, non-member $465
Materials fee: $65

5569 Monotype Printmaking with Gel Plates
Instructor: Alicia Cotter
5569 Tuesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Gel plates have a soft, gelatin-like feel, but are durable, reusable, and simple to work with. Learn the process of acrylic paint monotyping with this versatile printmaking tool. Explore mark-making and layering techniques to create prints that can stand alone as artworks, or be used as a foundation for overlaying with other mediums. Make stamps and stencils to incorporate designs into your prints, and use prints to collage. Some materials provided.
5569 5 sessions: 1/10–2/7
Tuition: member $175, non-member $195
Materials fee: $32

5639 Exploring Etching in Color and Black & White
Instructor: Russ Spitkovsky
Thursdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Explore traditional and contemporary etching methods, including monotype and monoprinting. Experience this beautiful and versatile art form for yourself! Some materials are included; additional materials list will be discussed during the first class.
10 sessions: 1/12–3/16
Tuition: member $355, non-member $385
Materials fee: $52