SPRING SEMESTER 2024

Adult Printmaking Classes

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6761 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 an artist book, a suite of prints, or a new body of work. We will fluctuate between direct group instruction, demonstration, 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: an artist book, a suite of prints, or a new body of work.
10 sessions: 4/1–6/10 (no class on 5/27)
Tuition: member $375, non-member $405
Materials fee: $60

6768 Contemporary Printmaking: Guided Open Studio
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Mondays, 12:30–3 PM
For students enrolled in David DiMarchi’s Contemporary Printmaking 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: 4/1–6/10 (no class on 5/27)
Tuition: member $375, non-member $405
Materials fee: $35

6784 Intermediate/Advanced Silkscreen
Instructor: Kristian Battell
Mondays, 6:30–9 PM
Learn the basics of silkscreen or take your practice to the next level! This class will explore stencil-based printing that can be done at home and will focus on exposing drawn images onto silkscreens. Students will learn every step of the process, plus tips and tricks for making multi-layered silkscreen prints. Class time will include demonstrations, one-on-one work with the instructor, group discussions, and creating a new body of work or experimenting with new ideas. Some materials provided. Additional supplies to be discussed during the first class.
10 sessions: 4/1–6/17 (no class on 4/22, 5/27)
Tuition: member $375, non-member $405
Materials fee: $50

6914 NEW! Introduction to Tetra-Pak Printmaking
Instructor: Kristian Battell
Tuesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Take your art and sustainability practice to the next level with Tetra-Pak Printmaking! During this 5-week course, students will explore the newest, and entirely non-toxic, printmaking process of dry-point etching with Tetra-Pak plates. Tetra-Pak is a type of food carton that can be upcycled and used as an etching plate. Students in this class will have the opportunity to create a new edition, perfect their etching wiping skills, or just use the time to experiment with the process. Class time will consist of demonstrations, discussions, open press time, and one-on-one work with the instructor. No printmaking experience required. Some materials provided.
5 sessions: 4/2–4/30
Tuition: member $185, non-member $205
Materials fee: $35

6915 NEW! Multi-Layer Prints on the Press
Instructor: Kristian Battell
Tuesdays, 12:30–3 PM
This class is a follow-up to Introduction to Tetra-Pak Printmaking. Students will apply their etching skills they learned in part one to create multi-layered prints on the press. Students will explore various monotype techniques such as trace, stencil, and painterly to use in combination with their dry-point etchings. Class time will consist of demonstrations, discussions, open press time and one-on-one work with the instructor. Taking Introduction to Tetra-Pak Printmaking is recommended, but not required. Some materials provided.
5 sessions: 5/14–6/11
Tuition: member $185, non-member $205
Materials fee: $35

6849 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 provided. Additional supplies to be discussed during the first class.
10 sessions: 4/4–6/6
Tuition: member $375, non-member $405
Materials fee: $60

6872 Monoprint Printmaking & Beyond
Instructor: Andrea Epstein
Thursdays, 6:30–9 PM
In this class, students will be able to learn a variety of printing techniques such as monotypes, monoprints, collagraphy, linocuts, and transfer methods. There will be an emphasis on process and experimentation. Some materials provided. Additional materials will be discussed on the first day of class. All levels welcomed.
10 sessions: 4/4–6/6
Tuition: member $375, non-member $405
Materials fee: $48