Are you interested in crafting your own limited-edition prints, posters, and t-shirts? Our Introduction to Screenprinting class is perfect for you! Learn the silk screen process from start to finish, including reduction printing, resist techniques, and photo emulsion application. This style of printmaking is both fun and accessible for all skill levels. You'll receive expert guidance throughout the class and, by the end, you'll have an impressive collection of artwork to take home.

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This collaborative linocut canvas bag class offers an exciting chance for students to express their creativity. Each student will be given small pieces of linoleum to carve out their unique images, allowing them to express their artistic styles. Once the linoleum pieces are carved, the students will then come together to combine their designs and create one-of-a-kind tote bags. Instructor Echo Smith will lead everyone through the linocut process, tools, and printing techniques; no experience is required.
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Learn the basics of lithographic printing using smart plates. Smart plates are polyester plates that allow for easier lithographic printing with cheaper, more accessible materials and minimal chemical processing. Come to class prepared with an image/composition in mind. You can hand draw on the plate or trace. Plates are approximately 7"x 6 to 12." This crash course in smart plate lithography will allow you to enter our open studio hours and continue your printmaking practice.
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Learn the basics of block printing one-on-one in this introductory art partner course. 
Block printing is a type of relief printing that utilizes a carved block made of wood, linoleum, softcut rubber, or vinyl. The block is rolled up with ink and printed onto a surface using pressure applied either by hand or a printing press. This crash course includes lessons on carving (into softcut), inking, and printing. Demonstrations will be done with pre-carved blocks with time allowed for you to carve your own block. This course qualifies you for open studio hours so you can continue with your block printing adventures! 
 
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This class will introduce you to basic of screen printing. You will learn techniques and tools necessary to use our studio facilities as well as a crash course in Photoshop and transparency photo printing to render images for screenprinting. There are many possibilities with screenprinting hand-drawn images and digital images, so come prepared with some broad ideas of what kind of imagery you want to make and be ready to take notes. Once you have completed this class, you can schedule time in the print studio on your own.
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Printmaking Instructional Open Studio is for those who have taken Intro to Screenprinting or Intro to Relief Printing, or are able to show they have adequate past experience in screenprinting or relief printing. The goal of our Instructional Open Studio is to provide a space for printmakers to continue using the methods and techniques they’ve learned in class to make prints with an instructor present to answer questions and provide help when needed. During the hours devoted to Instructional Open Studio, students may come in and work freely. This is not a led class. We hope to create an environment where students can experiment and get creative while having a community of support!
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