PRINTMAKING : Discover the joy of multiple originals! The Art Center offers traditional methods of printmaking including woodcut, linocut, letterpress, intaglio, stone lithography and silkscreen as well as access to a darkroom with exposure units.

FALL 2021 REGISTRATION:
JULY 19 - MEMBER REGISTRATION
AUGUST 2 - REGISTRATION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


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Beginning

Intermediate

Advanced

All Levels

 

 

2021 CLASSES

 

ONLINE CLASSES

TUESDAY

Intro to Bookmaking - Online


Create a book that’ll shine on your shelf! Using simple bookbinding methods that are easy and require no heavy equipment, students can get started right away and have a bookish beauty in no time at all. You will receive an email one week prior to the start of your class with Zoom details and a guide to support your virtual learning experience.


Tuesday • 8 Weeks • July 13—August 3 • 6:30—8:30 PM • $247 • Online • Aren Straiger

 

IN-STUDIO CLASSES

 

MONDAY

 

Letterpress 1

 

Wow your friends and family with one-of-a-kind handmade cards and invitations! Students will use traditional type and letterpresses while learning the basics of letterpress printing.

 

Monday • 7 Weeks • August 23, 2021—October 11, 2021 • 10:00 AM—12:00 PM • $309.00 • Beginning • Sarah Gordon

 

Papermaking

 

Love the quality of handmade papers? This class will give you the opportunity to make your own! Join our creative community to learn all the basics of pressing pulp into one of a kind paper sheets for all your creative projects.

 

Monday • 7 Weeks • August 23, 2021—October 11, 2021 • 1:00 PM—3:00 PM • $309.00 • All Levels • Sarah Gordon

 

Lithography 1

 

Learn all about the subtle beauty and expressive potential of lithography! This old printmaking technique originally created prints from stone but our studio offers both this and the more contemporary plate version. Walk step-by-step through this printmaking process -illustration, grinding, and printing to create a edition of your very own. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Monday • 7 Weeks • August 23, 2021—October 11, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $341.00 • Beginner • Brittany Fukushima

 

Letterpress Your Mantras

 

Bring your daily mantras into existence in this unique Letterpress class! Using a small hand press, students will learn the basics of typography, layout, and ink selection alongside others in this creative print shop setting.

 

Monday • 7 Weeks • October 25, 2021—December 6, 2021 • 10:00 AM—12:00 PM • $309.00 • Beginning • Sarah Gordon

 

Bookmaking

 

Book making isn’t as hard as it looks! Learn simple bookbinding methods that are easy and require no heavy equipment, which means you can get started right away. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Monday • 7 Weeks • October 25, 2021—December 6, 2021 • 1:00 PM—3:00 PM • $309.00 • All Levels • Sarah Gordon

 

Lithography 2

 

Dig deeper into the enchanting world of lithography! Students will work on independent projects while exploring advanced lithographic techniques.

 

Monday • 7 Weeks • October 25, 2021—December 6, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $341.00 • Intermediate-Advanced • Brittany Fukushima

 

TUESDAY

 

Copper Etching 1


Create beautiful drawings etched in copper! Known for its level of fine lines and beautiful tones, students will learn the art of etching copper plates and create their very own edition of handmade prints. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.


Tuesday • 7 Weeks • October 25, 2021—December 6, 2021 • $309 • Beginning • Aren Straiger

 

Letterpress 1

 

Wow your friends and family with one-of-a-kind handmade cards and invitations! Students will use traditional type and letterpresses while learning the basics of letterpress printing. Click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Tuesday • 7 Weeks • August 24, 2021—October 5, 2021 • 6:30 PM—8:30 PM • $309.00 • Beginning • Sarah Gordon

 

Letterpress 2

 

Expand your knowledge of Letterpress printing! This class will give you the opportunity to advance your letterpress experience and create designs and signs uniquely yours. Join the creative community of our print studio to express and press!

 

Tuesday • 7 Weeks • October 19, 2021—November 30, 2021 • 6:30 PM—8:30 PM • $309.00 • Beginning • Sarah Gordon

 

Experimental Etching

 

Jump into some fun in our print shop! As you try you hand with milk cartons and solar plates as an alternate to the traditional copper plates you'll learn experimental approaches to the historical etching process. Drypoint will also be used for a detailed and dynamic edition of prints!

 

Tuesday • 7 Weeks • October 19, 2021—November 30, 2021 • 10:00 AM—12:00 PM • $309.00 • All Levels • Aren Straiger

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Intro to Screen Printing

 

Screen printing is an easy and fun way to make crisp and bold prints! Join our print shop for an introduction to this popular printing technique and walk away with an edition of unique prints all your own.

 

Wednesday • 4 Weeks • August 25, 2021—September 15, 2021 • 4:00 PM—6:00 PM • $219.00 • Beginning • Aren Straiger

 

Lithography 1

 

Learn all about the subtle beauty and expressive potential of lithography! This old printmaking technique originally created prints from stone but our studio offers both this and the more contemporary plate version. Walk step-by-step through this printmaking process -illustration, grinding, and printing to create a edition of your very own.Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • August 25, 2021—October 6, 2021 • 9:00 AM—12:00 PM • $341.00 • Beginner • Brittany Fukushima

 

Solarplate Prints

 

Learn to make exciting prints with a light-sensitive solarplate! As a safer and easier alternative to the printing process, students will learn two different techniques for preparing, exposing, developing, and printing. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • August 25, 2021—October 6, 2021 • 1:00 PM—3:00 PM • $309.00 • All Levels • Aren Straiger

 

Intro to Printmaking

 

Get a taste of what it’s like to be a printmaker! While creating your very own limited run of prints, students will get to explore various techniques and learn what the wide world of printmaking can offer. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • September 1, 2021—October 13, 2021 • 6:30 PM—8:30 PM • $309.00 • Beginning • Aren Straiger

 

Lithography 2

 

Dig deeper into the enchanting world of lithography! Students will work on independent projects while exploring advanced lithographic techniques.

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • October 20, 2021—December 1, 2021 • 9:00 AM—12:00 PM • $341.00 • Int/Adv • Brittany Fukushima

 

Block Prints

 

Take a trip back in time and learn the oldest printmaking technique in the book! This class will not only teach you the basics of relief printing, but also give you the chance to create an edition of your very own handmade prints. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • October 20, 2021—December 1, 2021 • 1:00 PM—3:00 PM • $309.00 • All Levels • Aren Straiger

 

Design + Print: Tees, Totes + Posters

 

Get comfortable with Adobe Photoshop while learning traditional printmaking techniques! Students will use professional software to create digital designs, then bring those designs to the physical world through silkscreen printing. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • October 20, 2021—December 1, 2021 • 4:00 PM—6:00 PM • $309.00 • All Levels • Aren Straiger

 

Screen Printing 1

 

While screen printing may look intimidating at first, we’ll show you it’s way easier than you think! In this class, we will teach you the step-by-step basics of creating beautifully bold and colorfully crisp prints of your very own.

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • October 20, 2021—December 1, 2021 • 6:30 PM—8:30 PM • $309.00 • Beginning • Aren Straiger

 

THURSDAY

 

Print + Clay

 

Enhance and progress your ceramic work using prints! Teaching artists Brenna Carroll (ceramics) and Aren Straiger (printmaking) will help you explore different printing and image transfer techniques on ceramic surfaces each week. Learn how to use, modify, design and even create your own decals and prints and how you can use them in incredible ways to embellish clay forms. Discover how prints can add to your current work or how you can use them to develop and create new vessels and sculptures!

 

Thursday • 15 Weeks • August 26, 2021—December 9, 2021 • 9:00 AM—12:00 PM • $715.00 • Intermediate-Advanced • Aren Straiger + Brenna Carroll

 

Mixed Media + Printing

 

Love paint and curious about printmaking? Join this exciting class to combine water based painting mediums, drawing materials, collage and experimental printmaking techniques! No prior experience necessary, just a willingness to play and have fun!

 

Thursday • 7 Weeks • August 26 – October 7, 2021 • 6:30 PM—8:30 PM • $309.00 • All Levels • Brittany Fukushima

 

Print + Sew

 

This multi-media class teaches you how to create unique 2D printing blocks, print patterns on fabric, and then use those fabrics to create unique 3D sewn projects. What you make is up to you. Consider the possibilities: Custom tote bags, pillows, table runners, napkins, and placemats, simple clothing . . . The holidays are coming up. This class will help you fill in your gift list.

 

Thursday • 7 Weeks • October 21, 2021 – December 9, 2021 • 6:30 PM—8:30 PM • $309.00 • All Levels • Aren Straiger + Leah Hunter

 

FRIDAY

 

Independent Study: Print


Choose your own printmaking adventure! As a chance to pursue an independent printmaking project with an instructor your side, students will be able to choose from a variety of techniques like relief, intaglio, and monoprint to explore.


Friday • 7 Weeks • June 11—July 23 • 1:00—4:00 PM • $341 • Advanced • Aren Straiger

 

Block Prints

 

Take a trip back in time and learn the oldest printmaking technique in the book! This class will not only teach you the basics of relief printing, but also give you the chance to create an edition of your very own handmade prints. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Friday • 7 Weeks • August 27, 2021—October 8, 2021 • 1:30 PM—3:30 PM • $309.00 • All Levels • Aren Straiger

 

Independent Study: Print

 

Choose your own printmaking adventure! As a chance to pursue an independent printmaking project with an instructor by your side, students will be able to choose from a variety of techniques like relief, intaglio, and monoprint to explore. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Friday • 15 Weeks • August 27, 2021—December 10, 2021 • 10:00 AM—1:00 PM • $469.00 • Advanced • Aren Straiger

 

Lines, Layers, Colors

 

Explore the basics of printmaking in a fun and creative new way! By combining printing techniques with other media like painting and collage, you’ll be able to explore realms of unthinkable possibilities and walk away with a beautifully layered work of art. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Friday • 7 Weeks • October 22, 2021—December 10, 2021 • 1:30 PM—3:30 PM • $309.00 • All Levels • Aren Straiger

 

SUNDAY

 

Intro to Printmaking

 

Get a taste of what it’s like to be a printmaker! While creating your very own limited run of prints, students will get to explore various techniques and learn what the wide world of printmaking can offer. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Sunday • 7 Weeks • August 29, 2021—October 17, 2021 • 1:00 PM—3:00 PM • $309.00 • Beginning • Kalleen Chilcote

 

Lines, Layers, Colors

 

Explore the basics of printmaking in a fun and creative new way! By combining printing techniques with other media like painting and collage, you’ll be able to explore realms of unthinkable possibilities and walk away with a beautifully layered work of art. Please click here to see the class preview and supply list.

 

Sunday • 7 Weeks • October 31, 2021—December 19, 2021 • 1:00 PM—3:00 PM • $309.00 • All Levels • Kalleen Chilcote


ART RETREATS

 

MONDAY-FRIDAY

 

Art Retreat: Printing Press for Educators + Your New Press


Add an affordable printing press to your classroom or home studio! This retreat is designed to give educators basic relief printing projects, resources, and a printing press for the classroom. Participants will walk away with two completed prints and a small wooden printing press (Provisional Press)! No experience required. There is an additional materials fee of $150 to be paid on the first day of class.


Monday-Friday • 5 Days • July 12—16 • 9:00 AM—Noon • $309 • All Levels • Steve Garst

 

TUESDAY-FRIDAY

 

Art Retreat: Graphic Tees + Totes


Freshen up your wardrobe with one-of-a-kind tees and tote bags! Perfect for all skill-levels, students will learn how to create custom designs and turn them into beautifully bold prints you can wear and share!


Tuesday-Friday • 4 Days • July 6—9 • 10:00 AM—Noon • $249 • All Levels • Aren Straiger

 

 

 


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