Printmaking & Book Arts


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What is printmaking?

Printmaking is a fine art reproductive process with many variations that use aspects of drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and even photography. It involves creating a unique image on a repeatable surface (matrix), then obtaining multiple identical impressions from that surface. All levels of art experience are welcome in printmaking classes!

Physical demands: Ability to work at length with pencils, paint brushes, x-acto knives, plate-cutting tools and wiping-rags. Class may involve bending, repeated pulling or pushing objects (>5lbs), and/or turning cranks. Standing and/or moving around the room 30-45 minutes at a time (during inking and printing stages). Please contact us to discuss adjustments and modifications if needed.


Supplies: Sketchbook, apron/work shirt, latex/rubber dish gloves. Most other supplies included unless otherwise stated. 


Drypoint & Laser-Engraved Printmaking with Laken Bridges

Wednesdays 4/10-5/1 (4 sessions) from 2:00PM-5:00PM


Minimum 3 students. Maximum 6 students

This class will focus on line drawing and its translation to drypoint and (laser) engraved plates. Participants will learn inking and printing techniques to combine and layer imagery, resulting in unique fine art prints. Some art experience is recommended, but not required. No prior knowledge of printmaking is required. Students are expected to come prepared with line-based drawing (no color/shading) and images for inspiration. We will work with 5×7” plates. Supplies included. Register 1 week in advance.