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. 


Primary Instructor:

Laken Bridges is a mixed media artist with a BFA in Studio Art from ETSU and an MFA in Visual Art from Clemson University. She has 10+ years of experience teaching drawing, printmaking, and special topics classes to teen and adult audiences. 





Found Imagery and Plates – Session 2  (with Laken Bridges)

Saturday, 5/27 from 10am-3pm (4.5 hrs)

$70  for Non-Members

$65 for Members

Minimum 2 students. Maximum 6 students.

What on earth is printmaking? Soon the veil will be lifted, light cast into the darkness, mystery solved! In this one day workshop, participants will learn several printing methods using found matrices such as pre-carved linoleum or wood, pre-etched copper plates, and more. Eliminate the stress of creating your own unique images, and jump right into inking and printing. Processes addressed may include: collagraph, linocut, woodcut, etching, and drypoint. Supplies included. BYO lunch. Take either or both sessions to explore various types of printmaking.


Kitchen Lithography

Thursday, 6/1, 5:30pm-7:30pm (2 hrs)

$35 Non-Members

$30 Members

Minimum 2 students. Maximum 8 students.

Art and chemistry collide! Have you ever etched with Coca-Cola or made a drawing with margarine? Learn how to create a lithographic print from supplies you’d probably find in your kitchen.