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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. 


Relating Print Imagery: Collagraph & Linocut (with Laken Bridges)

Wednesdays 10/4-11/15 (7 sessions) from 10am-12pm

$195 for Non-Members, $175 for Members

Minimum 3 students. Maximum 6 students

Appropriate for ages 16-adult..

This class will focus on a conversation between two different printmaking processes. First, learn how to construct collagraph plates using found materials to create a unique composition. After printing from the finished collage-style plate, we will carve a linoleum block in response to the collagraph imagery. These two approaches will be printed together to create unique diptychs that depict these two different print processes. Some art experience is recommended, but not required. No prior knowledge of printmaking is required. Supplies included. Register 48 hours in advance.

Stencil Monotypes (with Laken Bridges)

Saturday, 11/18/2023 from 2-5pm

$35  for Non-Members, $30 for Members

Minimum 2 students. Maximum 6 students.

Appropriate for ages 16-adult.

Learn how to layer color and create unique imagery using monotype printmaking techniques. This workshop is beginner friendly – even those who “can’t draw a stick figure”. You’ll be amazed by your results. If you love color, shape, and layering in art, this might be the workshop for you. Register 48 hours in advance.

Gelli Plate Printmaking (with Carla Taylor)

Saturday, 11/11/2023


$75 Non-Members $65 Members

Learn the process of gelli plate printmaking with Carla Taylor. Gelli plate process allows artists to make monotype prints without the expense of a printing press. This fun and accessible process is perfect for fans of layering, texture, and mixed media. Supplies are provided for this class.

Carla Taylor is a resident artist at Atelier 133 in downtown Johnson City, TN and is currently pursuing her MFA at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. She is a mixed media artist and utilizes several printmaking techniques in her work. The layering of her tangled imagery, whether abstract or figurative, depicts wild yet fragile spaces.

Vintage Textiles & Botanical Block Printing

Sunday, 11/19/2023


$65 non-members $55 members

Minimum 5 students. Maximum 10 students

Ages 16-adult

In this class you will learn the steps to carving a beautiful botanical-inspired easy-cut linoleum block. Don’t feel like carving? Borrow a pre-carved block to use during class! then you will be guided through the printing process to breathe new life into reclaimed vintage linens. This class is taught by Beka Addison, a regional artist whose creative focus is printmaking and fiber arts. Learn about Beka’s process, explore your own creative style, and enjoy a cozy, fall-inspired beverage while you work! Supplies provided.