Printmaking

Printmaking Classes at VMFA Studio SchoolA great area of study for students who enjoy drawing and painting, Monotype Studio and Experimental Printmaking provide exciting and unpredictable creative processes to challenge students preconceived notions of how to make an image.

Mary Holland and Randy Toy teach weekly classes with Aijung Kim and Dennis Winston frequently offering weekend workshops.

 

Class Schedule


[54] Monotype Studio

Wed, Jan 29 – Apr 15, 10 am – 1 pm (12 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor
Randy Toy

Delve into the creative possibilities of monotype, a unique process that combines painting, drawing, and printmaking. Covering the uses of oil- and water-based inks and paints, this course allows students to produce prints on the etching press and by hand. Technical assistance and individual critiques provided. Prerequisites: basic drawing and painting skills.

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$260 (VMFA members $240)


[55] Experimental Printmaking

Fri, Jan 31 –  Apr 17, 10 am – 1 pm (12 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor
Mary Holland

Experiment with various monotype processes and produce work in oil- or water-based ink or paint by hand and on the etching press. With individualized technical guidance from the instructor, try other print techniques including Gelli plates, stencils and collage. Individual and group critiques will be provided. This is a great introduction to one-of-a-kind prints.
Prerequisites: basic drawing & painting skills.

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$260 (VMFA members $240)


[56] Gelli Plate Prints & Collage

Sat & Sun, Feb 29 & Mar 1, 10 am - 4 pm (2 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor
Mary Holland

The Gelli plate is a wonderful tool for creating monotypes simply. With stencils, stamps, and transparent paints, as well as some planning, complex artwork results. Explore color theory, composition and enjoy using your own “printing press”. Collage techniques will be covered and participants will make a series of collages or a simple accordion book on the second day of the workshop.

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$145 (VMFA members $130)


[57] Introduction to Woodcuts

Sat & Sun, Mar 7 & 8, 10 am – 4 pm (2 sessions)|Studio School, 1st floor
Dennis Winston

This workshop focuses on the fundamentals of woodcut printing, the oldest of the printmaking processes. Developed in the ninth century, this bold graphic process appeals to many contemporary artists. View a variety of woodcut prints, and then watch the instructor demonstrate how to carve a woodblock. With guidance from the teacher, students design, transfer, cut, ink, and print a small edition of woodcut prints. Participants should bring sketches or photographs to work from. Materials will be provided.  Prerequisite: basic drawing skills

$165 ( VMFA members $145)


[58] Printmaking Combo Platter NEW!

Sat & Sun, Mar 28 & 29, 10 am – 4 pm (2 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor
Sue Heatley

Experiment with printmaking techniques and drawing to create dynamic combo images. With guidance from the instructor, layer monotypes, linocuts, and Gelli plates with drawing in wet and dry media for bold, colorful, and unique works of art.
Prerequisites: basic drawing skills
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$145 (VMFA members $130)


[59] May Monotype Intensive

Wed, Apr 29– May 20, 10 am–1 pm (4 sessions)| Studio School, 1st floor
Randy Toy

Delve into the creative possibilities of monotype, a unique process that combines painting, drawing, and printmaking.  Covering the uses of inks and paints, this course allows students to produce prints on the etching press and by hand. Technical assistance and individual critiques provided.Prerequisites: basic drawing & painting skills

$150 (VMFA members $130)