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 Christopher Palmer teach weekly classes with Aijung Kim, Dennis Winston, and Laura Pharis frequently offering weekend workshops.


Class Schedule

Book Arts Structures with Laura Pharis [54]

Sat, Mar 24, 10 am–4 pm  | Studio School, 1st floor
Laura Pharis

Explore a wide variety of Book Arts structures with visiting artist Laura Pharis. Experienced in many book formats, the instructor will share and explain concertinas, map books, carousel books and others. Students will also learn to make their own simple accordion-style books. All materials included.

$150 (VMFA members $130)

Gelli Plate Printing [55]

Fridays, May 4–25, 10 am–1 pm  | 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 and composition and enjoy using your own "printing press." Collage techniques will also be covered. Students must provide their own Gelli plate and other materials.

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$150 (VMFA members $130)

May Monotype Intensive [56]

Wed, May 2–23, 10 am–1 pm | 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.

$150 (VMFA members $130)

Watercolor Printmaking: Mokuhanga [57]

Tuesdays, May 1–22, 10 am–4 pm (4 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor
Linda Beeman

Focusing on the fundamentals of the Japanese woodcut technique known as moku-hanga, visiting artist Linda Beeman will present examples of relief prints and demonstrate cutting and printing blocks with watercolor paints. With guidance from the instructor, students will design, transfer, cut and print their woodcuts in this four-day intensive workshop. At the end of the workshop, a print exchange will occur offering each student the opportunity to go home with a print from each of their classmates. Printmaking experience is not required. A fee of $50, payable to the instructor at the beginning of the workshop, covers all tools and materials.

$250 (VMFA members $230)