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

Monotype Studio [42]

Wed, Feb 3– Apr 21, 10 am – 1 pm (12 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor

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)

Experimental Printmaking [43]

Fri, Feb 5 – Apr 23, 10 am – 1 pm (12 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor

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)

Gelli Plate Prints & Collage [44]

Sat & Sun, Feb 27 & 28, 10 am - 4 pm (2 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor

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 collages or a simple accordion book on the second day of the workshop

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$145 (VMFA members $130)

Introduction to Woodcuts [45]

Sat & Sun, Mar 6 & 7, 10 am – 4 pm (2 sessions)| Studio School, 1st floor

This workshop focuses on the fundamentals of woodcut printing, one of 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, then watch the instructor carve a woodblock plate. With guidance from the teacher, students design, transfer, carve, 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.

$165 (VMFA members $145)