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

[47] Monotype Studio

Wed, Sep 25 – Dec 4, 10 am – 1 pm (10 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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$210 (VMFA members $190)

[48] Experimental Printmaking

Fri, Sep 27 – Dec 6, 10 am – 1 pm (10 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 stencils and collage. This is a great introduction to one-of-a-kind prints.
Prerequisites: basic drawing skills.

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$210 (VMFA members $190)

[49] Introduction to Monotype Printing & Collage

Sat & Sun, Oct 19 & 20, 10 am – 4 pm (2 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor
Sue Heatley

Learn to create one-of-a-kind prints by hand and on the printing press. Once prints are dry, create collages using monotypes, decorative papers, and drawing elements. Explore different types of papers and adhesives. A great workshop for students of all levels.

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$145 (VMFA members $130)

[50] Gelli Plate Prints and Accordion Books

Sat & Sun, Oct 26 & 27, 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 and composition and enjoy using your own "printing press." Collage techniques will also be covered. On day two, participants will learn to make simple accordion books using the Gelli prints for covers and collages inside the book. Students must provide their own Gelli plate and other materials.

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$145 (VMFA members $130)

[51] Introduction to Woodcuts

Sat & Sun, Nov 2 & 3, 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, then watch the instructor 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.

$165 (VMFA members $150)