My studio is on the Westside with street parking, students will go through the gate and into the studio which is handicapped accessible. My friendly 10-year-old yellow Lab, Izzy, will be on the premises (greeting, barking and lounging) and students are welcome to bring their own lunch or snacks to enjoy in the garden. Close-toed shoes are required and students should wear non-precious clothing as oil-based ink will mark fabrics. I will provide all paper, inks, plates, aprons and plastic gloves.
I am offering four upcoming workshop opportunities. If you are interested in securing your spot send me an email or call/text to 415-497-2203 and let me know. Follow up with a check in the mail or I can send you a PayPal request. Your spot is not secure until payment is received.
Are you interested in a workshop but these times don't work for you? If you can get three other friends who want to learn then we can talk about arranging a custom time slot for your group.
LAYERED MONOPRINTS (April 20th (1 spot left) and June 8th (4 spots left) from 9:00 to 1:00) $100 includes instruction and all materials
My most popular workshop format includes the more advanced techniques including the multiple layers I use in my Flora series. You don't necessarily need extensive art experience - just imagination and willingness to experiment.
Learn about various materials, methods and processes, how to use equipment, create and ink the plates. Students will achieve surprising and unique monoprints by combining several techniques including drypoint, monotype, masking, off-set and ghost printing. Explore non-toxic printmaking methods using materials such as plexiglass, 100% cotton paper, stencil board and linseed oil-based inks to create beautiful layered images.
Four students maximum in this class. I've extended the time to four hours which allows students to create the plates and stencils used in the process and to pull multiple monoprints. Previous students have gone home with up to 20 prints.
COLLABORATIVE GREETING CARDS (April 20th (sold out) and June 8th (2 spots left) from 2:00 to 4:00) $50 includes instruction and all materials
This is a fun, fast two hour session which gives participants time to learn how to use the materials and how to operate the press while pulling many A2 sized greeting cards without getting overwhelmed. Collaboration is essential - this is a loose and fast process so the more flexible folks can be with their expectations the better. This is a great session for friends to sign up for together.
Three complimentary colors are the best combo for this project and you are welcome to give input about your preferences a few days before class. Not everyone can be on the press at the same time. Four or five people handling the ink, masks and paper at a time is most efficient. It's easy to take turns. No art skills necessary - just a willingness to experiment. You will cut out shapes from old atlases, dictionary pages and printing paper.
At the end of the session we will do a round-robin selection of the finished cards - each person takes a turn selecting a card and everyone goes home with a handful of unique cards with matching envelopes.