with Karen Lederer
4 weeks, Tuesdays 6 – 9 pm
October 17 – November 7, 2017
Fee: $275

This comprehensive workshop will teach you how to introduce pochoir, a stenciling technique with gouache, into one of the most liberating forms of printmaking, with an emphasis on experimentation and creativity. You will create innovative, colorful, one-of-a-kind prints using drawing, painting and stenciling. Explore color mixing, brushwork, ghost images, stencils and unique tools. Learn to prepare brushes and cut stencils. We will achieve a brilliant and rich palette with the most advanced waterbased non-toxic materials, and create highly developed monotypes and pochoir prints.

Karen Lederer is an accomplished New York artist and educator and a former Keyholder artist in residence.  Exhibitions include Driscoll Babcock Gallery, IPCNY, RISD Museum, Field Projects, and many others.

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Julia Elsas, Woodblock


with Julia Elsas
5 weeks, Mondays 6 – 9 pm
October 30 – November 27, 2017
Fee: $350

This is an introductory course that teaches the basics of printmaking. Through monotype, intaglio, and relief, we will learn traditional and nontraditional methods for planning and printing an image. This class will cover paper tearing, setting appropriate printing press pressure, ink modification, chine collé, registration, and printing with multiple plates. We will learn techniques for applying ink, cutting into a wood and linoleum blocks, and working with drypoint. This class uses non-toxic inks. 

Julia Elsas work encompasses printmaking, photography, collage, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, papermaking, installation, and performance. Past exhibitions and performances include: Drawing Center, New York, NY; Ortega y Gasset, Brooklyn, NY; International Print Center, New York, NY; Art Merge Lab, Los Angeles, CA; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; among others. This spring she was a resident fellow at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia. She is the owner and designer of RE/PRESS Editions, and she teaches printmaking and bookbinding at Montclair State University. More information can be found on her website:

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