Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"CE Preview Saturday: Lithography"
January 6, 2018
 

Lithography is the ideal printmaking medium for those who love to draw! PAFA BFA/CE faculty Ron Wyffels will guide you through all aspects of the crayon-stone lithography process as you make your own print! This course is presented as a sample of PAFA's Spring 2018 twelve-week course, Lithography. Pre-registration required. Space is limited. New student attendees will receive a 10% tuition discount on a Spring 2018 CE class or workshop!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Cost: Tuition-free with a $10 materials fee (all supplies provided)
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Woodcut and Relief Printmaking"
Tuesdays, January 23 - April 17, 2018
 

Printing from a drawing carved into wood or a linoleum block is the oldest and most straightforward form of printmaking. All aspects of the process will be covered, including drawing on the block, carving your design and printing black-and white and color prints. Open to all levels.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Lithography"
Wednesdays, January 24 - April 18, 2018
 

The ideal printmaking medium for those who love to draw! Design and draw your own magery with a variety of lithographic drawing materials on traditional stone or lightweight aluminum plates. All aspects of the process will be demonstrated from creating a drawing, to printing in black-and-white and color. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Monoprint/Etching"
Thursdays, January 25 - April 19, 2018
 

This course presents basic intaglio and monotype printing techniques including monoprint, drypoint, etching, aquatint, collograph and polymer plate methods. Image embellishments will include embossing, chine collé, collage, paper plates and mixed media techniques. All levels welcome; experienced students may continue independent work.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Screenprinting and Beyond"
Fridays, January 26 - April 20, 2018
 

The versatile nature of screenprinting lends itself to printing on paper, fabric and other surfaces. For the beginner, this course will cover all aspects of the process including screen preparation, image development, and printing techniques. Printmakers with experience may propose independent projects.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor:
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"From Dürer to Artschwager: More Highlights of Printmaking History"
Wednesdays, February 21 - March 28, 2018
 

This class presents an overview of important prints spanning the 15th to the 21st centuries, with emphasis on their context and the evolution of various printmaking mediums. View and discuss examples of traditional and contemporary milestone prints in the print study rooms of both PAFA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Cost: Non-Credit: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Solar Etching"
Saturdays, February 24 - March 17, 2018
 

Celebrate spring with this versatile, simple and environmentally-friendly way to make painterly prints without using chemicals or acid. Transfer your drawings, paintings and/or computer generated images to a light-sensitized plate which then can be developed with water and printed. A safe and direct way to make images!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Lesa Chittenden Lim
Cost: Non-Credit: $150, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Hand-Printed Monotype"
February 24, 2018
 

An introduction to quick and easy monotype printmaking methods that do not require a press or fully-equipped shop. These techniques are easily transportable for use outside for plein air work, on a table at home or in the classroom. Learn oil-based, dark field, water-based and Gauguin monotype processes.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor:
Cost: Non-Credit: $95, Lab Fee: $35
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Monotype Print Making"
March 1-3, 2018
 

National award winning artist Gerald Ruggiero will cover a wide range of techniques possible in the monotype process including: additive and subtractive approaches, ink rolling methods, ghost prints, and “Chine Colle”. Students will learn “Additive” and “Subtractive” techniques used in the image making process. Using demonstration and guidance each student will learn how to compose a monotype using all design elements such as line, color, value, edge and texture. This high-energy workshop will afford students with a truly fun experience while acquiring critical skill sets that can be used in any art form moving forward. Monotype is the “painterly print” and is a most rewarding and exciting method of artistic expression.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Gerald Ruggiero, www.geraldruggiero.com
Cost: $300
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Woodcut Workshop with Dan Miller"
March 3-8, 2018
 

Don’t miss the opportunity to work with Dan Miller, a member of the PAFA faculty for over 50 years and a master of woodblock printing. Held in PAFA’s state-of-the art Print Shop, this workshop will begin with a printing demonstration and a slide lecture illustrating the vast historical variety within the woodcut experience. Studio activity will focus on designing an image, cutting the woodblock, and printing in blackand-white and color. Attention will be given to equipment usage and to paper selection and employment, with an emphasis on hand-printing.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dan Miller
Cost: $395, Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Jane Davies Acrylic Collage Workshop"
April 30 - May 4, 2018
 

Discover a whole new world of artistic possibility when you combine collage and paint with modern printmaking techniques (without a press). First we will layer colors, patterns, and textures on the GelliArts gel plate to create gorgeously hand-printed collage papers. Then we will integrate monoprint and collage techniques using masks and stencils, to build images directly on a substrate. The boundaries between painting, monotypes, and collage disappear as you gain a fluidity of process and expanding your repertoire of exciting new means of creative expression.
 
Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts
Instructor: Jane Davies, janedaviesstudios.com
Cost: $649
Sponsor: Northeast Workshop Retreats
Website, email, (978)-729-4970


"Monotype Workshop with Stuart Shils"
May 18-20, 2018
 

Experience the joys and possibilities of monotype printmaking with an emphasis on color and abstraction in the shaping of the visual image. Through the monotype process, students will understand pictorial structure (design) and mood as the keys to visual coherence and graphic strength. Working from window views and in-studio drawings, students will employ graphic shorthand and visual memory to generate imagery that captures the essence of places and moments through color and form, exploring the intimate relationship between observation and abstract structure. Rather than enforcing Shils’ style, instruction will encourage artists to create prints that promote their personal voice and expression. Space is limited to 10 students.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Stuart Shils
Cost: $950
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Shibori: A Change of Surface: Working on Paper, Leather, Industrial Felt"
June 25-29, 2018
 

Change the substrate and all assumptions are off. Come join us to explore working with these different materials using shibori, painting, and block printing. Indigo, thickened indigo paste, indigo discharge, kakishibu, and mordant printing offer a wide range of possibilities. We will compare with more traditional fabrics, processes, and dyes. We will create samples and accessories, art paper for portfolios or books. Ana Lisa will bring Japanese samples of Indigo shibori and her own examples of non-traditional fabrics.
 
Location: Coupeville, Washington
Instructor: Ana Lisa Hedstrom
Cost: $725
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Website, email, 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396


"Fusion of Botanical Print & Natural Dyes"
August 8-12, 2018
 

In this workshop we are going to explore botanical printing and how to create well planned and designed textile. Through trials and error and a lot of sampling, students will get to know a variety of plants and their potential effect (Color, tannin, discharge and negative). Students will learn how to combine them together and create a composition with an impressive 3D look, to maximize this potential and develop it further into well designed fabrics. On the technical side, we are going to explore mordanting, dyeing with various plant dyes and different printing techniques.
 
Location: Coupeville, Washington
Instructor: Irit Dulman
Cost: $850 plus $120 materials fee
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Website, email, 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396


"Wax and Washi: Exploring Non-toxic Encaustic Collagraph"
September 5-7, 2018
 

Using a combination of innovative printmaking materials, participants will create fluid plates using hot wax on Yupo and plexiglass substrates. Images are painted, stamped, textured and scraped with hot wax to produce a high and low plate surface suitable for inking. Using a brayer and non-toxic soy-based Inks, the relief surface will reveal the depth of gestural marks of the textured surface and delicate brush marks. Water leaf and Japanese papers are pressed on the inked surface with gentle hand-printing for amazing results. This is a process, which is accomplished easily and with great creative possibilities. Additional methods of transparent color overlays, multiple inking strategies and collage applications will be taught in addition to discussion of Japanese and western papermaking.
 
Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts
Instructor: Dorothy Cochran, www.dorothycochran.com
Cost: $549
Sponsor: Northeast Workshop Retreats
Website, email, (978)-729-4970


"Printmaking Without a Press"
September 14-18, 2018
 

In this workshop students learn how to make high quality original prints without a press, and with easy soap and water cleanup. Using Golden Open acrylic paints and other water-based media, several methods of printmaking without a press will be presented with clear step-by-step demonstrations. Students can also combine these methods for unlimited potential, using lighter weight papers for collage and other paper arts, or heavier printmaking paper for finished art prints. Lightweight fabrics can also be used. Playful experimentation and fun are encouraged in this workshop! Demonstrations and individual discussions will help each student to create work using their own aesthetic ideas.
 
Location: Coupeville, Washington
Instructor: Suzanne Siegel
Cost: $395 plus $5 materials fee
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Website, email, 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396


"Open Studios"
November thru April
 

Make room for your creativity this winter. This is the time we open our light-filled, generously appointed studios to individuals and groups in search of a space for self-directed creativity. Some groups have even made it an annual tradition! You're free to utilize special equipment like potter's wheels, jewelry torches, an etching press, or substantial easels for large-scale work. If you have special equipment or studio needs, please let us know ahead of time. Shared studio space is available for rent Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy the luxury of an expansive workspace without having to set up or take down your materials during the continuous length of your rental. Other amenities include unlimited complementary hot coffee in our Guenzel Gallery and full kitchen privileges.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor:
Cost: Members: $15 per day, $65 for 5 days, $120 for 10 days
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


 

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