Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Lithography"
July 22-26, 2019
 

Lithography is the versatile printmaking process that allows for a complete range of drawing effects: contour line, hatching/cross-hatching, liquid wash applications, bold expressive mark-making, and reductive techniques. Learn all aspects of the lithographic process through step-by-step demonstrations and engaging hands-on practice: preparing (graining) a traditional stone or lightweight aluminum plate, creating a drawing, applying an etch, choosing and preparing printmaking paper, printing in black-and-white and color, and editioning your prints. Transferring a photographic image to stone or plate will also be discussed.
 
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


"Monotype: The Painterly Print"
July 29 - August 2, 2019
 

Monotypes are an expressive and accessible entry into printmaking: draw or paint an image on a plexiglass plate or other surface and then print it on paper or fabric to create a one-of-a-kind artwork. Instruction will cover both hand-printing and press techniques, as well as water- and oil-based colors.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati, tonyrosatiprint.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Critique Group: Open to All Artists"
August 2, 2019
 

We all need feedback. As artists, we also need a second (or third) “set of eyes” on our work. We need to know how our work can be improved. We need to understand how our work is perceived by our audience – the viewer. Sometimes we can spot issues on our own, but most times we need input from others. This is where critique becomes an important part of our development as artists. Open to artists of all backgrounds and media. Moderated by PenArt’s Director of Education Elysia Michaelsen, artists reserve a 30-minute block to show and discuss your work, or just come and share your viewpoints and learn from others. Discussion formats will range from open group conversation to written critiques.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Elysia Michaelsen
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Gel Plate Monoprinting"
August 2, 2019
 

Are you frustrated with the fact hat you have the Gel Plate bu haven't mastered it? Are you afraid to even open it? This class is for you! I know how frustrating it can be when you don't get the results you want or expect. It's difficult trying to figure things out on your own - let's do this together! In this workshop you will learn how to create painterly, rich, layered collage papers with the Gel Press Monoprinting Plate.
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
Instructor: Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Cost: $240 - $270
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Website, email, 303-263-6963


"High School Intensive: Printmaking - Woodcut & Screenprinting"
August 5-9, 2019
 

Explore the exciting possibilities of relief printing using a wood or linoleum block, screenprinting on t-shirts and other materials, and mixed media techniques. Learn methods of image development, printing for each process, and the safe handling of all materials. One-Week Intensives for High School Students offer teens the valuable opportunity to develop and hone their skills under the guidance of PAFA faculty. Open to students having completed 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades by Summer 2019. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Cost: $425 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"One-week printmaking Immersion with Valerie Lueth of Tugboat Press"
August 5-9, 2019
 

Take your craft to a new level with our one-week intensives, packing 30 hours of class into five days. Delve into a concentrated topic or process, led by an expert in her field. Multiblock Woodcut: Discover Valerie Leuth's unique approach to woodcut, printing up to 4-block color variations of CMYK. Develop an original woodcut, choosing number of blocks and level of complexity based on your experience level. Valerie Lueth is a Pittsburgh-based printmaker who operates the internationally recognized Tugboat Printshop. Her artwork resides in collections throughout the US, and is featured regularly in printmaking and illustration publications. Course information: Immersion Workshops: Printmaking Topics ADS436, CRN14754 Daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. w/ 1 hour lunch break. Registration begins April 1.
 
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
Instructor: Valerie Lueth
Cost: $625, $400 for Maryland residents
Sponsor: Community Arts at Montgomery College
Website, email, 240-567-5806


"Screen Printing Basics"
August 5-6, 2019
 

Expand your creative practice with the magic of screen printing. Artists of all levels and stripes can benefit from adding screen printing to their toolbox. Learn the basics of getting an image from sketchbook to screen to paper, as well as tips for incorporating screen printing into other media, like painting, book arts, and sculpture. Using the basics of silkscreen printing, Katie will guide you through the process of making film positives from your personally drawn or photographed artwork, applying emulsion and exposing screens, mixing ink, organizing registration, and printing successfully. Additional screen print methods will be covered, including using drawing fluid with screen filler and color reduction printing.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Katie Ries
Cost: Members: $250, Non-Members: $275
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Painterly Prints (Ages 9-12)"
August 5-8, 2019
 

Get the best of both worlds in this workshop that blends printmaking and painting techniques. Relief print, monotypes, collagraphs, and stencils will be further embellished using watercolor, tempera paint, colored pencil, and more. Techniques specific to each printmaking process will be taught, followed by plenty of time to experiment and combine. Throughout the workshop students will create unique single- and multiple-color works of art.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $125, Non-Members: $140
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"The Collagraph: Textures and Topographies"
August 19-20, 2019
 

Collagraphs are often experimental prints made from collaging items on a matrix, resulting in rich, textured images. Easily combined with other techniques, this process promotes exploration and improvisation. Don will demonstrate each of the collagraph techniques introduced, as well as ink mixing, color theory, paper handling, iteration of the multiple, materials safety, and press use. Hands-on practice will be a priority to allow for plenty of time to experiment. Open to all levels, however knowledge of two-dimensional elements of art and design is helpful.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Don Krumpos
Cost: Members: $235, Non-Members: $260
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Monoprinting"
August 31, 2019
 

Designed for those looking to get their hands dirty and create something in the studio for the first time. This class is three hours in length, offered periodically throughout the summer and fall, and focuses on basic techniques in printmaking. The instructor will guide you through the creation of a small project from start to finish. Walk away with new skills and perhaps even the desire to continue exploring your creative interests in one of our other offerings. PenArt will provide all of the tools and materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Screen Printing"
August 31, 2019
 

Designed for those looking to get their hands dirty and create something in the studio for the first time. This class is three hours in length, offered periodically throughout the summer and fall, and focuses on basic techniques in printmaking. The instructor will guide you through the creation of a small project from start to finish. Walk away with new skills and perhaps even the desire to continue exploring your creative interests in one of our other offerings. PenArt will provide all of the tools and materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Critique Group: Open to All Artists"
September 6, 2019
 

We all need feedback. As artists, we also need a second (or third) “set of eyes” on our work. We need to know how our work can be improved. We need to understand how our work is perceived by our audience – the viewer. Sometimes we can spot issues on our own, but most times we need input from others. This is where critique becomes an important part of our development as artists. Open to artists of all backgrounds and media. Moderated by PenArt’s Director of Education Elysia Michaelsen, artists reserve a 30-minute block to show and discuss your work, or just come and share your viewpoints and learn from others. Discussion formats will range from open group conversation to written critiques.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Elysia Michaelsen
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Experimental Printmaking"
September 18-21, 2019
 

In this workshop, students will experiment with several printmaking processes, including paper lithography, image transfers, monoprinting, screen printing, and methods for using alternative materials, including glue to create projects with flocking, glitter, embossing powders, and foil. Through demonstrations and lectures, you will learn techniques best suited for your specific goals and practice, as well as discuss how to combine multiple types of printmaking and how to best implement them. Projects will include creating multiple layered prints, yardage, and zines.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jessica Caponigro, www.JessicaCaponigro.com
Cost: Members: $475, Non-Members: $515
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"The Multiplicities of the Monotype"
September 27-28, 2019
 

This workshop introduces basic monotype printmaking processes, materials, and equipment with an emphasis on the variability and multiplicity of the medium. Discover the relationship between this process and other disciplines, as you experiment with a variety of techniques. Demonstrations will address general printmaking techniques, including ink mixing, color theory, paper handling, iteration of the multiple, materials safety, and press use, as well as monotype specific techniques, such as subtractive and additive painting, stencils, and more. Plenty of hands-on practice will be a priority. Open to all levels, however knowledge of two-dimensional elements of art and design is helpful.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Don Krumpos
Cost: Members: $235, Non-Members: $260
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Making Monoprints"
September 27, 2019
 

Monoprints are one-of-a-kind prints that are the most flexible and least intimidating of all the printmaking processes. Discover how you can create unique, painterly prints in a matter of hours using many of the same techniques used in watercolor and oil painting. All levels welcome. Philip will bring materials for printmaking and his portable press. You will be using Akua soy-based inks in class that clean up with water.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Philip Hartigan
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Easy Linocut Registration with Tiles"
September 27, 2019
 

Looking for an easy method of registration for unmounted linocuts? Judy will show you how she hand-prints linocuts using floor tiles and carpet tape. It’s a surprisingly easy and accurate registration method for any size linocut but especially for smaller 4"x6" and 6"x8" sizes. Carve a quick 4”x6” linocut during class and proceed through the steps of working with this unusual and very handy process. You’ll take home a registration set up ready to go.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Judy Sutcliffe
Cost: $115
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Moku Hanga: An Intro to Japanese Woodblock Printing"
September 27-29, 2019
 

Moku Hanga, meaning “wood print,” is a simple, centuries-old Japanese technique employing water-based ink, basic carving and rubbing tools, beautiful Japanese paper, and fine-grained wood. Many Western printmaking methods involve complex printing presses, oil-based inks, and toxic solvents. By contrast, Moku Hanga utilizes only a few simple tools, a small work space, and is entirely water-based. Alfred will teach you to hand-carve and print your unique drawing from fine-grained Shina Plywood onto beautiful Japanese paper, a skill you can continue to use to make prints for many years. No experience necessary. You are encouraged to bring photos or drawings you can use in creating your print.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Alfred Stark
Cost: $335
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Silk Screen Cards"
September 27, 2019
 

Learn how to silkscreen! In this workshop, you will be able to create your own greeting cards using a 12”x18” silk screen and a squeegee. Carole will show you how to make a simple screen print from a hand-cut stencil. Once you get set up, making multiple prints is a breeze! Bring bold, graphic images to work from. All materials provided as well as use of Shake Rag Alley’s screen printing frames and tools.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carole Spelic
Cost: $130
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Classic Woodblock Prints Plus Paint"
September 27-29, 2019
 

Team up with Audrey to create a woodblock print and explore how to hand color and use your prints. She will discuss the history and strengths of woodcut art, good subjects for woodcuts, and how to use and care for woodcut tools. You’ll practice strokes and techniques then create and carve your original composition. You’ll ink and hand print your work, then explore ways to add color with paints. Block sizes will be 5”x7” or 8”x10.” Bring sketches for your woodcut. Audrey will supply blocks, ink, paper, and tools, as well as paint and brushes.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Audrey Christie
Cost: $235
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Tutored Painting Vacation in the Shenandoah Valley"
September 27 - October 2, 2019
 

Travel to Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, USA, and take part in a 6-day art retreat where expert tutor Jan-Willem Boer will help guide you through several artistic mediums. Students from all over the world come to the painting retreat to learn oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel painting, as well as drawing, airbrush, drypoint, lino, mono printing, and mixed media. UpTrek Art Retreat 2019 inclusions: accommodation, individualized art lessons with expert art tutor Jan-Willem Boer, all meals, studio equipment for all the classes (easels, drawing boards, light box, artograph).
 
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Instructor: Jan-Willem Boer
Cost: $1,524
Sponsor: UpTrek
Website, email, +40741519995


"Carborundum Collagraphs"
September 28, 2019
 

Make densely textured prints by gluing thin materials plus carborundum (silicon carbide) to sheets of plexiglass or matboard. Resulting prints have the rich contrasts of intaglio etchings, but using much less expensive materials. Try this intriguing printmaking medium with Philip’s help, and take home some exciting and unusual prints.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Philip Hartigan
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Sample Five Water-Base Inks"
September 28-29, 2019
 

Explore five different water-base inks on a linocut, including: Blick water-based ink; Caligo oil-base ink with water/soap wash up; Schminke Linodruck thin strongly pigmented water-base; Charbonnel Aqua Wash oil-based with water washup; and Akua Intaglio highly pigmented inks. Bring a 3”x4” design, to carve in provided linoleum, incorporating solid areas plus line work. For multi-color imprinting, come with designs for second or third colors. Some inks dry quickly, ready for a second color. Others need to dry overnight. A variety of papers will be available. You will bind your prints into an ink sampler using Japanese stab binding.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Judy Sutcliffe
Cost: $220
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Silk Screen Art Prints"
September 28-29, 2019
 

In this two-day class, you'll make multi-color art prints using a 12”x18” silk screen. Learn how to achieve a complex print in several colors using a number of more advanced techniques. It’s all fun to learn and rewarding to make multiples — you’ll love working with silk screens! Bring reference sketches or other visuals for inspiration. No prior experience is necessary. All materials provided as well as use of Shake Rag Alley’s screen printing frames and tools.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carole Spelic
Cost: $230
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Design and Print Greeting Cards on Vandercook Proof Presses"
September 28, 2019
 

In this introductory class, participants will learn the basics of letterpress printing while creating their own unique set of two-color greeting cards. Each participant will learn how to cast hot metal type, lock-up, register, and use one of four Vandercook proof presses. You will have access to Mayday Press’s collection of wood type, Ludlow type, cuts and ornaments, and certain polymer plates. We’ll work together to bring your ideas to life, but the composition and content are up to you. Please come prepared with several simple concepts and short phrases. But above all else, let’s have fun while learning about letterpress printing. You’ll leave with a set of 25 3 1/2”x4 7/8” greeting cards complete with envelopes.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: May Sorum
Cost: $165
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Linoleum Block Relief Printing"
September 28-29, 2019
 

Students will learn the basics of relief printmaking using linoleum and easy clean-up oil-based Caligo Ink. Mark will show students how to make both black and white and multi-block, multi-color linocut prints without a press. He will bring several 6”x8” pieces of ""battleship gray" linoleum, inks, burnishing tools, and archival printing paper.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mark B. Hill
Cost: $275
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, (608) 987-3292


"Critique Group: Open to All Artists"
October 4, 2019
 

We all need feedback. As artists, we also need a second (or third) “set of eyes” on our work. We need to know how our work can be improved. We need to understand how our work is perceived by our audience – the viewer. Sometimes we can spot issues on our own, but most times we need input from others. This is where critique becomes an important part of our development as artists. Open to artists of all backgrounds and media. Moderated by PenArt’s Director of Education Elysia Michaelsen, artists reserve a 30-minute block to show and discuss your work, or just come and share your viewpoints and learn from others. Discussion formats will range from open group conversation to written critiques.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Elysia Michaelsen
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Art Destination: Painting Holiday in the Shenandoah Valley"
October 17-22, 2019
 

Travel to Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, USA, and take part in a 6-day art retreat where expert tutor Jan-Willem Boer will help guide you through several artistic mediums. Students from all over the world come to the painting retreat to learn oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel painting, as well as drawing, airbrush, drypoint, lino, mono printing, and mixed media. UpTrek Painting Holiday inclusions: accommodation, individualized art lessons with expert art tutor Jan-Willem Boer, all meals, studio equipment for all the classes (easels, drawing boards, light box, artograph).
 
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Instructor: Jan-Willem Boer
Cost: $1,524
Sponsor: UpTrek
Website, email, +40741519995


"Screen Printing"
October 26, 2019
 

Designed for those looking to get their hands dirty and create something in the studio for the first time. This class is three hours in length, offered periodically throughout the summer and fall, and focuses on basic techniques in printmaking. The instructor will guide you through the creation of a small project from start to finish. Walk away with new skills and perhaps even the desire to continue exploring your creative interests in one of our other offerings. PenArt will provide all of the tools and materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


"Monoprinting"
October 26, 2019
 

Designed for those looking to get their hands dirty and create something in the studio for the first time. This class is three hours in length, offered periodically throughout the summer and fall, and focuses on basic techniques in printmaking. The instructor will guide you through the creation of a small project from start to finish. Walk away with new skills and perhaps even the desire to continue exploring your creative interests in one of our other offerings. PenArt will provide all of the tools and materials.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $50
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, (920) 868-3455


 

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