Beginning Printmaking

Survey printmaking methods and techniques exploring the history and practice of printmaking. Projects range from carving stamps and blocks to intaglio and simple lithography. Later, students will focus on one or more favorite methods to complete printmaking projects of their choice.

Beginning Printmaking (750)

Deborah Mattson, Print Studio
Thursdays, January 9 " March 26
1 - 3:30 pm/12 weeks
$265/Members: $245

Beginning Printmaking (751)

Deborah Mattson, Print Studio
Thursdays, January 9 " March 26
6:30 " 9:00 pm/12 weeks
$265/Members: $245

Printmaking Studio (754)

Deborah Mattson, Print Studio
Open Studio Hours, January 6 - March 26
Variable times/12 weeks
$265/Members: $245

Prerequisite: Departmental approval
Do you have a special project in mind or just need quality studio time? Printmaking Studio is designed for the experienced, independent artist/printmaker who would like to utilize our well-equipped printmaking studio. Enrollment includes storage and access to equipment during Open Studio Hours. Students must arrange to meet with instructor the first week to review shop rules and safety. Materials are available for purchase.

Screen Printing Basics

Get started screen printing your own designs on fabric or paper. Learn to use hand made or digital images to make your own art, posters, cards or gifts. Work on class led projects or work independently. Beginners and experienced printers welcome.

Screen Printing Basics (756)

Caitlyn Pelfresne, Print Studio
Tuesdays, January 7 - February 11
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$145/Members: $125

Screen Printing Basics (757)

Caitlyn Pelfresne, Print Studio
Tuesdays, February 18 - March 24
6 - 9 pm/5 weeks (no class March 10)
$145/Members: $125

Block Printing (759)

Trevor Grabill, Print Studio
Mondays, January 6 " March 23
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$265/Members: $245

Printing carved blocks is one of the oldest, simplest, and most versatile tools for reproducing art. Develop your relief printing skills in this class for brand-new beginners to advanced printmakers. Learn the ins and outs of carving and printing linoleum and wood blocks, benefit from the KIA s well-stocked collection of tools and equipment, and discuss your work in a community of like-minded makers. Please bring drawings or reference photos to the first class.

Screen Printing Pet Portraits (762)

Caitlyn Pelfresne, Print Studio
Saturday, January 25
Noon - 5 pm
$100/ Members $80

Celebrate your pet with a custom portrait! No experience necessary. Basics will be covered in this make & take workshop. Once you register, we'll email you with instructions to submit a photo of your fur-baby (cell phone photos work fine!) Beginners will learn the basics while advanced printers will learn techniques to start screen printing at home. You'll take home 10 handmade portraits. All materials provided. More images and information available on the instructor's website at

Block Printing on Fabric (764)

Lauren Cummings, Print Studio
Saturday, February 29, 10 am - 5 pm.
Sunday, March 1, noon- 4 pm/Two days
$120/ Members $100

Take your favorite designs and put them on something you use every day! Learn the art of carving stamps for block printing on fabric. Bring in a few photos/drawings with simple shapes and designs that would fit on a 4" x 6" block. A few templates will also be provided to choose from if you can't decide. Everyone will take home their unique stamp, practice fabrics, and a freshly printed tea towel or canvas bag.

Visiting Artist Workshop

Intaglio Texture Crash Course (780)

Carrie Lingscheit, Print Studio
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9 - 5 pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020, noon - 5 pm
$205/Members $185

Perquisite: Etching experience is recommended
From bold, hard-edged graphics to whisper-subtle tonal gradations - no matter your aesthetic or style, intaglio can deliver! This workshop will introduce multiple methods of creating tone and texture using both etching (ferric chloride on copper) and various non-acid techniques and tool usage. Instructional demos will include toner wash, texture transfer, spit bite, and various other aquatint methods using sprays and stencils. Expect to view and discuss many diverse examples of intaglio print work, discuss complex layering of intaglio techniques, and explore inking and printing methods such as a la poupee. Bring along your in-progress plates, or start something new!

Intermediate Printmaking

Further develop your printmaking skills while investigating the possibilities that printmaking processes offer. Etching, multi- color printing, registration systems, and printing of editions will be covered. Bring previous prints, work-in-progress, sketches, and ideas to the first class.

Intermediate Printmaking (752)

Deborah Mattson, Print Studio
Thursdays, January 9 " March 26
1 - 3:30 pm/12 weeks
$265/Members: $245

Intro to Lithography (755)

Don Dombrowski, Print Studio
Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25
1-3:30 pm/12 weeks
$265/Members: $245

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or equivalent.
Discover your drawings coming to life as reproducible prints. Focus on Pronto plate printing, as Pronto plates are one of the easiest and fastest printing processes. This course will also cover the more traditional lithographic media of aluminum plates and stones. Step- by-step instructions will take you through the basics of plate preparation and press operation. Enjoy drawing and printing your own image with the potential of creating an edition of your own prints.

Intermediate Screen Printing (758)

Patrick Kinne, Print Studio
Tuesdays, January 7 - March 24
10 am - 12:30 pm/ 12 weeks
$265/Members $245

Prerequisite: Screen Printing Basics
This course covers screen printing with multiple colors, experimental substrates, and as an element in collage.

Reduction Linocuts (760)

Tamara Hirzel, Print Studio
Tuesdays, January 7 - March 24
1:30 - 4 pm/12 weeks
$265/Members: $245

Prerequisite: relief printmaking experience.
Create a multiple layered print from a single plate. Known as a suicide print, the matrix is carved away between each color pass. There s no going back, but there are many choices throughout the process. Plate registration, print design, color, and problem solving will be covered. Please bring ideas for a 3 or 4-color print and a sense of adventure!

Broadsides and Pamphlets (761)

Deborah Mattson, Print Studio
Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25
6:30 - 9 pm/12 weeks
$265/Members: $245

A broadside is a single sheet printed with text and often, an illustration. Set type to print a favorite poem (perhaps one you ve written yourself) and illustrate it with a simple linoleum carving. Also print your project in a pamphlet form. If you ve taken the KIA s Creative Writing Poetry class, printing a broadside is a wonderful way to showcase your work.

Relief Printmaking and Collage (763)

Lauren Cummings, Print Studio
Saturday, February 1, 10 am - 5 pm.
Sunday, February 2, noon - 4 pm/Two days
$100/Members $80

Collage is the art of assembling different media. Learn to combine relief printing and other collage materials with or without a press. Opportunities to print, draw, cut, glue and play will be encouraged! There will be opportunities to discuss composition and content. Bring papers, sketches, drawing or collaging materials that you might want to incorporate in your piece.

Gyotaku (Fish Printing) (766)

Debbi Kreps, Print Studio
Saturday, March 14
1 pm - 5 pm/One day
$70/Members $50

Gyotaku is the centuries-old printmaking technique used by Japanese fishermen to record the exact details of their trophy fish. Learn how to make your own prints using the Print Studio s collection of cast rubber gyatoku fish. Contemporary artists create prints of three-dimensional objects like shoes and even automobiles use this printmaking method. Have a lot of fun experimenting with this technique, as well as recording your own fish specimens.

Fresh Folds Fun Night: Greeting Card Printmaking (767)

Debbi Kreps, Print Studio
Friday, February 7
6 - 9 pm/One night
$60/Members: $40

Get ready for Valentine's Day with a night out! Make beautiful monotype cards without a press using a remarkable product called Gelli Plate. Using a combination of paint, soft rubber rollers, color shapers, and stencils, you'll create unique cards perfect for giving to your friends and family.

Simple Bookmaking (835)

Deb Mattson & Mary Whalen, Print Studio
Sunday, March 15
1 - 5 pm / One day
$75/Members: $55

Join us for an afternoon of folding, cutting and stamping to create unique books. Learn a variety of different folded book forms including a single sheet, accordion and single signature stitched books. Once you've registered you will be emailed instructions to send 3 images to be formatted and printed for the book forms.