Previous Workshops

NON-TOXIC INTAGLIO CLASs - Marco Hernandez

This workshop will consist of various non-toxic copper intaglio techniques. Participants will be shown how to etch copper plates to create various types of lines, textures, and values with Ferric Chloride using non-toxic grounds. Traditional intaglio printing and Chine-Colle will also be demonstrated. class is limited to 6 people. Masks are required.

About Instructor: Marco Hernandez is a Mexican Artist/Printmaker who teaches at Wichita State University. He received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Kansas State University in December of 2015. The theme and imagery in his work relates to his culture and unique upbringing in the United States.

Participants will provide:

- Sketching paper and drawing supplies 

-  Rives BFK paper

- 2 or 3 sheets-Etching tools(etching needle or sewing needle and a scraper/burnisher tool)

- Metal File or Deburring Tool(for beveling copper edges)Textured fabrics that can be used for soft groundPaperworkers will provide:

- Newsprint

-Tracing Paper-Inks for printing

- BIG Ground

- 2 Copper plates per person



CUT, LAYER, PASTE, REPEAT

Cut layer paste is taught by Michael Willett who is an art professor at University of Montevallo.  

The art of collage is all about exploration, trial and error, and PLAY! The goal of this workshop is to experiment with new methods of working and enjoy the process of collage. All levels are welcome. 

The workshop will include an artist talk on the artwork in the gallery & short lecture on collage artists, demos of several techniques associated with collage and non-toxic image transfers, and participant making time. Individual guidance and personal critiques will be ongoing.

We will create mixed-media collages using acrylic paint, cut paper, a variety of drawing tools, and transfers of B&W photocopies. Emphasis will be placed on finding design unity and constructing meaning through the combination of disparate images and mark making.We will focus on collage as a process of working (over creating refined finished product),while working on several pieces at a time to develop a small series. 

SUPPLY LIST

Materials provided to the participants include:

  • Cutting mattes, X-Acto knives, scissors
  • Magazine pages
  • Adhesives (acrylic matte medium, glue sticks)
  • Mixed media paper surface to work on
  • Some drawing materials
  • Masking tapeMaterials participants are encouraged to bring:
  • Personal collage ephemera including but not limited to: tissue paper, old book pages,letters, drawings, maps, string, etc.
  • Surfaces: old canvases, small wood panel, book cover, etc.
  • Acrylic paints & supplies - brushes, cup for water, pallete paper
  •  Your favorite drawing materials – pencils, charcoal, pastels, etc



COLLAGRAPHS ON SINTRA PLATE - LIZA BUTTS 

Sintra Plate is made from PVC plastic. It is a very versatile material that you can draw into, carve, cut shapes out of, layer on wet and dry materials, and experiment easily with color. This process is flexible and good for people who like the feeling of a monoprint, but want to build a plate they can make multiple editions from. The supply fee includes 2 Sintra plates and some basic materials to build collagraphs. Please bring any materials you want to experiment with: i.e. fabric, tape, cardstock, cardboard, spray paint, dried plant materials. The process is based around gluing materials on the plate, letting the materials dry, and then inking the plate to print. 

Liza is a painter and printmaker. You can view her work at lizabutts.com



DEZZY MOON:SCREENPRINT MONOPRINTS

Screen Print Monoprints by Dezzy Moon

The supply fee includes a 20x24 screen which is yours to keep. No press is required for this easy to learn process. The workshop is suitable for any skill level. It is screen printing without coating a screen and burning an image. You can paint, draw, or put ink directly onto the screen. You can also hand cut stencils with freezer paper for a more traditional approach to screen printing.  The several methods appeal to many different types of artists. You can approach it in a very loose, painterly way, you can draw directly onto the screen.  Dezzy Moon has her BFA in printmaking from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and teaches at Green Pea Press. 

You can see her work at dezzymoonart.com.



aluminum litho plate class

Intermediate Level Class With Liza Butts

Aluminum Plate Litho Class with Liza Butts.  February 20-21, 2021 from 10:00am - 4:00pm. 

This class is intermediate level so previous experience with printmaking is encouraged. The class is limited to 6 people and masks are mandatory. Please bring your own lunch, the class will take a lunch break. Students should bring their own paper and litho crayons, even though some drawing materials will be provided. Stonehenge paper is recommended. 

Description: In this workshop, participants will learn the process for etching an aluminum litho plate using nontoxic chemicals. Students will experiment with drawing materials like tusche, litho crayons, and sharpies. The workshop will cover how to gum and sponge plates, and how to set up and use the Litho press. This is an introductory workshop to Plate Lithography. 

Level: Intermediate

About Artist: Liza Butts is a printmaker and painter. She received a BFA in Studio Art from Washington University in St. Louis where she worked with the Island Press. She has also worked at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in NYC. She currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where she has a studio at Groundfloor Contemporary.

Fee is $150 (Class fee $125 + Supply fee $25)

Limited to 5 people 

ETHIOPIAN AND COPTIC LINK-STITCH JOURNALS

An Intermediate Class With Jillian Sico 

An Intermediate level book arts class. January 30-31, 2021. 

This class is an intermediate level but if you are a beginner, you are still welcome to register. The class is limited to 6 people and masks are mandatory. Bring your own lunch and eat in your car or on the balcony. The cost is $125 class fee and $25 supply fee for a total of $150.

Description: In this workshop, participants will learn several link-stitch book structures, including soft-cover link-stitch and two hard-cover variations. Ethiopian and Coptic are historic link-stitch techniques that date to around the 4th century AD. Participants will have the opportunity to use decorative paper, maps, and original prints to make personalized, modern versions of these ancient structures.

Level: Intermediate

About Artist: Jillian Sico is a papermaker, printer, and bookbinder who makes artist books under the imprint Frogsong Press. She received a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in 2005, an MA in Anthropology from the University of Georgia in 2013, and an MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama (UA) in 2020. She currently lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where she teaches courses in fine and interdisciplinary arts at UA.

The paper, white thread, needles and PVA glue are covered by the supply fee. Participants will need to bring their own bone folder, awl, self-healing cutting mat, metal ruler, Olfa knife, 2 sheets of printed, decorative paper at least 8.5x11, and optional-colored unwaxed linen thread



PRONTO PLATE WORKSHOP

Learn a Lithographic Print method from PaperWorkers' own Liza Butts


Details: This workshop will be held on Saturday, July 18th, 2020 from 10am - 4pm. Pronto plates are polyester plates that can be printed with a laser jet or can be drawn on directly with a litho crayon or sharpie. The class will cover printing with multiple images, using a combination of drawing methods and photo methods, as well as preparing your images on the computer. There is a lot of opportunity to layer images in this process! This process is great for making cards and alternative photo prints!! Bring a flashdrive with images that you like. Registration is $90 - an $85 fee plus a $5 supply fee. Students should bring their own paper. ​Each student will receive 5 pronto plates. Email will be sent prior to class with more details. 

About the Instructor: Liza Butts is a multimedia artist from Birmingham, Alabama. She studied visual arts at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and received her BFA in Studio Art at Washington University in St. Louis. Following school, Liza lived in New York City where she worked at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. There, her love of printmaking was ignited and she began making monoprints with textiles. Liza has exhibited prints at the Harnett Biennial of American Prints in Richmond, Virginia, and at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey. 



monoprints WORKSHOP

Create Your Own Monoprints with Embossment 

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Details: This workshop will be held on March 7th and 8th from 10am-4pm both days. Students will experiment with fabric, plastics, and other textured materials to make monoprints with embossment. This class is great for those who like a flexible process and to play around with new materials. We will cover "ghost printing," mixing ink, printing with multiple colors, and doing multi-layered monoprints. This class will accessible to people with and without printmaking experience, so please join! Registration is $125 and please bring four (4) sheets of Rives BFK paper of any color. Ink will be supplied.​

About the Instructor: Liza Butts is a multimedia artist from Birmingham, Alabama. She studied visual arts at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and received her BFA in Studio Art at Washington University in St. Louis. Following school, Liza lived in New York City where she worked at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. There, her love of printmaking was ignited and she began making monoprints with textiles. Liza has exhibited prints at the Harnett Biennial of American Prints in Richmond, Virginia, and at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey. ​




one-color woodblock prints workshop

Learn Black and White Woodblock Printing from Artist Jane Marshall

Details: This class will take place on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 from 10am-4pm. Students will complete a simple black and white woodblock print. Jane will teach the processes of transferring the image, registration, carving, and printing. The design should be simple to be completed in one day. Students will carve a 6x8 shina plywood block and print onto hosho paper. Blocks, paper, and ink will be provided. Caving tools will be available for studio use. Registration is $95, click the link below to register.  

About the Instructor: Jane Marshall has taught classes, workshops, lectured, exhibited, and served as artist-in-residence at several universities including Kansas State, Wisconsin, Cornell, Western Michigan, Albright College, Indiana State, and more recently at UAB. She was the first artist selected for a residency at Studio in the Woods in New Orleans. She collaborated on “Big Prints,” a project organized by Scott Stephens at the University of Montevallo that resulted in the production of three large-scale prints that were exhibited at several museums in Alabama. Her collaboration with Sue Gosin of Dieu Donne, NYC, on “Medea,” a large-scale artist book, was exhibited at and is in the collection of the New York Public Library. 

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Book Arts Workshop

Alternative Photography Process Artists Books from the Ground Up

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Details: This workshop will take place on February 15th and 16th from 10am-4pm both days. Students will use environmentally-friendly cyanotype printing processes to create books from digital negatives. Shooting and editing images, book layout, making digital negatives, alternative photo printing and darkroom techniques, and simple bindings will be covered. The class may even hit the streets for a few shots! Registration is $125 not including materials. 

About Pocket Knife Press (Christopher Davenport): I tell stories of ecology, place, and people through photographs, film, handmade paper, and the artist book. As a teaching artist, I lead courses in: Documentary and Conservation Photography, Image and Identity, The Art of Protest, Film and the Environment, Art & Ecology, and Environmental Research & Advocacy at The University of Alabama and Book ArtsConceptual ArtsFundamental Drawing, 2D design, and 4D Design (time-based contemporary art) at The University of Alabama in Birmingham.

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color theory for printmakers by jane marshall

Learn the influences of color from PaperWorkers' very own

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Details: Learn the relationships and influences of color from PaperWorkers' very own Jane Marshall. This workshop will take place on January 25th, 2020 from 10am-4pm. Registration is $55 - a $50 class fee plus a $5 supply fee.

 About the Instructor: Jane Marshall has taught classes, workshops, lectured, exhibited, and served as artist-residence at several universities including Kansas State, Wisconsin, Cornell, Western Michigan, Albright College, Indiana State, and more recently at UAB. She was the first artist selected for a residency at Studio in the Woods in New Orleans. She collaborated on "Big Prints," a project organized by Scott Stephens at the University of Montevallo that resulted in the production of three large-scale prints that were exhibited at several museums in Alabama. Her collaboration with Sue Gosin of Dieu Donne, NYC, on "Medea," a large-scale artist book, was exhibited at and is in the collection of the New York Public Library.



Mokuhanga: Water-Based Woodblock Printing

Learn Traditional Japanese Printmaking with Artist Katie Baldwin

Details: This workshop will take place November 2nd and 3rd, 2019 in Huntsville, Alabama. Learn how to achieve multiple colors in a woodblock image with perfect registration through the traditional technique of Japanese woodblock printing. This workshop will be an introduction to the printing process Mokuhanga, which uses water-based pigments (or sumi ink), a kento registration method, and hand printing with a baren. Participants will learn about tools, materials, as well as the carving sequence and printing methods associated with this process. One of the wonderful aspects of this process is that it does not require a press, or a large workspace! The class is limited to 10 participants and registration is $200 - a $150 workshop fee plus a $50 supply fee. 

About the Instructor: Katie Baldwin is a printmaker and book artist living in Huntsville, Alabama. She has traveled internationally as an artist in residence. She was one of seven international artists selected in 2004 to learn traditional Japanese woodblock printing (Mokuhanga) from master carvers and printers at the Nagasawa Residency on Awaji Island, Japan. She has returned to Japan in 2017 and 2019 for the Mi-Lab Advanced and Upper Advanced Residency in Kawaguchi. Under her imprint, Queen Anne's Revenge Press, Baldwin produces artist's books and woodblock prints. Baldwin received her MFA in book arts and printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She served as the Victor Hammer Fellow at Wells College from 2011-2013 and is currently the Common Press Artist-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama Huntsville, where she teaches book arts and printmaking. 

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Cyanotype  Workshop

Learn  Cyanotype  Printmaking  from  Colin  Williams

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Details: In conjunction with our "Selfies and Psychos" exhibition, artist Colin Williams will teach a cyanotype workshop on July 20th, 2019 from 10am - 4pm. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process using a transparency and the sun creating beautiful blue and white images. Registration is $75 per person, for questions  e-mail PaperWorkers directly at Paperworkerslocal@gmail.com or visit the  contact tab on our website. 

About the Artist: Collin Williams is a Professor of Art and director of New Media concentration at the University of Montevallo. He received his MFA and BFA from the University of Houston, University Park. His teaching expertise spans a range of topics including digital photography and printing, animation, 3D animation, web media, mixed media, digital video and printmaking.

Williams’ personal work investigates a multi-disciplinary approach to art exploring installation, motion graphics, printmaking, sculpture, and sound based works. Williams has a long standing interest in language and his most recent work is an exploration of the artificiality of historical linear narratives in contrast to the fractured narratives of personal experience.​



Linoleum  Block  Workshop

Learn  Relief-block  printing  from  Debra  Riffe

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Details: This workshop will take place on Saturday, May 18th from 10am to 4pm at PaperWorkers Local. Join Debra Riffe for this extensive, one-day class where attendees will learn the processes behind carving, printing, and producing their very own linoleum block relief prints! Registration is $95 per person, view the flyer above for needed materials and distributors. For questions and concerns, e-mail PaperWorkers directly at Paperworkerslocal@gmail.com or visit the contact tab on our website. 
About the Artist: A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, Debra Eubanks Riffe earned her BFA from Howard University, College of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. She has been a professional graphic designer and illustrator for more than thirty years. Debra has traveled, extensively, and lived abroad five years, in Barranquilla, Colombia, South America. 

Her studio practice is, exclusively, hand-printed relief prints of woodcuts and linoleum blocks. Creating impressions with rich, black, oil-based ink on bright white archival printmaking paper is her signature style. However, she is not oppose to, occasionally, utilizing color coupled with the unforgiving reductive "suicide" method. Her artwork is centered around themes of civil rights, environmental justice, food apartheid and images representative of working-class people of color.

Debra is a printmaking instructor and representative of Auburn University and the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project (APAEP).



Solar  Plate  Workshop

Learn  the  process  of  Solar  plate  Etching

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Details: This workshop will take place on Saturday, May 4th from 10am - 4pm with a break for lunch. Registration is $95, plates and supplies will be furnished. The goal is to create a print from a drawing and another print from a photo image. Students will learn to create prints using photo-polymer plates. These plates are relatively safe using only water to develop the image. Attendees will explore making images using drawing and mark making on acetate, as well as making images from digital photo files. Students should bring a thumb drive with a photo image they would like to create a print from. A laptop with photoshop or apple photos is suggested but the studio computer can be shared. 

About the Instructor: John Demotte Received his BFA in 1987 from the University of Montevallo in photography and printmaking. Beginning his career in Washington, D.C., he worked on projects for the Phillips Collection, Capitol Hill Arts Center and the Washington - Moscow Arts and Cultural Exchange. Since returning to Birmingham in 1991, he has been with the Atchison Gallery/Village Framers, where he is now Vice President and Master Framer. A founding member of PaperWorkers Local, John has led workshops on Solar Plate photo-intaglio and cyanotype photo processes. John works mainly in photography and printmaking, specializing in photo intaglio and engraving with monoprint. 



High  Rolling  Monoprints

Discovering  The  Applications  For  Monotype  Prints  And  The  Transfer  Of  Imagery

Details: A dynamic, weekend intensive workshop taking place Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th from 10am - 4pm both days. This workshop focuses on building layers using color, composition, and imagery. Students will discover applications for monotypes and the transfer of imagery using inked xeroxes as your plates with non-toxic paper lithography on an etching press. The class will experiment with different found materials, such as stencils, while exploring different methods to achieve background and foregrounds using texture, mark making, and brushstrokes. Learn to work with pattern, shape, and personal imagery to create depth and narratives in your one-of-a-kind work. Bring your own photographs or drawings and come prepared to work intuitively or with a plan to push your creative boundaries, while defining your personal aesthetic.  Registration is $150, click to link below to pay and register using PayPal.

About the Instructor: Heinrich Toh is a Singapore born studio artist and educator based in Kansas City. Toh is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and the La Salle College of the Arts and has taught extensively around the country. Institutions and venues include the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Oklahoma Fine Art Institute at Quartz Mountain, Bethel College in Newton Kansas, and Fraction Print Studio which he currently owns among others. Toh has exhibited at the Wing Luke Asian Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, and galleries throughout the nation. His work, featured in public and private collections, is inspired by culture, heritage, travel, and layers of memory. Click to link to visit Toh's full website. - www.heinrichtoh.com/

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Haiku  Class

The  History  And  Formal  Guidelines  of  Haiku

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Details: This FREE class will take place Saturday, March 23rd from 11am - 1pm. Learn a little history of Japanese haiku and the English language haiku movement with instructor Terri French. The class will dissect the guidelines of haiku with regard to form, syllable count, and imagery. Be prepared to expand your poetic lexicon with the words hokku, kigo, kireji, karumi, haibun, and haiga. We will also use the Moku Hanga works on exhibit to inspire class attendees' own haiku. Registration is requested by e-mail; click the "Contact" tab on our website to register or send an e-mail directly to paperworkerslocal@gmail.com.

About the Instructor: Terri L. French is an author, editor, and haiku poet living in Huntsville, Alabama. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Haiku Foundation and is past Southeast Regional Coordinator for The Haiku Society of America. Terri is the former editor of Prune Juice Journal of senryu and kyoka and was recently added to the editorial team of the online journal Haibun Today. Her work has appeared in many online and print journals and anthologies. Click the link to view Terri French's full website. - www.terrilfrench.com/



AAMAL - All  Artists  Making  A  Living

A  Three  Part  Plan  To  Financial  Success  As  An  Artist

Details: Curtis Benzle's class is an instructional workshop on the necessary tools to become a financially successful visual artist. Held on March 9th from 10am - 4pm at PaperWorkers Local, admission is $50 per attendee and can be paid through the PayPal link below.

About the Instructor: Benzle received his B.F.A. from Ohio State University in 1972 and his M.A. from Northern Illinois University in 1978. He is Professor Emeritus at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. Benzle maintains his studio in Huntsville consisting of his signature translucent, porcelain sculptural vessels and is represented by major museums and collections around the world including the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the White House Collection. Click the link to view Curtis Benzle's full bio and website. - benzleporcelain.com/

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Class Structure:
The “Three Part Plan” is a realistic method of using the average artist’s knowledge base, skills and studio to generate income throughout their career.  The three “Parts” are designed to be constantly changing in terms of emphasis depending on market conditions and individual artist preferences and abilities.  It is impossible to predict the order at which the “Parts” will develop.  It can be said with confidence that  attention to all three parts will result in a financially successful career as a visual artist.


Part 1 - Art Making
Purpose: “Art Making” feeds your soul.
Income potential: Art Making has profit potential but that potential is challenged by severe competition and a very limited market for serious art.  The highest profit potential with art making comes as the artist ages.  The other two “Parts” feed this long term income potential while addressing the short term need to generate immediate income.

Topics Covered:
Time management
    Marketing   
        Determining your Market
        Guerilla Marketing
        Networking
        Press Release
        Imagery
        Basic Marketing “stuff”
        Social Media

Part  2 - Production
Purpose: “Production” addresses the price limitations in the “art market” and focuses on the artist’s ability to think creatively within specific parameters.  “Production” focuses on designing a product that is affordably priced, has popular appeal and can be produced without extraordinary capital startup costs.
Income potential: Production has unlimited, short to medium term profit potential.  Depending on volume, Production probably has the greatest income potential of all these “Parts”.  Production also has the capacity to help build a client base for “Art Making”.

Topics Covered:
    Pricing
    Selling
                Festivals
                Galleries
                Designers
                Online sales
                Direct Mail   
                Studio Gallery
Part 3 - Teaching
Purpose: “Teaching” takes advantage of the value of the artist’s knowledge.  Because Teaching is not object oriented, it provides security from being “knocked off”.  Any well trained artist possesses countless skills that have real value to the large majority of the population who lack this training and knowledge.
Income potential: “Teaching” has immediate income potential.  Beyond the income generated from teaching classes, “Teaching” is the perfect vehicle to build a client base that will benefit both “Production” and “Art Making”.

Topics Covered:
    Community Art Teaching
        Why do you teach?
        Financial benefit
        Market building
        Who do you teach?
        What do you teach?
        Teachable skill
        Where do you Teach?
        How do you teach?
        Transformation Method
        Structure
        Lesson plan
        Syllabus
        Curriculum
        Communication
        Verbal/Non-verbal   



Layered  Printmaking  With  Xerox  Transfers

Turn  Your  Drawings  and  Photos  Into  Lithographic  Prints

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"Alabama Pecans" by Mimi Boston

Details: This workshop will take place Saturday, February 23rd from 1:30pm - 4:30pm at the Birmingham Museum of Art. In this class you will learn to turn your drawings and photos into print elements using a non-toxic paper lithography process using gum Arabic and litho ink. We will then combine these elements with printed textures. Once you learn the process, the combinations are limitless! Bring your favorite drawings and photos making sure they're high contrast; i.e. printed in black and white, not grayscale. Also remember to flip your images before printing because the final product will be a mirror image. Registration is $50 and includes all materials, click the button to register with the Birmingham Museum of Art or visit their website.

About the Instructors: 

Mimi Boston has taken extensive classes and workshops in printmaking. She majored in Art History before earning her MBA and working finance. Her expertise in an array of print methods, including woodcuts, allows her to frequently combine these methods reflecting her interest in trees, flowers, and herbs. Originally from Virginia, she is pleased to be settled in her chosen hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.

Enid Keyser majored in both Art and Biology.  She managed a flow cytometry lab in her science career. In her art career, drawing and printmaking are her areas of expertise. The daughter of an artist, she was raised in New York City and currently resides in Birmingham. Her wide ranging subjects include birds, other animals, as well as abstract work.




Celeste  Pfau  teachesBotanical  Monoprints

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27 FROM 9AM-1PM
AT PAPERWORKERS LOCAL 2717 SEVENTH AVE S SUITE 203 BIRMINGHAM AL 35233
Printmaking Artist Celeste Pfau will be teaching a 4 hour introductory workshop on how to print plant materials using an etching press as well as without a press using Gelli plates. 
Each student will leave the class with their own unique artworks: 8x10in will be the largest size the class will work. Other smaller sized options will also be available.
Celeste will cover the basic elements of how the etching press works, the different steps of mono-printing as well as the many different inks and paper options. She will also explain how mono-printing relates to other fine art printmaking techniques.
All materials to participate will be provided by Celeste, however, participants can bring their own botanical / found materials: leaves, flowers, stems, lace, string, etc
Those interested in participating need to come on time, as this process will easily take up the entire 4 hours. The workshop is limited to 8 participants.
$70/ per student. ( price includes fee for workshop and materials fee for printmaking paper).

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Reductions Screen Printing with Matt Hopson Walker

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In a reduction print the artist develops all colors from the same screen.  The process starts with drawing a design into a new screen and printing the first color on each sheet of paper in the edition. Then the printmaker covers more of the screen with emulsion and proceeds to print the second color. Typically, one prints from lightest to darkest color and the process of drawing and printing continues for each additional color until the final layer is printed. After completion of the print, another edition can never be made as the screen has been almost completely filled during the reduction process.

No prior printmaking experience is necessary. This workshop is very suitable for beginners. 

Students will need to bring printmaking paper. All other supplies are included. 

July 14 from 10-4pm.

Tuition: $85



Photo Intaglio with John Demotte

This workshop will introduce techniques used to make photographic and  drawn images on a photo-sensitive polymer plate. Attendees will learn how to create a positive transparency image from both a photo file and from a drawing that will be used to make a Solarplate intaglio plate. This process is both relatively easy and non-toxic.

​Students will need to bring printmaking paper. All other supplies and a handout will be included.

Students must also bring at least 1 digital photo image file on a thumb drive. If you have a laptop with photoshop or iphoto that would be helpful as well. Lunch will not be provided but we will take a break and go to one of the area eating establishments.

Enrollment is limited to 7 students

​10:00 to 4:00 on July 21, 2018

​Please send questions to Mimi at PaperWorkersLocal@gmail.com

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Trace Monotype with John Klosterman

PictureTrace monotype, or transfer drawing, is a method of transferring ink with the touch of a tool to the surface of the paper. This way of working is full of expressive possibilities. This printmaking technique allows subtle, immediate, mark-making without the need for a press.


You don’t need to know how to “draw”, just have a willingness to experiment. Students will explore several simple printing techniques, and receive guided instruction through demonstration and individual attention.
We will be learning how to modify inks to get a broad variety of qualities of line, from crisp to fluid. All levels of printing experience, from zero to advanced, are welcome.

Students should bring printmaking paper and a variety of tools for mark making. These could be anything from pointy (but not sharp) stylus type objects to broad tools like putty knives.

Tuition is $65

Saturday June 16, 2018 from 10am-4pm



Textile Monoprints with Orange Barrel Industries

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​Blake and Hannah Sanders of Orange Barrel Industries will lead a workshop introducing basic techniques for carving woodblocks, printing on textiles, assembling, and perhaps even some machine stitching and/or hand embroidery. Students will carve woodblocks and print, and then cut and sew colorful, unique monoprints. The finished product might not be magnificently crafted, it might be loose and expressive, or downright shoddy but fun. 

In order to reduce their environmental impact, Blake and Hanna frequently use materials that would otherwise be discarded, screen printing and relief printing on various fabrics. This has the additional benefit that printing on a variety of colors and patterns quickly and easily adds visual interest.

This workshop is ideal for those who already have a print background and want to learn more about printing on alternative substrates, using fabric as a vehicle for monoprinting and improvisation, and being more ecological in their practice.

May 19 and 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm both days. ​​

Tuition: $90

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In this class, students will learn about the different tools and materials used to design and create their own one-of- a-kind design from a linoleum block. No previous linoleum block carving experience is required.

Students will learn how to:
-transfer their design onto a block
-outline and cut the image
-select the proper cutting tools
-mix inks and apply with rollers
-print by hand and on the press

This class is suitable for ages 12+ (must be responsible with sharp tools!).
Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting ink on. 

May 5 & 12 from 10-4. 
$75 Per student.
Please send questions to Mimi at PaperWorkersLocal@gmail.com



​Geometric Journals: Printing & Bookbinding Workshop with Lindsay Schmittle

In this two-day workshop, students will print layered compositions on etching presses selecting from the large geometric printing blocks carved by exhibiting artist, Lindsay Schmittle, and used in her The Printed Walk series (opening April 5th). On day two, participants will crop their prints to use as notebook covers as they learn basic bookbinding techniques to bind three journals.

April 7: 10:00 - 4:00
April 8 12:00 - 4:00
​Tuition is $75
 
Supply List for students:
-bookbinding needle
-bonefolder
-2 binder clips
-x-acto knife &  minimum 2 extra blades
-ruler (one with cork back is best for grip)
-pencil
-small cutting mat

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September 16 & 17, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Carborundum printing is an exciting form of collagraph where highly textured plates are made using carborundum grit (finely ground metal particles). This process lends itself to approaching print with a painterly perspective, the allowance of collage processes, and combining plates in unique and possibly collaborative ways. In this workshop, students will explore mark-making techniques and surface development, approaches to inking, and pulling finished prints. Come embrace this playful form of printmaking for a new experience or to add to your repertoire!

Mike Marks is an artist and printmaker based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Highpoint Center for Printmaking. He holds a BFA in Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Delaware. He has been the Director of Intaglio at Pickwick Independent Press and has taught workshops at various art centers across the country, including the Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, ME.
Find out more about Mike's work at mikemarksarts.com

Enrollment is limited to 7 students
Tuition is $75
Please send questions to Mimi at PaperWorkersLocal@gmail.com

Students should bring: Printmaking paper, X-Acto Knife/blades (anything else that will cut or perforate mat board surface), cheap and/or well abused brushes, any tapes they may have on hand i.e. masking tape, packing tape, duct tape, etc. 
Students should have some idea in mind for a print and should come with an open mind and be ready to experiment as well. 
 



intro to Solarplate  etching 

with John DeMotte

September 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

This workshop will introduce techniques used to make photographic and  drawn images on a photo-sensitive polymer plate. Attendees will learn how to create a positive transparency image from both a photo file and from a drawing that will be used to make a Solarplate intaglio plate. This process is both relatively easy and non-toxic.
​Supplies and a handout will be included but you must bring at least 1 digital photo image file on a thumb drive. If you have a laptop with photoshop or iphoto that would be helpful as well. Lunch will not be provided but we will take a break and go to one of the area eating establishments.

Enrollment is limited to 7 students
​Tuition is $75.00

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Copper Plate  Etching

 with Michael Merry 

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his beginner level workshop introduces basic materials and methods involved in etching and printing from copper plates. Enrollment is limited to six students.

July 19 & 26 5:30 - 8:30 with a troubleshooting / open work session on August 2

$50 - Includes two 5"x7" copper plates. Students will need to bring printmaking paper. Paper samples will be provided at the first meeting.



MOKU HANGA with Richard Stockham

This workshop introduces the materials and methods of Japanese style woodblock printmaking.

June 24, June 25, July 15, and July 16, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.

$150 includes tuition and materials including paper sufficient for 10 to 15 prints, 2 woodblocks, horsehair brush, rice paste, and pigments.

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Basic Monoprint workshop

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PaperWorkers Local is offering a beginning mono print class taught by printmaker and glass artist Mimi Boston. This class is open to learners of any level from absolute beginner and up.  Making monoprints is a fun and easy way to try your hand at printmaking and familiarize yourself with the basics. No specific tools or complicated techniques are required. A huge variety of one-of-a-kind images can be made in a short time with an equally huge variety of possibilities for personal expression.

Students will learn to use a press and work with ink. They will make images using a range of methods, from making marks by hand to inking found objects, and will be able to experiment toward developing methods of their own.

Students only need to bring paper to print on. All other materials will be provided. However, students will want to collect materials with interesting textures that can be inked and run through the press. These need to be flat materials such as cloth, textured papers, and so-on.

Tuesday November 17th from 9:30 AM until 12:00 Noon. There are only 6 seats available. Tuition is $40. 



Cyanotype Prints

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This workshop will demonstrate the cyanotype process including how the make the emulsion and coat paper, and 3 ways to create images(photograms, drawings, and digital negatives).

You will need to bring a digital image and if you have a laptop with photoshop please bring it.

All the rest of the supplies will be provided and we will be taking a lunch break.

Saturday, August 27 at 10 AM - 4 PM



Linocut Printmaking

This workshop has passed. 

We are excited to offer this opportunity to learn this printmaking method from an excellent local artist. This workshop is suitable for beginners. The first day we will learn to carve the linoleum and then we will have a week to work on our projects. We will come back on the 15th and 16th to print. The class will be limited to 8 people so respond quickly to reserve your spot.

You can see Debra's work and read more about her at debrariffe.com.

Aug 8, 15 & 16 from 6:00-8:30 each day.This workshop is $100 and the student will also purchase materials.

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Come Make a Book: For Kids 10+

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Saturday, June 25 at 10 AM - 3 PM
This two-part workshop is a fun and easy introduction to basic printmaking and hand bookmaking. In the morning the students will make a monoprint, a one-of-a-kind, hand-pulled print. In the afternoon they will incorporate the monoprint in the sewing of a book. Tuition is $50 and includes all supplies and a pizza lunch. Come dressed to make a mess!



Collographic (Textural) Print Workshop

This is a fun and easy way to try your hand at printmaking and familiarize yourself with the basics. No specific tools or complicated techniques are required. A huge variety of one-of-a-kind images can be made in a short time with an equally huge variety of possibilities for personal expression. The collographic method can be used to create complete images or can be incorporated into other kinds of prints and mixed media work. Collographs are created by printing textures from found objects and from nature. Plates can be made to print from but the objects can be printed without a plate. This class is open to learners of any level from absolute beginner and up.Students only need to bring paper to print on. All other materials will be provided. However, students will want to collect materials with interesting textures that can be inked and printed. These need to be flat materials such as cloth, textured papers, etc.

Tuition is $40.00 and is limited to six participants.

The workshop is on Monday June 20th from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM.

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Tintype Workshop with Frank Hamrick

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This workshop has passed. 

This one-day workshop will offer a unique opportunity to learn about the historical tintype photographic process as well as create a one-of-a-kind portrait. We will have a backdrop with lighting set up and each participant will be able to create a 4"x5" tintype image of themselves.  Participants should bring an apron to protect clothing during the dark room segment of the workshop.

Saturday 4 June 2016
9:00am to 5:00pm, with a 1 hour lunch recess
3815 Clairmont Ave. Birmingham, AL 35205

Workshop limited to 8 spots

$125 per person