All classes

Fall into Printmaking Workshop

October 8, 9, 10, 11 • 10:30AM-12:30PM

Each class will explore a different technique in the art of Printmaking. Some classes may have two or three different activities, giving students a better understanding of how that art material and method works. Students can participate in all four days of the workshop for $150 or take an individual class for $50. Ages 7+ are welcome!

Monotype Printing:
Botanical Leaf & Reductive Methods
Tuesday 10/8 | 10:30AM-12:30PM

Botanical Leaf Monotypes are a fun way to incorporate nature into this printing process. Using leaves from our Sawdust grounds, along with water soluble crayons, you will arrange the leaves onto a plexiglass plate, choosing a background color of printing ink. Using reductive methods, we can create magical monotone designs from abstracts to landscapes!

Monotype Printing:
Stencils & Additive Methods
Wednesday 10/9 | 10:30AM-12:30PM

Create beautiful designs working with different shapes to create your own stencils. This method uses color in a unique way, allowing you to use the same method to create several different designs depending on your choice of composition.

Foam Relief Prints
& Dry Point Etching
Thursday 10/10 | 10:30AM-12:30PM

Learn to use Styrofoam as a simple but very effective way of printing. Using just a pencil, you will ‘draw’ your design onto the plate which will then be transferred onto paper. The process is similar to Dry Point Etching, except you will be using an etching tool instead of a pencil, and a plastic plate (acetate) instead of Styrofoam. With both you create a re-usable etch so you can create multiple prints of your unique design!

Cyanotype Indigo Printing
Friday 10/11 | 10:30AM-12:30PM

Learn this fascinating and oldest form of photography. Cyanotype photography is a camera-less method that involves laying items such as leaves, flowers or other objects onto paper that has been pre-treated with a sensitizer before exposing it to UV light.

Please email us at learnart@sawdustartfestival.org with any questions.