MONOTYPE  PRINTMAKING  WORKSHOP IN THE PIONEER VALLEY OF NEW ENGLAND'S WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS, Saturday December 21, 9.30 am - 3:00 pm, $145 per class, includes AKUA printmaking inks, paper, and materials. No Experience Necessary! Three students maximum per class! 


The next workshop after December 21 is a two-day class on January 25 & 26 (program to be posted by mid-December)!


Please contact me for my address, or email bridge.arts.1@gmail.com to reserve your spot for this class! 

Have you ever wanted to make a monotype print? Monotype prints are one-of-a-kind prints, all unique! Imagine painting on a sheet of plastic, placing paper over it, then running it through my printing press. Voila, the image comes out on the paper in reverse to how you painted it. Come have fun and play with water-based AKUA inks, brushes, stencils, and different papers to create your one-of-a-kind prints using my printing press. No experience necessary with the printing process; three students maximum per workshop means personal and attentive attention from the teacher.

I learned monotype printmaking from the great Robert Blackburn in NYC, and worked with Mike Mazur in Cambridge, MA for years. I guarantee you will have a blast learning and playing with inks!

We will begin with introductions with students sharing goals for the class, following up with looking at examples of monotype prints, then finish the morning with a discussion regarding the printing process and technique on the press. We'll take a short break, then launch into printing in the afternoon until 2.30 pm. Clean up with vegetable oil / soap and water is simple, because we use AKUA inks, which are totally water-soluble!

The next workshop is Saturday, November 23, $145 includes all materials. We will work on 8" x 12" sheets of plexi-glass which will remain in the studio. You may also bring your own paper if you like. This workshop takes place at One Cottage St., #415, Easthampton, MA, The Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Please contact me at bridge.arts.1@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you! 


The next Akua Inks workshop is Saturday, December 21!


On January 25 & 26 I will offer my first two-day workshop, and will post details for that offering in mid-December. Thank you for your patience!


*NEW INFO as of October 27, 2019:  If you refer me to a friend, you'll receive $10 off your next working session! Also, if you decide you'd like to print again, and don't wish to go through the formal introduction of the first class, you can come print from 11am-3pm, and pay only $120 for the second day, receiving seven sheets of paper from me and inks, etc. Then, if you return anytime after that for a third or another print session, you pay $100 for 11am - 3pm, and receive again seven sheets of paper from me each time (the papers might vary), and inks. I figure as you print more, you need me less. Finally, for those really into printing, I will have a spot where you can leave materials and stuff in a cubby on a private shelf, and you won't have to schlep stuff back and forth from home. 


*Beginning May 3, 2019, if you are unable to make a class that you have paid for, I will return $95 to you ($50 will be retained as a processing fee). Re-scheduling a class is not possible, as I have many cancellations and it complicates my planning process. Thanks for your understanding.