MONOTYPE, GEL PLATE, and TETRA-PAK PRINTMAKING  WORKSHOPS WITH AKUA INKS AND SPEEDBALL PRODUCTS, IN THE PIONEER VALLEY OF NEW ENGLAND'S WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS!! Come make prints with me in my super-clean indoor studio, and gorgeous outdoor studio in our backyard in Easthampton, MA. I follow CDC guidelines, and we will still wear facemasks while working inside in my studio. No facemask required outside.


*PLEASE NOTE: I have had two vaccine shots, and have three booster shots. ALL STUDENTS WHO TAKE MY WORKSHOPS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED, BOOSTERED, AND WEAR FACEMASKS THROUGHOUT OUR WORKSHOP. Yes, we are still wearing facemasks during our class indoors (we don't need to wear facemasks for the outdoor classes). Let's work together to keep our community and world healthy and safe!



MONOTYPE CLASSES ONLY - Saturday, December 17; or Saturday, January 21; or Saturday, February 18....these are each a one-day-monotype workshop, each class is from 10am - 3pm, $140 per person, no experience necessary, three students max, includes AKUA printmaking inks, seven sheets of archival Arnhem paper, and all materials! We will work on 8" x 12" sheets of plexi-glas, which you may take home. We use my printing press, which is a blast! You may also bring your own paper if you like. You will most likely be taking home with you seven finished pieces, or at least you can finish them off at home. Brilliant! Bring a sense of humor and get ready to play in the studio. To sign up, please email me at: bridge.arts.1@gmail.com



GEL PLATE CLASS - In my backyard in Easthampton, MA, date to be announced,  

1 - 4.15pm, $125 (and you take home a Gel Plate!) We will explore the world of printmaking with 8''x10'' Speedball Gel plates during our class. These plates are different than our plexi plates or Tetra Pak plates, and offer a depth of detail and dimensionality, which our other plates do not. We will not be working with the printing press that day. Let's delight in creating texture and lines with this new technique! We'll use stencils and textures from my magic box, and bring along textures to share with others. 4 students max. This class will include inks, 7 sheets of Arnhem paper, and you take home a gel plate (Speedball gel plates usually cost around $26). If you have taken a Gel plate class with me and want to take it again, you can pay $100 and you'll work with us from 1.30 - 4.15pm. Four students max. You must have 2 vaccinations and 1 booster. I will send you my address after you have signed up for the class, it's in Easthampton, MA. *Please email me a pic of your vaccination card which provides that info. Four students in this class, no experience necessary!



TETRA-PAK INTAGLIO CLASS - date to be announced 1 - 4.30pm, $120,

(sorry, no discount for this class). I'm super excited to invite artist Angela Zammarelli https://amfvz.com/home.html to teach us about engraving on Tetra-pak cartons! We will be using my printing press, but you can print incised/de-laminated Tetra paks without a press as well. Angela teaches in the Pioneer Valley area, so we're lucky to bring her into my studio to have her pass along her info! Angela will work with us for the first 2.5 hours and then leave us to it...we'll print until 4.30pm. She'll take us thru the process of setting up our image on the tetra pak, incising, and then printing up the image on paper. The class costs $120 including the materials below...you'll need to bring a few things, but not much. You must have 2 vaccinations and 1 booster. So there will be 5 of us in the studio... three students, Angela, and me. Windows will be open, fans on, plenty of space to work in. Sanitizer will be readily available, sink for washing hands is down the hall. Sorry, no discounts for this class. Three students in this class, no experience necessary!


I will provide five sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" white Arnhem paper. Please plan your design accordingly. I have Akua ink that I will share, but mostly we will work with black. I will provide Akua wiping fabric. I'll have one pair of surgical gloves for you.
You will need to bring:
- a Tetra Pak carton is great, but you can also bring juice or milk cartons too if you don’t specifically have Tetra Pak. I will try and bring a couple extra cartons. You usually find that milk or juice box cartons use the Tetra Pak system
- a pencil
- sharp pair of scissors
- some newspaper if you have any
- some old credit cards if you have any
- tissue paper if you have it
- newsprint if you have it
- Q Tips if you have some (I'll have some as well)
- a sharp nail (!), exacto- blade, sharp awl, and/or etching needle and bandaids, just in case (!)
- bring other papers to experiment with, if you have them
- I will provide wiping fabric but if you have cheap organza curtain fabric, please bring it along. Maybe pick it up at a thrift store? But I'll have a bit of wiping fabric for you.



*Please email me a pic of your vaccination card which provides that info. Also, we will all be wearing facemasks during the entire class. To sign up, please email me at: bridge.arts.1@gmail.com


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GEL PLATE/MONOTYPE COMBO CLASS - DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED   I hope to start these classes up soon, please stay tuned! $285 per person includes all materials. On Saturday, we will work on creating monotypes by painting on a piece of plexi glas, and then printing the image on my press. Then on Sunday, we will work with 8''x10'' Speedball Gel plates only. These plates are different than our plexi plates, and offer a depth of detail and dimensionality, which our other plates do not. Let's delight in creating texture and lines with this new technique! The two-day classes run 9.30 am - 2.30 pm on Saturday & Sunday. 



The above workshops will take place at One Cottage St., #415, Easthampton, MA, in The Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts in the U.S.A. Please contact me at bridge.arts.1@gmail.com if you have any questions, and to reserve your spot. Thank you! 


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.

Email me at: bridge.arts.1@gmail.com 


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! For the monotype class, 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 pm. Clean up with warm soapy water is simple, because we use AKUA inks, which are totally water-soluble!


* All materials are included for $285 for the 2-day class, no experience necessary! 

* If you have taken two or more classes with me, you pay only $225 for the two-day class, and your work hours in the studio will be 11am - 3pm. 

* See prices below for one-day sessions, if you've taken a previous class with me.


* 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 take another one-day monotype printmaking class, you can print from 11.30am-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 more print session, you pay $100 thereafter for one-day sessions for 11.30am - 3pm, and receive again seven sheets of paper from me each time (the papers might vary), and inks. As you print more, you need me less. Finally, for those really into printing, I have a spot where you can leave materials and stuff in a cubby on a private shelf, and you won't have to schlep things 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 $85 to you ($60 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.


* Sorry, no dogs allowed in my studio, or at my outdoor/backyard classes.


These workshops take place at One Cottage St., #415, Easthampton, MA, in The Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, unless it's a Gel Plate class that occurs outdoors in my backyard (I will send you my address). Please contact me at bridge.arts.1@gmail.com if you have any questions, and to reserve your spot. Thank you!