MONOTYPE AND GEL PLATE PRINTMAKING  WORKSHOPS IN THE PIONEER VALLEY OF NEW ENGLAND'S WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS!! Come make prints with me in my super-clean studio, and outdoor studio in our backyard in Easthampton, MA. I follow CDC guidelines.


*PLEASE NOTE: I had my second shot of Pfizer vaccine in March of 2021. 

ALL STUDENTS WHO TAKE MY WORKSHOPS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED.



I will be teaching a Gel Plate workshop with Akua Inks outdoors in my backyard in Easthampton, MA on Saturday, October 16, from 1 - 4.30pm. $120 includes all materials, including inks, brayers, barens, rollup glass tables and an awesome view of Mt Tom, with chocolate  (and you take home an 8’’x10’’ Speedball Gel Plate, unless you already have one from a previous workshop that you took with me that I gave to you. Otherwise, the class is $100 for you). This class will take place OUTDOORS under my huge tent, and we will use the garage space as well, if needed. Four students max, no experience necessary! I'll send you more specific information if you email me at bridge.arts.1@gmail.com . 




I will be teaching a Monotype printmaking class with Akua inks in Brattleboro, VT at the River Valley Art School on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Max 6 students. If that class fills, I'll teach Sunday, October 10 also. Please take a look at the class description and sign up here. You may also call them at: 802.257.1577 




MONOTYPE CLASSES ONLY -  DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED, Starting back up in-person in October 2021.... 9.30am - 2.30pm, $145 per class per person, includes AKUA printmaking inks, paper, and all materials. No Experience Necessary! We will work on 8" x 12" sheets of plexi-glas which will remain in the studio. You may also bring your own paper if you like. 


GEL PLATE/MONOTYPE COMBO CLASS - DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED, Starting back up in-person in October 2021$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. 


These workshops 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.


*PLEASE NOTE: I had my second shot of Pfizer vaccine in March of 2021. All students who take my classes must be fully vaccinated. 


* 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 class, you can 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 more print session, you pay $100 thereafter for one-day sessions for 11am - 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.


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