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Experimental Monotypes “Make It & Take It” Workshop

Making monotypes is incredibly immediate and playful type of printmaking, and well suited to first time printers and artists who typically work with paint, mixed media, and sculpture. This flexible printmaking process can produce a large range of aesthetics. By learning about the properties of watercolor, paper, pressure, and how these things interact, students can make prints with subtle tonality, dynamic textures, graphic shapes, painterly marks, or a blend of all of these.

This workshop will focus on monotypes that use plexiglass, water-based materials, and stencils to blend additive and reductive methods of image making. Students should come with some sketches or ideas of what they would like to create, while being ready to explore and experiment.

Please note: Each student will have a dedicated work station and enrollment is limited to 4 students to ensure social distancing. Students will be expected to disinfect shared resources after use and follow all our Covid-related safety precautions. The class fees cover tuition as well as consumable studio supplies.

Private Lessons: Gap Lessons

“Gap Lessons” are designed to support people transitioning from taking classes to using our Open Studio program, and to offer efficient and focused one-on-one support for people embarking on new projects or who need help working through a particular printing issue.

Taught by our in-house staff of skilled printers/artists, these one-hour lessons can help fill in any gaps that have held you back from getting the most out of your time at the studio.

Lessons are often scheduled preceding an Open Studio session to allow students to work with staff for an hour before their full studio session.

Email info@spudnikpress.org to schedule a lesson. Lessons are typically scheduled at least one-two weeks in advance. Instead of enrolling through our website, an online invoice will be sent once a lesson is confirmed. Please include in the email:

  • The specific topic or skill you would like help with
  • Any particular staff you would like to be paired with
  • Availability: days, evenings, weekends, etc.

Please note that gap lessons are not designed to provide authorization, but instead boost your confidence within the studio. Based on the skill or topic you would like to focus on, we may recommend a longer lesson.

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Gap lessons are $45 for a 1-hour session. Members of Spudnik receive a discounted rate of $40/hour.