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Cherry Press on the Road: 

Coming this Fall to EFA-Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in NYC:  Non-toxic Century Plate Litho I and II Weekend Workshops

Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography

Saturday and Sunday  9/30, 10/1, 10/7 and 10/8  10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.


Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography Part II

Saturday and Sunday  10/28 and 10/29    10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
**Takes place during New York Print Week, featuring the Editions/Artists Books Fair and IFPDA Print Fair

EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018

 

Cherry Press on the Road: Try Printmaking at Danforth Art This Fall

Saturday Try Printmaking Workshop on October 14th  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Learn five fabulous printmaking techniques including monotype, relief, chine-collet, engraving and embossment.  We will use all non-toxic materials to create colorful, textured and layered prints. Prerequisite: No previous experience needed.

Saturday Studio Series:  (Printmaking will be on November 4th)
November 4 - December 9, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Spend four fall Saturday afternoons in a relaxed art class working with a different technique or medium each week including acrylic paint, collage, drawing and printmaking.

 

At Cherry Press this October:

Woodcut, Relief Printmaking and the Political Print: Three-day Workshop

Thursday Mornings October 12, 19, 26    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Now is the time to time to make our voices heard!  We will take a look at some examples by some of the many great printmakers who used the art of multiples to get their messages out in various times of oppression, struggle, resistance and revolution.  Using easy to cut Shina plywood blocks, linoleum, PETG and/or harder, Cherry and Maple plywood blocks and non-toxic, water-soluble inks, we will examine different approaches to line-work and mark making from graphic and angular to painterly and gestural.  We will learn image preparation and transfer methods, sharpening and care of tools, wood carving methods, ink and paper preparation, rolling techniques, printing on a press and by hand. Experienced and beginning woodcutters/relief printmakers are welcome to join us.

Cost: $180 for one 3-day workshop includes a selection of ink and modifiers for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from or transfer and paper to print on.  Some wood and linoleum blocks, Sharpies, printmaking paper, tracing paper and newsprint will be available for sale.  Questions?     Sign Up Here

 

Open Studio: Three-day Workshop

Thursday Afternoons October 12, 19, 26    2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Come prepared with whatever you want to work with (plates, paper and ink) and I will help you make great prints!  Woodcut, linocut, PETG, engraving, etching (plate must be pre-etched), embossment, monotype, chine collet, collagraph, polyester and Century Plate lithography...we can do it all!

Cost: $160 for one 3-day workshop. Some wood blocks, Sharpies, printmaking paper, tracing paper and newsprint will be available for sale.  Questions?      Sign Up Here

 

New Class!  Stretches & Exercises for Printmakers

Monday Morning October 16   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Suffer from lower back, neck and shoulder problems?  Learn some gentle, easy stretches and exercises that will help aleve pain and build the strength and flexibility you need to keep on printing!  Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat and strap or rope and be prepared to relax and have fun.

Cost: $75 for one 3-hour class.   Questions?    Sign Up Here

 

Intensive Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography: Two-day Weekend Workshop

October 21 & 22 , 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Includes 1 hr lunch break, please bring something to share for potluck lunch)

Join the printmaking revolution as we leave the toxic, petroleum-based era of lithography to welcome in new, bio-based and bio-degradable processes.  This class is suitable for printmakers with some lithographic experience.  Learn how to use new, non-toxic and simple etching techniques using environmentally sustainable, plant-based materials and re-useable Century Plates. 

Cost: $400 for one 2-day workshop includes all materials for class use: 1 - 12.75 x 18" Century Plate, #3 Stones Crayon, Sharpie Fine Point, Sharpie Paint Pen; black ink, modifiers, processing materials, acetate, newsprint and 1 sheet of Plike paper (Makes 2 11 x 15" prints) for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from and extra paper, if you want.  Image & Paper size up to 11 x 15" (Note: 11 x 15" is a handy quarter sheet size for most standard printmaking papers).  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.  Questions?   Sign Up Here 

Payments can be made on the first day of each workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

 

At Cherry Press this November:

Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography: Three-day Introductory Workshops

Tuesday Afternoons: November 14  1-5 p.m.   November 21  1-5 p.m.   November 28  1-5 p.m.

Join the printmaking revolution as we leave the toxic, petroleum-based era of lithography to welcome in new, bio-based and bio-degradable processes.  This class is suitable for novices and those returning to lithography and will de-mystify the hazardous and seemingly alchemical processes of the past.  Learn how to use new, non-toxic and simple etching techniques using environmentally sustainable, plant-based materials and re-useable Century Plates. 

Artists/students who like printing with polyester lithographic plates (Pronto Plate lithography) will really enjoy the richer tonality, reciprocity of mark-making, durability, ease of use and predictable results that Century Plates provide.  The ability to re-grain Century Plates creates more fluidity and spontaneity in the artists’ working process.  This new form of lithography is excellent for creating gestural, expressive images and producing multiple-color prints.

Cost: $310 for one 3-day workshop includes all materials for class use: 1 - 12.75 x 18" Century Plate, #3 Stones Crayon, Sharpie Fine Point, Sharpie Paint Pen; black ink, modifiers, processing materials, acetate, newsprint and 1 sheet of Plike paper (Makes 4 11 x 15" prints) for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from and extra paper, if you want.  Image & Paper size up to 11 x 15" (Note: 11 x 15" is a handy quarter sheet size for most standard printmaking papers).  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.  Questions?   Sign Up Here

 

Stretches & Exercises for Printmakers

Tuesday Morning November 14   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Suffer from lower back, neck and shoulder problems?  Learn some gentle, easy stretches and exercises that will help aleve pain and build the strength and flexibility you need to keep on printing!  Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat and strap or rope and be prepared to relax and have fun.

Cost: $75 for one 3-hour class.   Questions?     Sign Up Here

 

Woodcut, Relief Printmaking and the Political Print: Three-day Workshop

Wednesday Mornings November 15, 22, 29    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Now is the time to time to make our voices heard!  We will take a look at some examples by some of the many great printmakers who used the art of multiples to get their messages out in various times of oppression, struggle, resistance and revolution.  Using easy to cut Shina plywood blocks, linoleum, PETG and/or harder, Cherry and Maple plywood blocks and non-toxic, water-soluble inks, we will examine different approaches to line-work and mark making from graphic and angular to painterly and gestural.  We will learn image preparation and transfer methods, sharpening and care of tools, wood carving methods, ink and paper preparation, rolling techniques, printing on a press and by hand. Experienced and beginning woodcutters/relief printmakers are welcome to join us.

Cost: $180 for one 3-day workshop includes a selection of ink and modifiers for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from or transfer and paper to print on.  Some wood and linoleum blocks, Sharpies, printmaking paper, tracing paper and newsprint will be available for sale.  Questions?   Sign Up Here

 

Experimental Woodcut & Relief Printmaking: Three-day Workshop

Wednesday Afternoons November 15, 22, 29    2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Using wood, PETG or linoleum relief blocks, we will experiment with layering color and under and over-printing using a variety of monotype techniques, chine-collet, embossment and non-toxic, water-soluble inks.  We will review image preparation and transfer methods, sharpening and care of tools, wood carving methods, ink and paper preparation, rolling techniques, registration techniques, printing on a press and by hand. Experienced and beginning woodcutters/relief printmakers are welcome to join us!

Cost: $180 for one 3-day workshop includes a selection of ink and modifiers for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from or transfer and paper to print on.  Some wood and linoleum blocks, Sharpies, printmaking paper, tracing paper and newsprint will be available for sale.  Questions?   Sign Up Here

Payments can be made on the first day of each workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Other Printmaking Workshops at Cherry Press:

  • Beginning Printmaking
  • Beginning Traditional Stone Lithography
  • Stone Lithography Refresher
  • Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography
  • Woodcut/Linocut/Relief
  • Monotype
  • Polyester Plate (Pronto) Lithography
  • Non-toxic Mixed Media
  • Collaborative Printmaking Projects

Please contact us to let us know your interests and availablility and scroll down to the bottom of our home page to sign up on our mailing list to learn when classes are offered.  Individual and group classes are available. If you don't see a class scheduled here for the technique you're interested in or if you'd like to book a class for yourself or with friends, please contact us

Fall Special: Individual, one-on-one classes are $35/per hour.

Collaborative and Contract Printing: Need help publishing an edition? Maybe you have a print in mind and don't have the time to learn a new process?  Would you like to see your one-of-a-kind painting transformed into printed multiples?  Is your gallery interested in selling prints?  Contact us about collaborative and contract printing and we can discuss how to make your printing project happen!

Stone & Century Plate Graining Service: Like working on litho stones or Century Plates but hate graining?  We'll do the work for you!  Pricing depends on size of stone or plate.  Contact us about graining services

 

 

Past Workshops:

At Cherry Press this September:

Experimental Woodcut & Relief Printmaking: Three-day Workshop

Wednesday Mornings September 13, 20, 27    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Using wood, PETG or linoleum relief blocks, we will experiment with layering color and under and over-printing using a variety of monotype techniques, chine-collet, embossment and non-toxic, water-soluble inks.  We will review image preparation and transfer methods, sharpening and care of tools, wood carving methods, ink and paper preparation, rolling techniques, registration techniques, printing on a press and by hand. Experienced and beginning woodcutters/relief printmakers are welcome to join us!

Cost: $180 for one 3-day workshop includes a selection of ink and modifiers for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from or transfer and paper to print on.  Some wood and linoleum blocks, Sharpies, printmaking paper, tracing paper and newsprint will be available for sale.  Questions?  

Sign Up Here! 

 

Open Studio: Three-day Workshop

Wednesday Afternoons September 13, 20, 27    2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Come prepared with whatever you want to work with (plates, paper and ink) and I will help you make great prints!  Woodcut, linocut, PETG, engraving, etching (plate must be pre-etched), embossment, monotype, chine collet, collagraph, polyester and Century Plate lithography...we can do it all!

Cost: $160 for one 3-day workshop. Some wood blocks, Sharpies, printmaking paper, tracing paper and newsprint will be available for sale.  Questions?  

Sign Up Here! 

 

New Class!  Stretches & Exercises for Printmakers

Monday Morning September 18   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Suffer from lower back, neck and shoulder problems?  Learn some gentle, easy stretches and exercises that will help aleve pain and build the strength and flexibility you need to keep on printing!  Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat and strap or rope and be prepared to relax and have fun.

Cost: $75 for one 3-hour class.   Questions?  

Sign Up Here! 

 

Intensive Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography: Two-day Workshop

September 21 & 22 , 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Includes 1 hr lunch break, please bring something to share for potluck lunch)

Join the printmaking revolution as we leave the toxic, petroleum-based era of lithography to welcome in new, bio-based and bio-degradable processes.  This class is suitable for printmakers with some lithographic experience.  Learn how to use new, non-toxic and simple etching techniques using environmentally sustainable, plant-based materials and re-useable Century Plates. 

Cost: $400 for one 2-day workshop includes all materials for class use: 1 - 12.75 x 18" Century Plate, #3 Stones Crayon, Sharpie Fine Point, Sharpie Paint Pen; black ink, modifiers, processing materials, acetate, newsprint and 1 sheet of Plike paper (Makes 2 11 x 15" prints) for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from and extra paper, if you want.  Image & Paper size up to 11 x 15" (Note: 11 x 15" is a handy quarter sheet size for most standard printmaking papers).  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.  Questions?  

Sign Up Here! 

 

Fall Printmaking Workshops at Worcester Art Museum:

Printmaking I & II

Tuesday Afternoons: Sept. 12 - Oct. 17 1-4 p.m.

Intro to Woodcut & Relief Printmaking

Tuesday Evenings: Sept. 12 - Oct. 17 6-9 p.m.

 

At Cherry Press Starting in August:

Intensive Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography: Two-day Workshop

August 21 & 22, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Includes 1 hr lunch break, please bring lunch)

Join the printmaking revolution as we leave the toxic, petroleum-based era of lithography to welcome in new, bio-based and bio-degradable processes.  This class is suitable for printmakers with some lithographic experience.  Learn how to use new, non-toxic and simple etching techniques using environmentally sustainable, plant-based materials and re-useable Century Plates. 

Cost: $400 for one 2-day workshop includes all materials for class use: 1 - 12.75 x 18" Century Plate, #3 Stones Crayon, Sharpie Fine Point, Sharpie Paint Pen; black ink, modifiers, processing materials, acetate, newsprint and 1 sheet of Plike paper (Makes 2 11 x 15" prints) for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from and extra paper, if you want.  Image & Paper size up to 11 x 15" (Note: 11 x 15" is a handy quarter sheet size for most standard printmaking papers).  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.  Questions?  

Sign Up Here!   

 

Intensive Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography: Two-day Weekend Workshop

August 26 & 27, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Includes 1 hr lunch break, please bring lunch)

Join the printmaking revolution as we leave the toxic, petroleum-based era of lithography to welcome in new, bio-based and bio-degradable processes.  This class is suitable for printmakers with some lithographic experience.  Learn how to use new, non-toxic and simple etching techniques using environmentally sustainable, plant-based materials and re-useable Century Plates. 

Cost: $400 for one 2-day workshop includes all materials for class use: 1 - 12.75 x 18" Century Plate, #3 Stones Crayon, Sharpie Fine Point, Sharpie Paint Pen; black ink, modifiers, processing materials, acetate, newsprint and 1 sheet of Plike paper (Makes 2 11 x 15" prints) for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from and extra paper, if you want.  Image & Paper size up to 11 x 15" (Note: 11 x 15" is a handy quarter sheet size for most standard printmaking papers).  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.  Questions?  

Sign Up Here!   

 

Introduction to Woodcut & Relief Printmaking: Three-day Workshop

Thursday Mornings August 24, 31 & Sept. 7    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Using easy to cut Shina plywood blocks, linoleum and/or harder, Cherry and Maple plywood blocks and non-toxic, water-soluble inks, we will examine different approaches to line-work and mark making from graphic and angular to painterly and gestural.  We will learn image preparation and transfer methods, sharpening and care of tools, wood carving methods, ink and paper preparation, rolling techniques, printing on a press and by hand. Experienced woodcutters/relief printmakers are welcome to join us!

Cost: $180 for one 3-day workshop includes a selection of ink and modifiers for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from or transfer and paper to print on.  Some wood and linoleum blocks, Sharpies, printmaking paper, tracing paper and newsprint will be available for sale.  Questions?  

Sign Up Here! 

 

Open Studio: Three-day Workshop

Wednesday Afternoons August 23, 30 & Sept. 6    2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Come prepared with whatever you want to work with (plates, paper and ink) and I will help you make great prints!  Woodcut, linocut, PETG, engraving, etching (plate must be pre-etched), embossment, monotype, chine collet, collagraph, polyester and Century Plate lithography...we can do it all!

Cost: $162 for one 3-day workshop. Some wood blocks, Sharpies, printmaking paper, tracing paper and newsprint will be available for sale.  Questions?  

Sign Up Here! 

 

Cherry Press on the Road: 

Try Printmaking at Danforth Art This Summer

Try Printmaking 

Wednesday Evenings: June 28 - July 26,   6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  (No class on July 5th)

Learn five fabulous printmaking techniques including monotype, relief, chine-collet, engraving and embossment.  We will use all non-toxic materials to create colorful, textured and layered prints. Prerequisite: No previous experience needed. Most materials will be provided.

 

Spring Printmaking Workshops at Worcester Art Museum

Printmaking Open Studio 

Wednesdays: May 24 - June 14,   9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - it's still possible to sign up after the start of class!

Come prepared with whatever you want to work with (plates, paper,ink, etc.) and I will help you make great prints!  Woodcut, linocut, PETG, engraving, etching, embossment, monotype, chine collet, collagraph, polyester and Century Plate lithography...we can do it all!

 

At Cherry Press Starting in June:

Fabulous Five - Non-toxic Multi-plate Printmaking: Five-day Workshop

Monday Afternoons: June 5 - July 3,  1-4 p.m.

In this class, we will learn five, fabulous printmaking techniques that can be worked with using non-toxic materials.  We will explore a myriad of possibilities to create colorful, textural and layered prints using all of the following processes: relief, embossment, dry-point engraving, carborundum collagraph and monotype printing techniques (including trace and stencils) with inexpensive PETG and linoleum plates. Students/artists will also be introduced to image preparation and transfer methods, ink and paper preparation, rolling techniques and printing on a press.

Cost: $300 for one 5-day workshop includes a selection of ink and modifiers for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from or transfer and paper to print on.  PETG and linoleum blocks, Sharpies, printmaking paper, tracing paper and newsprint will be available for sale.  Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here! 

 

Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography: Three-day Introductory Workshops

Tuesday Afternoons: June 6  1-5 p.m.   June 13  1-5 p.m.   June 27  1-5 p.m. (**No class  on June 20)

Join the printmaking revolution as we leave the toxic, petroleum-based era of lithography to welcome in new, bio-based and bio-degradable processes.  This class is suitable for novices and those returning to lithography and will de-mystify the hazardous and seemingly alchemical processes of the past.  Learn how to use new, non-toxic and simple etching techniques using environmentally sustainable, plant-based materials and re-useable Century Plates. 

Artists/students who like printing with polyester lithographic plates (Pronto Plate lithography) will really enjoy the richer tonality, reciprocity of mark-making, durability, ease of use and predictable results that Century Plates provide.  The ability to re-grain Century Plates creates more fluidity and spontaneity in the artists’ working process.  This new form of lithography is excellent for creating gestural, expressive images and producing multiple-color prints.

Cost: $310 for one 3-day workshop includes all materials for class use: 1 - 12.75 x 18" Century Plate, #3 Stones Crayon, Sharpie Fine Point, Sharpie Paint Pen; black ink, modifiers, processing materials, acetate, newsprint and 1 sheet of Plike paper (Makes 4 11 x 15" prints) for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from and extra paper, if you want.  Image & Paper size up to 11 x 15" (Note: 11 x 15" is a handy quarter sheet size for most standard printmaking papers).  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.  Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here!   

 

Introduction to Woodcut & Relief Printmaking: Four-day Workshop

Thursday Afternoons: June 8 - July 6,  2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (**No class June 22)

Using easy to cut Shina plywood blocks, linoleum and/or harder, Cherry and Maple plywood blocks and non-toxic, water-soluble inks, we will examine different approaches to line-work and mark making from graphic and angular to painterly and gestural.  We will learn image preparation and transfer methods, sharpening and care of tools, wood carving methods, ink and paper preparation, rolling techniques, printing on a press and by hand. 

Cost: $240 for one 4-day workshop includes a selection of ink and modifiers for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from or transfer and paper to print on.  Wood and linoleum blocks, Sharpies, printmaking paper, tracing paper and newsprint will be available for sale.  Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here! 

 

Woodcut & Relief Printmaking - Part 2: Four-day Workshop

Thursday Mornings: June 8 - July 6,   10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (**No class June 22)

Using our cut wood or linoleum relief blocks, we will experiment with layering color and under and over-printing using a variety of monotype techniques, chine-collet and non-toxic, water-soluble inks.  We will also cover registration techniques and multiple plate/multiple color printing.

Cost: $240 for one 4-day workshop includes a selection of ink, modifiers, tracing paper and newsprint for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from or transfer and paper to print on.  Wood and linoleum blocks, Sharpies and printmaking paper will be available for sale.  Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here!  

 

Intensive Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography: Two-day Workshop

June 20 & 21, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Includes 1 hr lunch break)

Join the printmaking revolution as we leave the toxic, petroleum-based era of lithography to welcome in new, bio-based and bio-degradable processes.  This class is suitable for printmakers with some lithographic experience.  Learn how to use new, non-toxic and simple etching techniques using environmentally sustainable, plant-based materials and re-useable Century Plates. 

Cost: $400 for one 2-day workshop includes all materials for class use: 1 - 12.75 x 18" Century Plate, #3 Stones Crayon, Sharpie Fine Point, Sharpie Paint Pen; black ink, modifiers, processing materials, acetate, newsprint and 1 sheet of Plike paper (Makes 4 11 x 15" prints) for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from and extra paper, if you want.  Image & Paper size up to 11 x 15" (Note: 11 x 15" is a handy quarter sheet size for most standard printmaking papers).  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.  Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here!   

 

Calling all New Yorkers: Weekend Non-toxic Century Plate Workshop at EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop

Saturday & Sunday May 6 & 7th 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Register & Learn More Here!:

 

Cherry Press on the Road:  Spring Printmaking Workshops at Worcester Art Museum

Intro to Relief Printing  

Thursdays: May 11 - June 8   9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Printmaking Open Studio

Wednesdays: May 24 - June 14   9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Woodcut & Relief Printmaking - Part 2: Four-day Workshop

Tuesdays: April 25 - May 23, 2017  9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  **No Class the week of May 2nd

Using our cut wood or linoleum relief blocks, we will experiment with layering color and under and over-printing using a variety of monotype techniques, chine-collet and non-toxic, water-soluble inks.  We will also cover registration techniques and multiple plate/multiple color printing.

Cost: $240 for one 4-day workshop includes a selection of ink, modifiers, tracing paper and newsprint for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from or transfer and paper to print on.  Wood and linoleum blocks, Sharpies and printmaking paper will be available for sale.  Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here!  

 

Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography: Four-day Introductory Workshop

Tuesdays: March 21 - April 11, 2017  9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join the printmaking revolution as we leave the petroleum-based era to welcome in the bio-based era of lithography.  This class is suitable for novices and those returning to lithography and will de-mystify the hazardous and seemingly alchemical processes of the past.  Learn how to use new, non-toxic and simple etching techniques using environmentally sustainable, plant-based materials and re-useable Century Plates. 

Artists/students who like printing with polyester lithographic plates (Pronto Plate lithography) will really enjoy the richer tonality, reciprocity of mark-making, durability, ease of use and predictable results that Century Plates provide.  The ability to re-grain Century Plates creates more fluidity and spontaneity in the artists’ working process.  This new form of lithography is excellent for creating gestural, expressive images and producing multiple-color prints.

Cost: $260 for one 4-day workshop includes black ink, modifiers, processing materials, tracing paper and newsprint for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from and paper to print on.  Image & Paper size up to 11 x 15" (Note: 11 x 15 is a handy quarter sheet size for most standard printmaking papers).  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.

Spring Special: Includes one 12.25 x 18" multiple-use Century Plate and #3 litho crayon!    Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here! 

 

Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography Part 2: Four-day Continuation Workshop

Tuesdays: March 21 - April 11, 2017  2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

This class is suitable for artists/students who have taken an Intoductory Century Plate Litho workshop and want to continue to work on their plates and/or print more or start new projects, including printing multiple plates and color printing.

Cost: $240 for one 4-day workshop includes a selection of ink, modifiers, processing materials, tracing paper and newsprint for class use.  Please bring your Century Plates, images/ideas to draw from and paper to print on.  Century Plates, Stones' #3 Litho Crayons, Sharpies and printmaking paper will be available for sale.  Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here!  

 

Introduction to Woodcut & Relief Printmaking: Four-day Workshop

Wednesdays: March 22 - April 12, 2017  9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Using easy to cut Shina plywood blocks, linoleum and/or harder, Cherry and Maple plywood blocks and non-toxic, water-soluble inks, we will examine different approaches to line-work and mark making from graphic and angular to painterly and gestural.  We will learn image preparation and transfer methods, sharpening and care of tools, wood carving methods, ink and paper preparation, rolling techniques, printing on a press and by hand. 

Cost: $240 for one 4-day workshop includes a selection of ink, modifiers, tracing paper and newsprint for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from or transfer and paper to print on.  Wood and linoleum blocks, Sharpies and printmaking paper will be available for sale.  Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here! 

 

Fabulous Five - Non-toxic Multi-plate Printmaking: Five-day Workshop

Fridays: March 23 - April 14, 2017  9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

In this class, we will learn five, fabulous printmaking techniques that can be worked with using non-toxic materials.  We will explore a myriad of possibilities to create colorful, textural and layered prints using all of the following processes: relief, embossment, dry-point engraving, carborundum collagraph and monotype printing techniques (including trace and stencils) with inexpensive PETG and linoleum plates. Students/artists will also be introduced to image preparation and transfer methods, ink and paper preparation, rolling techniques and printing on a press.

Cost: $270 for one 5-day workshop includes a selection of ink, modifiers, tracing paper and newsprint for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from or transfer and paper to print on.  PETG and linoleum blocks, Sharpies and printmaking paper will be available for sale.  Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here! 

 

Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography: Three-day Introductory Workshops

Tue. February 21, 2017  1-5 p.m.  Tue. February 28, 2017  1-5 p.m..   Tue. March 7, 2017  1-5 p.m.

Join the printmaking revolution as we leave the petroleum-based era to welcome in the bio-based era of lithography.  This class is suitable for novices and those returning to lithography and will de-mystify the hazardous and seemingly alchemical processes of the past.  Learn how to use new, non-toxic and simple etching techniques using environmentally sustainable, plant-based materials and re-useable Century Plates. 

Artists/students who like printing with polyester lithographic plates (Pronto Plate lithography) will really enjoy the richer tonality, reciprocity of mark-making, durability, ease of use and predictable results that Century Plates provide.  The ability to re-grain Century Plates creates more fluidity and spontaneity in the artists’ working process.  This new form of lithography is excellent for creating gestural, expressive images and producing multiple-color prints.

Cost: $250 for one 3-day workshop includes black ink, modifiers, processing materials, tracing paper and newsprint for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from and paper to print on.  Image & Paper size up to 11 x 20" (Note: 11 x 15 is a handy quarter sheet size for most standard printmaking papers).  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.

Winter Super Special: No extra materials fee for one 14.25 x 24" multiple-use Century Plate and #3 litho crayon!    Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here!   

 

Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography: Two-day Continuation Workshops

Fri. March 3, 2017  1-5 p.m.    Fri. March 10, 2017  1-5 p.m.   

This class is suitable for artists/students who have taken an Intoductory Century Plate Litho workshop and want to continue to work on their plates and/or print more or start new projects.

Cost: $160 for one 2-day workshop includes black ink, modifiers, processing materials, tracing paper and newsprint for class use.  Please bring your Century Plates, images/ideas to draw from and paper to print on.  Century Plates, Stones' #3 Litho Crayons, Sharpies and printmaking paper will be available for sale.  Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here!  

 

Cherry Press on the Road:  Winter Printmaking Workshops at Worcester Art Museum

Corinne will be teaching two classes and two weekend workshops at Worcester Art Museum this winter.  WAM has a bright, airy printmaking studio and scholarships are available for tuition.  Follow the links below to find out more and sign up.  Note: Please sign up at least one week before the class is scheduled to begin!!!

Introduction to Woodcut  Wednesday Mornings   January 25 - March 22, 2017   9:30-12:30 a.m.

Fabulous Five: A Non-toxic, Multi-plate Mash Up   Thursday Afternoons  January 26 - March 23, 2016   1:00-4:00 p.m.

Try Non-Toxic Lithography Part 1  Saturday & Sunday February 11 & 12, 2017   9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Try Non-Toxic Lithography Part 2  Sundays March 5 & 12   9:30 a.m - 4 p.m.

Scholarships at WAM

 

Woodcut & Monotype - Multi-plate Printing: Two-day Workshops 

Monday, January 9, 2017    12:30-4:30 p.m.    Monday, January 16, 2017    12:30-4:30 p.m. 

Using easy to cut Shina plywood blocks and harder, Cherry plywood blocks, non-toxic, water-based inks, we will examine different approaches to line-work and mark making from graphic and angular to painterly and gestural.  We will learn image preparation and transfer methods, sharpening and care of tools, wood carving methods, ink and paper preparation, rolling techniques, printing on a press and by hand. 

From there, we will experiment with layering color and under and over-printing using a variety of monotype techniques and non-toxic, water-based inks

Cost: $180 for one 2-day workshop includes materials (one 4 x 6" double-sided Shina wood block, one 4 x 6" Cherry/Baltic Birch-backed wood block, inks for class use and newsprint).  

Note: If you are planning to make Holiday Cards this December, our 4 x 6" block size will work well!

Please bring your own printmaking paper and images to work with.  Questions?

 

Non-toxic Lithography Workshops at Worcester Art Museum

Corinne will be teaching a second non-toxic lithography workshop at Worcester Art Museum this November. 

Try Non-Toxic Lithography Part 2  Saturdays November 12 & 19   9:30 a.m -4 p.m.

Try It! Non-toxic Litho Workshop - Part 2 is a continuation class for students who took Part 1.  We will also review the processes and techniques we covered in Part 1, so new students are welcome to join in.   This included learning how to grain Century Plates quickly and easily, set up plate and paper registration and transfer images or draw directly on the plates, prepare paper for printing, uncomplicated, one-step plate etching and processing, how to correctly use ink, rollers and rolling patterns and print using WAM’s lithography press.

WAM has a bright, airy printmaking studio and scholarships are available for tuition.  Follow the links below to find out more and register for this workshop.

Try Non-Toxic Lithography Part 2  Saturdays November 12 & 19   9:30 a.m -4 p.m.

Scholarships at WAM

 

Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography: Two-day Introductory Workshop

Wednesday, October 19, 2016    1-5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1-5 p.m.

Join the printmaking revolution as we leave the petroleum-based era to welcome in the bio-based era of lithography.  This class is suitable for novices and those returning to lithography and will de-mystify the hazardous and seemingly alchemical processes of the past.  Learn how to use new, non-toxic and simple etching techniques using environmentally sustainable, plant-based materials and re-useable Century Plates. 

Artists/students who like printing with polyester lithographic plates (Pronto Plate lithography) will really enjoy the richer tonality, reciprocity of mark-making, durability, ease of use and predictable results that Century Plates provide.  The ability to re-grain Century Plates creates more fluidity and spontaneity in the artists’ working process.  This new form of lithography is excellent for creating gestural, expressive images and producing multiple-color prints.

Cost: $160 includes black ink, modifiers, processing materials, tracing paper and newsprint for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from and paper to print on.  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.

Material Fee: $30 for one 1/4 sized multiple-use Century Plate and #3 litho crayon    Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here!  

 

Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography: One-day Workshops

Introduction:  Tuesday, August 30, 2016    11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Combined Introduction & Continuation (for those who have taken the intro class): 

Monday, September 19, 2016    11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Join the printmaking revolution as we leave the petroleum-based era to welcome in the bio-based era of lithography.  This class is suitable for novices and those returning to lithography and will de-mystify the hazardous and seemingly alchemical processes of the past.  Learn how to use new, non-toxic and simple etching techniques using environmentally sustainable, plant-based materials and re-useable Century Plates. 

Artists/students who like printing with polyester lithographic plates (Pronto Plate lithography) will really enjoy the richer tonality, reciprocity of mark-making, durability, ease of use and predictable results that Century Plates provide.  The ability to re-grain Century Plates creates more fluidity and spontaneity in the artists’ working process.  This new form of lithography is excellent for creating gestural, expressive images and producing multiple-color prints.

Sign up for one workshop or join us for them all!

Cost: $130 includes fresh harvest lunch from our garden, black ink, modifiers, processing materials, tracing paper and newsprint for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from and paper to print on.  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.

Material Fee: $30 for one 1/4 sized multiple-use Century Plate and #3 litho crayon    Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here!   

 

Monotype on the Century Plate:  Tuesday, September 6, 2016    2-5 p.m.

Using our Century Plates as guides, we will dive into a painterly process to mix the luscious hues of Akua water-based pigments with the rich, graphic tones of lithographic prints.  For those of you interested in learning traditional multi-plate registration, we can cover that, too.

Cost: $75 includes Akua pigment ink, modifiers and newsprint for class use.  Please bring your processsed Century Plates, prints, favorite brushes and paper to print on.  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.    Questions?

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here!   

 

Romancing the Stone - Traditional Stone Lithography:

Saturday, September 24, 2016    11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Nothing compares with the sumptuous drawing surface and maleability of lithographic limestones.  In this one-day workshop, we will review traditional and new, non-toxic techniques.  Beginners and experienced lithographers welcome!

Cost: $130 includes fresh harvest lunch from our garden, black ink, modifiers, processing materials, tracing paper and newsprint for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from and paper to print on.  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.

Material Fee: $10 for 3 litho crayons   Questions?   

Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here!

 

Cherry Press on the Road:  Fall Printmaking Workshops at Worcester Art Museum

Corinne will be teaching two classes and two weekend workshops at Worcester Art Museum this fall.  WAM has a bright, airy printmaking studio and scholarships are available for tuition.  Follow the links below to find out more and sign up.

Fabulous Five: A Non-toxic, Multi-plate Mash Up   Wednesday Afternoons  September 14 - November 16, 2016   1:00-4:00 p.m.

Introduction to Woodcut  Wednesday Evenings   September 14 - November 16, 2016   6:00-9:00 p.m.

Try Non-Toxic Lithography Part 1  Saturdays October 8 & 15

Try Non-Toxic Lithography Part 2  Saturdays November 12 & 19   9:30 a.m -4 p.m.

Scholarships at WAM

 

Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography: One-day Workshops

Introduction:  Monday, June 13, 2016    12-5 p.m.

Introduction:  Saturday, June 18, 2016    12-5 p.m.

Join the printmaking revolution as we leave the petroleum-based era to welcome in the bio-based era of lithography.  This class is suitable for novices and those returning to lithography and will de-mystify the hazardous and seemingly alchemical processes of the past.  Learn how to use new, non-toxic and simple etching techniques using environmentally sustainable, plant-based materials and re-useable Century Plates. 

Artists/students who like printing with polyester lithographic plates (Pronto Plate lithography) will really enjoy the richer tonality, reciprocity of mark-making, durability, ease of use and predictable results that Century Plates provide.  The ability to re-grain Century Plates creates more fluidity and spontaneity in the artists’ working process.  This new form of lithography is excellent for creating gestural, expressive images and producing multiple-color prints.

Sign up for one workshop or join us for them all!

Cost: $125 includes black ink, modifiers, processing materials, tracing paper and newsprint for class use.  Please bring images/ideas to draw from and paper to print on.  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.

Material Fee: $30 for one 1/4 sized multiple-use Century Plate and #3 litho crayon    Questions?   

Registration ends Friday, June 10th.  Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here!   

 

Monotype on the Century Plate:  Monday, June 27, 2016    12-5 p.m.

Using our Century Plates as guides, we will dive into a painterly process to mix the luscious hues of Akua water-based pigments with the rich, graphic tones of lithographic prints.  For those of you interested in learning traditional multi-plate registration, we can cover that, too.

Cost: $125 includes Akua pigment ink, modifiers and newsprint for class use.  Please bring your processsed Century Plates, prints, favorite brushes and paper to print on.  Some printmaking paper will be available for sale.    Questions?

Registration ends Monday, June 20th.  Payments can be made on the day of the workshop by check, cash or credit/debit card.

Sign Up Here!   

 

Cherry Press on the Road:  Introducing Summer Printmaking Workshops at Danforth Art

Corinne will be teaching one class and two workshops at fabulous Danforth Art in Framingham this Summer!  Follow the links to find out more and sign up.

Polyester Plate Lithography Class   Wednesday Evenings   July 6-27   6:30-9:30 p.m.

Workshops:

Polyester Plate Lithography   June 21-23  1-5 p.m.

Woodcut    July 19 & 20   1-5 p.m.

 

Printmaking Workshops at Cherry Press:

  • Beginning Printmaking
  • Beginning Traditional Stone Lithography
  • Stone Lithography Refresher
  • Non-toxic Century Plate Lithography
  • Woodcut/Linocut/Relief
  • Monotype
  • Polyester Plate (Pronto) Lithography
  • Non-toxic Mixed Media
  • Collaborative Printmaking Projects

Please contact us to let us know your interests and availablility and scroll down to the bottom of our home page to sign up on our mailing list to learn when classes are offered.  Individual and group classes are available. If you don't see a class scheduled here for the technique you're interested in or if you'd like to book a class for yourself or with friends, please contact us

Contract Printing:

Maybe you have a print in mind and don't have the time to learn a new process?  Would you like to see your one-of-a-kind painting transformed into printed multiples?  Is your gallery interested in selling prints?  Contact us about contract printing and we can discuss how to make your printing project happen!

 

Cherry Press on the Road:  Introducing Spring Lithography Classes at WAM

I will be teaching two non-toxic lithography classes at the Worcester Art Museum starting on April 26th:  Introduction to Lithography for beginning printmakers and Advanced Lithography for experienced lithographers/printmakers wanting a refresher course and to learn new, non-toxic techniques.  These are both eight-week long evening classes  and are very reasonably priced! 
 

Upcoming Printmaking Workshops at Cherry Press:

Introduction to Woodcut   

Wednesday, April 13, 2016    12:00-4:00 p.m.     

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016    12:30-4:30 p.m. 

Using easy to cut Shina plywood blocks and non-toxic, water-based inks, we will examine different approaches to line-work and mark making from graphic and angular to painterly and gestural.  We will learn image preparation and transfer methods, sharpening and care of tools, wood carving methods, ink and paper preparation, rolling techniques, printing on a press and by hand.

Cost: $75 per class includes materials (one 4 x 6" double-sided Shina wood block, inks for class use, newsprint and five sheets of printmaking paper).  If you anticipate using more paper, some will be available for a small fee (approx. $1-2.00 per 5 x 7 or 9 x 12 sheet) or feel free to bring your own!  Questions?

There is a $10 discount on the class fee for members of ArtsWorcester, GALA and Good Press Printmakers.

 

Introduction to Non-toxic Plate Lithography   

Saturday & Sunday, March 19-20, 2016    9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m./2:00-5:00 p.m. (lunch break 12:30 -1:00)

Learn how to plan and draw your image on a plate using litho crayons, etch and 2nd etch your image using safe and sustainable bio-based products and proof on paper using the litho press.

Cost: $250 including etching and cleaning matrials, black ink, modifiers and newsprint for class use.  Please bring litho crayons, some will be available for sale.

Plate Costs: $50 for a multiple-use Century Plate, $15 for a single-use plate    Questions?

There is a $10 discount on the class fee for members of ArtsWorcester, GALA and Good Press Printmakers.

*Winter can be harsh and unpredictable here in New England, we will re-schedule workshops if deemed necessary.

 


Cherry Press on the Road: Off-site Workshops

Host a printmaking workshop at your school, library, cultural center, community center or event!  Affordable classes can be designed for all ages and skill levels.

Please use the Contact Form for questions and to make arrangements.