Cyanotype Workshop: The Magic of the Sunprint with Matel Rokke

With light-sensitive coatings onto paper, we will make beautiful blue toned prints when exposed with objects or transparencies blocking the ultraviolet light, leaving a silhouette image that “captures” the moment and the ghost of the object. This is a historic process ready for update.   Bring unusual small objects, natural foliage & grasses, nostalgic translucent or transparent memorabilia.   Also plan a photo image ahead of time that will be made into a transparency to use for exposures.

For all levels.   $60

Japanese Papermaking Workshop

Japanese Papermaking Workshop

August 6 & 7, Tuesday & Wednesday, 5 – 9pm



We will use kozo fibers (related to the mulberry tree), and other plants gathered locally to make thin, translucent paper in the Nagashizuki-style of sheet forming.   A cool process for the summer, with interesting and useful results.

Block-Printing on Fabric

One Day Workshop

Block-Printing on Fabric

July 27, Saturday, 10 – 4


Print onto interesting fabrics, tote-bags, t-shirts from ready to go patterned blocks, and blocks that you carve yourself.   Tools and wood are provided, and we will use black ink for graphic punch, and traditional effects.

The Joys of Tool Sharpening

One Day Workshop

The Joys of Tool Sharpening

July 6 Saturday, drop-in between 10 – 3


Learn to sharpen your printmaking tools – woodcarving gouges and knives, etching scrapers.   We will show you how, and you can get them into shape. This is a meditative – and necessary – practice for those tools and you.

The Paper Quilt Collage with Kathy Caraccio

June 21. Friday Part 1, 2:00 – 4:30

June 22, Saturday Part 2, 1:00 – 4:30

Join with guest artist Kathy Caraccio, master printer from New York City, here to celebrate her Quilt Series exhibition at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum.   In this exciting workshop we will create monoprints onto interesting papers for colorful rainbow blends, textures and layers.   These printed sources will be cut into shapes to arrange into quilt like designs and patterns that create dynamic visual interactions.   These one-of-a-kind collages of paper will be glued and mounted for a finished presentation.   Printing hints and tips from Kathy’s vast knowledge will enable collaboration throughout the workshop allowing all to learn and discover.


Color Woodcut Printmaking Workshop 2019

This intensive, exciting workshop will awaken the possibilities for the woodcut printing process for the beginning and advanced printmaker.   This approach is not technically tradition-bound…but inventive, with contemporary, creative methods, that can be spontaneous, simple and direct.   This expressive medium will be introduced and explored through demonstrations and discussions of cutting techniques, oil-base inks and water-base inks, modifiers, and printing by hand as well as using the press.   Participants will go from designing their images and cutting blocks, to printing several projects using a variety of methods and individual discoveries.  For all levels.


The Clamshell Box

May 18 & 19, Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 each day

Make the beautiful and professional clamshell box, to house your special collection, object or book. We will build to your unique purpose, using quality materials, decorative juxtapositions, and fundamental proportions.   Bring along the object that will go into this special box.

Papermaking & Pulp Painting

February 23 & 24, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm each day

Make beautiful handmade paper with inclusions of colored pulp wet into wet.   Fluid squeeze-bottle drawing and designs can make the paper sheets inspiring when dry for further drawing, calligraphy, printing, and bookmaking.

One Day Workshop – Coptic Stitch Bookbinding

Now use your own bookcloth for the covers of this hand bound exposed stitch traditional binding. A practical book that opens completely.  Additional bookcloth and decorative papers will also be available.

One Day Workshop – Making Bookcloth

Love all those great patterned cotton fabrics out there? Have remnants in your sewing box? Turn those interesting fabrics into lined bookcloth that can be used for covering your own books, boxes, and projects. All cotton works best, and we will have some to use on site also.

Letterpress for Card-making!

Thursday, December 13, 6:00pm – 9:00pm


limited spaces – one session!

Play with the woodtype and printers cuts to make holiday cards and sentiments. Learn the basics of typesetting and lock-up and how to use the Vandercook and the new (old) Challenge presses for type-high explorations.

Etching & Drypoint Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, November 3 -4, 10:00am – 4:00pm

For all levels

$150 + materials

Learn this traditional intaglio technique where drawing marks and textures are etched below the surface, and the drypoint technique is directly scratched to build burrs on the surface. These techniques create beautiful details and line qualities.