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Printmaking Without a Press

corn maidenPrintmaking Without a Press
with Catherine Trapani
4 Saturdays from 11am-1:30pm
April 4,11,18 & 25

Discover the alchemy of mixed media as we explore low-tech printmaking techniques that bring big results! Ideas will flow as we literally layer these methods to create fresh and exciting work. We will experiment with photo transfer, altering paper and other methods to create unique prints without a press. Take all 4 sessions or individual sessions.

Open to all skill levels, artists of all disciplines. No printmaking experience required.
Take home handouts will be provided. Contact instructor with questions regarding
materials list
4” x 6” or larger printing plate, zinc or plexiglass (available from
plexi or glass for mixing ink
6 sheets total- rives paper, block printing paper or other print papers
Starter set of Akua intaglio inks
palette knife
“Yes Paste” (or other brand you like, ie. Nori paste)
hog bristle brushes
soft Speedball rollers 2” and 4”
file folders
acetate sheets
found and collected papers, water based media of your choice, colored pencils, pastels,
sumi ink.

Cost: 4 weeks: $225/ members or  $275/ non-members
Each session members/non-members TBA
You MUST register by the Monday prior to reserve your seat or sessions may be cancelled if enrollment minimum is not met

catherineCatherine Trapani is a visual artist who has been making innovative print-based art for over 25 years. She has taught publicly and privately to people of all ages around the US including Seattle, WA and Santa Fe, NM. Participants of her classes can expect a supportive, inspirational and lively atmosphere.

Catherine has exhibited work at the Seattle Art Museum and Portland Art Museum. She studied studio art at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, Pratt Institute, Seattle, WA. Her work is included in many corporate collections, including the Westin Hotel San Francisco and Hilton Hotel Miami Beach.

On her approach to art Catherine says “For me, a successful work of art, is not perfect. It leaves you wanting, opening a door to the next piece, containing elements that challenge or are unresolved. Mystery, timelessness, lushness, evocative surfaces are the qualities I strive to create in my work. Luckily, I work with media and processes that invite drips, smears and other beautiful mishaps”.


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