Attention MassArt Undergraduate and Certificate Students: please contact the MassArt Registrar for information on how to register for Continuing Education classes.

Printmaking courses encourage the mastery of traditional techniques as well as experimentation and innovation. Explore etching, lithography, silkscreen, relief, photographic print processes, drawing, and more.

Screen printing is an old and versatile process with many modern uses. We present a variety of techniques and contemporary fine art applications of silkscreen printing. Students are guided through the transformation of an idea to printed image and encouraged to take a creative approach. The emphasis is on experimentation, … Read more

Start Date

09/04

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

12/11

Faculty

Carlos Alvarez

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Deepen your understanding of the perceptual, emotional/psychological, technical and aesthetic aspects of color through studio practice. Learning to perceive and articulate color in response to observation will be emphasized. While this course is designed primarily for painters and illustrators, the content is applicable to color use in multiple contexts.  

Start Date

09/05

Meeting Day

Thursday

End Date

10/17

Faculty

Nancy McCarthy

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

1.5

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Develop the ability to confidently handle a variety of print media in this introductory class. Sessions focus on various printmaking techniques in the fabulous MassArt print facility, including basic intaglio, relief work, collagraph, drypoint, stamping, and monoprint. Sessions include demonstrations, critiques, and individual work time. Students complete several prints, including … Read more

Start Date

09/10

Meeting Day

Tuesday

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Catarina Coelho

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This class offers a thorough investigation of letterpress printing using traditional and experimental methods. The first six weeks of the letterpress class covers traditional typesetting tools and methods, printing techniques, and Vandercook flatbed cylinder press operation. Students will devise an individual project and the class will meet to discuss design … Read more

Start Date

09/10

Meeting Day

Tuesday

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Keith Cross

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Pronto Plate, also known as polyester plate lithography, is a rapid process that allows artists to develop prints with connections to a variety of art processes. The pronto plate process is fast, easy and cheap. An artist can incorporate drawings, photography or collage elements and rapidly create layered prints that … Read more

Start Date

09/27

Meeting Day

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

End Date

09/29

Faculty

David Bligh

Time

Credits

0

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Japanese woodblock is a technique rich in tradition dating back to the 17th century. Ukiyo-e means “pictures of a floating world” because these prints depicted all parts of daily life. We will be carving wood blocks and inking them with watercolors and nori paste to create painterly gradations of color … Read more

Start Date

10/12

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

10/13

Faculty

Lisa Houck

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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Anyone who yearns to bring a little texture back into their lives with ink, paper, and type will enjoy this one-day letterpress workshop. This workshop is an introduction to letterpress printing and manual typesetting for the complete beginner to the moderately-experienced letterpress devotee. You’ll learn to use a job stick, … Read more

Start Date

10/19

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/19

Faculty

Keith Cross

Time

9am–6pm

Credits

0

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A variety of monotype techniques can be used to create a unique print. In this workshop we will focus on viscosity printing. We will be experimenting with both sticky and oily inks to see how inks of different viscosities interact. Using the principles of viscosity printing in combination with stencils, … Read more

Start Date

11/01

Meeting Day

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

End Date

11/03

Faculty

Stacy Friedman

Time

spec–spec

Credits

0

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White Line woodcut is a technique developed by Blanche Lazell in the 1920’s. Inspired by European modernism and American crafts techniques, Lazell developed this simple woodblock method to simplify some of the techniques used in Japanese woodblock printing. In this class, you will start with carving linear drawings in a … Read more

Start Date

11/16

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

11/17

Faculty

Lisa Houck

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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Anyone who yearns to bring a little texture back into their lives with ink, paper, and type will enjoy this one-day letterpress workshop. This workshop is an introduction to letterpress printing and manual typesetting for the complete beginner to the moderately-experienced letterpress devotee. You’ll learn to use a job stick, … Read more

Start Date

11/23

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

11/23

Faculty

Keith Cross

Time

9am–6pm

Credits

0

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