Saturday and Sunday, June 23 – 24, 10am – 4pm
$350 plus materials fee

This workshop will demystify the production and printing of photo-lithographic plates. We will cover the manipulation of digital imagery and photographs as well as the use of traditional drawing materials to create high quality films. The workshop will also include a review of best practices for lithographic printing.

Michael Smoot completed Tamarind Institute’s Professional Printer Training Program in 2007 and has worked at a number of professional fine art print studios including Atelier Towson, The Experimental Print Institute, Tamarind Institute, and Landfall Press. He has given lectures and demonstrations on printmaking at Towson University, Goucher College, East Carolina University, Southeast Missouri State University, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Georgia State University, and Valdosta State University and has assisted with lectures at the University of Maryland, Syracuse University, and the University of Toledo. In addition, he has worked with numerous art-related community organizations in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, including Art with a Heart, School 33, and Bright StArts. Smoot currently lives in southern Vermont and is the printmaking studio technician at Bennington.

2018 Spring/Summer Workshops

Large Scale Collagraph and Monoprint with Sarah Amos
Saturday and Sunday,
March 24 – 25, 10am – 4pm
$325 plus $20 materials fee

This two-day workshop explores both collagraph and mono-printing to create a unique painting on paper. Students should bring pre-made plates which we will layer, apply paint, and stencil. Water-based drawing techniques will be demonstrated with emphasis on making larger prints using the French seam technique. We will learn how to scrape, incise, and perforate the surface to create wonderful textures of pattern and organic line. Sarah will also share her own work to illustrate techniques and give independent critiques to all participants.

The use of non-toxic materials is emphasized and discussed at length due to Sarah’s  heightened sensitivity to such materials during her printmaking career.


Level II: Printmaking with Soy-based Inks with Catherine Kernan
Saturday and Sunday,
May 12 – 13, 10am – 4pm
$325 plus $20 materials fee

This is an intensive exploration of Akua inks and ink modifiers. Become familiar with the context, information, and inspiration to create richly-layered monotypes and monoprints in series and variations using soy-based, water-miscible Akua inks. This workshop will cover many approaches to monotype, both traditional and experimental, with an emphasis on learning the inks: specifically, how to mix and modify them for a variety of uses. Absence of toxic fumes and extended workability of the inks make the use of soy-based inks a liberating experience. This is an advanced workshop, with an individual project focus.


Polyester Plate Lithography with Mary Mead
Saturday and Sunday,
June 9 – 10, 10am – 4pm
$325 plus $20 materials fee

Participants will learn the process of Pronto Plate Lithography to resuscitate, reinvigorate, or bring to a conclusion all those unfinished prints that sit abandoned in your file drawers or portfolios. This is a great way to take chances and expand your vocabulary while learning a new process easily combined with others. Those familiar with the process will be encouraged to create new work with multiple plates to construct a collage of layering of images.


Large-Scale Solarplates with Dan Welden
Saturday, Sunday and Monday,
July 28, 29, 30, 10am – 4pm
$375 plus $30 materials fee (plates may be pre-ordered)

This specifically designed workshop will be a unique adventure with larger solarplates’ (12 x 16 and 16 x 20 inches). Dan will introduce you to the best tools for creating images on transparent film, then how to transfer those images to a plate using UV light and ordinary tap water. Both positive and negatives can be utilized; intaglio and relief printing techniques can be applied. You will then explore the subtle and beautiful effects the can be realized by mixing oil and water-based inks.


Drawing to Solar Plate Etching Collaboration with AVA faculty member Dan Gottsegen and
TRPS faculty member Sheri Hancock-Tomek
Wednesdays, May 9 – 30,
6:30 – 9:00pm at AVA; 
and Saturday & Sunday,
Jun 2 – 3, 10:00am – 4:00pm
$355 for AVA members, $385 non-members

Create with two premier arts organizations in one workshop. First, hone your drawing skills in a four-week drawing workshop at AVA, then at TRPS, transfer your completed drawings to solarplates and experiment with a variety of printing methods.

Please register through AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH at or by calling Sheryl at (603)448-3117.


Private and Semi-Private Lessons
Are you interested in taking a printmaking workshop but can't fit it into your schedule? Maybe you have something specific in mind for a project you want to do, or you want to learn a process that's not covered in our workshops. If so, you can arrange to take a private lesson. Private lessons provide very flexible scheduling and one-on-one contact with the instructor so you can learn exactly what you want and need.

Fees are $125 for a 3-hour session one-on-one with a
professional instructor.








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