Printmaking Classes

    • Friday, January 11, 2019
    • Friday, February 01, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR011119MM
    • 8
    Register

    Beginners and continuing printmakers, during the course of three Friday sessions (note: there will be no class January 18), will learn and practice the basic skills needed for mixing ink, using the press, and sharing the studio with other printmakers as well as practicing the techniques used in monotype, which is the manipulation of ink on a smooth plate to create a single, unique image.  We will cover how to create transparency and opacity, using different tools to make marks, and printing with multiple plates. This course is a thorough immersion in monotype and is a great value: it works out to $16/hr for 12 hours of instruction.

    This class is for:

    • Anyone needing a refresher in or first-time foundational instruction about the print studio tools, equipment, supplies, and practices
    • Those interested in practicing monotype method of printmaking within the structure of an introductory class
    • This class alone does not qualify you for working independently in the studio, but this class plus either Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio or Introduction to Printmaking: Relief prepares you to complete the Skills Competency checklist for fob access to print studio

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: none.
    • The materials fee of $15, included in the price of the class, covers ink and student grade printing paper.  Additional paper is available for purchase in the print studio.
    • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks. Food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat. 
    This introductory class is taught by a rotating roster of experienced BARN studio printmakers.
    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • Sunday, January 20, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Print Studio, PR011919VD
    • 6

    *Please note registration for this class will close January 16th.

    In this class you will explore making a collograph plate from a sheet of thin plywood called doorskin. Collography is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate.  Virginia Davison will demonstrate her process of creating texture on the wood before students make their own plates.  The class will cover inking and wiping methods, and students will print their finished plates on a variety of papers.

    Details:
    • Prerequisite: none.
    • The materials fee of $20, included in the price of the class, covers a plywood plate, various printing papers, inks and all other supplies. 
    • Additional professional grade paper is available for purchase for $5 per 22 x 30 sheet.
    • Feel free to bring food or snacks; there is a kitchen to store and reheat food and a common area next to the studio for eating.

    About the Instructor

    Virginia Davison is a printmaker and stone carver. She has been actively pursuing her artistic abilities since an early age. Her artistic interests began in college carving plaster, and later she added soap stone, alabaster and marble to her carving repertoire. 

    After a number of years carving stone, attending workshops, and active with the Stone Carvers Association in Washington, Virginia moved to Bainbridge. Living on the island, her interests gradually shifted over time to include color because of her passion for gardening. With this shift, she began taking classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle. 

    At Pratt, Virginia fell more and more in love with paper. This new passion led her into printmaking where she explored a wide range of printmaking techniques. Virginia's current goal is to share her wealth of knowledge and experience in art and printmaking with others through the BARN Print Studio.

    • Monday, January 21, 2019
    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR012119MC
    • 10
    Register
    Building confidence in drawing skills can lead to more adventurous and satisfying printmaking. During 6 consecutive Monday evening classes, you will enhance your natural drawing abilities by exploring techniques that will help you to express your own vision as an artist.  Instructor Marc Cooper has broken down the facets of drawing into a series of exercises using a variety of materials. Key skills to be covered include: contour drawing, negative and positive space, values, perspective, pattern, color, composition, and, of course, developing your own style.  As Picasso once said, Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. 

    Marc will also link drawing skills with their natural extension into a printmaking practice and will visit the printmaking studio during the course of the class.  Open to anyone looking for a foundational introduction to drawing or drawing practice exercises.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: none. 
    • The materials fee of $35, included in the price of the class, will cover sketch pad, conté crayons, chalk pastels, technical ink pen, and newsprint.
    • Students will provide their own drawing pencils and eraser. 
    • There is a kitchen in which to store and reheat food, and food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the classroom.
    • If this class does not reach the minimum to run by Jan 15, it may be postponed or canceled.

    Instructor:

    Marc Cooper is an award-winning Art Director and artist. From childhood he has loved making art, and he has enjoyed a long career as an artist and commercial Art Director, with a focus on drawing, printmaking and publishing (both traditional and digital). He enjoys teaching and sharing his love of art, but, most importantly, he enjoys learning from those he teaches.




    • Saturday, January 26, 2019
    • Sunday, January 27, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: PR012619RA
    • 16
    Register

    This workshop will give participants an overview of key design principles and concepts with an understanding of how visual elements can be used in advancing your artwork. Learn more about color, typography, composition, and imagery. Explore how to apply these core elements through a specific set of in-class design exercises.

    Details:

    • Prerequisites: none.
    • The $12 material fee, included in the price of the class, covers a useful design text each student will receive.
    • Students will set up a Pinterest account before class and "pin" at least seven items in each of the following categories:
    1. Color
    2. Typography
    3. Pattern or Graphics
    4. Imagery
    • Feel free to bring a sack lunch and snacks; you can store and reheat food in the kitchenette.

    About the Instructor:

    Throughout her career in the media and high-tech industries, including eight years as a Group Design Manager at Microsoft, Robin has produced high-profile design projects and managed award-winning design teams. She is an experienced instructor having taught core principles of design as an Assistant Professor of Design at The Cornish College of the Arts, and visual communication to undergraduate and graduate classes at the University of Washington.

    Learn more about Robin at www.robinavni.com.

    • Monday, January 28, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR012819MM
    • 10
    Register

    Relief block prints can be finished work in and of themselves. They can also be printed over monotypes, adding color and depth. For this project day, bring blocks you have already made, and we will make monotypes on plexiglass to layer with them. 

    Details:

    • Some printmaking experience preferred, i.e., ink mixing and cleanup, made monotypes, used the press before.  Or by permission of the instructor.
    • The materials fee of $15, included in the price of the class, covers ink and two sheets of professional grade printing paper.
    • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks. Food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat. 
    Instructor:

    Martha Makosky has been a printmaker for 15 years and an artist all her life.  She learned printmaking upon moving to Bainbridge in 2002, and has studied with master printmakers locally and internationally.  She finds the most fun in learning new techniques and combining them in different ways, collecting and layering materials in response to the emerging image. See more of Martha's work at www.marthamakosky.com.

    • Sunday, February 03, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR020319
    • 10
    Register

    Please register if you are planning to come so that we know to provide a monitor.  Beginning printmakers should either have taken or be currently enrolled in an introductory level class, and be able to work with existing skills.  The monitor is there to provide guidance and help with occasional problem-solving. Maximum of 10 people.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: some introductory-level printmaking experience. If you are at a level where you need more attention than general guidance, please enroll in  a class or workshop. To view additional classes, click here.
    • Registration is required for this open studio in order for us to know to provide a monitor. This open studio is free to members. Non-Members, $20.  
    • Open studio users are expected to know where studio tools, supplies, and equipment is kept, to respect the standards and policies posted for studio use, to be considerate of others, and to leave the studio neat and clean when finished.     
    • A variety of print paper is available for purchase in the print studio.
    • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks. Food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat. 
    • Monday, February 04, 2019
    • Monday, March 11, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR020419JB
    • 9
    Register

    Beginning and continuing printmaking students will learn about the print studio's tools, equipment, supplies, and practices during five Monday evening sessions. Note: there will be no class on February 18.  

    Students will learn how to use inks and low-toxicity clean-up methods while practicing the three primary forms of printmaking: monotype, intaglio, and relief. There will be integrated work time to prepare you for our studio skills competency evaluation. The evaluation checklist will be reviewed on the last day of class, and completion can qualify BARN members for fob access to the studio.  This is a comprehensive course at a great price: it works out to be about $16/hr for 20 hours of instruction.

    This course is for:

    • Those seeking the skills needed for working independently in our print studio: during monitored open studio for non-members, and with free fob access for members.
    • Beginners or continuing students desiring a refresher on skills training, and those wanting to learn and practice monotype, intaglio, and relief printing methods
    • Those wishing take intermediate and advanced classes that will build on what is learned in this course

    The ability to express your creative vision comes with knowledge, practice, and mastery of beginning skills. We see it as a mutual investment by you and our print instructors with the hope that you will become a long-term part of our community, able to continue with courses or work confidently on your own time here at BARN or elsewhere.


    Details:

    • No prerequisite is needed.  
    • Class will meet Feb. 4, 11, 25, and Mar. 4 and 11.  There will be no class on Feb 18 due to President's Day.
    • Students should make an effort to attend all class sessions.  If necessary, arrangements may be able to be made for making up a session, subject to availability of instructor. 
    • The materials fee of $25, included in the price of the class, covers 1 plexiglass plate, 1 linoleum block, student grade printing paper, and all necessary ink.  
    • Professional grade paper is available in the print studio for $5 per 22 x 30 sheet.
    • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks. Food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat.   
    This introductory class is taught by a rotating roster of experienced BARN studio printmakers.






    • Saturday, February 09, 2019
    • Sunday, February 10, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Print Studio, Class Code: PR020919KVS
    • 5
    Register

    Kim Van Someren will share her expertise in drypoint, a form of non-toxic intaglio printmaking in which lines are incised directly into a plate without ground or acid.  She will be teaching a variety of techniques in mark-making with sharp tools on plexiglass plates.  Students will learn how to use multiple plates to create complex finished pieces.  Textures, tones, lines, and colors are built up in layers and can be printed in both unique forms or small editions. Students will learn image building, wiping and printing, and multiple plate printing techniques to produce a small body of printed work. 

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: none.
    • The materials fee of $25, included in the price of the class, will cover plexiglass plates, student grade printing paper, one full sheet of professional paper, and all inks and other printing supplies.
    • Additional professional grade print paper is available in class for $5 per 22 x 30 sheet.
    • Feel free to bring lunch and snacks; you can store and reheat food in the kitchenette.

    About the Instructor

    Kim Van Someren is the Instructional Technician in Printmaking, Painting + Drawing and IVA at the University of Washington. She holds a MFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington (2004) and a BA from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (2002).

    She has taught Printmaking at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Kirkland Arts Center, the Frye Art Museum, the Seattle Arts Museum, and University of Washington.

    Van Someren has exhibited locally and nationally; her work included in several collections including the New York Public Library, the University of Iowa, the University of Washington and Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

    Van Someren is represented by Bridge Productions, Seattle, Washington.

    https://www.bridge.productions/


    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR030319
    • 10
    Register

    Please register if you are planning to come so that we know to provide a monitor.  Beginning printmakers should either have taken or be currently enrolled in an introductory level class, and be able to work with existing skills.  The monitor is there to provide guidance and help with occasional problem-solving. Maximum of 10 people.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: some introductory-level printmaking experience. If you are at a level where you need more attention than general guidance, please enroll in  a class or workshop. To view additional classes, click here.
    • Registration is required for this open studio in order for us to know to provide a monitor. This open studio is free to members. Non-Members, $20.  
    • Open studio users are expected to know where studio tools, supplies, and equipment is kept, to respect the standards and policies posted for studio use, to be considerate of others, and to leave the studio neat and clean when finished.     
    • A variety of print paper is available for purchase in the print studio.
    • Feel free to bring a meal or snacks. Food is allowed in the common area adjacent to the studio classroom, and there is a kitchen in which to store and reheat. 
    • Saturday, March 16, 2019
    • Sunday, March 17, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Print Studio, Class Code: PR031619PT
    • 8
    Register

    Phoebe Toland is an accomplished artist in print and sculpture.  For this workshop, she will guide students through a process of relief printing and subsequent print alteration through collage and reconstruction.  Adding and subtracting layers allows the building of complex yet related images.  Continuing students can learn some new techniques to apply to their studio practices, and new students will have fun with the process.

    Details:

    • Prerequisite: none.
    • The materials fee of $20, included in the price of the class, will cover a soft-cut block, specific papers, and all necessary printing supplies.
    • Feel free to bring a sack lunch and snacks; you can store and reheat food in the kitchenette.

    About the Instructor

    Phoebe Toland is an accomplished printmaker, painter, and sculptor.  She taught for many years, as an artist-in-schools for the state of Montana, at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, and at Carroll College and the U of M College of Technology.  Her work has been shown across the United States.  As a child, she wanted to be an architect and a continuing interest in house design has been an underlying aesthetic factor in her work.  She is always exploring the interface between humans and our reliance on structures, contrasted with organic, outdoor environments.  Her artwork attempts to reconcile a balance between the natural world and the man made; increasingly fraught and precarious.  To see more of Phoebe's work, visit www.phoebetoland.com. 


    • Friday, March 29, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Printmaking Studio, Class Code: PR032919FH
    • 10
    Register

    BARN and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) are proud to present together this one-of-a-kind workshop by Fred Hagstrom.

    High-density polystyrene (HIPS) is an expensive, but highly flexible support for printmaking. It is an opaque, fairly soft material that carves easily using engraving tools such as burins and half tone rakes. Using burins, it is possible to achieve fine detail even at relatively small scale; woodcut tools may also be used for results comparable to wood engraving, and Dremel tools may be used to grind away areas of the surface. The plates generated through these processes will be printed in black and white during this one-day workshop, though they may be easily used at a later time for color printing.

    Details:

    • Students are advised to come with some basic understanding of printing processes and the ability to generate images independently.
    • All materials are included in the cost of the class.
    • Please feel free to bring a bag lunch, BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch in.

    Fred Hagstrom is the Rae Schupack Nathan professor of Art at Carleton College, where he was Director of the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching and has taught since 1984. His primary areas are printmaking, drawing, and artist’s books, and his work is represented in over 50 collections that include the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Libraries, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Walker Art Center, among others. Hagstrom has a bachelor's degree from Hamline University, and a graduate degree from the University of Nebraska. He has also worked at Atelier 17 in Paris, and taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He is a recipient of the The Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award from Southern Graphics International, the largest international print organization. 

    Hagstrom works (and teaches) in printmaking -- all print media, including intaglio, relief, lithography, silk-screen and letterpress -- and book arts. Much of his work has been printed in relief, often as large-scale prints from carved wood blocks or plastic plates. He is interested in art about social issues, and draws upon printmaking's rich history in this area; some of his book projects have become a form of public art, such as editions of hand printed books that were donated to high school libraries. Hagstrom thinks that every student ought to try to learn how to draw so that they can become visually literate, which is as important a skill as knowing how to read.

    This workshop is offered in partnership with the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) and BARN. Fred Hagstrom's work is available to view at BIMA in the exhibition Open Sesame! The Magic of Artists' Books Revealed March 1 - June 9, 2019 in the Rachel Feferman and Sherry Grover Galleries. 

    To learn more about this exhibition visit the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art website: https://www.biartmuseum.org

    • Sunday, April 14, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE Bainbridge Island, WA

    This is a place holder for our BARN wide event that will be open to the public from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.  
    More information to be posted by 02-2019.

    • Saturday, November 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Wide - All Studios and All Floors

    BARN Bazaar begins for public at 10 am to 3:00 pm 

    More information to be posted in October.

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