The following print classes are our current options for workshops led by Zygote’s skilled instructors and guest artists. Workshops are offered periodically. Any course can be scheduled by a group or by an individual interested in learning more about printmaking or expanding their printing skills.
GREEN ETCH 101 with Big Ground
Tuesday & Thursday evenings | 6pm-9pm
September 29, October 1, 6, & 8, 2015
with Rebekah Wilhelm
Learn from Zeamays GREEN certified instructor the ins and outs of etching green; From Copper Sulfate to Ferric, Zygote introduces our community to the benefits of these two etch solutions and the other processes like softground, coffee lift and Big Ground that can be applied through these non-toxic alternatives to traditional print. (4 minimum to run the class)
POSTER SCREEN PRINTING
Wednesday evenings | 6pm-9pm
October 7, 21 & 28, 2015
with Hannah Manocchio
Learn the ropes of creating poster screen prints, gig posters and broadsides. Hannah will show you how to go from the image you bring from the first class to transparency to screen. With the ongoing support of a pro to help trouble-shoot along the way, students will be familiar with dark room exposure, mesh count, screen tension, ink consistency, and registration. Zygote provides emulsion and shop screens. Paper not included. (6 minimum to run the class)
Tuesday evenings | 6pm-9pm
October 13, 20 & 27, 2015
with Lisa Schonberg & Denise Stewart
Play and improvise in this workshop as a means to generate ideas, expand visual vocabulary and put to use accumulated printed material. This workshop will provide guided experiences from two of our top monoprinting printmaking specialists. Experience variety of monotype techniques including transfer drawing, color layering, and color mixing for printed textures. Includes two free open studio passes ($40 value). (8 minimum to run the class)
LETTERPRESS Holiday Card Making
Saturdays | 10am-3pm
November 14 & 21, 2015
with Michael Gill
Two day card making workshop with an introduction to letterpress, opportunities to set type and design specifically for letterpress.
Just in time for the holidays! (6 minimum to run the class)
SCREEN PRINTING REPEATING PATTERNS: EQUIPMENT, DESIGN, EXECUTION
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 1-3pm
with Mandy Bernard, independent resident artist from Homer, Alaska
Learn how to create your own screen printing space appropriate for printing fabric yardage at home, and review equipment and techniques for successful pattern design. Participants will receive a presentation on materials and methods, and review resources for designing their own unique pattern for printing. FREE for members!
Open Studio is an open access, twice-weekly offering for people to come and work in Zygote’s shop. Every Wednesday and Saturday from noon to 4 pm Zygote’s shop is open with knowledgeable printmaking monitors on site to oversee the shop and field and questions. Please note that the Open Studio is not a class and no sign-up is necessary. Instead, it’s a session designed for artists working on small projects. Cost to attend the Open Studios is discounted for members. Click here to join if you’re not a member.
Open Studio hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays 12 noon to 4 pm.
Members pay $20, Non-members pay $30 for use of shop and assistance by studio assistants.
From past class evaluations, we have found that flexibility works best for our student participants and sometimes classes are not available when you want to take them. If this is the case, One-on-Ones are for you! It gives you a chance to work independently with one of our skilled artist-printmakers to learn intaglio, relief, screenprinting, letterpress, digital or alternative techniques.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a roster of artist-print specialists and we will connect you. We charge $35 per hour-($10 for Zygote and $25 for teachers)-some classes take just a few hours –some take a little longer. This is a great way to learn as you go so you can begin utilizing our Open Studio sessions or commence renting a locker or studio.
Private one-on-one classes: $25 per hour for teacher + $10 per hour for Zygote. Get a One-on-One Quote here.