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.
Monoprinting + Silkscreen Combo
March 12, 19, 26, April 2nd, 2015 | 6-9pm
Two Print Processes in One Class
With Lisa Schonberg & Denise Stewart
Member Price $331.50
In contemporary printmaking many artists like to utilize several processes in one print to accomplish their aesthetic goals. Lisa Schonberg and Denise Stewart will guide you through the development of ideas as you print with multiple layers using both monoprint and screenprint techniques. Loosen up with imagery and ideas with this spontaneous approach to the development of one-of-a-kind prints.
Explore color, texture, and layering while learning the basics as well as more advanced monoprinting and silkscreening techniques.
Bring a friend, have a drink, and learn how to apply your own custom decals to ceramic dishes and tiles.
This class will use a polymer Xante matrix to create immediate graphic images using Sharpie + other permanent markers to create the drawing. This process is similar to a paper litho but with more longevity. The plate[12×15] + a Sharpie marker included. Bring drawings and images with you to class. Paper litho aka Xerox Litho will also be demonstrated. This class includes a free Open Studio pass.
Color Separation for Screen
April 19th, 2015 | 12-4pm
With Bruce Edwards
Learn the basics of this demo-style color separation for CMYK silkscreening from file to mix
This workshop will introduce the novice photoshop user to the file processing technique that will allow for the user to create and use CMYK print inks for photo based printing processes, including, photo plate intaglio, Screen printing, and photo plate lithography. The class will cover file management, import, and export, and manipulation and color separation. We will work through the file from photo to output. By the end of the class you should be able to prepare a set of plates or screens for printing with CMYK.
Bring Your Own Mom Jello Printing
May 9th, 2015 | 10am-12pm
With Kate Snow & Laurie Garrett
$150 per pair
Add another person for $50
Member Price $127.50 per pair
Member Price add another person $42.50
Enjoy some sweet treats and spend the morning learning gelatin printing with your mom, your kids, or just someone special! Appropriate and enjoyable for ALL ages and experience levels. Leave with one-of-a-kind prints and instructions on making jello plates at home.
Business Card Printing on the C&P
June 7th, 2015 | 10am-4pm
With Michael Gill
Full-day introduction to printing on the Chandler & Price. Learn how to cut card stock on the massive guillotine, set type, and letterpress custom business cards in one afternoon.
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.