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Intro to the Printing Press (2 Thursdays)

Intro to the Printing Press (2 Thursdays)



February 8 @ 6:00 pm
February 15 @ 9:00 pm
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1255 Wold Rd
1255 Wold Road
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 United States
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Learn the basics of printmaking on the printing press, from woodblock to monoprint!

Join printmaker Katey Rissi in this back-to-back Thursdays class that dives into the wonderful world of the printing press! We’ll explore different printmaking techniques including relief (carving/block printing), monotypes, collagraphs, and more. Students will become familiar with the wide array of tools and techniques available in the Alchemy printshop. Students will also learn about the history of these printing methods; the proper use of tools; and image making techniques. Embrace the unique look of printmedia, and learn how to continue your print journey either at home or using the specialized equipment at Alchemy. Perfect for beginners, or anyone with an interest in art! No previous printmaking experience necessary.

This class is held in the print studio in the main art building on the AAC campus. Directions and parking information will be included in your confirmation email.

Registration: Please register early if you are able, as it helps us to assure that classes meet their minimums in order to run! If you register more than three weeks before this class begins, a 20% early bird discount will automatically be applied to your ticket at checkout.

A Note on Ticket Pricing: We are experimenting with offering sliding scale tickets in order to keep our classes accessible to as many community members as possible. There are three price tiers. Sustaining tickets help us continue to invest in programming. Full price tickets cover the costs associated with running classes. Accessibility tickets are priced below what it costs for us to run a class. If the cost of a full price ticket is a hardship, we encourage you to purchase a sliding scale ticket. If you can pay the full price or sustaining price, please choose that option so we can keep providing arts programming to the community.

Tuition assistance is also available for Alchemy classes and workshops if finances are a barrier. Apply for tuition assistance here.