Take advantage of your Sundays by making art in a creative environment. Studio Sundays are an ongoing studio experience that meet once a month at Oehme Graphics’ state of the art printmaking facility. The camaraderie of other artists and insight of Master Printer, Sue Oehme, will help you advance your ideas and artwork. Each Studio Sunday will feature a short demo by Sue, held at 10:15 AM, highlighting a topic ranging from plexiglass drypoints, copper etchings, collograph plates, or paper preparation, to other skills. The loose structure of the class allows students to work independently as well as receive personal feedback on their projects. Classes run from 10 AM – 4 PM.
Open to artists of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds. Studio supervision/basic materials for each topic are provided. Space is limited to six artists at a time. Workshops include a demo by the instructor, presentation of pieces from the Oehme Graphics collection as examples, one 4 x 5 or 4 x 6 inch plate, paper, other materials, and time printing on our two presses. Additional materials are available for purchase, or feel free to bring your own. Light snacks and beverages will be provided, but we recommend that you pack a lunch.
January 22– Watercolor and Drypoint
Combine a watercolor image painted on vellum and a drypoint line drawing on a plexiglass plate, inked with etching inks to create a layered monotype.
February 19 – Stencils with Watercolor
Use cut vellum stencils with watercolors in combination with drypoint on a plexiglass plate to create a layered monotype. Works well with abstract or realistic imagery.
March 19 – Stencils with Oil
Use oil-based inks rolled onto cut vellum stencils and a plexiglass plate to create a layered monotype.
April 16 – Solar Plates from Ink Drawings
Learn to transfer an ink drawing to a photographic solar plate to create a repeatable print.
May 21 – Copper Etching with Hard and Soft Ground
Create two kinds of etchings on copper: a linear image with hard ground, and an image with the variable quality of a pencil drawing with soft ground.
June 18 – Copper Aquatint
Learn to create areas of tone on a copper plate with aquatint and step-etching.
July 15-16 – Plate-Making and Printing with Collograph and Silk Aquatint (2-day workshop, $175)
Learn to make collograph plates from matboard and create an image by painting with acrylic medium and collaging textured materials onto the plate. Learn to make a silk aquatint, a type of collograph in which a layer of silk is adhered to the plate that holds a tone when printed; silk aquatint plates are then painted with matte medium to create light areas on the dark background. The second day will be mixing and printing with color etching inks.
*No Studio Sunday in August*
September 17 – Carving Linoleum Blocks
Learn to transfer an image to and carve a linoleum block to create a relief print, rolled with oil inks.
October 15 – Color Mixing and Printing Intensive
Discover the magic of mixing color inks as well as various techniques to apply and wipe ink from pre-made plates for a multi-color print.
November 12 – Holiday Cards
Create festive holiday cards for your loved ones using various printmaking techniques, and then decorate your prints with collage and glitter elements.
December 10 – Winter Landscape
Create a winter landscape print using your choice of platmeking technique! (drypoint, woodblock, linoleum, solar plate).
Cost is $100 per day with 50% due upon enrollment. The July 2-day workshop is $175 total.
There will be no refunds for cancellations less than 7 days prior to the class. Participants must register by the Wednesday before Studio Sunday. If there are less than 4 participants signed up for a workshop, we reserve the right to cancel with a full refund given to all.
Please note that masks are no longer required in the studio, but please feel free to wear one if you desire.