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Beginning and Intermediate Print Sampler*
Explore the basics of printmaking or develop new approaches to your imagery. Concentrate in one area or experiment with many techniques, including intaglio, woodcut, monotype, lithography, collagraph and chine collé. This class will inform and energize.
a Instructor: Barbara Harder
   Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm, Jan 20 - Feb 24
   Facility fee: $15    6 sessions: $210; members: $189
b Instructor: Liz Pagano
   Thursdays, 10am - 1pm, Jan 22 - Feb 26
   Facility fee: $15
   6 sessions: $210; members: $189

Intermediate Printmaking
Explore more printmaking techniques while you develop new approaches to imagery. Concentrate in one area or experiment with a variety of techniques including etching, woodcut, monotype, pronto plate lithography, collagraph, silk aquatint, transfer prints and chine collé. This class will expand your visual horizons.
Instructor: Barbara Harder
Tuesdays, 10am - 2pm, Jan 20 - Feb 24
Facility fee: $15 6 sessions: $280; members: $252

Advanced Printmaking
Give yourself the studio time you’ve always needed. Explore the benefits of printing in multiple layers with intaglio, relief, silk aquatint, solar, polymer and silicone processes, mixed media, chine collé and experimental techniques. This class is designed for the experienced printmaker who is ready for personal artistic investigation. Students will look at artwork, plan individualized approaches and discuss exhibition opportunities. Prerequisite: Beginning and Intermediate Print Sampler or instructor’s permission.
Instructor: Barbara Harder
Wednesdays, 10am - 3pm, Jan 21 - Feb 25
Facility fee: $15
6 sessions: $340; members: $306

Monotype Printmaking*
The most spontaneous approach to printmaking, monotype offers immediacy and unlimited possibilities. This versatile medium can be combined with other printmaking techniques, and adapted to the student’s personal imagery. Create unique impressions and experiment with color and texture as we explore additive, subtractive, collage, and layering techniques. Open to all levels. New and returning students welcome.
Instructor: Maura Galante
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30pm, Jan 21 - Feb 25
Facility fee: $15
6 sessions: $210; members: $189

Non-Toxic Silkscreen*
This course is for beginning and experienced screen printers. Explore monotype silkscreen, as well as reduction printing, four-color separations, hand-painted stencils, photo silkscreen, registration and additional printing techniques. Learn to stretch screens, mix inks, and print on many different surfaces. All the inks and materials used are non-toxic. Students working with the Image-On process are welcome.
Instructor: Tung Hoang
Thursdays, 7 - 10pm, Jan 22 - Feb 26
Facility fee: $15
6 sessions: $210; members: $189

Printmaking Lab
The lab offers monitored studio time for those experienced in printmaking and includes basic materials for intaglio, relief, serigraphy and some lithography. Participants may use one of four etching presses, from 28” x 50” up to 36” x 60” bed size, a light exposure unit, and a separate room for editioning. You must be pre-approved and have adequate printmaking knowledge to work independently in a studio. No instruction.
Monitor: Liz Pagano
Mondays, 9:30am - 2:30pm, Jan 19 - Feb 23
Facility fee: $15
6 sessions: $190; members: $171

Open Print Sessions
All students currently enrolled in eligible printmaking classes may attend one monitored, 4-hour open print session per week as part of their class fee. Additional open print sessions cost $25 for non-members and $23 for members. Approved, non-current CAW students may attend with permission from an instructor: $50 for non-members and $45 for members.
Mondays, 6 - 10pm, Jan 19 - Feb 23
Fridays from 11am-3pm, Jan 23 - Feb 27

*Class fee includes access to one monitored, 4-hour open print session per week






Open Printmaking Week
Print all week in this monitored open format workshop. Our studio includes basic materials for intaglio, relief, silkscreen and some lithography using a 24” x 48” Takach press and three Charles Brand presses (largest 36” x 60”). Participants must be pre-approved and have adequate printmaking knowledge to work independently in a studio.
Monitor: Liz Pagano
Monday - Friday,
9:30am - 2:30pm, Jan 12 - 16
Facility fee: $25
Cost: $165; members: $149

Introduction to Monotype Printmaking
This intensive two-day workshop is designed to introduce students to the medium of Monotype. The most painterly of printmaking techniques, Monotype offers versatility, immediacy and an endless range of possibilities. Experiment with additive and reductive approaches to create unique prints and also learn to use a printmaking press. Wonderful for helping painters develop imagery. Many materials are provided.
Instructor: Maura Galante
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm, Feb 14 - 15
Facility fee: $10
Cost: $140; members: $126

Encaustic Collagraph
Combine collagraph printing with encaustic painting by using wax as a matrix. Participants will experiment with encaustic techniques like inlaying and incising to create texture to build a collagraph plate. Water-based intaglio inks and a press will print the results. The possibilities are limitless. Combining these two mediums offers an exciting visual and artistic journey. Open to all levels. Materials valued at $40 will be provided.
Instructor: Binnie Birstein
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 3pm, Feb 21 - 22
Facility fee: $10
Cost: $157; members: $145




Creative Arts Workshop   80 Audubon Street   New Haven, Connecticut 06510   p) 203.562.4927   f) 203.562.2329