Gage now offers printmaking for everyone! Whether you are an absolute beginner making your first monotype or a seasoned veteran practicing your craft, there is always more to learn at Gage!

Winter 2020 Printmaking Programs


Printmaking: Beyond the Basics – Klara Glosova

Friday | 1/17-3/6| 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

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In this printmaking class students will dive deeper into the printmaking processes. In addition to monotype students will work with drypoint: a printmaking technique of the intaglio family, in which an image is incised or drawn into a plate with a hard-pointed “needle” of sharp metal. Other printmaking methods such as relief print and solar plate etching will be introduced. This class is an opportunity to develop your own projects under the instructor’s guidance. Together we will learn new methods and troubleshoot technical issues to get the results you are looking for as well as some unexpected surprises.

Gage Capitol Hill

Landscape Woodcut Prints – Nikki Barber

Saturday | 2/22-3/7| 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

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This course is an introduction to relief printing focusing on landscapes in woodblock. You will develop skill and technique as you create landscapes through reductive relief printing techniques. You will learn how to employ safe wood cutting techniques, use oil-based inks and generate original prints. You will work from photographs or drawings to design, carve and print your own landscape studies. Upon completion you will have an expanded toolkit of visual arts vocabulary and way of thinking artistically through the production of original and contemporary prints.

All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill



Printmaking and The Figure – Abigail Drapkin

Tuesday| 1/14-3/17| 6:30-9:30 P.M.

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In this introductory course, students will gain technical skills in observational drawing of the live nude model, then learn to transform and reproduce their drawings as experimental prints. Each week will alternate between figure drawing sessions and sessions without the model in the printmaking studio, where students will use their life sketches as inspiration and reference. Techniques in observational and expressive charcoal drawing as well as processes of monotype, ink transfer drawing, and relief printing using oil-based printmaking inks will be introduced. Experimentation in composition, mark-making, layering, and texture is encouraged.

Live Model
Beginner Level
Gage Capitol Hill


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