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!

Fall 2019 Printmaking Programs

Weekend Workshop


Cards for the Holidays with Linocuts – Nikki Barber
Sunday| 11/24 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Make original, holiday cards to send to your friends and family. All skill levels welcome from experienced printmaker to complete novice. Class participants will get one on one assistance in designing and carving their own stamps to be printed for as many cards or postcards as they like or can print on their own purchased paper material. Cardstock (limit 50 per participant), blocks, tools, ink, and everything you need to make your own cards to take home are provided, while enjoying a festive atmosphere.

All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill


Printmaking: Holiday cards – Klara Glosova
Saturday | 12/14 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.


Make holiday cards with linocut relief prints. Linocut is a basic printmaking technique where artists use tools to carve marks in the surface of a plate. Linocut produces results similar to woodcut except plates are made of soft rubber or linoleum, therefore easier to carve. This is both a great introduction to printmaking and a creative way to personalize your holiday cards this year!

All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill


Winter 2020 Printmaking Programs


Introduction to Monotype Prints – Klara Glosova
Saturday/Sunday | 1/11-1/12| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

This class is an introduction to monotype. Monotype is a basic printmaking technique with which artists draw, paint, use stencils, and otherwise manipulate the smooth surface of a printing plate (typically acrylic or copper) to create an image which is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together. Monotype produces a unique print, it is a versatile medium closest to painting. Monotype doesn’t require special chemicals and extensive technical knowledge, it is therefore one of the most accessible printmaking techniques. Recommended for those who want to start explore printmaking or painters looking to learn more about breakdown and structure of images (such as color and composition).

All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill


Printmaking: Beyond the Basics – Klara Glosova
Friday | 1/17-3/6| 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

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.

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 Techniques for Everyone! – Klara Glosova
Friday | 1/17-3/20| 1:30-4:30 P.M.

This class is ideal for artists who love to draw and paint. As an introduction to printmaking, we will focus on monotype – a basic technique incorporating draftsmanship and direct painting with printmaking. Come experiment with colors, textures and materials. Learn to use an etching press, oil based inks and various tools to create one of a kind prints. This class is specifically designed for painters looking to expand their sense of color, gain understanding by working in layers and evolve their images to a higher level. Recommended for all levels of experience, including beginners.

All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill


Printmaking and The Figure – Abigail Drapkin
Tuesday| 1/14-3/17| 6:30-9:30 P.M.

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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