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APS schedules an ongoing rotation of classes and workshops, covering a variety of printmaking topics. Unless specified otherwise, classes are held at the APS studio.


Upcoming 2014:

We have a variety of classes and workshops available including screenprinting, letterpress printing, book arts, non-toxic printmaking, and many more! Please scroll down for a full list of the courses and information about our instructors. Prices are listed on the registration forms.


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Classes
Letterpress Printing 8-Week Class
Non-Toxic Printmaking 8-Week Class
Collagraph Printmaking 4-Week Class
Beginning Screenprinting 6-Week Class
Advanced Screenprinting 6-Week Class
Relief Printing 6-Week Class
Letterpress Printing & Bookbinding 6-Week Class
Letterpress Printing on the Platen Press 4-Week Class
From Paper To Print 6-Week Class
Advanced Etching 6-Week Class

Workshops
Letterpress Gig Poster 2-Day Workshop
Valentine's Day Card Printing Half-Day Workshop
Papermaking/Printmaking for K-12 Educators 1 Evening Workshop (February)
Ethiopian Bookbinding 2-Day Workshop
Earth Day T-Shirt Printing for Teens 1 Afternoon Workshop
Papermaking/Printmaking for K-12 Educators 1 Evening Workshop (April)
Solar Plate Non-Toxic Etching 1-Day Workshop



Letterpress Printing
Instructor: Jason Kofke
8-Week Class
Sundays: January 12 - March 2, 2014
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Letterpress printing is the traditional method of pressing inked words and images, cast in metal or polymer, or cut from wood, directly into paper. The letter forms leave their mark, adding a unique and sensuous texture to the page. In this class, students will learn the basic history and techniques of letterpress printing - composing type, mixing ink, press set-up and printing on the Chandler & Price Platen and Vandercook presses. The class will start with a group project after which students will design and print independent projects such as a postcard, greeting card, business card, invitation, or broadside. The studio provides ink; students will supply their own paper or cards. Students of all levels are welcome.

Jason Kofke is a painter and printmaker with a BFA and MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Savannah College of Art and Design with concentrations in intaglio, letterpress, and book arts. His work addresses how culture comes to understand science, history, and change through outdated media and moribund technologies. He has held a studio and exhibited in various cities in the USA, Europe, and Asia.


Green is the New Black: Non-Toxic Printmaking
Instructor: Steve Dininno
8-Week Class
Mondays: January 13 - March 3, 2014
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Explore multiple printmaking techniques, such as monotype, drypoint, and solar plate intaglio. All techniques covered will employ the use of non-toxic media including soy-based inks and natural cleaning supplies. The class will include numerous demonstrations along with group and individual instruction. Students should bring ideas such as sketchbook images or photos to work from. Students of all levels are welcome.

Steve Dininno graduated with honors from the School of Visual Arts in 1982, and immediately set out to pursue freelance assignments. He has been a working artist, illustrator, and educator for over 30 years. Dininno is a widely exhibited painter and printmaker, whose work is included in many private and corporate collections. Numerous institutions have commissioned him to create limited-edition lithographs and he has won many awards for his printmaking excellence. Dininno has taught drawing and illustration at Parson's School of Design, and has written about his work in Artist's Magazine.


Collagraph Printmaking
Instructor: Debra Barnhart
4-Week Class
Tuesdays: January 14 - February 4, 2014
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

This class will explore the versatile and experimental nature of collagraph printmaking. Collagraph printmaking plates, like a paper collage, can be constructed in different methods utilizing various materials and found objects, which are layered and glued onto a substrate of cardboard or metal. The resulting printmaking plate can be printed as a relief plate or an intaglio plate. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of techniques and express creativity through image and color choices. Students of all levels are welcome.

Debra Barnhart received a Master of Arts in Fine Arts from Montclair State University in 1999. She has studied at Parsons School of Design and the Art Students League of New York as well. She has exhibited her work in the Atlanta area at The Hudgens Center for the Arts, Averitt Art Center, Georgia Perimeter College, The Art House Gallery and Kudzu Art Zone, as well as the Danforth Gallery in Livingston, Montana and at Douglass College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her artistic interests are always grounded in perceptions of the natural world, filtered through emotion and thought. She believes that the greatest benefit of visual art is its power to convey ideas that lie outside the realm of language.


Beginning Screenprinting
Instructor: Craig Cameron
6-Week Class
Wednesdays: January 15 - February 19, 2014
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

In this course students will learn the basics of screenprinting. The instructor will demonstrate and guide students in preparing hand drawn and digitally printed art for photosensitive emulsion, creating stencils, preparing and exposing screens, and setting up to print both single-color and multi-color projects. Students will also be given the opportunity to explore different experimental techniques that can be employed with a print. This is a project-based course and students will be able to apply these techniques creating a print. Most supplies are included, but students will provide paper and ink. Students of all levels are welcome, some Photoshop experienced preferred, but not required.

Craig Cameron is an Atlanta based illustrator and artist. He received his BFA from Georgia Southern University. Cameron's principal printing processes are relief, screenprinting, and photosensitive plate lithography. Since 2011, Cameron has been the program coordinator for the Atlanta based non-profit, Dashboard Co-op, and also serves on the board of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio. He shows work throughout the city of Atlanta and has an exhibition at Kibbee Gallery in 2014.


Intermediate/Advanced Screenprinting
Instructor: Craig Cameron
6-Week Class
Wednesdays: March 12 - April 16, 2014
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

In this course students will be given the opportunity to further develop their screenprinting practice and strengthen their technical ability within the medium. The course will contain two assignments, a print exchange and group exhibition, which will both address the concepts of printing editions, registration, and multicolor prints. Both assignments will be in conjunction with the intermediate/advanced letterpress class at APS. The print exchange will contain an overall theme, but students have the freedom to investigate their own ideas within it. At the end of the class, each student will receive a portfolio of prints, containing one print from each student in the two classes. Additional details will be discussed in class. The course will culminate with a group exhibition and opening reception that will be held at Portal Gallery, which shares a space with APS. Though most of our classes accommodate all levels of students, this class requires previous experience in screenprinting.

Craig Cameron is an Atlanta based illustrator and artist. He received his BFA from Georgia Southern University. Cameron's principal printing processes are relief, screenprinting, and photosensitive plate lithography. Since 2011, Cameron has been the program coordinator for the Atlanta based non-profit, Dashboard Co-op, and also serves on the board of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio. He shows work throughout the city of Atlanta and has an exhibition at Kibbee Gallery in 2014


Relief Printing
Instructor: Deborah Sosower
6-Week Class
Sundays: March 16 - April 27, 2014
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

Relief printing is the oldest and most direct form of printmaking. In this class, students will learn to design, cut, and print an image from a wood or linoleum block. For a good, quick visual answer to “What is relief printing?” log on to www.moma.org/exhibitions/2001/whatisaprint/flash.html and click on woodcut. Students will learn to use both the printing press and hand rubbing to transfer the image from the block to the paper. Students will learn multi-block and reduction methods of printing as well as participate in a print exchange with each other at the completion of the class! Students of all levels are welcome.

Deborah Sosower has an MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute. Her work centers on unconventional approaches to self-portraiture. She has concentrated on relief and letterpress techniques and has her own Chandler & Price press.


Letterpress Printing & Bookbinding
Instructor: Suzanne Sawyer
6-Week Class
Mondays: March 17 - April 14, 2014
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Letterpress printing is the traditional method of pressing inked words and images, cast in metal or polymer, or cut from wood or linoleum, directly into paper. The words and images leave their mark, adding a unique and sensuous texture to the page. In this class, students will learn to use a Vandercook Proofing Press including press set-up, ink mixing, typesetting, and troubleshooting these quirky old machines. Students will create letterpress printed decorative papers as well as learn to make several different non-adhesive book structures. Students will finish the class with a series of blank journals with custom designed letterpress printed covers. Students of all levels are welcome.
Suzanne Sawyer holds an MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama, a BFA in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is the Education Director at Atlanta Printmakers Studio. Sawyer also works as a book and paper conservation technician in Emory University Library's Preservation Lab. She is proprietor of Down Home Girl Studio and works in a variety of media areas including sculpture, handmade paper, books, drawings, letterpress printing, and printmaking. Her artist's books are in numerous collections including Vanderbilt University, Johns Hopkins University, Baylor University, UC Berkeley, Indiana University, and Scripps College.


Letterpress Printing on the Chandler & Price Platen Press
Instructor: Cassidy Russell
4-Week Class
Tuesdays: March 4 - 25, 2014
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Letterpress printing is the traditional method of pressing inked words and images, cast in metal or polymer, or cut from wood, directly into paper. The letter forms leave their mark, adding a unique and sensuous texture to the page. In this class, students will learn the basics of letterpress printing on the Chandler & Price Platen Press including composing type, mixing ink, press set-up, printing, and troubleshooting the quirks of these wonderful old machines. Students of all levels are welcome.

Cassidy Russell is an Atlanta based artist, currently in the MFA printmaking program at Savannah College of Art and Design. She recieved a BFA in printmaking from the University of Notre Dame and has since worked for multiple letterpress shops and design companies. Her work is currently represented by Kai Lin Art.


The Letterpress Gig Poster Workshop
Instructor: Jessica Peterson
Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19, 2014
Time: 10:00-4:00 pm

Back in 1830, before Facebook, computers and inkjet printers, one of the only ways to announce a public event was through a letterpress printed broadside (more popularly known today as a gig poster). In this workshop, each participant will design and print an editioned poster announcing an event of their choice. Learn the basics of designing typography with wood and metal type, and how to harness design factors specific to letterpress including transparency, metallic inks, and the layering of text, image and texture. Then, learn how to expertly print handset type using Vandercook printing presses, mightiest of all cylinder presses. The class will also explore the visual history of the broadside/gig-poster over the last 150 years. This workshop is brought to you via a collaboration between Atlanta Printmakers Studio and the Southeast Guild of Bookworkers. The member discount is available to members of either organization.

Jessica Peterson is a letterpress printer and teacher. Her award-winning artists' books are collected by special collections libraries around the country, including Yale University, Emory University, Duke University and UCLA. She is the proprietor of The Southern Letterpress, a printshop in Northport Alabama and is an instructor of book arts and let¬ter¬press at The Uni¬ver¬sity of Alabama. Her creative work has been recognized by The Windgate Foundation and The College Book Art Association. She is the recipient of the 2014 individual artists grant from the Alabama State Council of the Arts and is a featured demonstrating artist at the 2013 Kentuck Festival of the Arts.


Papermaking/Printmaking Evening for K-12 Educators
Instructor: Jerushia Graham
February 18, 2014
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
**This workshop will take place at Robert C. Williams Papermaking Museum at 500 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332.

Educators of any subject or K-12 grade level are invited to participate in an evening of printmaking. Tour Robert C. Williams Papermaking Museum, learn about the programs they and Atlanta Printmakers Studio offer, and learn papermaking and printmaking processes that can be used in the classroom. Most importantly, come have fun and make some prints of your own!

Jerushia Graham has an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA as well as BFA degrees in Fabric Design and Printmaking from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Graham has developed community arts programming, designed public art installations, taught & lectured a variety of audiences, consulted multiple institutions on arts programming, and exhibited at various national and international venues. She has been an artist-in-residence with The Creatives Project, The Dream Community in Taiwan, and the 40th St A.I.R. program in Philadelphia. Graham currently teaches printmaking at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA, art foundations at Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, and the smART program for The Hudgens Center of Arts.


Valentine's Day Card Printing Workshop
Instructor: Deborah Sosower
February 1, 2014
Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how a letterpress actually makes that beautiful impression in paper? Would you like some really special Valentine's Day cards to send out this year? Looking for a fun activity to experience with a friend, sister, partner, husband, etc.? If any of these apply to you, then please come join us for a fun letterpress printing workshop! You will be guided through the printing process and get a taste of what it is like to print your own cards. There will be a selection of various custom designed images to choose from. At the end of the class, you will have learned the basics of letterpress printing, and you will bring home a set of 25 of your very own handmade letterpress cards with matching envelopes.

Deborah Sosower has an MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute. Her work centers on unconventional approaches to self-portraiture. She has concentrated on relief and letterpress techniques and has her own Chandler & Price press.


Ethiopian Bookbinding Workshop
Instructor: Anna Embree
2-Day Workshop
New Dates: Saturday 3/15/2014 & Sunday 3/16/2014
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Ethiopian bookbinding tradition has a long history, originating as early as the 4th Century and is still in use today. In this workshop, participants will learn about the structure through the construction of a historic model. The binding will feature wooden boards, link stitch sewing, full leather covering, decorative blind tooling, and braided leather endbands. In addition to the book model, students will see a demonstration of a leather telescoping carrying case, in the style of the Ethiopian Madhar, to house their books. Handouts will be provided for the case so that students will be able to make a model at a later time on their own. This workshop is brought to you via a collaboration between Atlanta Printmakers Studio and the Southeast Guild of Bookworkers. The member discount is available to members of either organization.

Anna Embree is an Associate Professor for the MFA in the Book Arts Program in the School of Library and Information Stud¬ies at The University of Alabama. She teaches courses and workshops in bookbinding, box making, and special topics in book preservation and book history. Anna has a strong interest in the physical and material aspects of book structures. She has collaborated with printers and papermakers on limited edition handmade books, and has exhibited widely.


From Paper To Print
Instructor: Suzanne Sawyer
6-Week Class
Wednesdays: April 2 - May 7, 2014
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking and Atlanta Printmakers Studio are collaborating to offer a course in which you can make your own paper and letterpress print on it. The first three sessions will take place at the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking and the last three sessions will take place at Atlanta Printmakers Studio. This course is a great way to get an introduction to the basics of making paper by hand and letterpress printing. We will work with a couple of different papermaking fibers including cotton and abaca as well as learn how to set type and create an image on the Vandercook Proof Press. Students will have an opportunity to plan and create a broadside or simple book structure to complete within the course - and both if time allows. Students of all levels are welcome.

Suzanne Sawyer holds an MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama, a BFA in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is the Education Director at Atlanta Printmakers Studio. Sawyer also works as a book and paper conservation technician in Emory University Library's Preservation Lab. She is proprietor of Down Home Girl Studio and works in a variety of media areas including sculpture, handmade paper, books, drawings, letterpress printing, and printmaking. Her artist's books are in numerous collections including Vanderbilt University, Johns Hopkins University, Baylor University, UC Berkeley, Indiana University, and Scripps College.


Teens: Come Print Your Own Earth Day T-shirt!
Instructor: Kevin Abeyta
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd with the sole purpose of putting concern for the environment and the health of our planet front and center. Come join us for an afternoon workshop to make your own t-shirt to wear on Earth Day 2014 to help bring awareness to your friends and school community. APS will provide all the materials necessary for screenprinting - participants will need to bring a t-shirt (or two or three) to print. Participants that are ages 13-18 years are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Kevin Abeyta is an Atlanta based screenprinter and designer who started out in his garage using nothing more than spray paint, thrift store t-shirts, Xacto knives and old pizza boxes. He is the owner of The Factory Press, a unique screenprinting shop that caters to artists, musicians and designers who are looking for high quality screenprinting at an excellent price. He is also a proud supporter and maker for the Free Art Friday art community in Atlanta.


Earth Day Inspired Papermaking/Printmaking Evening for K-12 Educators
Instructor: Jerushia Graham
April 22, 2014
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm

Educators of any subject or K-12 grade level are invited to participate in an Earth Day inspired evening of papermaking and printmaking. Tour Atlanta Printmakers Studio, learn about the programs we offer, and learn papermaking and printmaking processes that can be used in the classroom. Most importantly, come have fun and make some prints of your own!

Jerushia Graham has an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA as well as BFA degrees in Fabric Design and Printmaking from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Graham has developed community arts programming, designed public art installations, taught & lectured a variety of audiences, consulted multiple institutions on arts programming, and exhibited at various national and international venues. She has been an artist-in-residence with The Creatives Project, The Dream Community in Taiwan, and the 40th St A.I.R. program in Philadelphia. Graham currently teaches printmaking at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA, art foundations at Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, and the smART program for The Hudgens Center of Arts.


Intermediate/Advanced Etching
Instructor: Joe Tsambiras
6-Week Class
Mondays: April 28 - June 9, 2014
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

This six-week course further explores intaglio printmaking with a focus on color work while advancing your printing abilities. Students will learn techniques for producing a variety of color prints focusing on single plate processes. Processes will include “a la poupée”, surface rolls, stencils, and open bite techniques. Individual instructor attention will encourage experimentation and development of your work. Basic etching experience is required to register for this class.

Joe Tsambiras is an artist living in Decatur, Georgia. After receiving a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, he traveled throughout the southeastern United States until relocating to Glyfatha, Greece in 1996. It was there that he developed his first important body of work. Two years later, he moved to Atlanta, where he received an MFA in drawing/printmaking from Georgia State University in 2007. In 2010, Creative Loafing awarded him Best Opening (reader's pick) and Best Gallery Show (reader's pick) for the four-person show Here We Hide, and runner-up for Best Emerging Artist (reader's pick). Twice nominated for the prestigious Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award in 2009 and 2010, he regularly exhibits his prints and drawings.


Solar Plate Non-Toxic Etching Workshop
Instructor: Constance Falconer
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 10:00-4:30 pm

Solar Plate Etching is a relatively recently developed alternative etching process that uses sunlight or intense artificial light and water instead of the traditional acids and grounds. This innovative approach is spontaneous and easy, yet produces quality results. Solar plates consist of a ultra violet light sensitized polymer with a steel backing which can be exposed to various styles of images. Both sun and light box exposure processes will be taught. Once the plates are prepared and developed in water, they may be used for traditional intaglio or relief printing. This process is perfect for seasoned printmakers and beginners alike!

Constance Falconer makes limited edition prints of intaglio and relief etchings, using various techniques such as drypoint, hard and soft grounds, aquatint, lift-ground, and solar plates. Falconer also does limited editions commissions for other professional artists. She holds a BFA in Art Education from Georgia State University, an MA in Art History from Emory University, and completed all MFA coursework in Printmaking at Georgia State University. She has taught K-12 art programs, art history at the college level, and worked with other artists in a variety of locations, including 6 years overseas in Indonesia. Falconer exhibits regionally, nationally, and has works in private collections in the U.S., England, and Asia