Located near downtown Atlanta, APS offers the community classes in a wide range of techniques, utilizing equipment available in our printmaking studio. The small, hands-on classes foster creative exchange with instructors and fellow students, and all classes are led by professional artists actively working in Atlanta’s print community, as well as, talented visiting artists. Choose a class that explores a new interest, or refines previous experience. Both beginners and advanced professional artists will find classes at appropriate skill levels. On the occasion that a class requires some experience, we will note that in the course listing. Class sizes are limited so that each student will receives quality-individualized instruction. Please read on for detailed descriptions of classes and workshops, pricing, and instructors’ biographical statement listed below.

Contact Jerushia Graham, Education Director for more information or with any questions about classes/workshops.

Aside from our regular schedule of classes and workshops, we are also happy to provide demonstrations and workshops for adults or children throughout the community. Learn more about custom workshops in our outreach programs. Learn more…

REGISTERING FOR A CLASS OR WORKSHOP

For all classes and workshops, full payment is required to reserve a seat and guarantee enrollment.

Register 2 weeks before the class begins and receive a discount.

Paying with check: Download and complete the appropriate registration form and mail it to APS.

Paying with credit card: Download the appropriate registration form and email the completed form (or the information can be typed into the text of the email) to Jerushia Graham, Education Director, and ask to register with a credit card. You will receive a PayPal invoice via email with a link to make your one-time payment. You do not need a PayPal account.

CANCELLATION POLICY

For cancellations made at least 10 days prior to the first class/workshop, we will refund 100% of the full tuition minus a $10 administrative fee, or give 100% credit towards a future APS class to be used within the following 3 months. For cancellations made with less than 10 days notice, you will receive a 50% refund. No refund is available if student cancels within 48 hours of the class/workshop unless we are able to fill your spot from a waiting list.

APS reserves the right to cancel any class because of low enrollment; you will be notified and your class fee will be refunded.


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WINTER 2017 CLASSES

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Register 2 weeks before the workshop begins and receive a discount.**

Contact Jerushia Graham, Education Director for more information or with any questions about workshops.

Intermediate/Advance Letterpress
Instructors: Deborah Sosower
8-week class
Sundays:  Jan 8 - Feb 26, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30pm Cost: $260 members / $270 non-members / $295 become member & register

This course is for students who have taken the basic letterpress class and would like to further explore multi-color registration; as well as polymer plate preparation & printing. This 8-week class is designed to build on the basic skills learned in the basics class. If you have not taken a letterpress class with Atlanta Printmakers Studio please register for the 6:30-9:30p class.

Deborah Sosower  has primarily exhibited in Philadelphia, New York, North Carolina and Atlanta.  She was one of the inaugural Walthall Fellows for WonderRoot from 2012-2013, one of the artist facilitators for the SouthWest Art & Social Engagement Project at Emory University in 2013-2014, and a CSA artist for WonderRoot’s 5th season in 2015. She has worked as a facilitator, nonprofit administrator, visiting artist, graphic designer and lecturer for Durham Arts Council, C4 Atlanta, the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, the women’s Refuge Network, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Georgia Tech, & Emory University. She is currently a part-time faculty member at Kennesaw State University and the President of Atlanta Printmakers Studio Board.

 

To pay with check or money order download registration form, then mail or drop off form and payment to APS:

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Letterpress
Instructors: Meghan Paine
8-week class
Sundays:  Jan 8 - Feb 26, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $260 members / $270 non-members / $295 become member & register

Students will learn the basics of letterpress, from setting type, lock-up, printing and cleaning plus the redistribution of type. Students will be comfortable using both Chandler and Price Presses as well as Vandercooke Presses by the end of the 8-week session. Class will include instruction for registration of type and image, as well as teach proper studio etiquette clean up and safety. Students of all levels are welcome.

Meghan Paine is an Atlanta printmaker with a degree in literature from Harvard University. Her love for the history of the printed word led her to letterpress in 2009. She is a regional director for the Ladies of Letterpress and an active member of the printing community. She runs Iron Heart Press, printing with lead, wood, and photopolymer on a C&P 12x18, a C&P 8x12, a Vandercook 325G, a Heidelberg 10x15, and her very first press, an Adana 8x5.

 

To pay with check or money order download registration form, then mail or drop off form and payment to APS:

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Reductive Relief
Instructors: Chris Neuenschwander
8-week class
Mondays:  Jan 9 - Feb 27, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $260 members / $270 non-members / $295 become member & register

This 8-week course will focus on, you guessed it, relief printing! Relief is widely known as one of the most accessible forms of printmaking. You will be taught how to design for carving and reductive layering of color. Participants will create at least one single color print and one reductive relief print.

This course is great for beginners or intermediate students wanting to strengthen their skills.

Chris Neuenscwhander, or Noosh, is an Atlanta area printmaker who carves amusing and humorous designs out of particle board. In 2011, Chris graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in printmaking.  Since then, Noosh has been showing his work in galleries, at festivals and on the streets of Atlanta for all to enjoy. 

 He is very involved in the Atlanta art community.You can find him hanging out at any number of Atlanta area events throughout the year or where he regularly shows: Kibbee Gallery.

 

To pay with check or money order download registration form, then mail or drop off form and payment to APS:

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To pay with credit card use button below, then email your class choice and contact information to Jerushia Graham. PayPal fees are included:

Screenprint
Instructors: Aaron Artrip
8-week class
Tuesdays:  Jan 10 - Feb 28, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Cost:  $260 members / $270 non-members / $295 become member & register

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.

Students of all levels are welcome, some Photoshop experience preferred, but not required.

Aaron Artrip is an Atlanta based artist and printmaking educator. He received his BFA in Printmaking from Kennesaw State University and exhibits work in multiple Atlanta galleries. While showing work locally, Aaron has been commissioned to produce artwork for Orange Guitar Amplifiers, The Zuckerman Museum of Art, and has presented printmaking demonstrations around North Georgia as well at The University of Tennessee Knoxville for the SouthernGraphics Counsel International in March of 2015.

 

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Aluminum Plate Lithography
Instructors: Dianna Settles
8-week class
Wednesdays:  Jan 11 - Mar 1, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Cost:  $260 members / $270 non-members / $295 become member & register

Oil and water don't mix! This is the cardinal principle of lithography. Students will learn the basics of aluminum plate lithography. This process accommodates hand drawn imagery, painted washes, and photographic imagery. Students will learn how to prepare the plates, how to print litho plates on the etching press, and how to register plates for multi-layered prints. 

Dianna Settles Dianna graduated from San Francisco Art Institute in 2014 with a BFA in Printmaking. After returning to Atlanta, Dianna acquired a Park lithography press on a trip to New York and later added a Vandercook press to her collection. She and partner Witt Wisebram took over the space that Beep Beep Gallery occupied to open Hi-Lo Press. Hi-Lo operates as both a print studio and a gallery for up and coming artists.

 

To pay with check or money order download registration form, then mail or drop off form and payment to APS:

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To pay with credit card use button below, then email your class choice and contact information to Jerushia Graham. PayPal fees are included:

FALL 2016 CLASSES 

Registration for Fall session is closed. Please consider registering for one of our Tiny Press Sessions or a Winter Classes listed above. 

Contact Jerushia Graham, Education Director for more information or with any questions about classes & workshops.

Letterpress
Instructors: Deborah Sosower
8-week class
Sundays:  Sept 11 - Oct 30, 2016
Time: 6:30-9:30pm

Students will learn the basics of letterpress, from setting type, lock-up, printing and cleaning plus the redistribution of type. Students will be comfortable using both Chandler and Price Presses as well as Vandercooke Presses by the end of the 8-week session. Class will include instruction for registration of type and image, as well as teach proper studio etiquette clean up and safety. Students of all levels are welcome.

Working with Akua Inks
Instructors: Steve Dininno
8-week class
Mondays: Sept 12 - Oct 31, 2016
Time: 6:30-9:30pm

The soy-based Akua Inks are a perfect choice for printmakers working in a green studio. The inks wash up with soapy water and can be used for a diverse number of printmaking techniques. Steve will demonstrate the use of the inks for monoprint, drypoint, and solar plates. Students of all levels are welcome; no experience is necessary. 

Making A Way For A New Home by Sasha Schilbrack-Cole

Intaglio
Instructors: Sasha Schilbrack-Cole
8-week class
Tuesdays:  Sept 13 -Nov 1, 2016
Time: 6:30-9:30p

This 8-week course will focus on the intaglio method of etching. The class will start with various ways to etch your imagery onto a copper plate and to print onto paper using an etching press. You will learn line and aquatint etching, drypoint, relief etching, and "white line" etching.

This course is great for beginners or intermediate students wanting to strengthen their skills.

Screenprint
Instructors: Craig Cameron
8-week class
Wednesdays:  Sept 14 -Nov 2, 2016
Time: 6:30-9:30pm

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 of all levels are welcome, some Photoshop experience preferred, but not required.


 

TINY PRESS SESSION

The Tiny Press Sessions are a new series of 3-hour stand alone workshops

Each Tiny Press Session is  $75 APS Members  /  $85 Non Members  /  $110 Register & Become a Member

See the Tiny Press Session Listings