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.
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.
REGISTERING FOR A CLASS OR WORKSHOP
Full payment is required to reserve a seat and guarantee enrollment for all classes and workshops.
Paying with cash or check: You mail a check to APS with appropriate class information or with cash at the studio. Download Registration Form Here
Paying with credit card: Use the PayPal button below the class description to pay with a credit card. Be sure to select the proper payment regarding membership status. You do not need a PayPal account. Contact Kathy Garrou with questions.
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Buy a gift certificate for the APS class of your choice - or for a dollar amount! Let your creative loved ones experience a class or workshop taught by APS's community of professional artist-instructors.For more information contact Kathy Garrou, Executive Director
APS reserves the right to cancel any class because of low enrollment; you will be notified and your class fee will be refunded.
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.
SPRING 2018 CLASSES – All classes will be held in the Metropolitan studio location.
Register Early: Register by March 10 and receive a discount.
Regular Cost of Classes: $260 members / $270 non-members / $295 become member & register
Discounted Cost of Classes: $240 members / $250 non-members / $275 become member & register
Instructor: Ashley Schick
Sundays: Apr 15 - May 6, 2018
In this class, students will learn the basics of creating collagraphs – a combination of printmaking and collage techniques. Low-relief plates will be created using simple materials like paper, board, and fabric. Students will learn how to ink and wipe the plates, use the press, and practice proper studio etiquette and safety. There will be instruction on creating multiple plates, learning different ways to print, and combining plates. Students of all levels are welcome.
Ashley L. Schick earned her MFA in Printmaking from SCAD-Atlanta in 2011. Schick is a Visual Arts faculty member at the Lovett School, currently teaching art and printmaking in the Upper School. Schick has taught many art workshops for students of all ages from children to adults in collaboration with the High Museum of Art, Georgia Tech, SCAD, and as the Studio Program Director for the non-profit One Love Generation. At SCAD, she worked as the lead printer and constructor for Kiki Smith’s artist book Color Noise. After graduating, she co-founded Straw Hat Press, a fine art printshop. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in multiple private and university collections.
Instructor: Kathy Garrou
Mondays: Mar 26 - May 14, 2018
During this class students explore a range of monoprint and monotype techniques to develop their personal approach to making unique prints. Monoprints encourage vibrant color, rich textures and spontaneous mark making. Basic and intermediate techniques, including layering transparent color, hand cutting stencils, offsetting textures, trace monotype drawing and more will be covered. By development of a set of visual effects, participants will push their compositional ideas to make a powerful expression. This workshop is ideal for artists who love to draw and paint directly and spontaneously. All levels of experience welcome.
Kathy Garrou is a designer and printmaker with a B.F.A. from East Carolina University with a major in design and minor in printmaking. Garrou started teaching printmaking classes at Chastain Art Center and APS including relief, dry point, monoprint, collagraph, and polyester & paper plate lithography. Her personal work has concentrated on intaglio and monotype over the past five years. She prints limited editions for other professional artists, exhibits her art and continues to explore new printmaking techniques. Garrou is a Founder and the Executive Director of the APS.
Intro to Screenprint
Instructor: Brandy Barker
Tuesdays: Mar 27 - May 15, 2018
CLASS IS FULL - Contact Kathy Garrou to be added to the wait list in case there's a cancelation
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 experience preferred, but not required.
Brandy Barker received her BFA in Printmaking from the University of West Georgia in 2008. Barker is the principal and organizer of Air Air. A designer and visual artist by trade, Brandy honed her skills as Studio Manager at Spudnik Press Cooperative and as Education Director at Atlanta Printmakers Studio. During that time, she became invested in community building and creating opportunities for other artists. In addition to Air Air, she currently heads a number of different projects, including the newly developed Zine Factory.
Intro to Letterpress
Instructor: Jason Kofke
Wednesdays: Mar 28 - May 16, 2018
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.
Jason Kofke earned his BFA in 2005 and MFA in 2010 from The Savannah College of Art and Design as well as a Visiting Scholar Recognition from the China Academy of Art. Kofke travels frequently for residency programs and photography expeditions abroad. He is a working visual artist who has taught classes in Western Professional Art Practices at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China; classes in Visual Culture at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida; Etching and Letterpress at Atlanta Printmaker’s Studio, and design at The New School. Kofke’s work has been exhibited at the A4 Center for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia, HIGH Museum of Art in Atlanta, Telfair Museum and RED Gallery in Savannah, FLUX projects in Atlanta, Kai Lin Gallery in Atlanta, The Elizabeth Foundation in NYC, Fuse Gallery, NYC, The Gallery of China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China, Arthouse Gallery in Brooklyn, NYC, ARCUS Studio in Moriya, Japan, and Artspace Gallery in Richmond, VA.
If an 8-week courses is too long a commitment, please consider registering for one of our short format Tiny Press Sessions .
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