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.
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.
GIVE THE GIFT OF A CLASS
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.
WINTER 2018 CLASSES – All classes will be held in the Metropolitan studio location.
Register Early: Register by January 1 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
NEW SUNDAY MORNING CLASS
From Printing to Binding
Instructor: Margot Ecke
Sundays: Jan 14 - Mar 4, 2018
This class investigates the intersection between letterpress printing and binding, allowing students an opportunity to become familiar with both fields as they create well conceived artists’ books. Using simple bound structures to present printed information, students will conceive, design and construct several editions of books during this eight week course. Students should expect to create accordion books, stiff leaf bindings and French folded artists’ books in small editions.
Margot Ecke received a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, BFA from Cornell University, a Professional Printing Certificate from the Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico, and a Certificate in Bookbinding at the North Bennett Street School in Boston. Her artists’ books are shown internationally and her work is in the collections at the Getty, the New York Public Library, and the RISD Artists’ Book Collection, among others.
Instructor: Deborah Sosower
Sundays: Jan 14 - Mar 4, 2018
Learn the process of relief reduction where the whole image is created using a single piece of linoleum or wood, cutting more away with each layer of color. This technique is a great way to produce a multiple colored print from just one block. As suggested by its name, this technique involves ‘reducing’ a block to create a multiple colored print. What this actually means is that a single piece of wood or lino is cut to produce a first color, then the block is ‘reduced’ (cut into further), then printed over the top of the first color. The course covers design, cutting techniques and printing.
Deborah Sosower attended Bryn Mawr College and studied at the Lorenzo de’Medici School of Art in Florence, Italy. She attained her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2009. 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 and lecturer for organizations and institutions such as the Durham Arts Council, C4 Atlanta, the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, the women’s Refuge Network, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Georgia Tech, & Emory University. She currently lives in Atlanta and works as a part-time faculty member at Kennesaw State University and the Registration Assistant for SGC International.
Intro to Screenprint
Instructor: Aaron Artrip
Mondays: Jan 15 - Mar 5, 2018
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.
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.
Intro to Letterpress
Instructor: Meghan Paine
Tuesdays: Jan 16 - Mar 6, 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.
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.
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