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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For more information contact Kathy Garrou, Executive Director


FALL 2017 CLASSES  – The fall session marks the end of classes held in the Metropolitan studio location. Take one of the last studio classes in our current studio! Sign up now at early registration rates.

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

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

If an 6-week courses is too long a commitment, please consider registering for one of our short format Tiny Press Sessions . 

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Screenprint
Instructors: Lucha Rodriguez
6-week class
Saturdays:  Sept 30 -Nov 4, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30pm

FULL

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.

Lucha Rodriguez received her MFA in Printmaking from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010, and her BFA in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Atlanta in 2006. Her work ranges from etchings, monoprints and colorful silkscreens, to immersive multi-layered installations of cut paper, each created with pink – the artist’s signature color. Rodriguez intricate imagery recall the inner workings of the body and the books of medical illustrations that fascinated her as a child.

Born in Venezuela, Rodriguez has exhibited globally with solo and group shows throughout the U.S., India, Mexico, China and France. Her work is included in The High Museum of Art, Modern and Contemporary Art Collection in addition to various private institutional and individual collections. The artist lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Blockprinting on the Letterpress
Instructors: Deborah Sosower
6-week class
Sundays:  Oct 1 - Nov 5, 2017
Time: 4:15-6:15pm 

This course is for students who have taken the basic letterpress class and would like to explore the art of printing mounted linoleum blocks on the letterpress. 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.

6 wk Letterpress Early Registration
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Letterpress
Instructors: Andrew Huot
6-week class
Sundays: Oct 1 - Nov 5, 2017
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 Vandercook Presses by the end of the 6-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.

Andrew Huot is a book artist and bookbinder in Norcross, Georgia. His artwork uses the book form to mark his observations about his surroundings, using marks, maps, photographs, and patterns to take our surroundings and abstract them. He operates Big River Bindery, a shop for bookmaking and letterpress printing, book repair, and design. He has an MFA in Book Arts from the University of the Arts and teaches bookbinding and preservation for the University of Illinois. He exhibits his work widely and is held in over 50 library collections.

 
6 wk Intro Letterpress Early Registration
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Intaglio: Drypoint, Line Etch, & Aquatint
Instructors: Sasha Schilbrack-Cole
6-week class
Mondays:  Oct 2 - Nov 6, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30p

This 6-week course will focus on developing a foundation for the Intaglio family of printmaking processes. We will focus primarily on using drypoint, line etching, and aquatint etching to develop imagery in copper while using an etching press to print your plates. We will also discuss the history of the medium and how it relates to the art and print world as a whole. 

This course is great for those with little to no print experience or anyone who wants to refresh their skills.

Sasha Schilbrack-Cole is a maker, etcher and drawer currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his BFA in Printmaking from the University of Georgia in 2013. Since graduating he has exhibited locally and nationally, taught young children, and experienced a wide range of emotions.  He finds joy in the repetition of mark-making, rich wood-grain, and oppressively loud music.

6 wk Intaglio Early Registration
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Screenprint Enhanced Woodcuts
Instructors: Jamaal Barber
6-week class
Tuesdays:  Oct 3 - Nov 7, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30pm

Jamaal Barber will share his unique process for combining woodcuts and screenprints into a cohesive image. The class will cover the basics of both woodcut and screenprint with a greater focus on the design and printing of the woodcuts.

Jamaal Barber received a degree in Graphic Design but In 2013, after seeing a screen printing demo at a local art store, Jamaal started experimenting with printmaking and made it his primary focus. His fine art can be seen on display at the ZuCot Gallery. It has also been included in the Decatur Arts Festival, Atlanta Print Biennial Show and at various art shows around the Metro Atlanta area. Additionally, Jamaal has done print work for Black Art in America and Emory University.

6 wk Relief Early Registration

Download Registration Form

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

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

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

See the Tiny Press Session Listings

SUMMER 2017 CLASSES 

 

Registration has closed for Spring Session

Contact Jerushia Graham, Education Director for more information about workshops and classes.


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Intro Letterpress
Instructors: Jason Kofke
8-week class
Sundays:  June 11 - July 30, 2017
Time: 7:30 - 10:30pm 

FULL

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 is a recipient of a 2011 Artadia Grant and a 2009 Idea Capital Grant. He has been awarded residencies at The Arctic Circle Project in Svalbard, Norway, Milkwood Residency in the Czech Republic, ARCUS Project in Japan, Odysseys Residency in Costa Rica, Long Stories Project in Perm, Russia, ArtPrint Residence in Barcelona, Spain, Living Walls Conference in Atlanta, USA, the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China, and the Elizabeth Foundation in New York City

 Though Kofke's studio is based in Atlanta, he travels frequently for residency programs and photography expeditions abroad.

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Screenprint
Instructors: Brandy Barker
8-week class
Wednesdays:  June 7 - July 26 , 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30pm

FULL

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.

Brandy Barker is a printmaker and teaching artist just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, for now.

Brandy received her BFA in Printmaking from the University of West Georgia in 2008. She moved to Chicago to continue her career in the arts and landed at Spudnik Press Cooperative as Studio Manager and Teaching Artist. After returning to Georgia, Brandy stepped in as Education Director at Atlanta Printmakers Studio, then handed over the reigns to pursuit more graphic design work and build the foundation for a branding company. In January 2016, Brandy, along with partners, began Better Beans Branding.

 
 

SPRING 2017 CLASSES 

Registration has closed for Spring Session

Contact Jerushia Graham, Education Director for more information about workshops and classes.

Installation with Screenprinted Paper by Lucha Rodriguez

Screenprint
Instructors: Lucha Rodriguez
8-week class
Tuesdays:  March 28 - May 16, 2017
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.

Lucha Rodriguez received her MFA in Printmaking from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010, and her BFA in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Atlanta in 2006. Her work ranges from etchings, monoprints and colorful silkscreens, to immersive multi-layered installations of cut paper, each created with pink – the artist’s signature color. Rodriguez intricate imagery recall the inner workings of the body and the books of medical illustrations that fascinated her as a child.

Born in Venezuela, Rodriguez has exhibited globally with solo and group shows throughout the U.S., India, Mexico, China and France. Her work is included in The High Museum of Art, Modern and Contemporary Art Collection in addition to various private institutional and individual collections. The artist lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.

Channel by Isaiah Jones

Diffused Relief Printing
Instructors: Isaiah Jones
8-week class
Sundays:  March 26 - May 14, 2017
Time: 4:30-6:30pm


Paper cuts and stencils can be used indirectly to create pressure prints on the etching press. This class will cover cutting stencils, mixing ink for translucent layering, diffused printing, direct stencil printing, and manipulating surface/paper manipulation after printing.

Isaiah Jones was raised in the mountains of western North Carolina. She received her BFA in Printmaking from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia. Jones works primarily with stencils and monoprinting techniques. Interested in water, her work explores the depth, movement, and often turbulent nature of rivers, oceans, and streams. Her prints have been exhibited in galleries throughout Savannah, GA, Brevard, NC and are held in many private collections. In 2016 Isaiah Jones was selected to be one of three Atlanta Printmakers Studio Emerging Artist Residents. Jones lives and works in Atlanta, GA.

Science by Jason Kofke

Letterpress
Instructors: Jason Kofke
8-week class
Sundays:  March 19 - May 7, 2017
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.

Jason Kofke is a recipient of a 2015 ELEVATE (Atlanta) Award, a 2011 Artadia Grant and a 2009 Idea Capital Grant. He has been awarded residencies at The Canadian Wilderness Residency Program in Yukon, Canada, The Creative Project in Atlanta, Georgia, The Arctic Circle Project in Svalbard, Norway, Milkwood Residency in the Czech Republic, ARCUS Project in Japan, Odysseys Residency in Costa Rica, Long Stories Project in Perm, Russia, ArtPrint Residence in Barcelona, Spain, Living Walls Conference in Atlanta, USA, the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China, and the Elizabeth Foundation in New York City.

He 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. 

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

Intaglio: Drypoint, Line Etch, & Aquatint
Instructors: Sasha Schilbrack-Cole
8-week class
Mondays:  March 27 - May 15, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30p

This 8-week course will focus on developing a foundation for the Intaglio family of printmaking processes. We will focus primarily on using drypoint, line etching, and aquatint etching to develop imagery in copper while using an etching press to print your plates. We will also discuss the history of the medium and how it relates to the art and print world as a whole. 

This course is great for those with little to no print experience or anyone who wants to refresh their skills.

Sasha Schilbrack-Cole is a maker, etcher and drawer currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his BFA in Printmaking from the University of Georgia in 2013. Since graduating he has exhibited locally and nationally, taught young children, and experienced a wide range of emotions.  He finds joy in the repetition of mark-making, rich wood-grain, and oppressively loud music.


WINTER 2017 CLASSES

Registration has closed for Winter Session

Contact Jerushia Graham, Education Director for more information about workshops and classes.

Intermediate/Advance Letterpress
Instructors: Deborah Sosower
8-week class
Sundays:  Jan 8 - Feb 26, 2017
Time: 3:00-6:00pm 

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.

Letterpress
Instructors: Meghan Paine
8-week class
Sundays:  Jan 8 - Feb 26, 2017
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.

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.

Screenprint
Instructors: Aaron Artrip
8-week class
Tuesdays:  Jan 10 - Feb 28, 2017
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 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 18 - Mar 8, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:30pm

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.