2020 WINTER CLASSES – New Listings Coming Soon
Regular Cost of Classes: $260 members / $270 non-members / $295 become member & register; plus PayPal fees
Early Registration Discounted Cost of Classes: $240 members / $250 non-members / $275 become member & register; plus PayPal fees
If you want to register for a class using a gift certificate, contact Kathy Garrou to handle the registration.
Intro to Letterpress
Instructor: Cynthia Lollis
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.
Cynthia Lollis is a professor of printmaking and book arts in Atlanta. Many of her artists’ books and prints are collaborations with German artist, Daniela Deeg, under the name ETC Press. Collectors of her books and prints are museums, national libraries, academic libraries, and private libraries in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the USA. Among other publications, Lollis and Deegâ€™s collaborative work claims a chapter in the book, Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artists (Lark Books, 2011).
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Intro to Intaglio: Drypoint, Line Etch, and Aquatint
Instructor: Sasha Schilbrack-Cole
Mondays: September 9 - October 28, 2019
This course will focus on developing a foundation for the Intaglio family of printmaking processes â€“ drypoint, line etching and aquatint etching. The class will start from learning various ways to etch your imagery onto a copper plate to printing onto paper with an etching press. Students will learn line and aquatint etching, dry point, and various ways to produce multiple color prints from a single plate (i.e surface rolls, stencils). All levels are welcome.
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.
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The Perfect Union: Combining Techniques
Instructor: Trent Johnson
Artists looking for ways to advance their prints will experiment with combining relief and monoprint techniques. Relief printing is the oldest and most direct form of printmaking – making prints from images carved in wood or linoleum blocks. Monotype is a painterly form of printmaking that combines the spontaneity of painting with the distinct qualities of a print. Students will learn how to combine these techniques to create a unique print or “an edition of one”. There will be demonstrations of both techniques, as well as discussions about works in progress. Students will have plenty of time to practice these techniques under the guidance of the instructor. This class is designed for both new and intermediate students.
Trent Johnson is an artist and printmaker currently living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his BFA in Printmaking and Book Arts from the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. While attending UGA, he learned the craft of traditional printmaking processes, but also how to combine printmaking with other mediums such as video and sculpture. His ultimate goal is to pass on the rich history of the printmaking tradition while also encouraging others to push printmaking processes into uncharted territories.
Intro to Screenprint
Instructor: Keeley Stitt
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.
Keeley Stitt is an artist, designer, and educator based in Atlanta, Georgia. She has over 10 years of professional teaching experience working with children to adults in public schools, continuing education, and community art centers. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Keeley holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Art Education with a concentration in Fibers and Material Studies. She lived in Glasgow, Scotland from 2011 to 2013, where she graduated with Merit from the Master of Fine Arts program at the Glasgow School of Art. Keeley was the Textiles Artist in Residence at the Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, IL from 2013-14 and was the 2018 March Spotlight Artist at the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito, CA.
Located in MET ATLANTA complex 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
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Contact Kathy Garrou with any questions about classes/workshops.
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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If an 8-week courses is too long a commitment, please consider registering for one of our short format Tiny Press Sessions .
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