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.

GIVE THE GIFT OF A WORKSHOP
Buy a gift certificate for the APS workshop 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

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

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.


Upcoming Workshops  – All workshops will be held in the Metropolitan studio location unless otherwise noted. Register Early to receive a discount on workshops.

Cost of Workshops Vary Depending on the Processes & Expenses Involved

Contact Kathy Garrou, Executive Director for more information or with any questions about classes/workshops.


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Wood Engraving With Visiting Artist Todd Anderson

Saturday, March 3, 2018   10am-4pm  

Workshop Is Full   Contact Kathy Garrou to be added to the wait list.

Location: Atlanta Printmakers Studio, 675 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, #6026, Atlanta, GA 30310

Wood engraving is an age-old relief printmaking method used for creating small and highly-detailed images. It was traditionally used to illustrate books, with blocks being the same height as the letterpress characters that formed the text. It is particularly well-suited to those who love drawing with pens and markers. The medium suits divergent approaches: graphic, black and white images with strong contrasts (lights and darks), or tonal (i.e. fine cross-hatching) imagery is possible. Engraving differs from woodcut in both tools used: the graver and the burin, and materials used: end-grained woodblocks, not the plank side, which allows for finer lines and a wider range of tonal effects. Participants will learn basic aspects of transferring an image, cutting, and printing blocks. Materials provided will include a block, paper, ink, and free use of studio tools. Supplies costs are included in the registration fees.

Master Printer Todd Anderson, who will lead the workshop, will introduce the medium through a fun day of hands-on learning. He will have dozens of wood engraving prints on hand for inspiration and conversation. Both oil-based and non-toxic printing methods will be shared. A sense of curiosity and a willingness to play are all that are needed. True beginners, seasoned printmakers and everyone in between are welcome!

Todd Anderson was born in Rochester, Minnesota. He received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MFA from the University of New Mexico. Anderson worked in the collaborative printmaking field where he earned the title of Master Printer. For the last decade he has worked as a university professor. Anderson resides in South Carolina where he maintains an active studio while serving as the director of printmaking at Clemson University. His work has been widely exhibited at ~100 unique venues nationally and internationally. His artwork has been collected at the highest levels including the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, the Davis Museum at Wellseley College, Yale University, U.S. Library of Congress and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Anderson is represented by Kai Lin Art, Atlanta. His most recent body of collaborative work is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through February 5th, 2018.


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THE TINY PRESS SESSIONS

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

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

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/money order: Download registration form, then mail or drop off form and payment to APS.

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. Then, email your class choice and contact information Kathy Garrou.

There is a 3% Transaction Fee for PayPal Payments


VALENTINE CARD PRINTING

Instruction by Meghan Paine

Instruction by Meghan Paine

Valentine Card Printing

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Location: Atlanta Printmakers Studio, 

675 Metropolitan Pkwy SW #6026, Atlanta, GA 30310 

Time: 4:30-7:30pm

Have you ever wondered how a letterpress actually makes that beautiful impression in paper? Would you like some really special Valentine cards to send out this year? Looking for a fun activity to experience with a friend, sister, husband, etc...? If any of these apply to you, then please come join us for a fun evening letterpress workshop!

You will be guided you through the printing process by Meghan Paine and get a taste of what it’s like to print your own cards. There will be a selection of various custom designed Valentine images to choose from. At the end of the class, you will have learned the basics of letterpress printing, and you will bring home a set* of 25 of your very own handmade letterpress cards with matching envelopes.

Valentine Card Rgistration

BLOCK PRINTING ON TEXTILES

Instruction by Jerushia Graham / Artwork by Jasmine White

Block Printing on Textiles

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Location: Atlanta Printmakers Studio, 

675 Metropolitan Pkwy SW #6026, Atlanta, GA 30310 

Time: 4:30-7:30pm

Why keep your printing strictly to paper? This workshop will show you how to set-up a printing station for a patterned repeat on fabric. Each person will print their design on a 36x36" piece of cotton. Participants are asked to come to the session with a 6x6" design drawn out to carve during the first part of the session or a 6x6" pre-carved Speedy Carve Block. No prior experience is necessary for the class. 

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2017 VISITING ARTISTS

Reductive Relief Printing with Katrina Andry

March 21, 2017

Katrina Andry received an MFA in Printmaking from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA in 2010. She currently works and lives in New Orleans where she maintains a studio in her home.

Katrina’s work explores the negative effects stereotypes have on people of color. Where stereotypes are typically used to help us normalize our surroundings by categorizing groups of people, the byproduct of stereotypes is that they also create arbitrary differences between people. Stereotyping establishes an arbitrary set of societal norms/rules that benefit the majority while it disenfranchises other groups of people. Katrina’s work challenges stereotypes placed upon people of color (the Other), that once had scientific research qualifying them, and how these ideas or stereotypes have become a part of how we see each other, whether consciously or unconsciously. In her practice, Katrina often creates large scale (4’ or greater), color reduction wood cuts portraying white men in black face, or more recently, watermelon face acting out a stereotype that is most often placed upon people of color. Katrina specifically uses white men as they are typically seen as figures of authority, and are historically the perpetuators of stereotypes against people of color (though people of color often enforce these same stereotypes in their own communities, but it’s not as pervasive, as people of color are more self-aware of these actions most often). Katrina also uses non-people-of-color in her work so the prints aren’t misperceived as being an expression of black culture. The fact that they are sometimes seen as that, speaks to the truth of how well engrained stereotypes against people of color are in our culture.

Katrina was listed in the January-February 2012 issue of Art in Print as one of the top 50 printmakers. Katrina is an active member of the Staple Goods Collective in the St. Roch neighborhood of New Orleans. She has also been awarded residencies from the Joan Mitchell Center of New Orleans, Anchor Graphics in Chicago, and Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California.

 

Diffusion Relief Printing & Screenprint Flocking with Cynthia Thompson

March 11-12, 2017

Cynthia Nourse Thompson is currently Associate Professor and Director of the graduate programs in Book Arts + Printmaking and Studio Arts at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Previously, Thompson served for twelve years as Professor of Book and Paper Arts at Memphis College of Art and the Chair of the Fine Arts Department. Thompson has also been visiting faculty at University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona, Italy; the prestigious Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy; and the University of Arkansas Rome Program in Rome, Italy teaching both papermaking, book arts and printmaking. Thompson was the recipient of the 2003 Tennessee State Arts Commission Fellowship Grant and has been awarded numerous residencies including Yaddo, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Women’s Studio Workshop Book Art Residency, the Visual Studies Workshop Book Art Residency, a residency at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, a residency at the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Summer Senior Artist in Residence Book Art and Printmaking Residency at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon and most recently a winter letterpress residency at Penland School of Craft. Her work is in the collection of Arkansas State University, the Tennessee State Museum and Dieu Donne Papermill. Thompson received her BFA in Printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. In addition to teaching and curating, previously Thompson worked at Dieu Donne Papermill, Harlan & Weaver Intaglio, Inc. and the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, now the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions.