Discover the exciting possibilities of this historically rooted medium. Our Printmaking program fosters a supportive studio atmosphere where artists of all levels have the freedom to experiment and learn new techniques. Summer printmaking workshops, taught by accomplished artists and educators, offer a fresh take on the medium, mixing traditional processes with experimental attitudes.
Anderson Ranch’s Patton Printmaking Studio is clean, spacious, and outfitted with a variety of presses and equipment to accommodate screen printing, relief, intaglio, monoprinting, bookmaking, mokuhanga and lithography. Students have access to individual work tables, wall space, palettes, rags, hand tools, power tools, computers with Adobe software, wi-fi, printing, scanning, and projection capabilities.
At Anderson Ranch, the process of printmaking honors tradition, innovation, community and collaboration. We invite you to explore, experiment and expand your visual expression in this captivating environment.
Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount* in summer one- or two-week adult workshops for SGC International members. Please register online and then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register. *Please note that the SGC discount cannot be combined with any other discount, scholarship or special offer.
Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing & Printmaking; Artists-in-Residence Program; Critical Dialogue Program
Elizabeth Ferrill received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has had solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, including in: Aspen, CO; Nashville, TN; Omaha, NE; New York, NY; and Berlin, Germany. Liz is the Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing and Printmaking at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Preferred Pronouns: She/Her
Master Printer and Director, Anderson Ranch Editions
Brian Shure apprenticed to Tamarind Master Printer Ernest DeSoto while a student at Antioch College, and became a Master Printer at Editions Press, and then at Crown Point Press, where he also coordinated the China Woodblock Program. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and Cornell University and conducted workshops in numerous studios in the U.S., China, Japan, Mexico, and Germany. Prior to becoming Director of Anderson Ranch Editions, he was production manager at Gemini GEL in Los Angeles. He is represented by Planthouse Gallery in New York, and his work is in many public and private collections worldwide. He lives at Anderson Ranch with his wife and two children.
Anderson Ranch Campus
Students have a basic understanding of press operation, tools common to printmaking, paper preparation and basic principles of registration.
Students have significant experience in the print medium that is the subject of the workshop.
Jun 12 - 16, 2023
Layering Color and Light: Woodcut and Monoprint
This rigorous, engaging printmaking workshop focuses on monoprint and woodcut methods with an emphasis on layering color to produce luminous results. We begin with observational studies from the natural world and explore trace, stencil, painterly, and multiple plate monotype methods. Woodcut techniques are then added to layer transparent and opaque color, creating a radiant sense of space. We make both editioned and unique prints, alternating between structure and improvisation. This back-and-forth serves as the format for the course as we combine printing using a woodcut matrix with a variety of monoprint methods.
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jun 19 - 23, 2023
Electro-Etching: Exploring Surface
In this experimental workshop, open to all levels, students learn and explore various electro-etching processes. Emphasis is on safer intaglio methods and the fundamentals of electrolysis, from traditional methods of electro-line and electro-tint to innovative approaches that result in rich textures and layered imagery. Processes introduce participants to the science behind electro-etching, a non-toxic work environment, and proper equipment setup and maintenance. Students are encouraged to experiment with various resists, including BIG ground, in addition to working with salt and unconventional mark-making. By the end of this workshop, participants will have printed small editions of their own unique work embedded with various new processes.
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jun 26 - 30, 2023
Layered Surfaces: From a Photograph to a Screen Print
Participants in this class use original photographic imagery as source material to create multilayered, dynamic, and unique screen prints, learning step-by-step details of the screen printing process, including screen preparation (exposing and washing), halftone transparency creation, registration, and printing. Additional layering methods include exploratory paper dyeing techniques using natural and synthetic pigment, flocking, and hand-generated transparencies. The goal of this class is to push the possibilities of screen print, transforming photographic images into multilayered dynamic prints. Students leave the class with a foundational understanding of the screen print process and a collection of unique prints.