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 2021 print 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.
Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing & Printmaking; Chair, Artists-in-Residence Program; Chair, Critical Dialog
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 and Berlin, Germany.
Master Printer Director, Anderson Ranch Editions Chair
Brian Shure is represented by Planthouse Gallery in New York. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown and Cornell Universities, and has printed at Editions Press, Crown Point Press, Graphicstudio, Houston Fine Art Press, and Gemini G.E.L. He is Master Printer, Director of Anderson Ranch Editions and Chair of the Patton-Malott Gallery at Anderson Ranch.
Studio Coordinator for Painting, Drawing & Printmaking
Paul Keefe is an artist working primarily in painting and sculpture. He has exhibited at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and Lane Meyer Projects in Denver, CO. He received his MFA from the University of Kansas and was an artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Anderson Ranch Campus
Students have very limited experience or none at all. Classes usually start with a full day of basic instruction.
Students have a basic understanding of press operation, tools common to printmaking, paper preparation and basic principles of registration.
Jun 7 - 11, 2021
Monotype, Drypoint and Collagraph
Explore the possibilities of monotype printmaking processes and the mediums‘ potential combined with drypoint and collagraph. Monotype yields a series of unique fine art prints on paper, the fluid process offering an immediacy of expression with its dynamic surface reworking. Painterly techniques such as additive and subtractive drawing methods, masks, stencils, and collage are introduced alongside the printmaking techniques of drypoint and collagraph to create sculptural matrices that may be printed using a variety of inking methods to suit an artist’s ever-evolving vision.
Ages 13 - 17
Jun 14 - 18, 2021
Screen Printing for Teens
Learn to use the dynamic process of screen printing to transform your drawings and photographs into unique works of art. In this exciting workshop designed specifically for teens, students design and print their own t-shirts, posters and original works on paper. This course covers a variety of screen printing techniques, such as multiple-color registration and halftone printing. As students hone their expertise, they will learn how to carry on their new craft at home. Each participant leaves this workshop with original prints to add to a growing portfolio.
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jun 21 - 25, 2021
Experimental Etching on Copper: texture & surface
Embark upon an exploration of textures, surface treatments and resists for etching on copper. Discover experimental pattern, mark-making and effects that can only be achieved through the material process of etching. During this exciting intaglio workshop students examine the possibilities and limitations of aquatint techniques, chine collé and other traditional printmaking techniques. Students also find ways to manipulate the surface of their prints through non-traditional methods and processes, coming away with innovative new ideas and imagery.