Anderson Ranch Arts Center will be closed from September 24th – October 2nd.


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      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Cross-pollinate: Blending Printmaking Techniques

Sep 5 - 9, 2022



Delve into an extensive range of printmaking techniques, exploring the hybrid print. Students incorporate basic intaglio techniques, gum transfers and chine collé. The results are dynamic, multilayered prints that allow for the best of each technique to be celebrated. Students work with both hand-generated and photographic imagery and embrace technical exploration and experimentation. The workshop introduces each technique as a single process procedure, then investigates ways to combine the methods to discover which print qualities are emboldened when combined in a single image. Students produce works that reflect a synthesis of process, layering, composition and ideas.


Students are introduced to basic intaglio/etching techniques, gum transfer printing, and chine collé. A combination of hand-drawn, graphic and photographic imagery is utilized. We also assess how to incorporate various papers and materials together using the chine collé process.

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Genevieve Lowe

Genevieve Lowe lives in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Genevieve’s work revolves around conceptions of the American landscape, utilizing a variety of materials to explore its different representations. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States.

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Genevieve Lowe, October, detail

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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 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. 

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Workshop Details

Supply List

Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.

Black Sharpie


India Ink

Drawing materials like charcoal and kneaded erasers, etc., and/or ink and foam brushes


Etching Tools


Japanese papers for printing, such as: Kozo, Kitikata, Gampi.


Rives BFK printmaking paper


Lodging & Meals

Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations. There is no housing or meals available for Fall Studio Sessions Studio Practice programs.

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.


Health & Safety

Beginning February 2023, Anderson Ranch will no longer require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for studio and artistic program participants. For your own safety as well as the safety of our community, we highly encourage all program participants to be up to date with their vaccinations for COVID-19 as well as the flu vaccine. We also encourage you to carry health and traveler’s insurance.

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Scholarships, College Credit & Discounts

Making Art Accessible

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Discounts are available for students and teachers.

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