Code: R0706-23

    • IV

      Level IV

      Students have advanced skill and knowledge of the printmaking fields. Students are highly motivated and self­-directed, have a minimum of five years experience in their field, and have multiple portfolios of their artwork. Portfolio review is required for admittance to some Level IV classes.

Master Class: Advanced Printmaking: Topics and Techniques

Jul 17 - 21, 2023



This unique opportunity for advanced printmakers creates a forum for dialog about how to curate their practice to push work into a strong direction. Artists are invited to work on self-directed projects in the printmaking area of their choosing while receiving technical support in tandem with critical feedback. Opportunities for technical demonstrations, group critique, and one-on-one mentorship make up the structure of this master class. Brian Shure will be present for the entire duration of the workshop; Judy Pfaff will join daily from 1 to 5 pm.


‏‏‎ ‎Portfolios will be accepted on a rolling basis. Instructions on how to submit your portfolio are as follows:

  • Submit digital images of your work in one single PDF (as opposed to individual JPG attachments) via email directly to Artistic Director Liz Ferrill at
  • The single PDF must be less than 10 MB to be considered.
  • Include 5-10 images of your work with image identification that lists the title, media, dimensions and year of each image.
  • While not required, it is helpful to see an artist statement addressing the images you send.
  • Include “Advanced Portfolio Review” in the subject line of your email, as well as the title of the workshop for which you are applying.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached and a link to your website.

Submissions that do not follow the requested directions will not be reviewed.

If you are accepted, a deposit of $650 will be required within one week of notification of acceptance to hold your place. Housing will be assigned on a space-available basis upon enrollment.


Any preferred printmaking medium

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Judy Pfaff

Judy Pfaff creates work that spans disciplines and eschews definition, and is often cited as a pioneer of installation-art. She has received many awards including the International Sculpture Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), the MacArthur Foundation Award (2004), and the Guggenheim Fellowship (1983). Judy lives and works in Tivoli, New York.

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Brian Shure

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.

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Judy Pfaff, and the crane thought

Tuition: $1,350.00
Studio Fee: $100.00
Registration Fee: $45.00

Portfolio Review Required

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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

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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.

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.

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.


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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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