PaperWorkers Local

PaperWorkers Local

Friday, June 16, 2017



In this two-day workshop, students will print layered compositions on etching presses selecting from the large geometric printing blocks carved by exhibiting artist, Lindsay Schmittle, and used in her The Printed Walk series (opening April 5th). On day two, participants will crop their prints to use as notebook covers as they learn basic bookbinding techniques to bind three journals.

April 7: 10:00 - 4:00
April 8 12:00 - 4:00
Tuition is $75

Supply List for students:
-bookbinding needle
-2 binder clips
-x-acto knife & minimum 2 extra blades
-ruler (one with cork back is best for grip)
-small cutting mat

Please send questions to Mimi at


with Mike Marks

Carborundum printing is an exciting form of collagraph where highly textured plates are made using carborundum grit (finely ground metal particles). This process lends itself to approaching print with a painterly perspective, the allowance of collage processes, and combining plates in unique and possibly collaborative ways. In this workshop, students will explore mark-making techniques and surface development, approaches to inking, and pulling finished prints. Come embrace this playful form of printmaking for a new experience or to add to your repertoire!

Mike Marks is an artist and printmaker: he holds a BFA in Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Delaware. A new resident to Minnesota, he moved here from Portland, Maine where he was Director of Intaglio at Pickwick Independent Press. He has taught workshops at various art centers across the country, including the Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, ME.September 16 & 17, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
Enrollment is limited to 7 students
Tuition is $75

Please send questions to Mimi at


with John DeMotte

This workshop will introduce techniques used to make photographic and  drawn images on a photo-sensitive polymer plate. Attendees will learn how to create a positive transparency image from both a photo file and from a drawing that will be used to make a Solarplate intaglio plate. This process is both relatively easy and non-toxic.

Supplies and a handout will be included but you must bring at least 1 digital photo image file on a thumb drive. If you have a laptop with photoshop or iphoto that would be helpful as well. Lunch will not be provided but we will take a break and go to one of the area eating establishments.

September 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Enrollment is limited to 7 students
Tuition is $75.00Please send questions to Mimi at

Moku Hanga with Richard Stockham

This workshop introduces the materials and methods of Japanese style woodblock printmaking.

June 24, June 25, July 15, and July 16 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.

$150 includes tuition and materials including paper sufficient for 10 to 15 prints, 2 woodblocks, horsehair brush, rice paste, and pigments.

Girlscout Bookarts Badge with Linda Merry & Marie Cope
This workshop follows official Girlscout guidelines for the book arts badge. Enrollment is limited to eight students.

July 22 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

$55.00 - Lunch included.

Copper Plate Etching with Michael Merry
This beginner level workshop introduces basic materials and methods involved in etching and printing from copper plates. Enrollment is limited to six students.

July 19 & 26 from 5:30 - 8:30 with an open work session on August 2

$50 - Includes two 5"x7" copper plates. Students will need to bring printmaking paper. Paper samples will be provided at the first meeting.

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