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Extreme Collagraph Printmaking

May 13 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Date: Saturday, May 13th
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Jami Taback
Location: Room 208, Print Studio
Ages: Adults, Teens 16+
Skill Level: All Levels
Sliding Scale: $80 / $120 / $160
Materials Fee: $25
Financial aid available below

Class Description

In this one day workshop participants will learn how to build a collagraph printing plate with a variety of techniques using adhesive backed tapes and contact paper. Explore painterly techniques using a simple method. Print with non-toxic inks that wash with soap and water. Experienced artists can really take this method to unknown heights while artists with very little printmaking experience can often create very sophisticated dreamy prints. Participants will also learn relief and intaglio inking techniques, inking and paper handling, and use of an etching press as they print a small run of multicolored collagraph prints. Each participant will take home a few beautiful prints, as large as 16” x 20”, at the end of the day!

There will be a thirty-minute lunch break; please bring a bag lunch.

About the Instructor

Jami Taback

Artist / Instructor

Jami Taback is an interdisciplinary artist and thinker, whose work involves printmaking, book arts, and installation.  Believing artists are messengers, projects address and bring awareness of social justice and the global water crisis. Currently the artist is living and working in Santa Rosa, California. Her work is represented in many public and private collections, including more recently an installation at: Rowan University School for the Earth & Environment, Discovery Hall, New Jersey and The Center for Earth & Environment at Nevada Museum of Art, Tides Converge Gallery at the Presidio, San Francisco, California. Jami is a past President of the California Society of Printmakers. The artist has been the recipient of a California for the Arts Covid-19 Relief Grant, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NY, and a 2023 Puffin Foundation Grant and is represented by Annex Galleries, CA.

Jami Taback studied with and monitored the studios of Master Printmakers, Krishna Reddy at NYU and Ruth Leaf on Long Island. Jami has attended residencies in Budapest, Hungary and her work was acquired by the offices of the Director of the Health Services, Budapest. The artist won a Prize for her painting, Woman World at the Arad Biennale, and Romania in 2004. She teaches printmaking processes to eager students and is committed to working in a non-toxic approach to the arts. The Echinacea Project, a painted mural created with youth who reside at the shelter and who work the garden in their free time, at the Community Garden and The Wishing Wall, an installation with an interactive mailbox system filled with dreams, ideas, secrets, and communication, Dream Center Shelter for Homeless Youth, Santa Rosa, CA. 2016, Woodward School, Freeport, NY, Adventures in Printmaking, Art for Kids at Risk, 1999-2007. Jami is the Founding Director of Talk Art, Inc., an art history lecturing service begun in 1972 in NYC continuing for 32 years.

Sliding Scale Guidance

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

Class Policies

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.

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