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Introduction to Printmaking

April 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Date: Saturday, April 15th, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Instructor: Kelly Autumn
Location: Room 208
Ages: Adults and Teens
Skill Level: Beginning
Sliding Scale: $55 / $90 / $125
Financial aid available below

Class Description

What exactly is printmaking? We invite you to our print studio to experience this exciting art form and TRY IT!

Explore one technique from each of the four methods of printmaking in this very special, hands-on, one day workshop! Join Kelly in this unique introduction to monotype, relief, intaglio, and stencil printing. You will walk away with a basic understanding of each method our Sonoma studio supports within the family of printmaking and explore how you can join our Open Studio! 

  • Monotype – Create a single print on a flat matrix using a variety of colors and playful textures.
  • Relief – Carve, ink and rub out a print using a mini linoleum square and a linocut tool. 
  • Intaglio – Draw, scratch and ink into a plastic surface to roll out a creative print using a small press.
  • Stencil – Pull a screen and learn to cut, transfer and push ink through a flat stencil to make a print impression.

All materials are included through the class fee. There will be a one-hour lunch break – please bring a bag lunch.

About the Instructor

Kelly Autumn

Instructor / Artist

Kelly Autumn is a Northern California multidisciplinary artist based in Oakland and Santa Rosa. Kelly received her BA in Fashion & Textile Design from San Francisco State University and her AA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Printmaking from Diablo Valley College. She is an exhibiting artist throughout the Bay Area. Since 2020, Kelly has been an Artist in Residence with the Sonoma Community Center and currently works as an instructor and creative coordinator within the Youth Arts and Print Studio programs at the Center. She is also a teaching artist with the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and serves on the Board of Directors of the California Society of Printmakers.

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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