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Tetra Etcetera!

August 11 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Date: Sunday, August 11
 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (1 Hour Lunch Break)
Total Sessions:
 Eileen Parent
Location: Room 208, Print Studio
18 +
Skill Level:
All Levels 
Registration Fee: $85
Materials Fee: $15

Our pricing structure has changed.
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About the class

This exciting workshop is designed for beginners in printmaking or anyone who is interested in learning and exploring a creative new approach to intaglio printmaking! Learn to use recycled packaging containers such as Tetra Pak® boxes, and discarded plastic trays, lids and clamshells to create quality intaglio prints.

Drypoint is a nontoxic intaglio printmaking method that involves scratching an image into the surface of a plate or matrix with a pointed tool. The scratched lines, being lower than the original surface, can receive ink and print. It is the most user-friendly intaglio process because it does not involve the use of grounds(wax) or mordants(acid). This workshop will show you how to create original prints from start to finish by using easily accessible and recycled materials you can find in your home pantry or refrigerator! Students will learn to engrave, incise, and texturize plates, and then ink and print with them. This will be a fun, experimental workshop that will give you a small look into the joy and process of a unique form of printmaking. You will have hands-on experience in our studio to design and engrave your plates using an etching press, and creating hand-pulled editioned prints. Recycle,  repurpose and recreate! No prior printmaking experience is necessary! All supplies are provided through the material fee. A one-hour lunch break will be provided.

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when registering or by emailing Sean at

Registration Fee Change Announcement, 2024

The Sonoma Community Center assessed the sliding scale payment system and determined it did not serve the community as intended. After conducting a survey, and analyzing internal data, we determined that the lowest price tier has not always been accessible to those who need it most. In response, as of July 1, 2024 we are moving to a simplified registration process. The new registration will have a general enrollment fee plus options for tuition assistance. Tuition assistance is accessible through an online request form; the additional participant information will allow us to tailor accessible pricing for individual needs and increase our ability to offer more pricing options. Also available upon registration is the option to add a tax-deductible donation to support the Center’s ability to help community members across the arts.

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.

About the instructor

Eileen Parent

Instructor / Artist

Eileen Parent is an abstract printmaker living in Sonoma County. She has a Bachelor of Arts in painting and drawing from UC Berkeley. While experimenting with different artistic mediums she was drawn to the process of printmaking. She fell in love with printmaking’s traditional techniques and historical background and went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking from Sonoma State University. She has exhibited her work in Sonoma County and the greater San Francisco Bay area. Eileen received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the California College of the Arts and is currently a lecturer in Art Studio at Sonoma State University.

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