We have open studio access for our printmaking studio for more information and to purchase time click here!

Printmaking Classes

    • 1 Jun 2024
    • 30 Jun 2024
    Register

    Saratoga Arts is excited to have open access for our printmaking studio! We offer open studio access to individual community members to come utilize the space to work on individual projects and grow their art practice!

    Our space is an environmentally friendly studio that facilitates people of all experience levels as a place of experimentation and discovery of the magic of printmaking. 

    You must read the guidelines and sign a release of liability to use the printmaking studio on your own.

    Community members looking to use this space must provide proof that they are experienced with one or more printmaking mediums.

    • Community members who have experience in one or more printmaking mediums may utilize the space with permission of Ally DeRusso.
    • Community members without experience in printmaking are asked to attend Saratoga Arts classes or workshops to learn one or more printmaking processes. Upon completion of classes individuals may purchase open studio access time.

    Community members must sign a contract stating they have read all the guidelines and agree Saratoga Arts is not liable for any injury that may occur in the shop.

    Saratoga Arts provides a variety inks, equipment, and tools. Community members must supply their own paper, plates/blocks, etching needles, scrapers/burnishers, carving tools, etc. 

    Purchasing studio access helps us cover cost of consumable goods like newsprint, inks, cleanings supplies, and maintenance of the shop.

    After purchasing your open studio time package, you can book time using our booking system here!

     We are looking to expand our open studio times in the future! If you have experience and would like to be a printmaking studio monitor email printmaking@saratoga-arts.org


    • 18 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Saratoga Arts
    • 5
    Register


    Collage and Drypoint

    taught by Christian Wechgelaer

    Learn the art of collaging while printing! This technique is called chine colle, it can be used to add a background color or selective coloring to your prints. Drypoint intaglio is a technique where you draw directly onto a plate using an etching needle. You will learn how to translate your drawings to a plexiglass plate and how to print the plates. 

    Session 1: You will learn to create a drypoint plate on plexiglass, be shown how to print a plate, and how to add collage elements to work!

    All materials and tools will be provided for the class.  

    1 session class, Tuesday, June 18, 2024 5:30-8:30 PM

    $60 member/$69 non-member

    Class price break down:

    $45 member/$54 non-member plus $15 material fee

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    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Saratoga Arts 320 Broadway
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Pint N' Print

    with Christian Wechgelaer

    Come enjoy a fun evening where you can try out printmaking! This event is an informal activity where you will learn how to create a monotype. What is a monotype? Monotype creates unique one of a one-of-a-kind prints! Saratoga Arts will be supplying beverages, supported by Nine Pin and Walt Whitman Brewery, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. 

    Must be 21+ to register.

    Thursday, June 20th, 2024 6:00-8:00 PM

    $32 member/$40 non-member

    @christianhenry17


    • 24 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Saratoga Arts
    • 1
    Register

    Blind Embossing: Print Without Ink

    taught by Emily Roztocil


    Learn the basics of blind embossing/debossing! What is embossing/debossing? It is a technique that uses pressure to press textures and designs into paper. No ink is required to create an image! This class considers how to create an image or design, without common parameters like hue and value. You will learn a variety of embossing methods and at the end of the course you will have the opportunity to combine techniques and create personalized works.

    All materials and tools will be provided for the class.  

    One day Workshop, Monday, June 24, 2024 6:00-9:00 PM

    $55 member/$64 non-member


    Class price break down:

    $45 member/$54 non-member plus $10 material fee


    • 29 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Saratoga Arts
    • 8
    Register


    Introduction to Woodcut

    taught by Colleen Cox


    Woodcut is the oldest form of relief printmaking. In this one day workshop, students will learn the basics of woodcut printmaking, including transferring an image to a block, various approaches to carving, and producing a series of prints.

    All materials and tools will be provided for the class.  

    One day workshop, Saturday June 29th 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

    $75 member/$84 non-member

    Class price break down:

    $45 member/$54 non-member plus $30 material fee


    • 1 Jul 2024
    • 31 Jul 2024
    Register

    Saratoga Arts is excited to have open access for our printmaking studio! We offer open studio access to individual community members to come utilize the space to work on individual projects and grow their art practice!

    Our space is an environmentally friendly studio that facilitates people of all experience levels as a place of experimentation and discovery of the magic of printmaking. 

    You must read the guidelines and sign a release of liability to use the printmaking studio on your own.

    Community members looking to use this space must provide proof that they are experienced with one or more printmaking mediums.

    • Community members who have experience in one or more printmaking mediums may utilize the space with permission of Ally DeRusso.
    • Community members without experience in printmaking are asked to attend Saratoga Arts classes or workshops to learn one or more printmaking processes. Upon completion of classes individuals may purchase open studio access time.

    Community members must sign a contract stating they have read all the guidelines and agree Saratoga Arts is not liable for any injury that may occur in the shop.

    Saratoga Arts provides a variety inks, equipment, and tools. Community members must supply their own paper, plates/blocks, etching needles, scrapers/burnishers, carving tools, etc. 

    Purchasing studio access helps us cover cost of consumable goods like newsprint, inks, cleanings supplies, and maintenance of the shop.

    After purchasing your open studio time package, you can book time using our booking system here!

     We are looking to expand our open studio times in the future! If you have experience and would like to be a printmaking studio monitor email printmaking@saratoga-arts.org


    • 6 Jul 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 13 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Saratoga Arts
    • 7
    Register


    Introduction to Gelli Plate Printing

    taught by Colleen Cox


    In this workshop, we will use textures, stencils, image transfer and acrylic paint pens to create unique, layered prints on paper.

    All materials and tools will be provided for the class.  

    Two day workshop, Saturdays July 6th and 13th 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

    $115 member/$133 non-member

    Class price break down:

    $90 member/$108 non-member plus $25 material fee


    • 17 Jul 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Saratoga Arts 320 Broadway
    • 8
    Register


    Pint N' Print

    with Christian Wechgelaer

    Come enjoy a fun evening where you can try out printmaking! This event is an informal activity where you will learn how to carve and print a block print! What is a block print? Block prints or linocuts are a type of relief printmaking. Using carving tools you cut away the linoleum to create your design, what is carved away will be white and the remaining areas will be inked! A brayer is used to roll ink onto the block and can be printed by hand or with a printing press. Saratoga Arts will be supplying beverages, supported by Walt Whitman Brewery, as well as non-alcoholic beverages

    Must be 21+ to register.

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2024 6:00-8:00 PM

    $32 member/$40 non-member

    @christianhenry17


    • 1 Aug 2024
    • 31 Aug 2024
    Register

    Saratoga Arts is excited to have open access for our printmaking studio! We offer open studio access to individual community members to come utilize the space to work on individual projects and grow their art practice!

    Our space is an environmentally friendly studio that facilitates people of all experience levels as a place of experimentation and discovery of the magic of printmaking. 

    You must read the guidelines and sign a release of liability to use the printmaking studio on your own.

    Community members looking to use this space must provide proof that they are experienced with one or more printmaking mediums.

    • Community members who have experience in one or more printmaking mediums may utilize the space with permission of Ally DeRusso.
    • Community members without experience in printmaking are asked to attend Saratoga Arts classes or workshops to learn one or more printmaking processes. Upon completion of classes individuals may purchase open studio access time.

    Community members must sign a contract stating they have read all the guidelines and agree Saratoga Arts is not liable for any injury that may occur in the shop.

    Saratoga Arts provides a variety inks, equipment, and tools. Community members must supply their own paper, plates/blocks, etching needles, scrapers/burnishers, carving tools, etc. 

    Purchasing studio access helps us cover cost of consumable goods like newsprint, inks, cleanings supplies, and maintenance of the shop.

    After purchasing your open studio time package, you can book time using our booking system here!

     We are looking to expand our open studio times in the future! If you have experience and would like to be a printmaking studio monitor email printmaking@saratoga-arts.org


    • 15 Aug 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Saratoga Arts 320 Broadway
    • 8
    Register


    Pint N' Print

    with Christian Wechgelaer

    Come enjoy a fun evening where you can try out printmaking! This event is an informal activity where you will learn how to create a design using Legos. This event is an informal activity where you will learn how to print with Legos while having fun with friends! Saratoga Arts will be supplying beverages, supported by Walt Whitman, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. 

    Must be 21+ to register.

    Thursday, August 15th, 2024 6:00-8:00 PM

    $32 member/$40 non-member

    @christianhenry17



Interested in supporting our printmaking studio? Contact printmaking@saratoga-arts.org. Or check our Blick Wishlist!


Saratoga Arts

320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
p. 518.584.4132
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Gallery Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-4pm Saturday 10am-2pm

Wednesday and Sunday closed


Saratoga Arts' programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.  

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