Open tomorrow 12-5pm

Instructor: Nancy McTague Stock

February 1, 8, 15, 22,  2023, 10AM – 1PM

Wednesdays, 4-week workshop

Class size 4-6, All Levels

$300 Members, $350 Non-members

**Includes 4 hours of studio time each week**


Membership Status



This workshop is designed to introduce monotype, linoleum block printing, drypoint, and collagraph. Each week for 30 minutes, the focus will be on the history of each medium along with demonstration. Thereafter, each participant will have the opportunity to work in the new technique and print their work. This workshop is for novice and experienced printmakers who wish to hone their techniques. Nancy will work one-on-one with each participant to accomplish personal goals.

 

Image: Nancy McTague Stock, Tropic Cool, 2007, Unique Solar Etching, Multiple Drop with Monotype 

NANCY MCTAGUE STOCK received a fellowship for post grad work at The Slade School of Art at the University of London in Drawing, an MFA from The Art Institute of Boston in Visual Studies focused on Painting, Printmaking & New Media and holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in metal-smithing and textiles. Nancy’s varied work has been exhibited at group exhibitions in over ten museums in the United States, with exhibitions in galleries and universities in China, New Zealand, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Serbia and in the US from Los Angeles to New York. Nancy’s work has appeared in the NY Times, Studio Visit Magazine, Art New England Magazine, VCU Arts, CBS Connecticut and The Greenwich Times, among others. Her work is collected by individuals and private and public institutions internationally.

View the materials list
  • Sketchbook notebook
  • Brushes
  • Portfolio to transport paper
  • Bounty Paper Towels
  • Plexiglas- CCP will provide plexiglas, but if you have your own please bring.
  • Drypoint tools- CCP will provide these tools, but if you have your own please bring.
  • Linocut tools- CCP will provide these tools, but if you have your own please bring.
  • Carboard pieces, ribbon, lace, string, fabric, aluminum foil, stencils, and other textured items for creating collagraph plates.
  • Any inks or paints you prefer

Instructor: Nomi Silverman

February 5,  2023, 10AM – 4PM

Sunday, 1-day workshop

Class size 4-6, All Levels

$150 Members, $175 Non-members


Member Status



Join us for CCP’s Figure Session, in which participants will emulate the process of Degas by studying and printing from a model. Nomi Silverman, artist and printmaker, will assist participants in creating monotypes from life. Explore the versatile nature of monotype by printing and reworking ghost impressions to achieve depth of color and composition. Oil and water-based printing are welcome.

 

Image: Nomi Silverman, Figure, Etching

 

NOMI SILVERMAN studied at the Art Students League of New York and the National Academy of Design. She is an experienced printmaker with numerous awards from the National Academy of Design, the National Arts Club, and others. Her work is widely exhibited.

Visit Nomi at www.nomisilverman.com

 

View the materials list
  • Sketchbook/ notebook
  • Lunch
  • Apron
  • Printmaking paper (for purchase at CCP)
  • Drawing materials
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Newsprint for sketching
  • *Color etching ink tubes if you want to work in color
  • Miscellaneous materials for mark making
  • Oil brushes

Instructor: Nomi Silverman

October 9,  2022, 10AM – 4PM

Sunday, 1-day workshop

Class size 4-6, All Levels

$250 Monothon Session 

(Includes the same materials as a MONOTHON session)




This Figure Session is part of our annually scheduled MONOTHON fundraiser. Scheduled as an Additional Monothon Activity, this workshop will include the same materials as a MONOTHON session. Up to 10 sheets of high-quality paper, inks, knives, palettes, plates, rollers, brushes, solvents, paper towels, and other miscellaneous materials will be provided. Along with working from a live model, participants will also have access to the expertise and assistance of a Master Printer. Of the prints created during this workshop, one will be chosen from each artist to be included in our MONOTHON Auction.

Join us for CCP’s Figure and the Monotype: MONOTHON Session, in which participants will emulate the process of Degas by studying and printing from a model. Nomi Silverman, artist and printmaker, will assist participants in creating monotypes from life. Explore the versatile nature of monotype by printing and reworking ghost impressions to achieve depth of color and composition. Oil and water based printing are welcome.

 

Image: Nomi Silverman, Nude, Etching

 

NOMI SILVERMAN studied at the Art Students League of New York and the National Academy of Design. She is an experienced printmaker with numerous awards from the National Academy of Design, the National Arts Club, and others. Her work is widely exhibited.

Visit Nomi at www.nomisilverman.com

 

View the materials list

This workshop will include the same materials as a MONOTHON session. Up to 10 sheets of high-quality paper, inks, knives, palettes, plates, rollers, brushes, solvents, paper towels, and other miscellaneous materials will be provided.

Instructor: Ron Pokrasso

September 25 – 29,  2022, 10AM – 5PM

Sunday – Thursday, 5-day workshop

Class size 4-8, All Levels

$850 Members, $900 Non-members

 

Membership Status



Ron Pokrasso’s approach to monotype in combination with chine colle/collage and drawing will open your eyes and the working process to a whole new range of possibilities. Using Akua non-toxic products, participants will utilize an array of techniques for monotype printmaking. Participants will learn how to think in layers to print on dry paper with several plates and surfaces, putting emphasis on perfecting multiple plate registration and long term planning of prints. Pokrasso’s unique approach interspersed with art-making philosophies makes this an intensive, enriching, eco-firendly, week-long art immersion. As a primer for MONOTHON 2022, this workshop is great for beginners as well as a perfect tune-up for experienced monotype artists. 

 

Image: Ron Pokrasso, He Thinks He Can, Monotype with chine colle, 

 

RON POKRASSO has been an exhibiting artist, printmaker and educator for more than 40 years. He received his MFA degree from Pratt Institute in 1975 and has had over 50 solo exhibitions and more than 150 group shows. His work is in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad and has been represented by numerous galleries nationwide as well as being featured in several books. For 11 years Pokrasso owned and directed Graphics Workshop (gifted to The College of Santa Fe in 1993). He is an originator of the printmaking event “Monothon” and has been an ardent supporter of arts programs for youth. His teaching experience includes universities, museums, public and private schools and private workshops and has participated in Artist Residencies in the U.S., Scotland, Ireland and Italy. In 2000 Ron Pokrasso received the Mayor’s Recognition Award For Visual Arts citing his artistic and educational contribution to the city of Santa Fe. In his teaching Pokrasso’s passion for creating always comes across and is known to be instrumental in helping to push students to break barriers. Ron Pokrasso currently owns and directs the Galisteo Street Studio, a Fine Art Printmaking facility in Santa Fe, NM. 

 

Visit Ron at www.ronpokrasso.com.

View the materials list
  • Printmaking paper (for purchase at CCP)
  • Lightweight Chine Colle Papers (for purchase at CCP)
  • Colored Papers optional** (you can purchase Pesia Colored Printmaking paper here)
  • Roll of paper towels (Viva is best)
  • Water-based brushes
  • Collage Materials (rice papers, old prints/drawings, photos, photocopied material, digital images, found materials- this is
  • totally open to each participant- think thin and absorbent.
  • PVA Glue sticks
  • Brayers- odd sizes or personal favorites speci[c to your needs- studio has range of standard brayers in various conditions
  • Drawing and other materials- a small selection of personal mark making stu^ is good to have along; sharpie marker, cutting
  • tools, pencil sharpener, eraser, etc. in a small tool lit or pencil case is sulcient. Most water soluble crayons will transfer to
  • dry paper through the press with the help of release agent.. I’ll demonstrate

PRESS OUT HATE EVENTS:
LOCATION: Grace Ross Shanley Gallery
EXHIBITION: May 1 – 22, 2022
PANEL DISCUSSION: May 19, 2022, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
OPEN HOUSE & COMMUNITY DAY: May 22, 2022, 12 – 4 PM

 

Press Out Hate is an effort to help CCP move forward towards more equity and access in our maker space to bolster our commitment to working towards creating a more equitable and inclusive organization. CCP invited local non-profit community-focused organizations to take part in a hands-on printmaking workshop expressing what “press out hate” means to them.

Prints created as a result of these workshop will be on view in CCP’s Grace Ross Shanley gallery between May 1st and May 22nd with a culminating Press Out Hate open house and community hands-on printmaking day. The public is invited to attend, try printmaking activities, partake in raffles, and view the prints that have been made by members of the community.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION
Thursday, May 19th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Panelists: David Green, Executive Director, Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County; Duvian Montoya, Artistic and Educational Director at the Norwalk Art Space; Edson Rivas, Executive Director, Triangle Community Center
During the panel discussion, the panelists will talk more about community building through projects reflecting on how Press Out Hate and other programs provide creative opportunities for expression through learning a traditional art making practice. We will hear from local leaders in the creative community about the ways artists in our area are making use of various arts for community building and development and how this makes positive change in a community.

RSVPs are not required but are welcome – Click here to RSVP for the Panel Discussion

 
OPEN HOUSE AND COMMUNITY DAY
Sunday, May 22nd from noon – 4 PM

Sign-up to reserve a spot in the studio for a 30 minute hands-on printmaking session

Press Out Hate Print Activity – May 22 at 12:00

Press Out Hate Print Activity – May 22 at 12:30

Press Out Hate Print Activity – May 22 at 1:00

Press Out Hate Print Activity – May 22 at 1:30

Press Out Hate Print Activity – May 22 at 2:00

Press Out Hate Print Activity – May 22 at 2:30

Press Out Hate Print Activity – May 22 at 3:00

Press Out Hate Print Activity – May 22 at 3:30

 

Sunday, August 21  from 1:30 – 4 PM

Drop-In Session, 20-30 minute activity

RSVP encouraged but not required

 

RSVP through Eventbrite HERE

 

Learn the basics of Cyanotype printmaking in this FREE drop in workshop

The word “linocut” refers to the medium and the action of this printmaking method. “Lino”, short for linoleum, is the material in which an artist may “cut ” into to create a printable image. Using sharp tools to carve away the non printing area of the image, the remaining untouched linoleum will accept ink to then print onto paper. Linoleum and other soft materials can be used for this relief process due to its ease of carving yet resilience against wearing away.

This event is open to the public on a drop in basis at any time between 1:30 and 4 PM. This activity is estimated to take 20 – 30 minutes to complete, but participants are welcome to stay as long as they like or come and go as they please. RSVP is encouraged but not required.

Sunday, July 24  from 1:30 – 4 PM

Drop-In Session, 20-30 minute activity

RSVP encouraged but not required

 

RSVP through Eventbrite HERE

 

Learn the basics of Cyanotype printmaking in this FREE drop in workshop

The cyanotype, or “blue-printing,” is an iron-based photo printing process that responds to UV light. By applying cyanotype chemistry onto paper and using opaque materials to block the paper, the exposed chemistry reacts to the UV rays to turn blue while the “blocked” shape remains white. Participants will create cyanotype prints on paper using found materials and expose the images using the sun’s UV rays.

This event is open to the public on a drop in basis at any time between 1:30 and 4 PM. This activity is estimated to take 20 – 30 minutes to complete, but participants are welcome to stay as long as they like or come and go as they please. RSVP is encouraged but not required.

Sunday, June 26  from 1:30 – 4 PM

Drop-In Session, 20-30 minute activity

RSVP encouraged but not required

 

RSVP through Eventbrite HERE

 

Learn the basics of monotype and Gelli Plate printmaking in this FREE drop in workshop

A monotype is a method of printmaking where an artist directly applies ink to a matrix (plate) which is then transferred onto paper, resulting in a one of a kind print. Gelli Plate Printing utilizes gelatin plates which allows the artist to physically print an image by rubbing paper onto the elastic surface of the plate. Using rollers, q-tips, stencils, and other textural materials, beginners can explore the versatility of printmaking without the use of a printmaking press.

This event is open to the public on a drop in basis at any time between 1:30 and 4 PM. This activity is estimated to take 20 – 30 minutes to complete, but participants are welcome to stay as long as they like or come and go as they please. RSVP is encouraged but not required.

EXHIBITION DETAILS

LOCATION: Grace Ross Shanley Gallery

EXHIBITION: June 5, 2022 – August 28, 2022

JUROR: Jeff Bergman, Ryan Lee & Mary Ryan Galleries

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, June 5, 2022, 2-4 PM

 

VIEW THE ONLINE CATALOGUE HERE

 

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s 8th Biennial FOOTPRINT International Exhibition includes 85 prints by artists representing 13 countries as selected by invited juror, Jeff Bergman. Artists were asked to submit original prints measuring exactly 12” x 12” for consideration. CCP received submissions of 305 prints by 178 artists demonstrating current trends and innovations in printmaking within the challenging space of a precise limit. In response to the work submitted, Bergman states “Gathering a group of approximately 300 prints together reveals the common themes found in art the world over: landscape, portrait, narrative composition and abstraction. Nearly one hundred works on paper, one foot square each, exemplify the art and artists of contemporary printmaking…Images rendered shadowy in etching, fluid in monotype and bright and brilliant in a variety of relief processes reveal a constellation of printmakers in the galaxy …of today’s working artists.” The exhibition is on view in CCP’s Grace Ross Shanley Gallery through August 28, 2022.

Juror Jeff Bergman reviewed 305 print submissions from 178 artists representing eighteen countries. Bergman selected 85 works from 79 artists representing 19 states and 12 countries.

 

IMAGE: David Tim, Look Both Ways, Woodcut with collage, First Place

 

 

WINNERS:

FIRST PLACE, David Tim, Look Both Ways, Woodcut with collage
SECOND PLACE, Yukio Ito, The Parade of Memories II,  Mezzotint
THIRD PLACE, DeAnn Prosia, Oasis, Etching

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Shirley Bernstein, Rolling Out, Woodcut
Sandie Collins, Gravity, Linocut
Allison Conley, Flashpoint, Lithograph with monoprint collage
Barry O’Keefe, Lillie Estes, Woodcut
Yasmine Shash, Eerie Sunday, Woodcut
Lynita Shimizu, Sunbreak, Mokuhanga woodcut
Cleo Wilkinson, Encounter, Mezzotint
Brandon Williams, One Last Thing, Intaglio
Nobuko Yamasaki, Big Catch, Mokuhanga woodcut

 

ACCEPTED ARTISTS:

Souleima Basha, Canada/ Linda Beeman, MI/ Shirley Bernstein, CT/ Colleen Blackard, TX/ Georg Bothe, Germany/ Laurie D Brown, WA/ Elizabeth Busey, IN/ Karen Brussat Butler, CT/ Sandra Cardillo, MA/ Dorothy Cochran, NJ/ Sandie Collins, Canada/ Allison Conley, CT/ Christiaan Diedericks, South Africa/ Adell Donaghue, MA/ Katharine Draper, CT/ Sarah E Donovan, CT/ Juan Escudero, Spain/ William Evertson, CT/ MB Flanders, MA/ Cindi Ford, MI/ Donald Furst, NC/ Patricia Giraud, OR/ Teresa Gomez-Martorell, Spain/ Brittany Gorelick, OH/ Nolwenn Heyraud, NY/ Elizabeth Higgins, CT/ Kate Higley, ME/ Eeva Huotari, Finlan/ Yukio Ito, Japan/ Martha Ives, NY/ John Johnson, CT/ Nina Kreis, Brazil/ Nancy Lasar, CT/ Ellen Lazarus, NY/ Colin Lyons, NY/ Katie Maier, GA/ Susan Martin, NC/ Natalia Mejia, VA/ Mary Anne Molcan, Canada/ Joseph Moore, MA/ Craig Morgan, DC/ Meaghan Morrow, CT/ Yoshiaki Murakami, Japan/ Barry O’Keefe, VA/ Donna Padian, VA/ Gina Palmer, NY/ Heidi Palmer, CT/ Scott Parker, NM/ Albert Pema, France/ Sumi Perera, United Kingdom/ Michael Piotrowski, NY/ Shealagh Pope, Canada/ Tatiana Potts, TN/ DeAnn Prosia, NJ/ Melanie Rice, CT/ Ellen Roberts, ME/ Lucia Rocha, Mexico/ Yasmine Shash, Egypt/ Lynita Shimizu, CT/ Christopher Shore, NY/ Nomi Silverman, CT/ Mike Sonnichsen, ID/ Pat Stevens, OR/ Patrick Sumner, CA/ Melinda Tepler, NY/ David Tim, CA/ Adrian Tio, MA/ Marjorie Tomchuk, CT/ Anna Trojanowska, Poland/ Mj Viano Crowe, ME/ Annie Wassmann, MI/ Ann Widdup, Australia/ Cleo Wilkinson, Australia/ Brandon Williams, TN/ Tina Wohlfarth, Germany/ Cynthia Woolever Molinari, KY/ Nobuko Yamasaki, MI

 

EXHIBITION DETAILS:
LOCATION: Lithography Room Gallery

EXHIBITION DATES: June 5, 2022 – August 28, 2022

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, June 5, 2022, 2 – 4 PM

 

VIEW THE EXHIBITION CATALOGUE HERE

 

Shop Swap is an annual print exchange exhibition designed to both increase visibility for CCP member artists by providing an opportunity to exhibit in another country and to bring work by artists from other community print shops to our city. The exhibition on view at CCP consists of prints made by artist members of the East London Printmakers (ELP) organization while CCP member prints are being exhibited concurrently at ELP. Among the artists included in this exhibition are Susan Clarke, Wuon-Gean Ho, and Thom Igwe-Walker with prints representing the processes of etching, linocut, screenprint, and more.
The collective body of work represented in this exchange exhibition illustrates and celebrates the work of the dedicated artists who support their community print shops as members. The Shop Swap: East London Printmakers at CCP exhibition will be on view in our Lithography Room Gallery concurrently alongside our 8th Biennial FOOTPRINT International Exhibition, opening Sunday, June 5, 2022.

East London Printmakers is a not-for-profit, artist-run studio based in Mile End. Their aim is to provide professional and affordable printmaking facilities for artists and designers and to create opportunities for them to discuss and exhibit their work. Their studios offer Open Access for screen printing on paper and fabric, etching and relief and run a variety of courses and residencies. East London Printmakers is home to forty seven key-holders, represents over 250 Associates and attracts over one thousand visitors annually.

 

Image: Andrew Childs, Chopicalqui, 2021, Screenprint

 

List of Artists

Andrew Childs/ Ann Norfield/ Annie Rickard Straus/ Bob Johnstone/ Boglarka Eliz Varga/ Carol Wyss/ Caroline Whitehead/ Claire Hynds/ Claire Mont Smith/ C E Johnson/ Cy Bernheim/ Daniela Rizzi/Debbie Lampon/ Ellen Jonsson/ Gill Scot/ Jo de Pear/ Jo Pettiward/ Judith Symons/ Kay Senior/ Laurence Guillez/ Lorenzo Davitti/ Lorraine Botbol/ Lydie Gallais/ Margot Canchari = MACA’N/ Maggie Henton/ Margaret Ashman/ Nicky Guest/ Omar Careaga/ Rachael Ashley/ Rosalind Whitman/ Paul Hannon/ Sumi Perera/ Susan Vera Clarke/ Tammy Willbourne/ Tanaka Mazivanhanga/ Thom Igwe-Walker/ Tina Hatton-Gore/ Wuon-Gean Ho/ Zoltan Marfy

cancel