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[FULL] Intro to Printmaking, 6-week Course

INSTRUCTORS: Christopher Shore and Liz Bannish

6-week course, beginning April 25 (April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)

Thursdays, 10 AM – 5 PM

Class size 4-6, All Levels

$695 Members, $745 Non-members

CLASS IS FULL Please email Workshop Coordinator Toni Miraldi at to be placed on the waitlist.

Course Description

What is Fine Art Printmaking? For those not already familiar with the art of Original Print, the sheer variety of terms can feel overwhelming: Intaglio, Lithography, Collagraph, Monotype, Linocut and more–they are all Printmaking, but also all distinct from one another.

This course will dispel the mystery. In this 6-week class, you will learn the differences between all of these types of Printmaking, and you will get a chance to try them for yourself. If you have ever wondered how to “get into printmaking,” this is your answer. You start here.

Once a week for six weeks, you will spend the day with CCP’s print professionals. They will demonstrate a printmaking process, then instruct participants as they create their own original prints using these new skills. At the end of the course, you will have learned the basics of Monotype, Etching (aka Intaglio), Collagraph, Lithography, and Relief (aka Woodcut or Linocut), as well as some of the rich history of printmaking and inspiration for ways to continue your journey as a Printmaker.

This class is open to all skill levels. Whether you have never used a printing press, or you have some knowledge but are looking for a refresher, this course is designed for you. Artists from other disciplines are especially encouraged to enroll, since Printmaking has a long history of enriching the portfolios of painters, sculptors, and illustrators. Even those who do not consider themselves to be “artists” can find creative fulfillment in Printmaking. Class size is limited to only six, so that each participant can receive personal attention tailored to their individual artistic journey.

All supplies are included. You do not need to purchase costly tools or materials ahead of time. Since CCP is a well-stocked professional Printmaking Studio, we are able to let participants try out the various types of printmaking before deciding which one(s) best suit their unique artistic expressions.

FAQ: Can I sign up for the days individually? No. This course is designed as a cohesive unit, and cannot be broken into a la carte days. However, we regularly schedule individual workshops on all the aspects of Printmaking. We invite artists interested in a particular process to register for those specific workshops.

Workshop Location: Upstairs Studio – walk-up only; no elevator

Questions? Please email Workshop Coordinator Toni Miraldi at


Christopher Shore, Staff Master Printer — Christopher received his MFA from the Pratt Institute (Brooklyn) in 2001, with a concentration in printmaking. Additionally, he has studied printmaking techniques in Venice and Florence, Italy. His work explores many types of traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques, and has been exhibited in numerous group shows throughout Tri-State Area and in venues around the world including the Katonah Museum of Art (NY), the University of Richmond Museum (VA), the Southampton Arts Center (NY), and in the 9th Duoro Biennal Print Exhibition in Portugal. As Staff Master Printer at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, he is both an instructor and collaborative printer, working with internationally renowned artists as well as emerging and established artists.

Liz Bannish, Staff Collaborative Printer and Studio Manager — Liz Bannish earned her BFA in Printmaking and Art History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2011, winning 2nd best in show in her class for her senior thesis. Afterward, she served as an intern for Zea Mays Printmaking, bringing their research in non-toxic printmaking to SGC San Francisco in 2013. She served as Printmaking and Photo Technician for Smith College in Northampton, MA for five years, running their printmaking studio, letterpress studio, photo darkrooms, and OSHA compliance programs. Liz has trained with masters Barry Moser (Pennyroyal Press), Peter Pettengill (Wingate Studios), and Liz Chalfin (Zea Mays Printmaking). Her personal work spans the media of sustainable and traditional printmaking and includes relief, etching, lithography, and alternative photography. Among the duties of Studio Manager and Collaborative Printer, Liz provides studio maintenance and works with artists and students to develop their work and produce fine editions of printed art.

Image: Master Printer Christopher Shore pulls a print from the press.