Printmaking Classes & Workshops, Winter 2019


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Printmaking & Letterpress

We have an exciting line up of classes planned for next year. Whether you are brand new, rusty, or seasoned our classes are intended for all skill levels. We offer introductory workshops or more extended courses that meet every week. Our instructors are working artists with hands on knowledge and insights. Participants are required to purchase their own tools and additional supplies for certain courses. Ask about discounts available to our Associate Members and others.


Red Onion Workshops

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Be Mine Bonanza!

Impress your sweetheart with your mad old school Valentine’s Day skills. Spend the day showing them how much you care as you design, cut, and print your own cards. This one will stay on the fridge all year. Better yet, come together for a totally unique activity to do with one another. We will explore letterpress and block printing techniques. Collaboration and cross-pollination among participants is highly encouraged. You will have plenty of time to play and create. Love is in the air!

Saturday February 2, 2019 

10AM-4PM

Location: 3032 Cemetery Street

Instructors: Red Onion Press

Supplies: All supplies will be provided

Ages 12 & up

Fee: $40 individuals,  $75 couples

Class Size: 4-14


Red Onion Courses

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Intro to Intaglio

This introductory printmaking course will cover the basics of intaglio printmaking. No experience is necessary. With intaglio printmaking the ink is recessed below the surface of the plate and is lifted out onto dampened paper using an etching press. Learn the delicate art of wiping copper plate images. You will learn about drypoint, engraving, and etching techniques. We will explore tone using aquatint. Come discover the Old Master in you.

Thursdays February 7,14,21 & 28 March 14 & 21

6:30PM-9:30PM

Location: 3032 Cemetery Street

Instructors: Nuno Nuñez

Supplies: Some provided, additional required

Ages 18 & up

Fee: $295

Class Size: 3-8

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Get Into Printmaking

This six-week specialized course will introduce the concepts of printmaking starting with negative space and moving into color theory. You will be able to experiment with reductive and multi-block printing techniques. Learn how to safely carve blocks as you work through several different mark making styles. This course also teaches several different transfer methods to help you create great looking prints.

Tuesdays March 5,12,19 & 26 April 8 & 15

6:30PM-9:30PM

Location: 3032 Cemetery Street

Instructors: Richard Searle

Supplies: Some provided, additional required

Ages 18 & up

Fee: $250

Class Size: 3-8


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Richard Searle, Education Director for the Red Onion Press

Searle is a High School Visual & Digital Arts teacher, and a practicing printmaker. He received his BFA in Printmaking from Kennesaw State University in 2012 and his Masters in Art Teaching from Kennesaw State University in 2013, he has exhibited works in Kennesaw and Atlanta.