Have you wanted to try

printmaking but don't have

access to a press?


Are you looking for a way to shake up your imagery?


Jeff Hirst - Printmaking & Painting

Explore how printmaking can expand your art practice without having to invest in a press.


Regardless of what medium you work in, this class will help you:

  • Create new and engaging imagery
  • Combine printmaking and ideas from other mediums
  • Expand your problem-solving skills
  • Understand color relationships with color overprints and mixtures

Achieve unexpected colors & textures with viscosity printing through multiple inks that are printed together that have different

viscosities that mix and reject one another.



Chine collé adds depth and complexity to your artwork with collage made with delicate papers. Transparent papers use layering to enhance your composition and create unique color shifts.



Best of all, these

processes can be

combined to make use of the unique quality of each in developing your work.

Jeff Hirst - Printmaking & Painting

Create finished stand-alone prints or

incorporate them into mixed-media work.



The possibilities are endless!


I believe that creating art is about transforming materials [to] reflect the artist’s vision. My teaching approach involves sparking ideas and encouraging risks while creating.

~Jeff Hirst ~

Jeff Hirst - Printmaking & Painting

Never done any

printmaking?


No worries, Jeff Hirst demystifies the various printmaking techniques showing you how to combine multiple processes to realize your imagery.

During this class, you will explore:

  • Drypoint
  • Chine collé
  • Monotype
  • Viscosity printing
  • Collagraph
  • Found printing materials

Jeff's demonstrations show you what is possible with each technique while the exercises help you explore and discover how these processes work with your practice.


While teaching I promote brainstorming, allowing ideas to germinate and develop. When making work, the process is important and finding one’s own path during creation is crucial.

~Jeff Hirst ~

This course is for you if you:


  • Want to free-up your art practice
  • Are an adventurous beginner, skilled artist, or anywhere in between
  • New to printmaking and want to add printmaking techniques to your 'artist's toolbox'
  • An experienced printmaker who wants to push the boundaries of printmaking, move beyond the press and free up your printmaking practice


Jeff Hirst - Printmaking & Painting
This course guides you through the many ways of working with the various printmaking techniques. It provides much needed time on tasks to become adept with the variables—inks, plate creation, paper types.



Learn how to combine these processes to develop unique
imagery. Live sessions take the material further as you focus on refining your artistic voice.
Jeff Hirst - Printmaking & Painting

Why should I add printmaking techniques to my practice?


  • It is an excellent complement to other mediums.
  • It is a great way to shake up your image-making.
  • It creates unique layers and surfaces that you can use with your mixed-media pieces.
  • Helps to understand color relationships through color mixtures that are unique to printmaking.


Jeff Hirst - Printmaking & Painting

Features:

  • Pre-recoded demos of the printing techniques.
  • 4 live online instructional meetings that expand on the video content with extensive Q&A. Each session is 1.5 hours long.
  • A resource guide identifying where to get the best materials and supplies.
  • 3 months of access to the recordings of the live sessions. Now you can be fully present soaking up the demos instead of frantically taking notes.
  • Small class size with lots of personalized attention. Maximum 20 students.
  • Additional handouts and exercises.


Take advantage of this class & start adding these techniques to your practice now!


Jeff Hirst - Printmaking & Painting

Jeff creates a dynamic, engaging place to explore new mediums, techniques, and ideas. His exploratory teaching approach will push you out of your comfort zone while building your confidence technically and conceptually. Discover why Jeff believes that magic happens at the intersection of painting, printmaking, and sculpture. 

FAQ:


Q: Do I need a press?

A: No. All the techniques can be done without a press. I will show you how best to execute each of the printmaking techniques without a press.


Q: Do I need printmaking experience?

A: No. This class is for artists new to printmaking. I show how you can integrate these techniques into your current art practice. Seasoned printmakers will learn new ways of approaching your work.


Q: I work in mixed-media. Will my imagery translate?

A: Yes! I work in Mixed Media, and we can take some of your ideas from other mediums and merge them with print ideas to put your own spin on the processes.


Q: How do I access the class?

A: Once you purchase the class, you will have access to the course content (pre-recorded, handouts, and live meeting s. Each unit shows the day, time, and how to join the live session on Zoom. Classes will take place live on Zoom. The recorded live sessions will be uploaded to the course for replay.


Q: I have more questions. How do I reach you?

A: You can email Jeff at [email protected].


Jeff Hirst - Printmaking & Painting

Jeff Hirst draws on over 35 years of professional experience in helping you realize your artistic goals. With an MFA in painting and printmaking from Louisiana State University, he seamlessly moves between various mediums. In his work and teaching, Jeff explores the intersection of printmaking techniques, painting, and sculpture, the place where he believes magic happens.


Jeff pioneered the process of combining silkscreen and encaustic painting in 2005 and remains the only resource for learning this technique.


He is always thinking outside of the box combining high and low-tech solutions in executing his work. You will find his perspective opens up new ways of seeing your practice and approaching your work and is ideal for mixed-media artists. He is also recognized as an R & F Handmade Paint Core Instructor and a Silver Brush Educator.

Testimonials

Jeff is a generous teacher, focused but relaxed. I am primarily a painter and came with very little printmaking instruction; Jeff made the principles of the specific techniques accessible and clear, yet was open and very encouraging of experimentation, including mixing printmaking types and even other media.

~ Peggy E. ~

Jeff Hirst is one of my favorite teachers! His love of the work comes out in the enthusiasm he shows for the work of his students, and his patience helps us through the rough patches when we want to be as good as he is. His unique combination of artistic and teacher skills make classes a joy to participate in. I always look forward to spending two days with Jeff. 

~ Nancy D. ~

Jeff is an accomplished and talented artist who shares his knowledge and techniques with such enthusiasm that it is contagious. Each class presented a new challenge that included suggestions to combine methods from previous lessons. With Jeff, I was introduced to monoprint, intaglio, collagraph, and screenprinting. And more! I observed firsthand how a creative artist pushes the limits and experiments in a fun and safe way!

~ Kathy E. ~

Jeffrey Hirst's class on mixed media printmaking was terrific and I would highly recommend it. He provided lots of information, guidance, and instruction on various types of printmaking. But he also fostered a learning environment that allowed for experimentation with the various media. And if it worked out - fine, and if not, he exhibited great patience and encouragement for my trying it differently next time. I also appreciated his honest and candid feedback about my work. That is how I learn best. And finally, Jeff was personable with a great sense of humor. Our class had a wonderful week working with him.

~ Carol R. ~

The workshop was one of my all-time favorites! I feel energized and feel the courage to continue experimenting! I needed this!!!

~ Michele B. ~

I appreciate how your class was accessible to beginners as well as advanced printmakers. You welcome all levels and anyone can improve and expand their artistic language from your teachings. I think our students were at various levels and I could see that it wasn't boring for advanced students as well as not overwhelming for beginners. And thank you for your friendly, patient, and generous attitude and making the class fun. There was a good vibe and we learned a ton! Your printmaking workshop was a creatively magical experience and I was so sad to see it end. I hope you enjoyed your time in Cullowhee and hope you come back!

~ Dawn B. ~

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