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?
Explore how printmaking can expand your art practice without having to invest in a press.
Jeff Hirst - Printmaking & Painting

This class teaches how to:

  • 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.
  • Create finished stand-alone prints or incorporate them into mixed-media work. The possibilities are endless!


Course Features:

  • Pre-recoded demos of the printing techniques.
  • Four 90-minute live, online instructional meetings that expand on the video content with extensive Q&A.
  • 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.



Join this course 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

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

New to 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 collĂ©
  • 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.


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].


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. ~