Printmaking Without a Press

Ever wanted to make your own prints? Come learn easy ways to make prints in class and that you can make at home. We’ll be exploring ways to make creative prints without using a printing press. We’ll be using plexiglass and Gelli plates with stencils and masks. We’ll explore additive, subtractive, and trace monotype techniques.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for spring term assistance is Friday, March 10; Notifications will be sent by Monday, March 13.

What you will learn:

  • Students will be able to print a range of print techniques that don’t require a press

  • Students will learn the history and contemporary practice of printmaking

  • Students will learn to handle printmaking paper, mix color, register layers; curate & sign prints

  • Students will work in the community setting with shared materials and equipment; clean work area and tools

Required supplies:

  • Supplies should be purchased after we discuss at the first class & will include:

  • Speedball Printmaking Pad, 8 ½” x 11”

  • 2 sheets printmaking paper, 22” x 30”, 100% rag. E.g., Arches 88, BFK Rives, Stonehenge

  • Inks, brayers, and other tools will be provided