My studio practice includes my work as a teaching artist throughout the Northern California Bay Area. My introductory printmaking workshops range in age from youth to adults. I tailor lessons to support beginners on their artistic journey, as well as work with experienced artists who are interested in learning new techniques in relief or monotype printing. 

SPRING 2022 WORKSHOPS!

upcoming workshops

TRY IT FOR $20

A special intro to the world of printmaking! Try out quick exercises in monotype, linocut, drypoint & screen-printing! Just enough to peak your interest to see if you want to dive into a full day workshop!

SONOMA

Saturday March 19, 2022

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Register Here

BOTANICAL MONOTYPES

Join me at Arts Benicia for this special Sunday afternoon workshop where we will explore working with live flora in the print studio to create stunning botanical monotypes! Learn how to enhance your work with mixed media and take your prints to a new level.

ARTS BENICIA

Sunday March 27, 2022

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

$100 / $25 materials

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LINOCUT 1 

Learn the basics of relief carving in this intro class to linocut. Together we will focus on easy transfer methods and how to use a carving tool to achieve an edition of hand pulled  block prints! 

*Enrollment is separate for both weekend workshops

SONOMA

Saturday April 23, 2022

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

$85 / $20 materials

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LINOCUT 2

Take the next step in relief printing with me to explore how to create multi-block editions and reduction linocut prints in this advanced workshop. We will also focus on using the studio press to achieve various results.

*Enrollment is separate for both weekend workshops

SONOMA

Sunday April 24, 2022

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

$85 / $20 materials

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PRINT DAY IN MAY 2022

For the global love of printmaking, join us in the print studio for a very special live art celebration on the first Saturday in May! It will be a day of artist demonstrations, collaborations, fundraising and so much more! 

SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER

Saturday May 7th, 2022

11 am to 4 pm 

FREE & OPEN TO ALL AGES!

More info here!


GEL MONOTYPE IN JACK LONDON STATE PARK

For a second year, come join me in this special outdoor botanical printmaking class at the historic Jack London State Park! Using real flora, we will create monotype prints using gel plates and water based inks. 

JACK LONDON, GLEN ELLEN

Saturday May 21st, 2022

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

$100 / $20 materials & park admission included

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PASTA  MACHINE PRINTING

Experiment with this popular DIY method of using a pasta machine to make drypoint etchings and monotypes!  Together we will draw, scratch and ink our way to creating unique prints that can be enhanced with mixed media!

Sonoma Community Center

Saturday June 4th, 2022

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

$85 / $15 materials

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CLAY + ART SUMMER CAMP!

Sonoma Community Center - Youth Ages 6-9 

Summer Clay + Art camps are enrolling now! 

For the third year in a row, I'll be joining camp as a visual arts printmaking instructor! There are four, one-week sessions this year designed to give students the opportunity to work in clay, print, and mixed media. Students will explore and learn to communicate and express themselves through art and movement.  The first half of the week will have a hands-on focus in clay. The remaining projects will focus on printmaking and fiber. Camp is a blast, and we always sell out, don't delay! 

Scholarships and sliding scale are available too!

SIGN UP INFORMATION HERE

past workshops

Jack London "Art in the Park" 

Botanical Gel Monotypes June 2021

"DIY" Gel Printing

Virtual Zoom Lessons

gelatin printing / what is it?


Put simply, it's a flexible printing surface made of gelatin, vegetable glycerin and water. Believe it or not, when firm, this jelly mold can yield unbelievable prints in the technique of monotype printmaking. Printing from home has now become full of new possibilities without the use of a machine printing press.

During "Shelter in Place" I began developing my own techniques with this unique process called gelatin printing from my home studio. Moving my art practice off a community press and into this new format definitely had its challenges, but through patience and practice, I was able to make my own gel plate and I began teaching others to do the same. This technique can be done safely from a kitchen table, an outdoor space, or anywhere there is a flat surface to work on. It's user-friendly, great for all ages, fun for new artists, and even more experienced ones too! 

My workshops can teach you the basics of how to make a durable DIY plate at home using three simple ingredients. I show you how to develop and play with plate textures and simple transfers using water-based acrylics and other spreadable art mediums. I also explain how to prep your art table with backyard flora and other botanicals. You will learn how to make your own colorful, abstract gelatin prints and have a blast doing it while printing inside your own home. It's one of the most exciting DIY art hacks I've ever worked with, and I'm always excited to have the opportunity to share it with a wider audience. 

As a visiting artist, I teach gel workshops on demand. If you are interested in attending or booking one of my future virtual or in-person workshops, please connect with me on my contact page or join my mailing list. I'd love to hear from you!

Click below to watch my "How to Make Your Own DIY Gelatin Plate" video on YouTube. The creative team at the Sonoma Community Center helped me put this reel together, and it's a great tutorial for how to get started with making your own plate at home for a fraction of the cost. 

WATCH NOW ON YOUTUBE

LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN INEXPENSIVE JELLY PLATE AT HOME!

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