teaching artist

In addition to my studio practice, I am a teaching artist and guest printmaking instructor throughout the Northern California Bay Area. My introductory workshops range in ages from youth to adults. I tailor lessons to support beginners on their artistic journey, and I also work with experienced artists who are interested in learning new techniques. 

upcoming workshops

INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING

What exactly is printmaking? Let's explore and find out! 

Join me in this unique introduction to print through the world of monotype, relief, intaglio and silkscreen printing. My popular one-day workshop has been extended into four short, paced evening sessions to introduce you to the techniques of four traditional methods of printmaking. You will walk away with a basic understanding of the art of the print and receive an introduction to our Sonoma Community Center print studio. 

SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER

2024 WINTER TRIMESTER 

Introduction to Printmaking
Mondays, March 4th - 25th, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm / REGISTRATION OPEN
Age 16+, Beginner Level 

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BEGINNING GEL PRINTING

Explore this popular + playful monotype method that will encourage your creativity to flow. Learn to make one-of-a-kind prints, hands on without the use of a  printing press!

This fun workshop will teach you how to layer water soluble acrylic using a variety of techniques and tools to create vibrant abstract works on paper. Experiment with textures and basic masking techniques using repurposed fiber, plants, stencils, discarded packaging materials and more! This is a great class for beginners or even more experienced artists who are interested in learning a new technique. Experience the joy of gel printing!

These four-week sessions are paced and designed to allow you to unwind after work. Sliding scale and financial aid available. 

SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER

2024 WINTER TRIMESTER 

Beginning Gel Printing
Mondays, January 22nd to February 12th, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm / SOLD OUT
Age 16+, Beginner Level 

Next Level Gel Printing
Mondays, April 8th to 29th, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm / REGISTRATION OPEN
Age 16+, Intermediate to Advanced

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LINOCUT WORKSHOPS AT THE LIBRARY

Join me this Spring for my second printmaking tour at the Sonoma County Libraries! 

In this beginning relief hands-on printmaking workshop, explore a playful approach to making small format relief prints using speedy linocut. You will learn to use a linoleum tool to quickly carve a drawing and make a unique mini print out of a soft rubber block. I'll teach you how to ink + transfer a print by hand using a variety of papers and fabric without the use of a mechanical printing press. Develop and take home your own set of edition prints!


SONOMA COUNTY BRANCHES 

FULL LIST WITH WORKSHOP DATES LISTED BELOW

Teens, adults and seniors are welcome!
Age 18+, Beginner Level 
Admission is FREE with advanced sign-up

Registration opens February 1st, 2024
March 9, 17, 24
April 13, 14, 21, 24

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PAST WORKSHOPS

EXPLORING  BOTANICAL MONOTYPES

Join me in this popular, one-day experimental monotype printmaking workshop where you will learn to make stunning, one-of-a-kind botanical prints inspired by the natural world. 

I will show you some of my favorite techniques on the printing press to achieve colorful compositions using real flora as stencils through simple layering and masking. Guests will be invited to use a variety of fall foliage and preserved botanicals. I will also discuss and demonstrate how to add dimension to prints by applying a variety of mixed media. 

This is a great workshop for beginners or even experienced printmakers interested in learning a beautiful new technique. If you love plants, and you’ve always wanted to try monotype, this class is sure to motivate and inspire you!

ARTS BENICIA ANNEX

Sunday, October 22, 2023
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Age 18+, Beginner Level 

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FOAM PRINTING WORKSHOPS AT THE LIBRARY

Learn foam printing with me this Summer at the Sonoma County Libraries! 

I'm excited to lead these beginner print workshops in several branches throughout Santa Rosa and Windsor.

In this beginning printmaking workshop, learn to use foam plates to make relief prints without the use of a traditional printing press. You will experiment, play and explore a variety of ways to draw lines, make marks and cut shapes out of soft foam plates to create a unique print on paper. This class will include both demonstrations and hands-on time with water-soluble inks to make art that you can take home and enjoy.

Teens, adults and seniors are welcome, admission is FREE!

Registration opens May 1, 2023

June 14, 21 and July 8, 15

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