Printmaking & Book Arts

Discover new creative techniques or refine your existing skills in these fun and challenging printmaking and book arts workshops. Instructors are professional artists who are experienced in working with all levels of proficiency.


Adventures in Woodcut Printmaking

Sean Starwars

June 19-23
One-week session

Design, execute and edition your own multi block color woodcut (15” x 20”). You will conceptualize an image, develop a color sketch, cut the woodblocks and ultimately print them. Your instructor Sean, will guide you as you explore new and different ways to incorporate color into your printmaking process. Sean will discuss tool and equipment safety, and give an overview of printmaking history and contemporary printmakers. And no need to limit yourself to paper – why not create your own wearable art by printing your woodblocks directly onto t-shirts and other fabric?

Skill level: All levels

Materials: List will be sent upon registration

Tuition: $735

Lab Fee: $50, includes inks, Baltic birch plywood, 5 sheets 15”x12” Rives BFK, use of tools and equipment in class

Materials List: Download here.

Enrollment limited to 12 students

Sean Starwars lives in Laurel, MS. He earned an MFA in printmaking from Louisiana State University, and has been making bright, colorful woodcuts for more than 20 years. Sean is a member of the legendary Outlaw Printmakers, a handful of printmakers who have reshaped the visual landscape of printmaking across academia. His work is in many public and private collections, and may be seen on book covers, album covers, magazines, television programs, commercials and film. He makes about a dozen visiting artist appearances a year at many of the nation’s leading art programs.

Pulp Ecology: Papermaking with Plants, Pigments, Dyes

Anne Covell

July 5-7
Three-day session

Delve into the world of papermaking with plants, earth pigments, and natural dyes in this unique workshop. Students will learn techniques for immersion and vat-dyeing wet pulps with dyes such as indigo, logwood, and cochineal, among others, for a wide range of colors. Additionally, we’ll learn how to manipulate dyed pulps on the sheets’s surface through mark making techniques, as well as how to embed materials between sheets and how to create thin veils to conceal and reveal elements. After our papers have dried, we’ll further work them through natural processes of rusting, bleaching, and resist dyeing. Through these processes, each sheet will become its own work of art.

Skill level: All levels are welcome

Materials: List will be sent upon registration

Tuition: $495

Lab Fee: $40, includes fibers, dyes, pigments, compounds, strainers and equipment for use in class

Materials List: Download here.

Enrollment limited to 12 students

Anne Covell received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she studied Asian and Western papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett. She has taught for numerous institutions including the Morgan Conservatory, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the University of Georgia study abroad program in Cortona, Italy, among others. Her work can be seen in over 35 collections worldwide. Currently, she resides in San Diego, California, where she creates limited edition artist books under the imprint Sin Nombre Press.