In this 6 session course, participants learn the fundamentals of creating multiple original works of art using three central printmaking techniques: intaglio, relief, and screenprint. Students will learn to create and print a drypoint edition; four-color reduction relief carving and printing; and screen printing from stencils. At the end of this course participants will display their prints in a gallery exhibition at Cubberley Community Center and have a print exchange. Most materials provided except paper.
San Francisco, CA – April 24, 2017 – The Telegraph Hill Gallery is pleased to feature twenty– two artists from Palo Alto’s Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) in back–to–back shows. RETROFIT 1.0 on view May 20–June 17, 2017 with an opening reception on Saturday, May 20 6:30–8:30pm and RETROFIT 2.0 on view June 24–July 22, 2017 with a reception on Saturday, June 24 6:30–8:30pm.
Please join us in the Art Department for a Visiting Artist Lecture by Charles Woodruff Coates, an artist who works in the medium of Japanese Woodblock Printmaking. He will share his work with us, including some original prints, and talk about this historical printing process and his studio practice.
Create Collaborative Art During Community Day at Cubberley On March 25th!
Tired of your emoji's looking the same? Create your own unique spin on your favorite emojis using traditional printmaking techniques during my open studio on Cubberley Community Day!
Cubberley is home to CASP: The Cubberley Artist Studio Program- a residency which offers affordable rent to artists through Palo Alto City Sponsors, in support of the importance of local art and artists. My studio will be open from 12:00-2:00 (possibly later depending on traffic).
- Emoji Calling Cards printmaking activity at Woodruff Coates Studios
- Tinkerlab Studio is right next door, and will have a variety of artmaking activities that involve old books.
- 9am - 1pm - Tree Planting Project: Help improve the Community Center by participating in a tree planting project with Canopy and mulch spreading with Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto.
- 11am - 2pm - Many tenants and renters will be available to discuss and share information about their programs.
- Food available from local food truck providers at Charleston Shopping Center.
- Bake Sale hosted by Greenmeadow Community Association.
- Kid's activities to include face painting and balloon artist.
- Neighbors are encouraged to walk to the event. Parking is limited.
Create new imagery and repurpose your existing artwork as multi-color fine-art prints using the Japanese watercolor woodcut. You'll learn how to transfer images to woodblocks, carve using knives and gouges, and print with watercolors on a variety of Japanese papers. This non-toxic process is ideal for the studio and home setting. Although a beginning workshop, artists familiar with printmaking will learn something new in this innovative approach. Expect to make two-three editions of prints throughout this course.
Make one-of-a-kind prints using the Art Center's printing press! By combining drawing, painting, and printmaking, participants in this class will make colorful artworks inspired by nature. As we make our art, we'll talk about and experiment with how colors mix and blend when we layer them together. Children and adults can each make several artworks, so everyone can create for themselves. Note: All family members who are participating must register; one adult per family is required to register.
I'm Teaching Japanese Woodblock Printmaking at the Palo Alto Art Center from January 16 to February 20th.
Create multi-color woodblock prints using a combination of Japanese and Western techniques. You'll learn how to transfer images onto woodblocks, carve a woodcut using knives and gouges, knife sharpening, and printing by hand using watercolors. This non-toxic process is ideal for both the studio and the home setting. Although a beginning workshop, artists familiar with printmaking will learn something new in this innovative approach. All materials provided: fee payable to instructor for wood blocks, paper, ink etc. If you do not have wood carving knives, an optional $50 take-home kit rental includes all you will need to carve and print.
Time: Every Saturday from Jan 16 to Feb 20 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Price: Resident: $300.00 If Resident for Customer
Non-Resident: $345.00 If Non-resident for Customer
Give the Gift of Art this Holiday Season.
Print gift tags and holiday themed cards using linocut relief printmaking techniques! Linoleum is perfect for creating hand carved original art that can be printed on a variety of papers and fabrics. Carve your own design, or choose from a variety of pre-carved blocks.
- Use a variety of pre-cut holiday theme designs
- Create greeting cards and gift tags
- Print using an etching press and by hand for different effects
- Inks are non-toxic
- All materials included
Time: Saturday, December 5th, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Cost: $45.00 to carve & print
Location: Cubberley Community Center: 4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto Room U-4
Through this Workshop, I introduce the basic concepts of relief printmaking. Relief printmaking is perfect for creating everything between greeting-cards to fine-art prints. Although a beginning workshop, artists unfamiliar with printmaking will learn something new. This workshop will teach you how to create fine-art prints in your own home. The best prints are the ones you make at the kitchen table!
Sign up to learn the Japanese Watercolor Woodcut (max 9 seats) at my professional studio in Palo Alto. This nine-hour workshop is split into two sessions scheduled on:
- June 27th at 1:00 PM
- June 28th at 1:00 PM
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce you to the basic concepts of woodcut printmaking at an affordable cost. Although a beginning workshop, artists unfamiliar with printmaking will learn something new. You will be able to continue the practice in your own home. As part of the workshop, you have the option to take home the woodcarving tools, inks, printing brushes, you use during the workshop in a discount kit.
Features of workshop:
- Receive an exchange portfolio of prints created during the workshop
- Engage in a fun and social art-making event
- Option to take home a complete material kit for $125
Skills Achieved during the Workshop:
- Image-making, suitable for woodblock printing
- Transferring images to woodblocks for carving
- Carving techniques using Japanese knives and gouges
- Printing using water-based inks with a baren
- Printing multi-color woodcuts
- Compiling a group portfolio through a print exchange
- Class fee : $300
- Optional kit: $125 (paper, knife set, etc.)
- Bulk item class fee (varies per seating)
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce anyone to the basic concepts of relief printmaking at an affordable cost. Relief printmaking is perfect for creating fine-art prints, or cards. Although a beginning workshop, artists unfamiliar with printmaking will learn something new. People will be able to continue the practice in their own homes. The best prints are the ones you make at the kitchen table!
Price: $210 plus tax.
Features of workshop:
- Six hour workshop with a break for lunch.
- Everyone takes an exchange portfolio of prints created during the workshop.
- The workshop will be a fun and social event.
- Option to purchase a kit containing the tools they use through the workshop.
Skills Achieved during the Workshop:
- Creating an image suitable for relief printmaking
- Transferring images to linoleum
- Carving techniques using linoleum tools on blocks
- Print using water-based inks with a baren and a press
- Option of printing multiple colors
- Students leave with a group portfolio, plus a small edition of their own block.
There will be a bulk materials fee to be split amongst workshop participants that is approx $10 per person.