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Adult Workshops

“the staff and the instructors love what they do, and this energy sets the tone for the studios.”

2014 / 2015 Adult Workshops

Age Course Instructor Medium Day Time Cost
Adult / H.S. Master Printers Weekends Heddi Siebel and Catherine Kernan Printmaking Sat/Sun: Nov 22/23, 2014 9 am to 4 pm $200 / day + $25 materials / day
Max 6 per day
Adult / H.S. Incisive Discussions: Critique Seminar Julie Graham Painting Winter 2015... Dates TBD 10:00 am to 12:30 pm $450 / 6 sessions
Max 8
Adult / H.S. Printmaking Alive / Figure Drawing Printmaking Sundays in 2014: Dec 7

Sundays in 2015: Jan 18, Mar 15, May 17
10 am to 4 pm $75 / workshop day / materials included /
Max 6 per day
Adult / H.S. Drawing Marathon: Jump Start the New Year Bill Fynn Drawing Sun, Jan 25 2015 10 am to 6 pm $100
Max 10
Adult / H.S. Painting Light: A Watercolor Workshop Joel Janowitz Watercolor Sat/Sun, Feb 21/22, 2015 10 am to 4 pm $150 / one day
$300 / two days
+ $10 materials / day
Max 8 per day
Adult / H.S. White Line Woodcut Lisa Houck Printmaking Sundays, Mar 1 and Mar 8 10 am to 4 pm

$250 + $35 materials
Max 8 per day

Master Printers Weekends      Register
With Heddi Siebel and Catherine Kernan

Photo: Bob Stegmaier

An exhibition of the prints produced will follow in the Kathryn Schultz Gallery at the Cambridge Art Association from January 15 to 31, 2015.

Saturday and Sunday Dates:

November 22 / 23, 2014

Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Tuition: $200 / day + $25 materials (paper, inks, additives, plates) / day

Maximum: 6 participants / day

Experience intense printmaking working with Master Printers. This is a superb way to catapult your art to a whole new level by working one-on-one with a Master Printer to produce one-off monotypes and monoprints.

It is a collaborative process that infuses your work with all the advantages of their experience. You will gain new insights into the repertoire of printmaking techniques and moves as they might impact your specific aesthetic and way of working.

We use soy-based Akua Inks, so this is an opportunity to learn their use.

Artists new to printmaking and experienced printmakers are welcome. You may sign up for one day or two days, or all four.

Incisive Discussions: Critique Seminar      Register
With Julie Graham

Class 1: Everyone will present their work, and their individual goals/expectations for the class.

Classes 2-6: Every week a few class members will present their work to the class for a critique that will last approximately an hour. Each student will present their work twice during the 8 weeks.

Winter 2015... Dates TBD

10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Six Sessions: $450

Maximum 8 participants

Acclaimed educator and artist Julie Graham is brilliant when it comes to evaluating your artwork and helping you to discuss it incisively.

Challenge yourself to grow as an artist. Use this seminar series to “see” your work through other eyes, and to develop goals for progress. Test ideas on the group, practice speaking about your work, and develop a coherent artist’s statement. This seminar is equivalent to a graduate level class.

Julie Graham will suggest source material, readings, specific works to visit in museums, and references to contemporary art practice.

Printmaking Alive/Figure Drawing      Register
An intensive day of drawing and printing from a live model


Inks will be supplied, and paper will be available for purchase.


Some basic instruction will be available.


December 7, 2014
January 18, 2015
March 15, 2015
May 17, 2015

Sundays 10 am to 4 pm
$75 / workshop day / materials included

Maximum 6

This workshop was so successful that it will be offered as a regular option several times each season.

Open to artists who have enough printmaking skills to work independently, this is conceived as an opportunity to combine figure drawing and printmaking in an intense day-long workshop.

It takes place in the beautiful print and drawing studios at Maud Morgan Arts. There will be a press assistant to help with technical issues so that you can concentrate on making images and exploring the transformative processes of transfers and printing.

A live model poses as participants work with ink in both subtractive and additive manners, in color and tonally. A press assistant will help with the actual printing process so minimal experience is necessary. Surprises are sure to happen.

Drawing Marathon: Jump Start the New Year      Register
With Bill Flynn

Sunday, January 25, 2015

10 am to 6 pm


This is a chance to revive the tradition of Drawing Marathon and to work with legendary drawing teacher Bill Flynn. He describes the experience as follows:

The principle of a marathon is to create ideas, not finished work. The goal is to go beyond what you already know by using the energy of the group to surpass your normal limits and push into another realm that allows the unconscious to be come visible. Once you become very familiar with the subject, boredom sets in and it demands change. It then becomes easy to exaggerate and distort, letting the physical act of drawing create it’s own accidental metaphors. Trusting in the process and not trying to control it brings many interesting illusions to the surface. There is always a moment when you are about to give up and something unexpected happens out of your frustration and it is just magical! That is creativity, be there to recognize it.

Everyone should bring 3 objects to make an interesting communal set up, at least one of them should be good sized. Come with lots of paper, 18”x 24”, and whatever materials you like to work with, plus some unfamiliar — bring enough. Think about the artists that move you most, invite them along.

Painting Light: A Watercolor Workshop     Register
With Joel Janowitz

Saturday and Sunday
February 21-22, 2015

10 am to 4 pm

$150 / one day
$300 / two days

+ $10 materials / day

Explore strategies for painting with the challenging medium of watercolor with acclaimed teacher and Guggenheim recipient Joel Janowitz.

This workshop will explore strategies for painting with the challenging medium of watercolor. We will focus on a variety of working methods and on increasing understanding of how transparent washes can be layered both to create a full range of light and dark and to adjust color as one works. We will also stay open to the playful, quick and spontaneous potentials of the medium. Students will paint primarily from observation. Beginning to advanced.

White Line Woodcut      Register
With Lisa Houck

Sunday March 1 and
Sunday March 8, 2015

10 am to 4 pm

$250 + $35 materials

White Line Woodcut is a technique developed in Provincetown in the 1920’s. Inspired by European modernism and American crafts techniques, Blanche Lazell and others developed this simple, painterly woodblock method. In this class, you will learn the basics of this woodblock technique, which combines printmaking with watercolor painting. You will start by carving linear drawings into a woodblock and then you will be able to print multiple colors from this block. This is a technique that you can continue working with after the class, with a few simple tools. All levels of ability are welcome.

In this two-day workshop students will be able to create an 8” X10” print in multiple colors. Students should bring photos, books, and sketches as inspiration for
the print designs.

All supplies are provided, including Japanese papers and carving tools.

Sets of carving tools will be available for sale.

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