The Experimental Print

August 5 - August 9, 2022

The Experimental Print


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $85

This workshop is for the painter who is ready to stretch their canvas into the world of printmaking and for the printmaker who wants to deepen their understanding of paint. We will work on plexiglass to see a transparent surface in front of us and translate onto woodblocks and cut-out paper templates to expand beyond the borders of the paper. We will print off-register (on purpose), experiment with shaped woodblocks, and develop our own color palette. Each participant will come away with acrylic paintings, monoprints, and water-based sketches that will show your experimentation and openness to new modes of working.

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day


Level: Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


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Dominique Ellis

Dominique Ellis received her M.F.A. in Printmaking at Tyler School of Art in 2013. She was awarded a U.S. Fulbright student scholarship for Egypt, as well as an Arabic language grant for 2009-2010 and was based in Cairo, Egypt. She served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, from 2006-2008, working for the Moroccan Ministry of Handicrafts. Ellis’ visual practice and research investigates global craft traditions, architecture, and history.  Her interdisciplinary practice explores storytelling through oral history, documentary photography, and installations examining urban blight, social change, and nostalgia.  Recent research interests are focused on the economics of craft, industry, and family in the 19th and early 20th century. She is currently working on a documentary project: The Belt Driven Years. 
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