Mixit Print Studio

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Workshops & Residencies

Mixit offers various workshops throughout the year as well as tutorial sessions for one to three people.

Tutorials are handled on a request basis and are designed to meet individual and specific needs.

In the summer months we offer residencies for artists who want a sequence of days to focus on a particular project, or just to experiment.

2018 Winter / Spring Workshops:

  • March 10-11, 2018: Take the Plunge: Printmaking with Soy-based Inks, with Catherine Kernan
    Location: Mixit Print Studio, Somerville MA
    Cost: $325
    Hours: 9 am – 4 pm
    Through an intensive exploration of Akua Intaglio inks and ink modifiers become familiar with the context, information, and inspiration to create richly layered monotypes and monoprints in series and variations using soy-based, water-miscible Akua inks. This workshop will cover many approaches to monotype, both traditional and experimental, including: trace transfer, reductive and additive, and viscosity rolls. No toxic fumes and extended workability of the inks make it a liberating experience.
  • March 24-25, 2018: Bending the Rules: Unorthodox Monotype and Monoprint, with Catherine Kernan
    Location: Mixit Print Studio, Somerville MA
    Cost: $325
    Hours: 9 am – 4 pm
    Intended as a sequel to the previous weekend workshop, deepen and broaden your expectations by pushing the limits of monotype and monoprint using Akua Intaglio inks. A matrix is only the first step in exploiting opportunities for "controlled accidents" and "calculated spontaneity". Learn to place contiguous colors with viscosity rolls, interrupt one layer with another to achieve the intersection of two, or more layers. The long drying time of soy-based inks allows unorthodox moves, and yields many surprises. Relief blocks lend themselves particularly to transfer processes, but the workshop will encompass direct work as well as plates or blocks made in the past.


Summer Residencies: July and August 2017

What You Get:

  • Use of studio for five consecutive days
  • Ten hours of assistance to be arranged as needed
  • Additional assistance available by arrangement
  • Technical consultation with the Mixit partner who can best serve your needs
  • Basic printmaking materials not including printing papers or plates. (Available for purchase.)
  • Storage for materials
  • Pre-residency consultation to help you prepare

Cost:

  • $600 for 5 consecutive days
  • 24-hour access

Application deadline: April 15, 2017

Notification: May 15, 2017

To apply: Send your full contact information, the following information, and jpegs in an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Do you have printmaking experience? If so, please describe briefly.
  2. Please describe briefly the project(s) you anticipate doing during your residency.
  3. Dates you wish to work at Mixit Print Studio. Please give 1st and 2nd choice.
  4. What assistance do you anticipate needing?
  5. Please include 7-10 jpegs (72 dpi) that best represent your work with your application.