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.

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2018 Workshops:

  • July 5-8: 4-Day Monotype Workshop: Viscosity+, with Joel Janowitz
    Location: Mixit Print Studio, Somerville MA
    Cost: $600 includes most studio and materials fees. $200 deposit.
    Hours: 9:30 am – 5 pm
    This 4-day intensive workshop will introduce a variety of monotype techniques including trace monotype, additive and subtractive inking, stencils, and multiple press runs. In addition we will have a particular emphasis on viscosity printing – the surprising and inventive ways oil-based printing inks of different viscosities (stickiness) interact with each other to form richly complex images. Please contact Joel Janowitz directly for additional information, mailing address, and to be sure there is still space available: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-821-0768.

  • July 9-13: Exquisite Etching: Primer and Refresher, with Randy Garber
    Location: Mixit Print Studio, Somerville MA
    Cost: $550
    Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
    Working the surface of metal has a long tradition, but of all metals, copper is the most enchanting. It has been used to produce prints of luscious tonality for atmosphere and forceful line for biting social commentary. After centuries, it remains unequaled for sheer sensuality. The action of an etchant on metal transports any image to another dimension of strength.
    This workshop will immerse you in the marvelous world of linear drawings and tonal images on metal. You’ll learn how to draw directly on copper and make matrices using various grounds including hard, soft and white grounds. We’ll explore various effects you can achieve with aquatint such as spit bite, stage biting and sugar lift. The reward comes when wiping, printing, and signing your amazing prints. And, you will have durable matrices you can use and combine for future prints.
  • July 16-20: Take the Plunge: Printmaking with Soy-based Inks, with Catherine Kernan
    Location: Mixit Print Studio, Somerville MA
    Cost: $550
    Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
    An intensive exploration of Akua 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. If you have experience with soy based inks, come extend you knowledge and take on more complex projects with experienced guidance.
  • July 23-27: Glow With The Flow: Luminosity and Layering Watercolor and Watercolor Monotype, with Jane Goldman
    Location: Mixit Print Studio, Somerville MA
    Cost: $550
    Hours: 10 am – 4 pm + studio time when class ends
    Do you love the translucence and flowing marks of watercolor, the surprises and freshness of seeing your painting on plexi transform through the alchemy of working with a press? Explore these aspects of this medium and more as you print with watercolor on Plexiglas for an exciting combination of luminosity and complex color layering.
    We will review elements of working with watercolor, make "one-pass" through the press prints, ghost prints and multi-layered images. While the focus of this workshop is monotype, you can bring your previously created matrices (woodcuts, linocuts, etchings) to combine with watercolor layers. Alternatively, you can concentrate on watercolor at any level, with customized exercises and assignments for this immersive week of painting.

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Summer Residencies: July and August 2018

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, 2018

Notification: May 15, 2018

To apply: Send your full contact information, the following information, and jpg images 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 jpg images (72 dpi) that best represent your work with your application.