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.
Do you love the translucence and flowing marks of watercolor, the surprises and freshness of seeing your painting on plexiglass transform through the alchemy of working with a press?
Explore these aspects of this medium—and more—as you print with watercolor on plexiglass for an exciting combination of luminosity and complex color layering.
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Joel Janowitz is offering a 4-day intensive oil-based monotype workshop at Mixit Print Studio. He will introduce a variety of monotype techniques including trace monotype, additive and subtractive inking, stencils, and multiple press runs. The workshop will also explore viscosity printing – the surprising ways printing inks of different viscosities (stickiness) interact with each other to build richly complex images.
Deposit should be made out to Joel Janowitz and sent directly to him after confirmation.
Cost: $650 includes most studio and materials fees. $200 deposit.
Hours: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Interested in expanding your visual vocabulary?
This course encourages you to examine and expand your visual options to express your observations and ideas.
We will explore and combine formal and conceptual properties of drawing and printmaking. The characteristic elements of printmaking—layering, reproducibility, repetition, transparency, memory, intermediary materials/techniques, ghosts, mirror possibilities—all provide opportunities to push your ways of seeing and thinking about what we see/experience/imagine.
I’ll demonstrate ways you can translate and expand your drawing ideas with a range of exciting printmaking processes. While the final result of printmaking often is a stable matrix (from which you can reproduce and/or modify your work), the preparation and processes that go into developing the matrix are ones that can enhance the ways you think about drawing. Because printmaking is, by its nature, a kinesthetic medium, you will find yourself complementing your conceptual investigations with ones that are purely physical and intuitive.
Cost: $650 + $30 materials fee
Hours: 9:30 am to 4 pm
In response to the pandemic, this week will be a series of individual sessions. The one-on-one sessions that replaced the group workshop last summer were so successful and productive that I will continue that format.
We will schedule a full day session to focus on your work, and what you want to accomplish. You will receive the same number of contact hours as in a workshop setting but with undivided attention. The same material will be covered, but in a very directed way, and consultation to plan in advance will be included.
Layers of color on a single printing plate make gorgeous monotypes and monoprints. Learn how to modify Akua Intaglio inks for a myriad of effects.
Modifying the viscosities of inks leads to results unachievable any other way. Just as peanut butter will not stick to jelly, a loose ink will reject a stiff ink. This is true of traditional oil inks as well as newer, soy oil-based Akua Intaglio inks. Exploiting ink interactions yields multi-color prints from a single plate, and naturally leads to sequences of related images.
Stacking layers of ink on one plate rather than separated on multiple plates, eliminates the need for multiple runs. With resists used as stencils, contrasting colors can be dropped in next to each other. Parts of an image can be protected from an over roll, and viscosities can give new dimension to relief blocks, stamps, texture tools, and cutout stencils.
This workshop will introduce and deepen your understanding of how to mix, modify, and use inks to their full potential.
Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
If you need to cancel your participation in a workshop and want to receive a full deposit refund, you must do so before one week prior to the start of the class. Otherwise, we will refund one half of your deposit UNLESS you or Mixit find a replacement, in which case you will receive the full deposit.
Mixit Print Studio has responded to the pandemic by:
The partners are vaccinated. We ask that you be vaccinated or tested prior to starting your workshop or residency. As there are unforeseen circumstances going forward, we will respond as needed.
Mixit Print Studio is located in the heart of Somerville, Massachusetts. We are easily accessible via the Red Line, just a quick walk on the bike path from Davis Square.