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.
Workshop cancellation policy:
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.
As You Like It: All Things Akua
July 6-10, 2020
with Catherine Kernan
Exploiting ink interactions by modifying the viscosities of the inks and layering them on a single plate yields multi-color prints, and naturally leads to sequences of related images. Stacking layers of ink by rolling on one plate rather than separated on multiple plates, eliminates the need for multiple runs and yields edge conditions achievable no other way.
Learn how to modify Akua Intaglio inks for a myriad of viscosity effects. Just as peanut butter will not stick to jelly, a loose ink will reject a stiff ink. This is true of newer, soy oil-based Akua Intaglio inks as it is for traditional oil inks.
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.
Since no clean-up is needed at the end of every session, more unexpected transfers happen with soy-based inks. The timing is more relaxed and there is no rush to the press.
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
Etching: Explore, Expand and Experiment
July 13-17, 2020
with Randy Garber
This one week course will expand on what you already know, but if you’re new to this marvelous printmaking process, you will learn enough to be able to produce rich and complex intaglio works.
Work with traditional and non-traditional techniques and materials in our fully equipped intaglio and relief studio with an experienced teacher who is passionate about the process.
Cost: $600 (not including materials)
Hours: 9:30 am to 4 pm
Go with the Flow: Watercolor Monotype
July 20-24, 2020
with Jane Goldman
Do you love the translucence and flowing marks of watercolor, the surprises and fresh- ness 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