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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.

Click here to sign up for a workshop!

2018-19 Workshops:

December 1-2, 2018:
Ink Interaction: Viscosity Layering with Akua Inks,
with Catherine Kernan

Location: Mixit Print Studio, Somerville MA
Cost: $250
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
Limited to 8

Ink Interaction

Ink InteractionJust 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. Modifying and controlling the viscosities of inks yields results that cannot be achieved any other way.

Taking advantage of the ink interactions allows the development of multi-color prints from a single plate, and naturally leads to sequences of related images. Layers of ink rolls can be stacked on one plate rather than separated on multiple plates, eliminating the need for multiple runs.

With resists 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. Understanding the interaction of inks is fundamental.

This two day intensive workshop will introduce and deepen your understanding of how to mix, modify, and to use inks to their full potential. We will work fairly small and run through sequences of rolls, over-rolls, off-sets, and lift-offs.

Saturday and Sunday January 26-27, 2019
2-Day Monotype Workshop: Viscosity+ with Joel Janowitz

Location: Mixit Print Studio, Somerville MA
Cost: $300 – includes basic studio and materials fees. $150 deposit payable to Joel Janowitz
Hours: 9:30 am – 5 pm
For further information or to sign up: please contact Joel Janowitz directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

brink ab joel janowitzThis 2-day oil-based monotype workshop will cover a number of monotype techniques including trace monotype, additive and subtractive inking, and in particular, viscosity printing – the surprising and inventive ways printing inks of different viscosities (stickiness) interact with each other to form richly complex images.




Summer 2019:
Glow with the Flow: Watercolor and Watercolor Monotype,
with Jane Goldman

Location: Mixit Print Studio, Somerville MA
Details: TBA

Star Sculler Jane GoldmanDo 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.


Summer Residencies: July and August 2019

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


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

Application deadline: April 15, 2019

Notification: May 15, 2019

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.