Mixit Print Studio

Vollmer workshop


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.

2019 Workshops:

June 24-28, 2019
Ink Interaction: Viscosity Layering and Beyond with Akua Inks
with Catherine Kernan

Red Signal #2Location: Mixit Print Studio, Somerville MA
Cost: $550
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm +work on your own after 4

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. 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.

Modifying the viscosities of inks leads to results unachievable any other way. 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.

July 8-12, 2019
Exquisite Etching: An Intaglio Primer
with Randy Garber

RandyStudioLocation: Mixit Print Studio, Somerville MA
Cost: $500 + $50 materials (inks, additives, basic studio supplies)
Max: 8
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm +work on your own after 4

Take your printmaking to new and exciting levels. In this 5-day workshop you will learn how to etch copper and produce matrices you can combine with other plates to create rich, complex images.

This intensive workshop will cover traditional as well as new, low-toxic methods of applying aquatints and various grounds. We will work with hard and soft grounds, dry point, spit bite, sugar lift, and white ground. These processes will enable you to achieve a variety of marks as well as subtle and varied tonalities. You will leave the workshop with a solid understanding of your intaglio options and how and when to employ them to your best artistic advantage.

We will cover inking (with Akua, soy-based inks), wiping and printing. Individual and group critique will help you develop your ideas and technical proficiency. Students will have access to the spacious studio and resources of Mixit Print Studio before and after workshop instruction. The workshop is appropriate for all levels and individual assistance will tailor instruction to your particular needs and concerns.

This workshop will introduce and deepen your understanding of how to mix, modify, and use inks to their full potential.

July 15-19, 2019
Glow with the Flow: Watercolor and Watercolor Monotype
with Jane Goldman

Star Sculler Jane GoldmanLocation: Mixit Print Studio, Somerville MA
Cost: $550
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm +work on your own after 4

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. 

Friday through Monday, July 26-29, 2019
4-Day Monotype Workshop: Viscosity+
with Joel Janowitz

Summer Storm ab Joel Janowitz 2018

Location: Mixit Print Studio, Somerville MA
Cost: $600 includes most studio and materials fees. $200 deposit. See details below.
Hours: 9:30 am to 5 pm +work on your own after 4

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. In particular, the workshop will explore viscosity printing –– the surprising and implausible ways printing inks of different viscosities (stickiness) interact with each other to build richly complex images.

Please contact Joel Janowitz directly for additional information, mailing address, and to be sure class still has openings. Deposit should be made out to Joel Janowitz and sent directly to him after confirmation: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-821-0768. Price: $600 includes most studio and materials fees. $200 deposit.