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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!


2019 Workshops:

Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, 2019
2-Day Watercolor Monotype Workshop, with Jane Goldman

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Location: Mixit Print Studio, Somerville MA
Cost: $260 – includes basic studio and materials fees. $130 deposit payable to Jane Goldman
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm +work on your own after 4
For further information: please contact Jane directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Luminosity and flowing marks of watercolor, combined with the surprises and complex multi-layering of painting on plexi transformed through the alchemy of working with a press. Explore these aspects of this medium and more as you print with watercolor on Plexiglas. We will review elements of working with watercolor, make "one-pass through the press" prints, ghost prints and multi-layered images. An expanded version of this workshop will be offered in July: see below.

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.

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.

 


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

Cost:

  • $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.