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.
All Things Akua: Individual Tech Sessions
June 12-16, 2023
with Catherine Kernan
Working one-on-one, I am able to focus attention on exactly what each artist wants to learn for their particular way of working. The sessions became combinations of critique and technical information that fed directly into aesthetic sensibilities. Each artist receives the same number of hours of attention as in a workshop, but in a much more concentrated way.
Cost: $650 for a full day on your schedule
Contact Catherine for details and scheduling: https://catherinekernan.com
Luminosity and Layering: Watercolor Monotype
June 19-23, 2023
with Jane Goldman
This workshop combines painting with translucent watercolor with the alchemy of working on a press. The result is an exciting fusion of luminosity and complex color layering.
It's an excellent way for watercolor painters to get into printmaking, and for printmakers to work in a spontaneous and fresh medium.
Some experience in watercolor or printmaking is preferred.
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Register: My receipt of your deposit of $300 insures your registration in the workshop.
Send check to Jane Goldman, 32 Clifton St #1, Somerville, Ma 02144; or pay via Venmo to @Jane-goldman-6
June 26-30, 2023
with Randy Garber
In this new 5-day workshop, you’ll learn how to take your prints to another level conceptually and technically. We’ll get inspiration from artists who combine a variety of media and techniques with print. Through group brainstorming and individual discussion, you’ll get feedback on the how, why and where you may want to take your ideas. Importantly, you will explore and experiment with ways to think outside of the flat rectangle.
We will work with different materials (fabric/textiles, different papers, metals, etc.), printing methods (embossments, collagraphs, collage, etc.) as well as construction possibilities. You do NOT need to be an experienced printmaker to enjoy this workshop. However, you do need curiosity and a willingness to experiment. We will use non-toxic materials and methods and straight-forward, doable techniques.
Cost: $600 + $25 materials fee
Intro to Printmaking Single Day Workshops
June 17th, 24th, and July 15th, 2023
with Christopher Wallace
These intensive single day workshops are designed to give you an introduction to the practice of printmaking. Each covers a foundational process (monotype, intaglio, and relief), discovering the unique visual effects and qualities each of them provides.
Through demonstrations and personal instruction, you will learn a range of techniques and approaches to making visual work. there will ben an emphasis on exploration, experimentation, and play. You will make a series of original prints and leave this workshop with a newfound love and admiration for prints, presses, and the community around them.
The class is open to beginning and advanced students.
June 17, Linocut Relief: $130 + $15 materials fee
June 24, Monotype: $130 + $15 materials fee
July 15, Drypoint Intaglio: $130 + $15 materials fee
Register: A receipt of your deposit of $50 insures your spot in the workshop.
4-Day Monotype Workshop: Viscosity+
July 6-9, 2023
with Joel Janowitz
Joel Janowitz is offering a 4-day intensive oil-based monotype workshop at Mixit. This is a great opportunity for painters and/or printmakers to dive into monotypes, often called “the painterly print.” Janowitz will introduce a variety of monotype techniques including trace, additive and subtractive inking, stencils, and multiple press runs. The workshop will also explore VISCOSITY printing — the surprising ways inks of different viscosities (stickiness) interact with each other to build lively and richly complex prints.
Cost: $650 includes basic materials such as inks, newsprint, a starting supply of paper and access to brayers and rollers. Materials list to follow.
Hours: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Additional 2023 Workshops with Catherine Kernan
Intention and Surprise: Printmaking with Akua Inks
High House / Peconic, Long Island, New York
June 1-4, 2023
Price: $650 workshop cost includes materials (except paper), and an evening welcome gathering + 3 lunches.
CNC + Laser: Intensive Play with Blocks and Inks
Making Art Safely / Santa Fe, New Mexico
July 17 – 21, 2023
Contact makingartsafely.com for pricing and details
Interrupt / Interfere / Transform: Woodcut Monoprint with Akua Inks
Zea Mays, Florence, MA
September 29-October 1, 2023
Contact Zea Mays for details: http://zeamaysprintmaking.com/
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.
Mixit Print Studio
32 Clifton Street, Somerville, MA
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.
Mixit Print Studio
Mixit Print Studio has responded to the pandemic by:
- limiting the number of artists using the studio at any one time;
- dividing the studio into separate areas to reduce air exchange;
- keeping doors and windows open as the weather allows;
- adding an air purifier;
- asking all members to wear masks.
The partners are vaccinated and boosted. 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.