FALL Printmaking Classes Begin SEPTEMBER 12,September 13 and the 23rd

1. THE LAYERED PRINT (Live in the Layers, not in the litter-inspired by a Stanley Kunitz poem!) starts September 23

Join Annie as she demonstrates methods for creating richly layered prints using intricate palettes of textures and colors. Several relief printmaking techniques will be taught, along with the uses of stencils and masks, chine colle', and polyester plate lithography or pronto plates. This is truly a MIXED MEDIA printmaking experience. Students can try various techniques or focus on one or two.

6 ALTERNATE MONDAY EVENINGS: September 23,October 7,21,,November 4,18, December 2

TIME: 6-9:30 PM

Cost:$3000.00 plus $20.00 materials fee

2. IMPROVISATIONAL WOODCUT-like Jazz, but with sharp tools and ink STARTS September 12 and 13

Improvisational woodcut: The most ancient printmaking technique honors the hand, the mark and the constructive/destruction of wood transformed into printmaking matrices when it's surface is carved, scratched or abraded. Each carved block becomes a layer of information that can be combined with other blocks, stencils and masks to yield unique, contemporary results.Tool maintenance and sharpening, ink application and modification, image transfer and other techniques will be addressed. Improvisational woodcut can have the immediacy of collage, yet with the possibility of work in a series, for which printmaking is ideal.

A. 11 Thursday mornings : September 12,19,26,October 3,17,24,31,Nov.7,14,21,December 5

B.11 Friday mornings: September 13,20,27,October 4,11,18,25,November1,15,22,December 6

TIME: 9:30-1

Cost: $550.00 (plus wood fee. Students will need carving tools)

Registration: To secure a spot, an email of intent and a $50.00 check to save a place should be sent to :

Annie Silverman : Abrazos Press, 11 Miller, St. Somerville, MA.02143 (check made out to Annie)

 Questions? silverman.annie@gmail.com- 617-519-8970

Annie Silverman is an experienced teacher and print maker who is the proprietor of Abrazos Press in Somerville. Her books and prints have been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. Her work is in the the collection of the Boston Athenaeum, the Boston Public Library and the De Cordova Museum.  She was a part-time lecturer in Artists’ Books  and Printmaking at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for over 15 years. In  May 2019 she taught Master Classes in polyester plate lithography in Denmark . Her work will be in the Boston Printmakers Biennial Exhibition at Wellesley College in September, and also at the Chandler ART Gallery in Cambridge, MA.in the Scuoptural Printmaking II exhibition.

Her soon to be updated website is: www.anniesilverman.com.

There is ample parking at the Miller St. Studio building where ABRAZOS PRESS is located. The studio is also a 10 minute walk from the Porter Sq. T station on the Red Line.