FALL into... Printmaking Classes at Abrazos Press

BEGINNERS and Artists of all levels welcome

1.THE LAYERED PRINT..(Live in the layers, not in the litter..Stanley Kunitz)

Join Annie as she breaks down her methods for creating richly layered prints awash in texture and colors. Several relief and planer printmaking techniques along with stencils, plate carving, and polyester plate lithography all on an etching press will be thrown into the mix. This is a classic, MIXED MEDIA printmaking experience.

8  MONDAY EVENINGS: October 16, 23, 30,November 6,13,20,27,December 4

Time: 6-9:30

Cost: $400.00


2. IMPROVISATIONAL WOODCUT...like Jazz but with sharp tools and ink

1. Improvisational Woodcut :  This most ancient printmaking technique honors the hand, the mark and the constructive/destruction of wood transformed by carving, scratching and abrading . Each carved block becomes a layer of information that can be combined with other blocks, stencils and masks to yield unique, contemporary results. The wood used is easy to cut and keeps fine detail. Tool maintenance and sharpening, ink modification , image transfer and printing techniques will be addressed. Improvisational woodcut can have the immediacy of collage, yet with the possibility of working in a series for which printmaking is ideal.

8 Wednesday mornings: October 11,18,25,November 1,8,15,29,December 6

Cost: $400.00     (plus wood fee.Students will also need carving tools)



2.  PRINT, WAX, POKE AND STITCH: Dimensional, stitched prints

Waxed prints on Japanese paper are translucent, strong, flexible surfaces conducive to sewing into dimensional forms. OR, WAXED PRINTS can be used on their own with sewn and pierced elements to invigorate their surface perhaps creating surface tension.  Students can bring prints, or create new ones . Simple bookbinding, embroidery and sewing techniques will be demonstrated, along with simple waxing procedures . Good for Bookmakers, 3-D mavens, and those curious to use their prints as materials for other projects.

6 Tuesday  evenings: November 7,14,21,28,December 5,12

 TIME: 6-9:30

Cost: 300.00

Registration: A $50.00 deposit will secure a place for you in the class of your choice.  Classes are small (5 max.) and fill  quickly.An email of intent is welcomed and desired. A materials list will be sent following the deposit.

617-519-8970, silverman.annie@gmail.com

Deposits : Annie Silverman , Abrazos Press 11 Miller St., Somerville, MA. 02143

Please call or email with questions

A $50  Deposit is preferred to save a place in a class. Please send an email of intent to: silverman.annie@gmail.com. Checks can be mailed  and made out to:Annie Silverman. Mailing : Abrazos Press, 11 Miller St. Somerville, MA.02143


Questions? 617-519-8970

Annie Silverman is an experienced teacher and printmaker 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 is a part-time lecturer in Artists’ Books at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

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 Air Conditioned.