Fundamentals of Printmaking

instructor: Ashley Ortiz-Diaz

category: Printmaking, Myrtle Press

for: Teens, Adults

price: MEMBER $135 / GENERAL $150


Come learn how to screen print using photo emulsion and your own design from Ashley! Screen printing (also known as silk- screening) is the process in which ink is pushed through a mesh screen that is mounted in a frame and onto a porous surface like paper or fabric. In this one-day workshop, you will learn the basics of emulsion screen printing, from printing positives to exposing screens, and finally pulling a small edition of your own custom prints. When you sign up, start thinking of ideas and we’ll send more details about how to compose your design as the workshop approaches. The atmosphere will be collaborative and supportive, so come as you are and take some new skills with you! When you sign up for this class, you will also receive a 1-session lab pass to either our clay lab or figure drawing lab.

WHEN: January 25, 5-8pm

WHERE: Myrtle Press inside Verge Center for the Arts

About the Instructor 

Ashley Ortiz-Diaz has been a practicing printmaker for over 10 years and has taught collagraph, screen printing, relief, and color printmaking courses for the past 5 years. She has an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Florida and is committed to promoting and creating equitable community arts programs.

Community Standards

In order to create a safe and encouraging environment for creativity, we ask that all attendees comply with Verge’s non-discrimination policy which prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, gender identity/expression, age, physical or mental disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by the state or local laws. We also ask that everyone contribute positively to a safe and comfortable environment for all attendees. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not abide by our community standards stated above.

Cancellation and Refunds Policy

Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.

If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, they must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50% of the total class fee. No refunds are given to withdrawals that occur 24 hours before the class begins. Transfers are not accepted after a class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.