Only three spaces remaining for classes at SHY RABBIT

Registration will be closing soon for the first 2009 sessions of “Printmaking without a Press I” and “Ceramics from the Potter’s Wheel” at SHY RABBIT.

WORK-Shops @ SHY RABBIT are held in one of two spacious 1,000 square foot mixed media studios and are instructed by professional artist, D. Michael Coffee. Classes are kept small for personalized attention. For additional information on Coffee, visit

“Printmaking without a Press I” is a two-day introductory workshop utilizing a unique hand-pressed printing process called “Reductive Ink,”ª designed and developed by Coffee.

The workshop is high in content and uses inexpensive, low-tech materials that can be easily used in a home studio environment. It is designed for those with or without printmaking experience, and for those that simply want to explore and expand upon their creativity.

The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7 and 8. The workshop fee is $215 and includes all course materials. There are currently two spaces remaining for this workshop.

“Ceramics from the Potter’s Wheel I” is a five-week introductory course designed for novice and experienced potters alike. It will establish good working fundamentals that will provide a foundation for continuing work on the wheel and advancement, if desired. Participants will learn the concepts of wedging, centering, opening, pulling and shaping forms, trimming and finishing, and glazing.

Classes will run on five consecutive Wednesday evenings, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., beginning March 4 and running through April 1. A separate glazing session is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. There is currently one space remaining for this session.

The workshop fee is $275, and includes all materials, glazes, firings, and a tool kit that participants may keep for future use. Open studio time is also included in the course fee to encourage participants to practice on the wheel in between sessions. Studio time is available Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., for the duration of the five-week course.

For more information on these or any of the workshops offered at SHY RABBIT, visit and click on the “workshops” link at the top of the page.

For space availability or to register, contact Denise Coffee at731-2766. Visa & M/C are accepted.

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts is located at 333 Bastille Drive; two blocks north of U.S. 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment.