Sign up for introductory ceramics and printmaking workshops

Don’t miss out on newly-added sessions of introductory printmaking and ceramic workshops at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts.

Class sizes are kept small to provide individualized attention and will fill quickly.

Workshops are held in one of two spacious 1,000 square foot mixed media studios, and are instructed by professional artist D. Michael Coffee.

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,”™ designed and developed by Coffee over the course of twenty years.

This 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.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29. The workshop fee is $215, and includes all course materials.

If you are interested in working in clay, but have little or no experience with the medium, then “Basic Ceramic Techniques and Hand-Building I” is the course for you. This two-day workshop will acquaint students with the clay forming process, and will also cover basic glazing procedures.

The class will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5. The workshop fee is $215, and includes all materials, glazes, firings, and a tool-kit that participants may keep for future use.

Beginners and those with no experience are encouraged to take this class. Those with clay experience will benefit from learning and practicing unique techniques developed over the course of more than 15 years by workshop instructor D. Michael Coffee.

This introductory workshop focuses on hand forming, texturing, and assembling clay, all without the use of a potter’s wheel or other equipment. Students are introduced to coil, pinch, and slab methods of construction.

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 by calling 731-2766. Visa and M/C payment 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.