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Learn to create unique handmade prints without a press

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own original, handmade prints? Only without the use of a traditional printmaking press and the use of harmful chemicals?

There are still a few spaces available for the June session of Printmaking without a Press at SHY RABBIT. No previous experience required.

This is the perfect opportunity to learn how to make prints without the use of a printmaking press, using inexpensive, low-tech materials that can be easily used in a home studio environment

This two-day introductory workshop utilizes a unique hand-pressed printing process called “Reductive Ink”™, designed and developed by professional artist and workshop instructor D. Michael Coffee.

Classes are kept small for personalized attention and enjoyment. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity before this class fills.

Students are provided with a materials list, and are encouraged to advance at their own pace by practicing this remarkable printmaking technique in the privacy of their own home.

Workshops are also designed for those with traditional printmaking experience, and are geared to enhance existing skill levels in preparation for intermediate and advanced classes, if desired.

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WORK-Shops@SHY RABBIT are held in one of two comfortable 1,000 square-foot mixed media studios, and are instructed by professional artist, D. Michael Coffee. 

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Online registration is also available for all workshops at:

Printmaking without a Press I (four spaces left).

June 26 and 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Course fee: $215.

Workshop fee includes all necessary course materials, inks and paper.

Additional workshops currently offered include:

Ceramics from the Potter’s Wheel I (3 spaces left).

This course runs five consecutive Wednesday evenings, June 30 through July 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Special glazing session — date to be determined.

Course fee: $275. Includes all necessary course materials, inks and paper.

Course fee also includes optional studio time, available daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Makeup sessions are available for students that are unable to attend all five consecutive classes.

For full course descriptions or for more information regarding these or any of the workshops offered at SHY RABBIT, visit

For space availability or to register, contact Denise Coffee at 731-2766. Visa and M/C payment accepted.

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts; Gallery, Studio and Workshops is located at 333 Bastille Drive; two blocks north of U.S. 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard, west of the new City Market complex.

The 4,000 square-foot art facility houses a fine art gallery and ceramic studio, two mixed-media workshops and rotating exhibition spaces.

SHY RABBIT is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at no charge, and evenings by appointment.