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SHY RABBIT adds new workshop session

A new session of introductory Printmaking without a Press has just been added at SHY RABBIT, to take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25.

No previous experience is required, and classes are kept small for personalized attention. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity before this class fills!

Participants will be introduced to the basics of this unique printmaking technique, and will learn how it can replicate traditional printmaking processes without the use of harmful chemicals or expensive printmaking presses.

One student made the following comments after participating in a recent session of introductory Printmaking without a Press:

“Michael, I can’t express my appreciation enough for not just your expression of all your knowledge, but the way in which you taught.

“I studied with some great and famous artists early on, and I have to say your methods and style are the best I have experienced.

“You have a real gift, not only in your own art-making, but in your ability to teach others. Humbly, I just want to say thanks.”

To read what others have said about WORK-Shops @ SHY RABBIT, visit

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.  For additional information on D. Michael Coffee, visit

Online registration is also available for all workshops at:

Printmaking without a Press I (three spaces left).

July 24 and 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Course fee: $215; Includes all necessary course materials, inks and paper.

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

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.

Workshops currently being offered also include:

Ceramics from the Potter’s Wheel I (1 space 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.

Make up sessions are available for students that are unable to attend all five classes.

Course fee: $275. Includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, firings, and a toolkit that students may keep for future use.

Course fee also includes studio time, available daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this time by practicing on the wheel in between classes, and to advance at their own pace.

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 center 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.