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December Printmaking without a Press added at SHY RABBIT

Due to the popularity of and demand for Printmaking without a Press@SHY RABBIT, one additional session has been added to finish out the 2010 calendar year.

This introductory printmaking course will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

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.

Comments from previous students have been:

“I came home ecstatic both days of the workshop.  Michael showed me ways to achieve an extra-special look that I have been striving for in my works on paper. “

“The workshop went way beyond my expectations. Incredible techniques, especially if you have used traditional printmaking methods in the past.”

“What I learned will add an extra dimension to my current artwork.  Michael was an extremely knowledgeable, fun instructor. Highly recommended.“

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 Coffee, visit

Online registration is also available for all workshops at:

Printmaking without a Press I — (six spaces left).

December 4 and 5, 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.

For a full course description or for more information regarding this 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 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.

For more information on SHY RABBIT, visit or call 731-2766.

SHY RABBIT is open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — at no charge — and evenings by appointment.