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Space available in printmaking and PhotoShop classes at SHY RABBIT

There are still two spaces left for the April session of Printmaking without a Press, and three spaces remaining for the May session of PhotoShop Basics at SHY RABBIT.

No previous experience is required for either class.

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

Printmaking without a Press I

This introductory printmaking course will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Course fee: $235; 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.

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.

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.

PhotoShop Basics

This introductory PhotoShop course will take place on Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Course fee: $90; includes use of studio equipment as needed.

No previous experience required. This workshop is also designed for those with PhotoShop experience, and serves as a great refresher course.

This enormously valuable and fact-filled workshop will cover the general principles of PhotoShop manipulation specific to the needs of artists.

The information provided is also applicable to those that would simply like to learn more about PhotoShop for their own personal use.

Instruction will focus on image/file formats, image sizing, cropping, and image correction.

It will cover accepted practices for submission requirements to juried competitions, publications and newspapers (both online and hardcopy). The preparation of images to be used in promotional materials and website use will also be discussed

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

Online registration is also available for all workshops at: www.shyrabbit.com/RegistrationWorkshops.html.

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, and west of the City Market complex.

SHY RABBIT is currently open winter hours, Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at no charge, and evenings by appointment. Ample parking is available in front of the building.

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