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June and July Introductory Printmaking workshops at SHY RABBIT

June and July sessions of introductory Printmaking without a Press 1 have recently been added to the SHY RABBIT workshop schedule in order to accommodate the growing demand for this very popular class.

Dates and times as listed below. Class size is kept small for individualized attention and advanced learning. No previous experience is required.

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.

Printmaking without a Press 1 is also designed for those with traditional printmaking experience, and is geared to enhance existing skill levels in preparation for intermediate and advanced classes, if desired.

There are only three spaces currently remaining for the June session. Interested parties are encouraged to sign up quickly before this very popular class fills.

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

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

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

WORK-Shops @ SHY RABBIT are held in one of two spacious and comfortable 1,000 square-foot mixed media studios.

Printmaking without a Press I

June session: three spaces left, Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days.

July session: five spaces left, Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days.

Course fee: $235; Includes all necessary course materials, inks and paper.

This introductory workshop also functions as a great refresher for students that have traditional experience, and are interested in learning this exciting, low-tech method of printmaking.

Printmaking without a Press utilizes a unique hand-pressed printing process called “Reductive Ink”™, designed and developed nearly 25 years ago by professional artist and workshop instructor D. Michael Coffee.

Coffee’s monotypes have been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the country, and are included in dozens of national and international private and public corporations.

For additional information on Coffee’s work, and to view his Biography and Resume, visit

For a full course description or for more information regarding this or any of the workshops offered at SHY RABBIT, visit

For more information on SHY RABBIT, visit

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

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