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Places remain in SHY RABBIT printmaking classes

There are only two spaces currently remaining for the June session of introductory Printmaking without a Press 1 at SHY RABBIT.

Interested parties are encouraged to sign up quickly before this very popular class fills! Dates and times as listed below.

No previous experience is required. Course fee includes all necessary course materials, use of studio equipment, inks and paper.

Class size is kept small for individualized attention and advanced learning.

Printmaking without a Press is quickly becoming one of SHY RABBIT’s most popular and regularly attended classes, drawing in students from throughout the country.

Treat yourself to a weekend filled with creativity, interaction with others, and the satisfaction that come with learning something new!

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.

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 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.

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

Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days.

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

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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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