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October printmaking workshops at SHY RABBIT

Registration is currently open for the final two sessions of Printmaking without a Press that will be offered at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts in 2011. (Introductory and intermediate levels)

WORK-shops@SHY RABBIT will resume in March of 2012.

Sign up now before these very popular classes fill! No previous experience necessary for introductory Printmaking without a Press 1.

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.

Participants will be introduced to the basics of Coffee’s 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 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.

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

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

Dates and times as listed below.

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

Since being introduced to the public in 2007 as part of the WORK-shops@SHY RABBIT Program, Printmaking without a Press has become 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, social interaction, and the satisfaction that come with learning something new. You will be amazed by the results, and how far you will advance in one short weekend!

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:

Printmaking without a Press I

Prerequisite: None.

Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 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 2

Prerequisite: Printmaking without a Press 1.

Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days.

Course fee: $250; Includes all necessary course materials, inks and paper.

Students will learn the methods necessary to integrate color into the printmaking process during this intense two-day intermediate workshop.

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

For more information on SHY RABBIT, visit

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 in Uptown Pagosa Springs.

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

SHY RABBIT is open daily, 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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