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Last 2012 Introductory Printmaking without a Press at SHY RABBIT

Registration is still open for the final 2012 session of introductory Printmaking without a Press 1 at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts, instructed by professional artist D. Michael Coffee.

Coffee’s Printmaking without a Press workshops have been filling at an incredible pace, so sign up now as space is limited!

Coffee has been teaching these classes since their inception in 2007, and continues to draw in large numbers of new and repeat students from throughout the country. 

For additional information on Coffee, visit

No previous experience necessary. Dates and times as listed below.

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

Intermediate and advanced levels of Printmaking without a Press is also available for students that would like to continue forward.

Call 731-2766 or e-mail if you are interested. Pre-registration is required.

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.

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

This introductory printmaking course will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. both days.

Course fee: $235; Includes all necessary course materials, inks and paper. Light refreshments (coffee and pastries) are served throughout the weekend. A glass of complimentary wine or sparkling soda is also made available during the group critique session at the closing of the workshop on Sunday.

Printmaking without a Press utilizes a unique hand-pressed printing process called “Reductive Ink,”™ designed and developed nearly 25 years ago 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.

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

For space availability or to register, contact Denise Coffee by calling 731-2766. All major credit cards accepted.

Online registration is also available for all workshops at:

For more information on SHY RABBIT, visit

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

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