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Last chance to sign-up for July Printmaking 1 class at SHY RABBIT

Isn’t it time that you jump-started your creative spirit?

Register now for the July 7 and 8 session of Printmaking without a Press 1 at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts, instructed by professional artist D. Michel Coffee.

This introductory printmaking course is information rich, challenging and a great deal of fun at the same time.

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.

There are only two spaces remaining. Pre-registration is required. No previous experience necessary.

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.

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.

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

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 additional information on Coffee, visit

Please call 731-2766 or e-mail if you are interested.

Online registration is also available for all workshops at:

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts: Gallery, Studio and Workshops is located at 333 Bastille Drive in Uptown Pagosa Springs; 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.

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 Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at no charge. Ample parking is available in front of the building.

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