Classes

Discover (or rediscover) the fun and fulfilling art of printmaking at Tiger Lily Press by taking a class. To register by mail, send a check to Tiger Lily Press, P.O.Box 5394, Cincinnati, Ohio 45205, along with a note including: name, phone number, email, class name, and amount paid.

If you prefer to pay via Paypal, Click the PayPal button below the class you wish to sign up for, or we can invoice you. E-mail to reserve a class space.

Professional Development Units (PDUs) are available for educators.


TIGER LILY PRESS 2018 FALL CLASSES

ECO PRINTING EXPLORATON — THIS SESSION IS FULL
(see October 13th listing for a similar topic : Wild Color)
Saturday September 8, 12:30 pm – 4 pm

Instructor: Nicci Mechler

Using readily available plant matter participants will investigate methods of imparting organic dyes to paper. We will produce one-of-a-kind prints without inks (organic dyes only) and discuss various methods of hot and cold dyeing with items like leaves, vegetables, berries and rust. We will also learn simple sewn bookbinding to produce a dye journal for future experimentation.

Limit: 5 participants // This session is now full. If you’re interested in being waitlisted for this one or notified of future sessions, please contact us.

Cost: $60 for non-members, $48 for members ($15 material fee included)

PDUs: 3.5


PAPERMAKING & PRINTMAKING: TACTILE EXPLORATION — THIS SESSION IS FULL
Saturday September 29, 1 pm – 4 pm at Terrapin Paper Mill
Sunday September 30, 1 pm – 4 pm at Tiger Lily Press

Instructor: Margaret Rhein

This workshop will focus the first day on creating a variety of handmade papers—4”x6” up to 9”x12” in a range of colors and textures. Saturday we’ll meet at Terrapin Paper Mill located at 2318 Nicholson Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211. On Sunday, we’ll meet at Tiger Lily Press to use those damp papers; we will monoprint images incorporating low relief items using water-based inks.

Limit: 6 participants. // This session is now full. If you’re interested in being waitlisted for this one or notified of future sessions, please contact us.

Cost: $105 for non-members, $86 for members ($10 material fee included)
PDUs: 6


WILD COLOR: NATURAL DYE & PRINTMAKING
Saturday October 13, 1pm – 4:30pm

Instructor: Nicci Mechler

Participants will spend the afternoon extracting dye from plant matter readily available at the market or already in your kitchen (including onion skins, red cabbage, & tea), modify these dyes with mordants, and take advantage of the fall foliage to do some eco printing on fabric. 

Attendees may expect to leave with basic knowledge in preparing fabric for dye, extracting & modifying wild color, and keeping a dye journal. Please bring a sketchbook for making notes and keeping your swatches.

Though class will touch briefly on using dyes on paper, and perhaps some dip-dye if we have time & interest, our main focus will be cotton or linen. If you would like to bring specific items to dye, please email the instructor to discuss this, otherwise we’ll be working with provided cuts. 

Limit: 5 participants

Cost: $60 for non-members, $48 for members ($15 material fee included)

PDUs: 3.5


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HOLIDAY CARD PRINTING WITH SILKSCREEN
Sunday October 21, 12 pm – 4:30 pm

Instructor: Nancy Turner

Workshop designed for screen printing on pre-made cards for any use including the holidays. Participants will use their own designs to expose onto pre-coated emulsion screen and register cards to the screen for production. Those with more experience in the medium may wish to do more than one color; this class is open & welcoming to beginners. Participants should come to class with artwork prepared, as well as cards (flat, not pre-folded) or postcards of their choice.

Limit: 6 participants

Cost: $60 for non-members, $48 for members
PDU: 4.5


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INTRODUCTION TO COPPER ETCHING
Sunday November 4, 12 – 5 pm

Instructor: Andrea Knarr

In this introduction to etching on copper in non-toxic ferric chloride, participants will learn grounding, drawing, needling, etching and printing the plate. Students will have a small editionable etching which can be framed or used to make cards. Students should bring a 4 x 6 inch line drawing to the class, along with masking tape, a black Sharpie marker, and rubber kitchen gloves. A Friday morning workshop on Nov. 9 is optional & included with fee.

Limit: 5 participants

Cost: $80 for non-members, $64 for members

PDUs: 5


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RELIEF BLOCK PRINTING
Saturday December 1 & Sunday December 2, 10am – 2pm

Instructor: Jonpaul Smith

Investigation and discussion of a variety of relief surface possibilities from linoleum to textured, low-relief found objects. Students will learn the best use of the carving tools provided, inking, and printing using water-based inks.

Bring your own lunch or snacks & water if you’d like to take a short break to refuel.

Limit: 6 participants
Cost: $120 for non-members, $96 for members
PDUs: 8


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Interested in learning something specific that you don’t see here? Contact us and let us know. We often schedule classes based on feedback from participants and those interested in learning the various arts of printmaking.


All classes (unless otherwise noted in the class description) are taught at Tiger Lily Press studio, located at Dunham Recreation Center Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45238.