Printmaking Classes in Lawrence

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person making prints
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Embrace Paper In a Digital World

Print media and Paper Arts are some of the oldest crafts forms, rich with history. Printmaking is the art of making multiples and bringing art to the masses—or your friends! Prints are for telling stories, capturing moments, and can be wearable, highly rendered, or abstract. Black and white, colorful, complex, simple, flat, dimensional—the possibilities are endless!

The Lawrence Art Center believes everyone is an artist–all you need to unleash it is a little guidance!

With financial aid available, adult painting classes and drawing classes in Lawrence are open to everyone who wants to learn about the visual arts.

Our Facilities & Curriculum

The Path to Your Prints

The paper arts and printmaking classes we offer cover various topics, like relief printing and monotype, for skill levels from beginner to those mastering advanced skills or seeking self-guided open studio time. The choice is yours! For our adult visual arts classes, the descriptions list what to expect from the courses.

Where You’ll Find Our Printmaking Classes

At the Lawrence Art Center, we have dedicated space for our printmaking classes to ensure you have everything you need to succeed. Our facility includes a printmaking studio in addition to a painting studio and two visual arts studios, a ceramics studio, digital media lab, a metals, jewelry and fibers studio, and a photography studio.

Printmaking Studio

  • Vandercook Letterpress
  • Sturgis and Griffin Etching Presses
  • Type collection
  • Acid room
  • Silk screen exposure unit and facilities

Current Classes

Paper Arts & Printmaking

Zine Jam[24SU]
06/25/24 - 06/25/24, 5:30PM - 7:30PM | TU
Ages 14 to 120 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CAT12
Members $45 | Non-Members $50
Grab your favorite collage materials and join us in making 1 page, 1-2 color Risograph zines - artist made mini-pamphlets on any subject.
Mokuhanga Workshop[24SU]
08/5/24 - 08/9/24, 5:30PM - 8:30PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 14 to 120 | Matthew Willie Garcia | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CAT25
Members $162 | Non-Members $180
Come and spend a week learning traditional mokuhanga carving and printing techniques. This is a highly technical class that will allow the students to focus and hone their carving and printing skills. Prior experience with mokuhanga is strongly encouraged.
Paper Cuts: Intro to Papercutting[24SU]
07/1/24 - 07/22/24, 5:30PM - 7:00PM | MO
Ages 14 to 120 | Alicia Kelly | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CAT31
Members $99 | Non-Members $110
This 4 week crash course investigates the possibilities of cut paper in the two dimensional and three dimensional form. Experimenting with cut paper stencils, folding and sculpting techniques, this class introduces students to the versatility of various types/styles of paper. In these workshop style classes and follow-along demos, students will leave the class with a framed one-of-a-kind cut paper piece and a greater understanding of the paper medium. Let’s get Cutting!
Risograph Bootcamp[24SU]
07/9/24 - 07/30/24, 5:30PM - 7:30PM | TU
Ages 14 to 120 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CAT32
Members $99 | Non-Members $110
Let us introduce you to the basics of using a risograph, which can be used to create everything from band posters to books. No previous experience necessary.
Bold Letterpress Posters[24SU]
07/13/24 - 08/3/24, 2:00PM - 4:00PM | SA
Ages 14 to 120 | Tim O’Brien | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CAT56
Members $99 | Non-Members $110
Use BIG wooden type and bold colors to make posters that POP. No prior experience necessary.
Relief Printmaking [24SU]
06/6/24 - 07/25/24, 5:30PM - 7:30PM | TH
Ages 14 to 120 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CAT14
Members $162 | Non-Members $180
This class will introduce relief printmaking. Students will learn to carve and print their designs using various materials such as linoleum and wood. No class on July 4th.
06/8/24 - 07/27/24, 1:30PM - 3:30PM | SA
Ages 14 to 120 | Stephanie Alaniz | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CAT16
Members $180 | Non-Members $200
Learn the basics of the popular printmaking method, silkscreen. Students will study both drawn stencil methods and photographic stencils that can be used to create multiple layer color editions on paper or fabric.
06/3/24 - 07/22/24, 7:00PM - 9:00PM | MO
Ages 14 to 120 | Tim O’Brien | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CAT11
Members $180 | Non-Members $200
If you like the written word and making images, this class gives you a chance to combine the two. Learn how to design, set, and print type to create stationery, business cards and broadsheets, or your own project. This class will also introduce linoleum carving and pressure printing techniques.
Plein Air Printmaking [24SU]
06/8/24 - 07/27/24, 9:30AM - 11:30AM | SA
Ages 14 to 120 | TBD | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CAT26
Members $180 | Non-Members $200
Take the joy of printmaking into the great outdoors! Create lively observational drawings on drypoint plates that will be printed and layered using monotype techniques.
Printmaking Open Studio[24SU]
06/3/24 - 08/10/24, 9:00AM - 9:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR, SA, SU
Ages 14 to 120 | Kyla Strid | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CAT57
Members $225 | Non-Members $250
Open studio is for advanced students to work independently. Participants must provide their own inks and paper, and classes have studio right-of-way. Instructor permission required.

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Make Art Part of Your Daily Life

Interested in enrolling in a paper arts or printmaking class? We have financial aid available to those who need it to ensure classes are accessible to everyone.


Art is for Everyone

Making Art Accessible to All

Lawrence Arts Center is here to ensure anyone—of any age and any background—can connect with a supportive community and flex their creative muscles. With contemporary exhibitions, performances, and an array of art education classes for adults and kids, everyone will find something that’s right for them.

Our primary state-of-the-art facility at 940 New Hampshire St. features classrooms, studios, theatres, and more. We also have a satellite space for classes at 10th & Mass Studios!

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Why Should You Consider Paper Arts & Printmaking Classes