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Second State Press offers a variety of classes exploring printmaking techniques.   Class sizes are limited to no more than 8 students, unless otherwise noted.


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Printmaking Class

Quick and Dirty Etching

Class Dates & Times*:

July 6 Sunday 12-4:30 p.m.
July 27 Sunday 12-4:30 p.m.

August 10 Sunday 12-4:30 p.m.
August 24Sunday 12-4:30 p.m.
May 25 Sunday 12-4:30 p.m.

September 7 Sunday 12-4:30 p.m.
September 21 Sunday 12-4:30 p.m.

The time honored process of copper plate etching isn’t a medium that most printmakers would describe as quick, dirty maybe, but definitely not quick.  Through the use of strategic shortcuts (inspired by TV culinary demonstrations), the instructors at Second State Press have developed a course that conveys the basics of copper plate etching to beginners in just under 4 hours.  Students enrolled in the course can expect to learn how to prepare, process, and print images that they develop before the class (come prepared with a drawing*).  Students will leave with an edition of prints, an etched copper plate, and the confidence they’ll need to embark on their next etching project.

*Come to class with a 4 1/2″ x 6″ drawing that is developed with linear value techniques like hatching and cross hatching (think pen and ink).  If we’ve confused you, take a look at this link or email info[at]secondstatepress[dot]org for further explanation.

Class Cost & Material Fee:  $83

Class Dates


Quick and Dirty Screen Printing

Class Dates & Times*:
July 12, Saturday 12-3 p.m.
July 16, Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
July 20, Sunday 12-3 p.m.

Aug. 13, Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Aug. 16, Saturday, 12-3 p.m.

Sept. 10, Wednesday, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Sept. 13, Saturday, 12 -3 p.m.

Instructor:  Ashley Limés

Quick and Dirty Screen Printing is the perfect class for someone who is new to printmaking and is ready to roll up their sleeves to have some fun.  Screen printing is a popular printmaking medium that allows you to create multiple prints with relative ease and little equipment.  In this class Philadelphia artist and Galbrith & Paul printer, Ashley Limés, will guide you through the main steps of making a screen print. Students in this class will learn how to draw a film positive, expose a shop screen, and print their design on paper.  This class includes all materials, students only have to bring their ideas about something to draw.  Students will leave with an edition of prints and the knowledge and confidence to create screen prints.

Class Cost & Material Fee:  $83

Class Dates

* Don’t see a Quick and Dirty class that works for your schedule?  This is a regularly offered class and more dates will be posted for each term.


Refund Policy

100% refund for classes cancelled by Second State Press.
100% refund if you cancel your registration two weeks or more before the first day of a class.
50% refund if you cancel your registration one week or more before the first day of the class.
No refunds for missed sessions.