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Second State Press offers a variety of classes exploring printmaking techniques, and we are continuing to expand the courses and workshops offered. Classes are open to members and non-members, and we keep the class sizes to less than 8 so that everyone can get one on one guidance with their projects. The instructors are experienced art educators, many of them active exhibiting artists and expert printmakers. Our classes are a great way for you to meet fellow artists, pick up new techniques, or refresh your printmaking skills.


Monotype – Unique Impressions

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April 4th Saturday     2-4PM

May 2nd Saturday     2-4PM

June 6th Saturday     2-4PM

Instructor: Lauren Pakradooni

Monotype is a one of a kind print, a unique impression that has a strong relationship to drawing and painting. Monotype is great introduction to printmaking, and a wonderful way for those new to medium to explore its methods and techniques.  Over the course of 2 hours you will learn how to operate the etching press, understand mixing and preparing inks, and create a series of monotype prints. Some paper provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own Rives BFK paper.

Open to all levels of experience.

Class Cost & Material Fee:  $50

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Drop-In Stone Lithography Refresher

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May 7th-June 25th Thursdays 6-8:30

Instructor: Sinéad Cahill

Drop-in to one of Sinead Cahill’s classes in stone lithography to refresh your skills, or stay for the whole 6 weeks to complete a new lithograph. Start from graining a stone to editioning your new print, working with the technical guidance of an experienced lithographer.

May 7- Week 1 Graining a Stone / Drawing on Stone

May 14- Week 2 Etching the Stone

May 21- Week 3 Rolling up the stone, 2nd etch, preparing to print

May 28- Week 4 Printing & Editioning

June 4- Week 5 In-class work session

June 11- Week 6 In-class work session

Class Cost & Material Fee: $25/class or 8 weeks for $180

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Quick and Dirty Screen Printing

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Sat April 18 12-3

Sat May 16 12-3

Sat June 20th 12-3

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. Learn how to draw a film positive, expose a shop screen, and print your design on paper.  This class includes all materials, you only have to bring ideas for a drawn design.  Leave with an edition of prints and the knowledge and confidence to create screen prints.

Class Cost & Material Fee:  $83

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Teens, Screens, and Zines

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Wednesdays 4-6PM from May 6th to June 8th

Jenn Pascoe

Over the course of six weeks learn silkscreen printing; basic book layout, design and structures for image and text; and content development for awesome zines! This course is open to teens (age 11-18) only, all levels of experience are invited.

Class Cost & Material Fee:  $100

PECO Second Saturdays at Second State Press

PECO Second Saturdays at Second State Press is our FREE public program that allows families and students to come together and learn about printmaking every second Saturday of the month from 12 – 2pm. Each workshop is family and student centered giving one-on-one opportunities to make art!

Open to the public; we kindly request you RSVP your family by calling 215-232-2120 or emailing


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


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.