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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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Quick and Dirty-WEB

Quick and Dirty Screen Printing

Class Dates & Times*:

Saturday, October 3rd 12-3 PM
Saturday, November 7th 12-3 PM
Saturday, December 19th 12-3 PM

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.

etching detail by Mollie Goldstrom

Talking Lines: Hard-ground Etching and Narrative

November 15th and 22nd 12-4PM
Instructor: Mollie Goldstrom

In this two part workshop, the process of hard-ground etching will be demystified, from the application of ground on a copper plate, to the printing of a small edition. Learn and get comfortable with the basics of this medium, while exploring its versatility through examining examples ranging from the 16th century to the present, with a focus on the narrative.

Artist Bio: Mollie Goldstrom received an MFA in printmaking from The University of Iowa in 2013. Her artistic practice is largely based in drawing and intaglio, the imagery a narrative synthesis of disparate topics. She has held residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha NE, AS220 in Providence RI, C-Scape in Provincetown, MA, and most recently Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy.

Class Cost & Material Fee:  $140


Screen Print Your Own Coasters!

Sunday, December 20th 12-3 PM
Saturday, February 6th 12-3 PM

Make a set of custom coasters and learn the basics of silkscreen printing and design in a three hour workshop at Second State Press. Students will draw designs, expose a screen, and print a set of 12 coasters, which make a great holiday gift, or festive decoration for your own home. Come to the class with an idea, sketch, or get inspired by the collection of coasters designed by Fobholders.
Class Cost & Material Fee:  $50

Class Dates


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.