2019 Featured Workshops

All workshops will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019



If you’ve ever wanted to try serigraph but felt intimidated by the step of preparing screens with photo emulsion, this workshop is for you! This 3-hour workshop will give participants a quick and easy opportunity to create small-scale screenprints of their own design on paper or fabric, using EZScreenPrint photosensitive stencil sheets exposed to the sun. Your custom design will be hand-drawn or laser-printed onto a plastic transparency sheet, which will then be used to expose a photosensitive screen using sunlight. After washing-out, your screen can then be used with standard serigraph inks and squeegees to make prints on paper or fabric.

Date:  Sunday, October 13th, 2019
Time: 10 AM
Cost:  $70/person - includes all tools and materials

Location:  TBA

Instructor:  Manda Clair

Manda Clair Jost is a Silver City resident, Biology professor, and printmaker who works in relief, intaglio, and serigraph, and for the past 2 years has helped organize public steamroller printing events in Silver City.



Screen printing artist Dan Grissom will work with students on the basics of screen printing and specifically the creation of original monoprints. In this workshop, we’ll briefly cover the history of the craft as well as basic processes, and then move on to creating our own unique monoprints. Monoprints are a little different from traditional screen printing as the object is not to create editions, but to experiment with the process and build layers of ink to create unique pieces of art, hence the name "mono" "print". Dan will bring along a number of his own examples as well as screens he's created ahead of time and ink options for students to experiment with. Students will also have the option to create their own screens by painting an image of their choosing into the a screen to create a stencil. The finished pieces will be vibrant and colorful and each student will be able to guide their own print to fit their personal aesthetic. You’ll leave the class with a basic hands-on understanding of the process, as well as several of your own unique 12x16" monoprints. Students are warned that they will almost certainly get ink on their clothes, so please dress accordingly. All materials will be provided. 

 Date:  Sunday, October 13th, 2019
Time: 12 noon - 3:30 pm
Cost:  $99/person - includes all tools and materials

Location:  TBA

Instructor:  Dan Grissom

Hello, I'm Dan. I'm a designer, illustrator, painter, print-maker and musician originally from rural Louisiana that lives and works in Austin, TX. I've done all of those things professionally in varying capacities for the past 15 years or so. I then moved to Austin is 2006, working as a graphic designer. A few years later, I got a job as the flat stock screen printer and letterpress specialist at Sanctuary Printshop. In 2013, I started printing for Nakatomi Inc while focusing much more on freelance design and illustration work. Around this time I also started to focus more on my own artwork again. In the Spring of 2017, I officially broke off on my own and am now a full-time freelance illustrator and screen printer, working out of my garage that I call Biscuit Press. In this air conditioned, but still pretty hot garage, I print my own work along with my longtime friend / letterpress artist Lindsey Verrill and my dog Buck. I have a 1949 Kluge open face letterpress that I can also set up for die cutting, as well as a full setup for screen printing flat stock posters and art prints.


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During this day-long printmaking workshop we will dive into the basics of linoleum block printing. Students will learn to transfer a drawing to a linoleum block (you can bring your own drawing or choose from those provided), explore basic carving skill by using multiple linoleum carving tools, learn basic inking and printing skills, and go home with a one-of-a-kind homemade block and print of your own!

Date:  Sunday, October 13th, 2019
Time: 11 am - 5 pm
Cost:  $155/person - includes all tools and materials

Location:  TBA 

Instructor:  Dana Falconberry

Hi! I’m Dana Falconberry, the creator of Falconberry Prints. I’m a printmaker, musician, and chainstitcher living in Lockhart and Alpine Texas, and sometimes in Michigan. I learned how to do linocut printmaking from a friend of mine in her tiny Austin apartment when I needed a way to make multiple album covers at once. I fell in love with the process and started printing as a hobby, selling prints at my music shows and using images for album art. I now work as an embroiderer for the Austin-based Chainstitching company, Fort Lonesome, and carve blocks as often as I can! I love the ancient and meditative nature of carving linocuts, and I hope to convey a connectivity to the natural world through my prints.




Overprinting: overlapping colors to achieve secondary and tertiary colors (think plaid!). We'll experiment with type and plates to use overprinting and translucent inks to create awesome art, cards, prints, and more. You'll learn the basics of platen press printing in the process, and we may even have time for a little die-cutting.

Date:  Sunday, October 13th, 2019
Time: 1 pm - 5 pm
Cost:  $99, supplies included 

Location: Power & Light Press, 601 N Bullard St F , Silver City

Instructor:  Kseniya Thomas

Kseniya Thomas is the owner of Thomas-Printers, a commercial letterpress print shop, where she has produced letterpress social stationery and fine art for more than a decade. She's the co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress, an organization founded in 2008 and dedicated to the promotion and continuance of the art and craft of letterpress printing. Her work has been featured in several letterpress books, design periodicals, and blogs. Kseniya lives and works in Ogden, Utah.



2019 Workshops at Southwest Print Fiesta Partners and Friends


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Printing an Exquisite Corpse Book

In this super fun workshop you will make a handprinted accordion book of Exquisite Corpse prints created by all the workshop participants. The Exquisite Corpse is a collaboratively formed image of a “head”, “body”, and “legs” based on early 20th Century Surrealism. The idea is simple and spontaneous and the results are usually surprising and wonderful.

No prior printmaking or bookmaking experience needed. You will learn to carve, print and edition a relief print. After the class has exchanged their prints, you will assemble the prints into an accordion book to take home.

Date:  Sunday, October 13th, 2019
Time: 11 am-4 pm
Cost:  $85 All supplies included.
Instructors:  Maria Lee and Jo Anderson

Location: Light Art Space
Phone: 520-240-7075
Address:  209 West Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061



Learn the art of photopolymer gravure printing in this one-day workshop! Using light-sensitive steel-backed Solarplates, participants will create 4 x 5 gravure etching prints from their photograph. This environmentally friendly process translates photographic detail into ink on paper with unparalleled beauty.

No prior experience with printmaking is required. All necessary aspects of printmaking will be discussed including choosing inks, papers, and wiping material. Wiping and inking techniques will be covered. Be prepared to marvel at the way your photograph is transformed through ink on paper!

The making of digital positives will be discussed, but for the workshop itself, please send one color or black and white image file (300 dpi at 10” on the long side) to be made into a digital positive prior to the workshop. An email with details will be provided once you are registered.

All materials for this workshop are included in the registration fee.

Here is a brief outline of the process that will be presented in this workshop:

  • Starting with your digital photograph, a 4 x 5 transparency positive will be made

  • The positive is then laid on top of the light sensitive polymer plate and exposed to UV light

  • Washing the plate in water etches the image onto the plate

  • Once hardened, the plate is hand inked using water-soluble intaglio inks

  • The inked plate is then run through an etching press onto dampened paper

  • You take home 3 – 4 photogravure prints of your image

Date:  Sunday, October 13th, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Bring bag lunch
Cost:   $150, supplies included 

If you are unable to register, the workshop may be full. Please email Karen to be placed on a waiting list. Karen@lightartspace.com

Instructor: Karen Hymer
Location: Light Art Space
Phone: 520-240-7075
Address:  209 West Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061