2017 Bluegrass Printmakers' Cooperative
Whether you are a beginner or a master printer, you can make a print! Why don't you take that class you've always wanted to take? Make that bucket list dream come true with the BPC! Our members have a combined half a century's worth of experience at your disposal. Plus our member-artists are heavily connected in the local, regional, national, and international exhibition and studio technique mastery! We teach classes with prices competitive and affordable in various print processes and provide open studio sessions for experienced and emerging printmakers for less than a movie ticket. We are the only community printmaking studio teaching YOU how to make original works of art in a convenient location that fits with your flexible schedule ! Your new passion is only a class away!
We have now partnered with Lexington Parks and Recreation and have moved the location to 522 Patterson Street in Lexington, KY 40508! We are located on the 2nd Floor of the Artworks at the Carver Building! There will be plenty of parking and more exciting classes to take this fall! Here are the classes!
SIGN UP FOR CLASSES!
Register online at: https://www.lexingtonky.gov/artworks-carver-school
Or call 859 425 2057 and use the class code and pay over the phone using a credit or debit card!
Or stop by the office at Artworks at the Carver Center, 522 Patterson Street, Lexington, KY 40508
Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative Membership required - $75 per semester
Bluegrass Printmakers Cooperative provides open studio time and exhibition opportunities for advanced-level printmakers who want to work independently. Fees include studio time, tools and equipment use. Participants must provide their own ink and paper. Participants must apply for acceptance into the co-op.
For studio hours or membership information call (859)288-2935.
Adult Intro to Printmaking (ages 18 & up)
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
$60 per session Session 1: September 28 - October 19 (229000-P1);
Session 2: March 8 - 29 (429000-P1) Explore a new printmaking medium technique every week. Mediums covered may include monotypes, monoprints, collagraph, etching, linoleum, basic lithography and more!
Linocut Relief Printmaking (ages 16 & up)
$60 per session
Session 1: November 4-5, 1-5 p.m. (528000-04);
Session 2: March 24-25, 1-5 p.m. (528000-08)
Learn how to carve linoleum blocks to print onto paper and fabric. Students will learn how to transfer an image, draw, carve, proof and print the linocut block. All materials are provided – participants must attend both days. See workshops and special events for more printmaking opportunities for kids and adults!
Halloween Jack-o-lantern or Mask Printmaking Workshop & Open House (ages 8 & up)
Free Saturday, October 21, 4-7 p.m.
Come tour our printmaking studio and learn about class opportunities. Visitors can also participate in a small instructional lesson introducing printmaking basics and can make a small screen-print, monotype or linocut print. Take home an original piece of Halloween art keepsake to celebrate the season!
Valentine’s Printmaking Workshop (ages 8 & up)
Free Friday, February 9, 5:30-9 p.m.
Come make a small screen-print valentine, a linocut you carve or a monotype with a small instructional lesson that will introduce you to printmaking basics. Print an original piece of art and take it home for your special someone!
REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Online registration at www.lexingtonky.gov/parks will begin Wednesday, August 24 at noon and will continue until all slots fill or classes begin. Walk-in, phone-in and mail-in registration will begin Friday, August 26, 2016, at 10 a.m. No slots will be held specifically for in-person registration.
Register in person or mail form to:
Artworks at the Carver School,
522 Patterson St.,
Lexington, KY 40508
For more information or to register by phone please call Artworks at 859-288-2935
Artworks office hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday–Friday
For registration, scholarship and refund information please visit the website at www.lexingtonky.gov/parks
Each class must have a minimum of eight students; in addition, we try to limit class size to no more than 15 to 18. We reserve the right to cancel a class in the event we do not reach our minimum enrollment of eight students. Every effort will be made to place the students in another class if the class you register for should be canceled.
Select spaces within the Artworks building are available for arts-related organizations to rent for rehearsals, meetings, etc. Please call (859) 288-2935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Month of September:
All Sundays 12 noon – to 5 pm – Building Supervisor Stacy Lraemer
Month of October –
All Saturdays – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm – Building Supervisor Patrick Durham
All Sundays – 12 noon to 5:00 pm
Month of November & December –
November Sundays – 4, 11, 18 (closed the week of Nov 20 – 26 – Thanks Giving ) 12 noon to 5:00 pm
Nov 5 Saturday you have a workshop anyway
Saturday Dec – 2 – 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday Dec 3 – 12 noon to 5 pm
If you want o do Dec 9 and 10 – you can be the building Monitor those days
In the Spring we can be open Sundays 12 noon to 5 pm - Right now I do no thave money in the budget to stay open longer on Saturdays for the coop,
Another choice is you could come in 1 Saturday a month and work for us as the building supervisor and keep coop open from 1 pm to 4 pm in the spring if you wanted too.
Feb All Sundays
March – (5 closed)
Sunday March 11, 18 – open 12 noon to 5 pm
April 15, 22 – Sundays 12 noont o 5 pm