Workshops

I teach printmaking, self-publishing, and surface design. Winter 2017 courses at Zea Mays Printmaking and Spring/Fall 2018 courses at Snow Farm to be announced.

I offer private tutorials in silkscreen, printing on fabric, monotype, gelatin plate printmaking, and collagraph methods at Zea Mays Printmaking. For more information: http://www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/services/individualized-instruction

Upcoming Workshops

Photo Collagraph
Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6, 2018, 10-5
This weekend workshop is an introduction to photo collagraph; a combination of photography and hand plate making. Make atmospheric, textured, and expressive photo collagraph plates from your own digital images. learn more and register at zeamaysprintmaking.com

Watercolor Screenprinting & the Layered Monotype
Saturday-Sunday, May 12-13, 2108
Explore a multitude of mark-making possibilities, from delicate washes to graphite line drawings. Work from sketches, photographs, or existing silkscreen stencils to produce a series of slightly variating prints that can be overprinted or worked back into with mixed media. Use a versatile acrylic medium and a non-toxic printing paste paired with natural dyes to beautiful effect. All levels of experience welcome. register at snowfarm.org

Deconstructed Screen Printing on Fabric
Saturday-Sunday, September 15-16, 2108
Using thickened dyes and a ?breakdown printing? technique, students will develop vivid, layered surface designs for fabric. Create beautifully textured and patterned yardage or embellish one-of-a-kind wearables and household textiles. Esther will share examples of her work using breakdown printing to create stunning art quilts, wall hangings, and mounted prints. Easily adapted to the personal studio, students will leave with the know-how to continue printing at home! register at snowfarm.org

Student Work