Printmaking Workshop for the Community

Posted on: December 31st, 2013 by midcoast_author

Dick Miller helps students print Christmas cards

Dick Miller helps students print Christmas cards

Midcoast Printmakers, Inc. received a Community Grant to sponsor printmaking workshops for members of the community. The first group was the Big Brothers Big Sisters that met Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta. Dick and Kay Miller demonstrated a relief printing method using styrofoam to make impressions on art paper. The younger students worked with their high school counterparts to create beautiful cards for their family and friends.

Other printmaking sessions will take place in January with other groups.

The Printmakers have recently moved to 648 Main St. in Damariscotta. New classes for January will be announced soon, along with a gala grand opening party.

Print Halloween Cards–October 18

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by midcoast_author

Halloween Card Workshop


Midcoast Printmakers, Inc. is sponsoring a class to make Halloween cards. Great for people who love to make and give cards to relatives and friends.
The class is Friday, October 18, from 9 am to 12 noon at the Studio at the DRA/Round Top farm on Bus. Rt. 1 in Damariscotta.
The fee of $40 covers all materials to make up to eight cards.
Call Kay Miller at 644-8849 to reserve your space or e-mail: midcoastprintmakersinc@gmail.com.

Get Ready for Autumn

Posted on: August 24th, 2013 by midcoast_author

Create your own greeting cards on the printing press to announce the fall season, which includes Halloween and Thanksgiving. The Midcoast Printmakers, Inc. are offering 2 classes on Fridays, August 30, and September 13. The class is $40 and will be from 9 AM to noon and include all materials. Make your reservations by calling Kay Miller at 644-8849.

Wood Cut Printing Classes

Posted on: August 24th, 2013 by midcoast_author


New classes begin Friday, September 6, and 20, from 9 to noon. Dick Miller will lead classes for the Midcoast Printmakers, Inc. at their studio on the DRA/Round Top Farm on Bus. Rt. 1 across from Hammond Lumber in Damariscotta. Call Miller at 644-6649 for more details and to reserve your space.

Fine Art Printmaking Classes and Workshops, July and August 2013

Posted on: August 16th, 2013 by midcoast_author

To register, please call instructor.

Mondays- Young Printmakers’ Workshops
with Debra Arter (207-563-7100)
Ages 5-15, 10am-12pm, $25 each (2 in family, $40) includes supplies
July 1- Colorful Monotypes!
July 8- Print with Food (gelatin prints)
July 15- Print with Plants (botanical monotypes)
July 22- Cut Stencil Prints
July 29- Wild and Crazy Monotypes!
Program continues August 5, 12, 19, 26

Tuesdays- Open Studio
with Frances Hodsdon (207-549-7087)
9am-12pm, $30

Wednesdays- with Frances Hodsdon (207-549-7087)
Solar Plates, Etching, Lithography, Chine Colle…
9am-12pm, $40, plus cost of special plates
All levels welcome!

Wednesday Evening Adult Printmaking Workshops
with Delphine Sherin (207-701-1304)
6pm-9pm, $40, includes supplies
Variety of techniques introduced weekly including pronto plates, gelatin monotypes and collagraphs.
All levels welcome!

Fridays- Botanical Monotypes
with Kay Miller (207-644-8849)
9am-12pm, $40, includes supplies
July 12,26
August 2, 16, 23, 30

Second Sunday Artists’ Gatherings & Open House – 1pm-3pm
Bring work to share and discuss or just drop in to visit.
Free to all, refreshments served.
July 14 and August 11th

Midcoast Printmakers Inc. at Round Top Farm
Business Rte. 1, Damariscotta

Botanical Monotype Greeting Cards

Posted on: August 16th, 2013 by midcoast_author

Friday, August 16 & 23, 2013
9 am -12 noon
Midcoast Printmakers, Inc. Studio
@ Round Top/DRA Farm
Bus. Rt. 1, Damariscotta
across from Hammond Lumber
Call Kay Miller for more information and to register, 644-8849.

Palermo Jr. High Students Work at the Midcoast Printmakers Studio

Posted on: June 3rd, 2013 by midcoast_author

Midcoast Printmakers hosted Kathy Sparrow’s seventh and eight grade advanced art students at their studio May 15. The Palermo students learned how to make collagraphs and came to the studio to print them during the half day workshop. Some students also made monotypes as well using the press at the studio. Donations from Salt Bay Art Supply as well as the Palermo Parent Teacher Organization made the field trip possible and a success for all. Midcoast Printmakers, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to education in all forms of printmaking. Visit our Classes page to see course listing.

Local Prinmakers Shine

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 by midcoast_author

Kay and Dick Miller of South Bristol, and Debra Arter of Damariscotta, learned this week that small prints they created will be part of the 13th Annual National Small Print Show in Creede, Colorado. Combined they will be showing monotypes, etching and a woodcut in the national show. Each print they created was less than 8 inches square. Two of Debra and Kay’s entries were selected to be part of a traveling show to the Evergreen Art Center at the conclusion of the regular venue in June.

Holly Berry’s linocuts are featured in a group exhibition at the University of Maine, Lewiston-Auburn Campus entitled Pollination: Evolving Miracles. The exhibit will be on display until June 7.

All four printmakers are active participants in the Midcoast Printmakers located in Damariscotta. Midcoast Printmakers has a wide variety of exciting events and ongoing classes at their studio located at Roundtop Farm. Consult the website www.midcoastprintmakers.com for a complete listing of print classes for adults and children in various techniques. If one wants to try something new like solarplate etching or use a more traditional technique like linocut there is sure to be a qualified instructor willing to guide you.

Pictured L – R: Kay Miller, Dick Miller, Debra Arter, Holly Berry

No fooling — Printing with JELLO!!

Posted on: March 29th, 2013 by midcoast_author


Midcoast Printmakers in Damariscotta will host a workshop on printing with gelatin. Monday, April 1, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Midcoast Printmakers Studio at Roundtop Farm. No press required!
Join Debra Arter for an afternoon of fun! Great class for all artists who work in fiber, paint, collage or pastel. Beginning printmakers also welcome! Each participant will create a myriad of unique one-of-a-kind prints using unflavored gelatin as a palette. Only non-toxic inks will be used so kids over age of 10 may accompany adults if desired. The resulting images may be used for cards, artwork, invitation, framable prints, bookmarks and more. Playing with your food has never been this exciting! Fee for 3 hr. class is $40 which covers all supplies. Space is limited so enroll early. Contact Debra at 563 – 7100.

NY Society of Etchers 3rd National Exhibition

Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by midcoast_printmakers

The New York Society of Etchers
3rd National Exhibition of Intaglio Prints
at The National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, NY, NY

May 20th – June 7th, 2013

Call for Entries: Online entry deadline is April 15, 2013
Jurors – Dr. Leonard Moss and Dr. Muriel Moss
Artists may submit two entries – both prints will be eligible for exhibition.

To download the prospectus and enter online: www.nysetchers.org