Winter Break Drop-In Art Class – Printmaking – City in the Winter (Ages 5+)

Set aside some time during your vacation for some creative experiences at the NCCA-Artsplace. All classes begin at 11:00 a.m. and are tailored for age appropriate groups. $3 per person.

Printmaking – City in the Winter (Ages 5+)

Thursday, December 27 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Using bold bright watercolors participants will create a vibrant sky. Students will then create a foam sheet print of a city skyline then ink it up and print a reflection on their watercolor background.

Fall Equinox Fun Printmaking Banner with Lindsay Isenhart

Thursday, November 1 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Class Fee $10 per project

All ages welcome!

Celebrate autumn with this bright and colorful leaf
printmaking banner project! Each participant will be given
a 16”x16” muslin cloth banner and taught how to use inks,
ink rollers, leaves and rubbing techniques to layer many
bright fall leaves into a festive pattern. Letter stencils also
provided to add fun wording to your Fall banner! All ages
encouraged to give it a try! Great parent and me project
too! Pricing is per project.

Doing Art Together – Bridging the Generations: Exploring Printmaking with Kris Vredeveld

Thursday, August 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $20 per pair ($5 each additional child)

Ages 5-100

This is an adult/child event, so parents and grandparents bring your children, grandchildren, or favorite neighbor. Together we will learning about the art of printmaking using a printing plate, brayer and ink. Printmaking is incredibly fun. Come and test out this art form.

Quilt Linoleum Prints with Kris Vredeveld

Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m. March 15, 22
Class Fee: $35 ($30 Members) Ages 16-Adult
Please come and join Kris in one of her all time
favorite art projects. Learn about reduction
printmaking using linoleum blocks and a wide variety
of ink colors. Discover how to layer colors and carve
away the linoleum surface to create a nine patch
“quilt”. This project is for anyone who enjoys working
with color, likes the look of a quilt, or is looking for a
fun art experience. You will not be disappointed. Bring
a friend. No experience necessary.

Doing Art Together – Bridging the Generational Gap with Kris Vredeveld Let’s Make Prints!!

Thursday 6:00-8:00 p.m. January 18
Class Fee: $20 per pair ($5 each additional child) Ages 5-100
This is an adult/child event so parents and
grandparents bring your children, grandchildren,
or favorite neighbor. Together we will learn about
printmaking – an exciting method of making multiple
images using brayers and ink. Come a try this process
just for fun.

Family Art Night – Printmaking September 21

Thursday 6:00-7:30 p.m. September 21
Class Fee: $5.00/person
Gather the family together for a fun night of art. Explore the possibilities of printmaking using foam and Gelli Plates. Use brayers to roll ink onto your designs and pull a print. Advanced registration is appreciated.

NCCA-Artsplace Exhibit: Southwest Michigan Printmakers

July 6 through 29
Southwest Michigan Printmakers
Reception Saturday, July 29, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont. 231-924-4022.

Originating from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ print studio in the mid-1970’s, the Southwest Michigan Printmakers is a diverse and informal group of regional artist/printmakers dedicated to the creation of hand-made and fine art prints. Meeting bi-monthly, the group encourages artists working in printmaking and promotes excellence in the various print mediums. Through exhibitions of their works, SWMP helps to encourage public knowledge, understanding, and support for printmaking.

The prints from this invitational were exhibited at both Little Cities Gallery in Kalamazoo, and in the Ginza Tower Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. The exhibit encompasses a wide selection of printmaking materials and processes.

The KIA print studio is enjoying renewed interest from the community. Artists and students actively utilize the well-equipped studio for classes, workshops, and personal use.

Introduction to Printmaking

Saturday 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

May 6

Class Fee: $25 ($20 Members)

Ages 8-18

Block, collagraph, monotype…all different forms of printmaking you can learn about in an afternoon and continue on at home! Materials for printmaking can be found anywhere, the creativity is what you need to add!

Printmaking: Ancient Art Made Contemporary

Printmaking: Ancient Art Made Contemporary
September 19 through October 15
Reception, September 23, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace, 13 E. Main St., Fremont, 231-924-4022.


Olivia Timmons


Annie Wassmann

Lee Ann Frame-Traveling Marbles II

Lee Ann Frame

From the beginning when humans would put mud, blood or paints on their hands and make prints upon walls of caves to record their stories or to communicate an event, printmaking has been an important tradition. We’ve come a long way from those days to engraving metal plates, carving wood or linoleum blocks, creating lithographs and screens to make our prints. The one thing that ties them together is the ability to make multiples, to share an image more than once, to put art in the hands of many. This exhibit will combine multiple methods of printmaking, with the talents of regional contemporary printmakers to show how the tradition continues in contemporary times.

Alynn Guerra, Lee Ann Frame, Ladislav Hanka, Johanna Paas, Olivia Timmons, Cindi Ford, Annie Wassmann, Andrew Jagneicki and Chad Pastotnik will be featured in this printmaking exhibition.

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Alynn Guerra

Spring Vacation Classes for Kids- Creative Printmaking

Fill your week with art!! Fun classes all week! Join us for “make and take” art experiences.

10:00 -11:30 a.m.

$5.00 per person

Instruction begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Ages 5+

Monday, April 4 Clay Hand Building (Clay pieces may be picked up after April 11)

Tuesday, April 5 Wood Scrap Animals

Wednesday, April 6 Creative Printmaking

Thursday, April 7 Painting