Visual Arts Workshop

Introduction to Vitreography
with Mark Mahaffey
August 12–14 | 9:30am-3:00pm
Tuition: $230 |Materials Fee $50
Hoffman Center Wonder Garden | Manzanita
This workshop will require proof of vaccination



Join Master Printer Mark Mahaffey in the Wonder Garden for a three-day workshop in Vitreography—the process of printing from sheets of glass on an etching press.

The workshop begins with a video accompanied by examples, followed by a focus on the watercolor monotype in the garden. On the second day, we explore waterless lithography (also known as Siligraphy). On the third day, we will make mono-prints by incorporating siligraphs with monotypes.

We will print our work on an etching press in Hoffman’s Garden. The image size will be 4” x 8” and the total size will be 6 x 11 inches. This small scale will allow each participant to work with the process in the field and to learn how to scale the size up to make larger work.

Participants will need the following materials:
small drawing pad
watercolor pencils & crayons
black gouache
container of water
We recommend an apron, gloves, clothing comfortable for working outside and a lunch for each day.

Mark Mahaffey biography

]For the past 35 years, Mark has worked as a fine art collaborator and teacher primarily in traditional printmaking. Before founding Mahaffey Fine Art, he worked at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles, Tyler Graphics, Ltd., in New York, and Hand Graphics in Santa Fe, New Mexico—three of the most influential print workshops in the United States. He worked with Richard Serra, Roy Lichtenstein, and David Hockney, among others. Since establishing Mahaffey Fine Art (1992), his clients include Dale Chihuly, Sherrie Wolf, and Dana Schutz.

His range of knowledge and specialization include lithography and intaglio techniques.

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