Community Programs
artists in classrooms
For registration information,
please contact:

Terry Gerald,
Office Administrator

If you are interested in teaching classes or workshops,
please contact:

Amy Eriksen
Executive Director/Director of Education

Phone: 310-519-0936

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

Angels Gate Cultural Center Printmaking Studio Services
Classes and Workshops
screen printing

Introduction to Printmaking
Saturdays, 10- 1pm Jan 16 to Mar 5, 2016
8 Weeks
$250 Class fee + $25 for supplies

Topics to be covered:
• Monoprinting/Monotype
• Intaglio process (drypoint)
• Collagraphy - includes intaglio and relief ways of printing
• Image transfer

Introduction to Printmaking Class Outline

Week 1: Introduction and overview of printmaking techniques that will be taught in class. Demo on different ways of making monoprints and montypes with the use of oil pastels, water base crayons, inks, stencils, and image transfer.

Week 2: Begin printing

Week 3: Continue printing

Week 4: Introduction to intaglio process, drypoint. Demo on how to engrave into an acrylic plate by using a variety of tools including etching scribe, electric engraver, dremel, and wood burner.

Week 5: Continue working on drypoint plate. Begin printing plate.

Week 6: Finish printing drypoint plate. Short introduction on collagraphy and materials needed to make a collagraph plate.

Week 7: Work on collagraph plate in class. Demo on ways of printing collagraph plate.

Week 8: Print collagraph plate. Critique of works printed during the quarter.


Paper Lithography
Tuesdays, 6 - 9 pm
Nov 17, 24, Dec 1 and 8, 2015
$125 Class fee + $12 for supplies

Paper lithography is an experimental printmaking process where a photocopy is used as a plate to make a print. In this class, students will learn how to use this process and combine it with other printing techniques to create interesting layered images. All levels welcome.


Drypoint Intaglio Printmaking Class

Tuesdays 6:00 to 9:00pm
Jan 12 - Mar 1, 2016

$250 + $25 for supplies

Focus on a printmaking process that is closely related to drawing because of its immediacy and expressiveness. Drypoint is an intaglio process that does not require the use of chemicals. Incising techniques are used to create images on an acrylic plate in order to run a small print edition. Other printmaking processes will also be introduced. Experimentation is strongly encouraged. All levels welcome.


Mini Starbook Ornaments
Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015 10am-4pm
$100 plus $10 materials fee to be paid to Instructor

In this class, we will borrow a basic origami technique, the flower fold, to create stunning little books that double as starburst-shaped ornaments! Depending on class size and the speed at which each student works, we should be able to create several of these fun little books. These can be personalized with poetry, song lyrics or a note to someone special, but fancy paper will be provided, so they are lovely as-is. Come learn how to create beautiful, cost-effective ornaments for your tree- they fold up neatly for easy storage too!

Tips: these create lovely gifts for a holiday host, love note to commemorate the holidays with a significant other, or as decoration or fancy card in gift wrapping!


One Page Books
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 10am-4pm
$100 plus $10 materials fee paid to Instructor

In this class, you will learn a variety of single sheet, one-page books, with a focus on content. This class is focused on creating short books with content. Great for long Holiday Cards or a sweet gift for a special someone who is hard to shop for. This book design opens up flat, so it is ideal for making books and 'zines that are easy to duplicate via photocopier. Open to all skill levels, please be prepared to to doodle, sketch, collage write a poem and just have fun with it. Please feel free to bring any art materials you prefer to work with, but the instructor will bring plenty of supplies to share!

Class goes all day, so please consider bringing a sack lunch to eat at the lunch tables. Instructor always has tea and a kettle on hand, so bring your own cup if you'd like to partake! Coffee/tea/water ok, but please no food in the studio.

Walk-ins welcome, but signing up ahead of time will ensure your spot in class- to make sure we meet our minimum and don't exceed the number of seats in class!

For inquiries on Printmaking Classes, please contact our Community Programs Administrator, Terry Gerald: or 310-519-0936

To register for printmaking classes please fill out the following form and send it with payment to:
Attn: Terry Gerald
Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 South Gaffey Street, Box #1
San Pedro, CA 90731

Registration Form - Printmaking

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Fully equipped printmaking studio for intaglio, relief, monotype, and silkscreen printing.

Master Printing Services:
Work closely with our master printer to create limited editions of your prints - this service is for artists who desire to create limited editions of prints, but do not necessarily possess the printmaking expertise needed, or are not interested in the technical side of printmaking. The close collaboration with our master printer includes discussion of artist's vision for the desired print, the most suitable printmaking technique is identified, followed by platemaking, and subsequently proofing, and printing the limited edition. We work with emerging, as well as well established artists. Our studio has produced prints with artists such Hirokazu Kosaka, Peter Liashkov, Betsy Lohrer Hall, Jennifer D. Anderson, Carol Es - just to mention a few.

Studio Rental:
This is a service we offer to artists who wish, and are able to work independently in the studio. After introductory training session, the studio can be rented on monthly, daily, and hourly bases.

Workshops and Seminars for Groups and Individuals:
If you want to sample what printmaking has to offer, or if you want to focus on one technique only, we are here to help - work with our experienced instructors in safe, and well-equipped printmaking studio.

About the Studio
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  • Japanese Etching Press with a set of 3 printing blankets (pusher, cushion, catcher) - pressbed size: 51" x 27"
  • Electric Press with a set of 3 printing blankets (pusher, cushion, catcher) - pressbed size: 48" x 25"
  • Lithographic Press - pressbed size: 58" x 33" - complete with set of press bars: 12", 14", 16", 18", 21" and 23"
Screenprinting Equipment:
  • 7 screens - size: 26" x 36"
Screenprinting squeegees:
  • one 6", one 10", one 29" squeegee
  • three 22" squeegees
  • 2 emulsion coaters - size 14"
  • Screenprinting table with clamps
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Paper Preparation Equipment:
  • Paper preparation table 92" x 48"
  • Paper cutter: 25" x 25"
  • 30" Stainless steel tear bar
  • 2 Aluminum 48" rulers
  • 4 scissors
  • Paper soaking tub: 26" x 31"
  • Blotting area with set of blotting towels
Inking Areas:
  • Large glass inking area: 36" x 36'
  • 2 glass inking areas: each 32" x 20"
  • 2 portable glass inking areas: each 34" x 22"
  • marble inking slab: 37" x 21"
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Tools, and other useful things:
  • 8 palette knives
  • 2 razor blade scrapers with razor blades (for clean up)
  • Stiff tarlatan for wiping intaglio plates
Brayers and Rollers:
  • five 2" brayers
  • five 3" brayers
  • three 4" brayers
  • three 6" brayers
  • one 18" roller with wooden stand
  • two 24" litho rollers with wooden stand
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Plate Preparation Tools:
  • 2 files for beveling
  • 4 sets of clamps with protective coating
  • sharpening stone
  • 2 small scrapers
  • 2 small burnishers
  • 1 etching needle
  • 1 electric dremmel tool
  • 2 vertical etching tanks for etching copper - 27" x 24" (currently without etching solution)
  • 1 flat etching tub with lid - 9" x 7" (with ferric chloride for etching copper)
  • 1 Aquatint Box
  • 1 Hot plate
Materials for clean-up:
  • paper towels, spray bottles, rags, telephone books, newspaper, cleaning supplies
print shop Paper drying areas and storage:
  • Drying Rack - 50 shelves - size:48" x 32"
  • 9 Print Drying Boards - size: 48" x 32"
  • 10 Flat files: 48" x 53"
  • 10 Flat files: 44" x 35"
  • Storage shelves and drawers.
Other work areas:
  • 3 tables - 48" x 31", 48" x 29", 48" x 30"
  • Chairs
The studio has access to hot and cold water, to bathroom and to electricity.

For more information please contact Terry Gerald:

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