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Adult Studio: Painterly Printmaking with Ani Volkan

Saturday, July 8, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$90, Museum Members receive 10% discount; Two equity seats offered at $25 for BIPOC participants

Explore the techniques of pressure printing, additive & subtractive, and monotype vs monoprints. Learn more straightforward, direct, and inky ways to create prints by hand or with a press. Color layering, ghost images, and pressure printing, all allow for a more painterly approach to printmaking and are a great way to explore imagery in new, transformative ways. Great for beginners and seasoned artists alike. The workshop includes a tour of the SECU Collection Hall to discuss creative concepts and be inspired by the works on view.

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About the Instructor

Ani Volkan received her Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking and has taught with after-school arts programs, museums, universities, and non-profits. Her work combines storytelling with her Armenian heritage, and incorporates old family photographs, textiles, and everything printmaking. She helped open a community print shop in Kansas City called Print League KC and was its director from 2017–2019. Then, she also received a 2018–2019 Innovation Grant from ArtsKC to investigate better inclusivity in community spaces. Recently, she received a NC Artist Support Grant to research Armenian folklore and fairytales in Los Angeles. She is the Treasurer of the Mid America Print Council executive board 2022–2024, and resides in Asheville with the goal of bringing a bit of Print League KC to the Blue Ridge Mountains by opening another community print shop.

Please note:

  • This Adult Studio class is held indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center.
  • Two seats for this class will be offered as equity seats at a discounted cost of $25 for BIPOC students. Please contact for more information.

Adult Studio

The Museum's studio program for adults offers a core curriculum in drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional media, and also explores the intersections between them. Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes meet for 3–12 weeks, and are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth; daylong workshops introduce new media or processes. To add your name to our Adult Studio mailing list, click here or call 828.253.3227 x133.

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