Monoprints at Kala
From their website, "Founded in 1974, Kala Art Institute provides exceptional facilities to professional artists working in and across all forms of printmaking, digital media, film, video, and sound, book arts, photography, and performance". I recently took a three day series of monoprint classes with Jen Cole at Kala's print studios in Berkeley and you can see some of the resulting 14 x 14 prints below.
When I was in college I did a little printmaking but was always put off by the very step-by-step, technical nature of the processes which didn't really gel with my more intuitive approach to developing images. Since then I've dabbled with some linocuts, collagraphs, and monoprints, all just approached with a minimal degree of real technical knowledge , and I realized that printmaking can be very spontaneous and intuitive after all. I thought it was time I took some more serious lessons and Jen's approach which combined technical input with encouragement to experiment was perfect. I'd like to pick up the printmaking thread again next year at some point.