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Women’s Studio Workshop has offered high quality, content-rich courses in printmaking, papermaking, and bookbinding for 46 years. The Summer Art Institute (SAI) financially supports our programming annually and has also provided the opportunity for WSW to establish itself as a national and innovative leader in these material studies. Sadly, and for the first time, our campus will remain closed during the optimal summer months due to COVID-19. Opportunities for teaching and learning, however, will carry on and continue to thrive!

We have designed online experiences that will keep our community learning and creating in meaningful ways. We know that nothing replaces in-person classes, particularly when our beautiful and secluded campus provides such a rich opportunity for deep concentration and community building. Below are modified virtual workshops in a variety of disciplines, designed for everyone from professionals to serious young artists!

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. If you are interested, please email Artistic Director Erin Zona at [email protected]

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May 2020

Studio Tour with Colette Fu

May 21

Studio Tour with Colette Fu Date: May 21st, 2020 Time: 4PM EST Tuition: $15 suggested donation Join us for a studio tour with artist Colette Fu, moderated by WSW's Artistic Director Erin Zona. This event will include a full tour of Colette’s working space in Philadelphia, PA. Participants will see her digital and analog equipment and tools, projects underway, and the artist's large collection of pop-up books and ephemera. This session will be organized as a virtual tour and include…

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June 2020

Sketchbook Practice with Eleanor Anderson

June 1 - June 17
$100 – $125

Sketchbook Practice with Eleanor Anderson Dates: June 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, and 17th, 2020 Time: 7-8PM EST Tuition: $100 members / $125 non-members Level: all ages (including serious young artists) Class Limit: 12 students Artists have kept visual diaries of their ideas and surroundings throughout history. In this online class, we'll explore what that means during this challenging time of COVID-19. Students will get structured prompts for exploring, playing, and recording their environment in a sketchbook using basic art…

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Solar Powered Prints: Mixed-Media Cyanotypes

June 19 - June 26
$100 – $125

Solar Powered Prints: Mixed-Media Cyanotypes with Sarah Fox Dates: June 19th and 26th, 2020 Time: 7-8:30PM EST Tuition: $100 members / $125 non-members Level: all ages (including serious young artists) Class Limit: 12 students Cyanotypes are a photographic printing process that uses the sun to develop images and creates a vibrant deep cyan-blue print. This technique dates from the late 1800s when it was first used to create blueprints for architecture. It was later used artistically by Anna Atkins to…

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Homeschool Textile Printing with Erin Zona

June 22 - July 1
$300 – $325

Homeschool Textile Printing with Erin Zona Dates: June 22nd, 24th, 29th, and July 1st, 2020, plus unlimited access to four pre-recorded video demonstrations Time: 7-8:30PM EST Tuition: $300 members / $325 non-members Level: intermediate to advanced Class Limit: 12 students Screen printing on fabric can involve anything from free-form image making to controlled repeated patterns on yardage. This workshop focuses on the tricks and tools needed to create and use a textile printing studio in your home. We will cover…

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Special Collections with Johanna Drucker

June 25

Special Collections with Johanna Drucker Date: June 25th, 2020 Time: 7PM EST Tuition: $15 suggested donation Inspired by the voyeuristic joy of Zoom meet-ups, this series dives deep into the home collections of artists, curators, and independent collectors who we know and love. Through these virtual special collections tours, our guests will share their favorite artworks and objects, as well as the stories that accompany them. Each event will be moderated by WSW’s Artistic Director Erin Zona and will include…

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WSW Alumnx Community Forum

June 30 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

WSW Alumnx Community Forum Time: 7-8:30PM EST We are committed to the ongoing work it will take to expose and dismantle white supremacy and a culture of whiteness in our office and in our studio. It is critical that Women’s Studio Workshop be a safe space for bold artistic expression. We are looking deeply at the hierarchies of power within print, paper, ceramics and book art practices, as well as artist residency programs, archives, and artist’s book publication. We invite…

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July 2020

Pochoir with Karen Lederer

July 13 - July 22
$200 – $225

Pochoir with Karen Lederer Dates: July 13, 15, 20, 22 7-8:30 PM EST Tuition: $200 members/ $225 non-members Class limit: 12 This class will begin with an investigation into collage. We will discuss the history of the medium and look at “Jazz,” an iconic pochoir print project by Henri Matisse. Students will make many collage studies working both with an abstract and representational visual language. We will play with various ways of breaking up paper from tearing to scissors and…

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In Conversation with Candy González & Tatiana Ginsberg

July 16

WSW and Dieu Donné Present: In Conversation with Candy González & Tatiana Ginsberg Date: July 16th, 2020 Time: 4PM EST Tuition: $15 suggested donation (donations will be split between WSW and Dieu Donné)     In partnership with Dieu Donné, join us for a conversation with artists Candy Alexandra González and Tatiana Ginsberg moderated by WSW's Artistic Director Erin Zona. This event will center on González's tenure as the West Bay View Foundation Fellow at Dieu Donné, and the technical…

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Studio Tour with Shelley Thorstensen of Printmakers Open Forum

July 28

Studio Tour with Shelley Thorstensen of Printmakers Open Forum Date: July 28th, 2020 Time: 7PM EST Tuition: $15 suggested donation   Join us for a studio tour with artist Shelley Thorstensen  moderated by WSW AD Erin Zona. This event will include a full tour of Shelley’s printmaking studio in Oxford, Pennsylvania. She and her partner Dale, have built this studio from the ground up. Participants will tour her gardens, buildings, and equipment including her recent acquisition of a 1966 Okuma…

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