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Saturday March 11th, 2023

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SGCI 2023: PRINTMAKERS PLAYGROUND – Multiple Layers Miami

To be held at:


290 NW 73rd St, Miami, FL 33150

 Miami, FL – The Printmakers Playground, an SGCI Multiple Layers Conference Event, will take place on March 10th and 11th at IS-Projects in Miami, Florida. Joseph Velasquez of Florida Atlantic University organized the event with participation from Florida International University, Florida State College Jacksonville, University of North Florida, and Florida State University. This will take place in Miami at the incredible printmaking studio, ISprojects. The studio has many presses for indoor demonstrations and a large fenced in parking lot that will be used for our Printmakers Playground carnival of ink!

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in open portfolio sessions, print demonstrations, printmaking carnival games with printmaking supply prizes, demonstrations in paper making, bookmaking, letterpress, screen printing, and more!! This event will also include professional development opportunities, Artist talks, annnnnnnnnnd large-scale relief printing using a steam roller!! The event runs from 10am-4pm on both days.

Attendees will receive a swag bag with stickers, a gallery map of Miami, and other goodies!! The capacity is limited to 200 attendees a day, so sign up quickly!!!!

For additional information, please contact:

Joseph Velasquez @

Boston, MA SMFA at Tufts Iron Print

Muskat Studio (Carolyn Muskat)

Students form a four-person teams and participate in an “Iron Print” competition to create an edition of 10 prints. An orientation occurs one week before the event. During that week, each team can plan their approach to making their image.

On the day of the event, within a set time limit, the teams compete against each other to create their image. It must combine lithography, intaglio, relief, and silkscreen, and incorporate a bag of mystery ingredients as well.

A panel of professional artists judge each teams’ edition based on the quality of their image, the quality of their edition printing, their team work, and their sheer creativity. Prizes are awarded at the end of the day.

Western Illinois Within the parameters of printmaking processes

Within the parameters of printmaking processes

Western Illinois University
Department of Art + Design
1 University Circle
Garwood Hall
Macomb, IL 61525

Workshops will take place in Garwood Hall rooms 11 and 16.  

Three 45 minute demos and open portfolio

Pizza, refreshments and discussion 

Susan Czechowski
Scratch Away

Demonstrate a silkscreen technique called “scratch away”. Similar to a scratch board, and a linoleum/woodcut this is a way to work reductively using photo emulsion. Printing multiple layers of ink on .05 or thicker Duralar allows one the ability to wipe and scratch away using multiple tools: q-tips, x-acto knives, dental and etching tools. This image can then be exposed. What can be really nice about working this method is that one can create digital/photographic images, print them out in b+w, and working in a darkened room on a light table you can place your image underneath the duralar as a blueprint.

This technique allows for versatility in what is or is not printed underneath this image. Rainbow rolls and spot color can enhance imagery.

Molly Borth + Grace Lessen
Flocking, glitter and other non-traditional fun

Demonstrate in a controlled environment the application of materials as glitter and flocking to a silkscreen.  Discussion on which screens, glue, glitter and flocking is the best for the screen-printing process.  There will also be demonstrations on simple photoshop techniques to best prepare your images. 

Claire White
How to Marble a Litho Stone

This is a very simple process. All you need is a litho stone, asphaltum, and a marbling tank.
A litho stone can be marbled the same way as an etching plate.
Marbling a litho stone produces a positive-opposite to an etching plate where the artist etches the areas not covered by asphaltum. 

Seattle Multiple Layers

Seattle Multiple Layers





Live events will take place at Pratt Fine Art Center – a hub for community printmaking in the Central District in Seattle. These events will be sponsored in part by Seattle Print Arts, a dynamic member-run organization working to promote print arts and community. The satellite conference events will center around a live panel diving into the underfunding and underrepresentation for the Latine/x community in Seattle.

In addition to a panel, we will have a poetry reading, print portfolio display and host a social gathering all at Pratt Fine Art Center’s print studio. There will be multiple educational and academic organizations providing recorded content in conjunction with gallery shows and open studios during that weekend.

Capacity is 100 people.

Kennesaw, GA - Multiple Layers: Printmaking in Dreamland

Multiple Layers: Printmaking in Dreamland

at Kennesaw State University

1200 Chastain Road Suite 115
Kennesaw GA 30144


Join us on site at Kennesaw State University’s printmaking department for some serious printmaking fun! Saturday March 18 from 10am – 4pm

On site participants will include demonstrations and pop-up shops by:

NOOSH studio (featuring KSU alum Christopher Neuenschwander)

Demonstrations by KSU Print Club

­Ongoing virtual presentation in the studio that will also be available online:

Cynthia Lollis and Daniela Deeg’s international book making presentation.

ETC Press: Two Decades of Transatlantic Collaboration

Presentation from the archive host at Kennesaw State – the Zuckerman Museum of Art and what the archives needs from artists

Presentation of the new Atlanta Printmakers Studio space in Hapeville, Georgia

Atlanta Printmakers Studio, founded in 2005, is a non-profit community printmaking studio located in the historic Hapeville, GA just minutes from downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Looping Printmaking videos (Animated print project (The Political machine)

Mannequin challenge, NCUR What on Earth steam roller event, 1888 Columbian Iron Letterpress demo…..graduation 2020 and much more).


For more information contact: or ­­

Florence, MA - Zea Mays Printmaking

 Flocculating Acrylics in the Screen Printing Studio

320 Riverside Dr.
Florence, MA 01062
On-site Demo Capacity:  25
Learn a simple method of keeping harmful acrylics generated in the art studio out of the waste water stream. In this interactive, hybrid presentation Zea Mays Printmaking artists will share about their internshi- p experience researching, testing and implementing a system for reducing acrylic particles in their screen printing studio’s wastewater and share techniques participants can use in their home, school or community studios. This process is relevant to any artists working with acrylic mediums, including screenprinters, block printers, and painters. The presentation will consist of a livestream demonstration of the flocculation process, a video on how to make a flocculation bucket, a livestream discussion of adapting the system to both a community studio and a home studio, followed by a live Q&A. This hybrid form allows for an interactive conversation both virtually and in person, and all participants will leave with comprehensive written information, instructions, and links to in-depth video content detailing the process.

Liz Chalfin is founding director of Zea Mays Printmaking, a printshop in Western Massachusetts dedicated to safer and non-toxic printmaking practices.  She supervises all the research projects, which are available to the public, for free, at Chalfin conducts workshops and consultations with institutions and studios on safer printmaking methods.  A practicing printmaker for over 40 years, Chalfin’s work is in numerous public and private collections.  Her work is represented by Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, VT.

Catherine Aiello is a printmaker and artist living and working in Western Massachusetts where she is an active member of Zea Mays Printmaking. Her work includes woodcut , screen printing, drawing and textiles. She holds a BFA from Alfred University.

Lydia Giangregorio is a printmaker and fiber artist living in Austin, TX. She graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2021, and got involved with Zea Mays Printmaking shortly after. Her favorite mediums are screen printing and block printing. 

East Alabama - Auburn University

Do it Yourself – Auburn University

The Department of Art and Art History at Auburn University is pleased to host events in association with SGCI’ “Multiple Layers.” This satellite location of the conference will focus on preparing artists to use readily available materials and home-brew processes to create prints regardless of access to fancy equipment.
This event will support the East Alabama Community.
Iney Kulick