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SHY RABBIT Printmaking Without a Press workshop nearly full

There are only two spaces currently remaining for introductory Printmaking without a Press 1 at SHY RABBIT in February.

WORK-Shops @ SHY RABBIT are held in one of two spacious 1,000 square-foot mixed media studios, and are instructed by professional artist D. Michael Coffee. 

Students attending previous printmaking workshops commented:

“Thanks so much for an incredibly inspiring weekend. I feel like I’ve been given a gift.”

“I came home ecstatic both days of the workshop!”

“Michael showed me ways to achieve an extra-special look that I have been striving for in my works on paper.”

“The workshop went way beyond my expectations. Incredible techniques, especially if you have used traditional printmaking methods in the past.”

“What I learned will add an extra dimension to my current artwork.” 

“Michael was an extremely knowledgeable, fun instructor.  Highly recommended.”

For additional information on D. Michael Coffee, visit

Online registration is available for all workshops at:

Printmaking without a Press I (two spaces left)

This introductory printmaking course will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5 and 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Course fee: $235; Includes all necessary course materials, inks and paper.

This two-day introductory workshop utilizes a unique hand-pressed printing process called “Reductive Ink”™, designed and developed by professional artist and workshop instructor, D. Michael Coffee.

Participants will be introduced to the basics of this unique printmaking technique, and will learn how it can replicate traditional printmaking processes without the use of harmful chemicals or expensive printmaking presses.

Students are provided with a materials list, and are encouraged to advance at their own pace by practicing this remarkable printmaking technique in the privacy of their own home.

Workshops are also designed for those with traditional printmaking experience, and are geared to enhance existing skill levels in preparation for intermediate and advanced classes, if desired.

PhotoShop Basics (three spaces left)

This introductory PhotoShop course will take place on Saturday only, Jan. 15, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Course fee: $90; includes use of studio equipment as needed.

No previous experience required. This workshop is also designed for those with Photoshop experience, and serves as a great refresher course.

This workshop will cover the general principles of Photoshop manipulation specific to the needs of artists. The information provided is also applicable to those that would simply like to learn more about Photoshop for their own personal use.

Instruction will focus on image/file formats, image sizing, cropping, and image correction.

It will cover accepted practices for submission requirements to juried competitions, publications and newspapers (both online and hardcopy). The preparation of images to be used in promotional materials and website use will also be discussed.

For a full course description or for more information regarding these or any of the workshops offered at SHY RABBIT, visit

For space availability or to register, contact Denise Coffee by calling 731-2766. Visa and M/C payment accepted.

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts; Gallery, Studio & Workshops is located at 333 Bastille Drive; two blocks north of U.S. 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard, and west of the new City Market complex.

The 4,000 square-foot arts facility houses a ceramic studio and fine art gallery, two mixed-media workshops, and two large exhibition spaces.

SHY RABBIT is currently open Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at no charge, and evenings by appointment. Ample parking is available in front of the building.