2015 Summer Workshops

Three Color Monoprint

Instructors: Joan Tallan & Judith Steele
Saturday, June 13, from 10:00 to 3:00
Fee: $65 includes all materials.

Limited to 6 persons.

We will be working with the three primary colors of transparent inks to obtain a diverse color palette. Your acrylic plate will pass through our press three times to achieve the final print. Bring an 11” x 14” drawing, painting or photograph for reference. We will supply acrylic for the plates, the inks, rags and paper.
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Solarplate Etching workshop

Instructor: Anne Cushman
2 Session Workshop: Thursday, June 25 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM & Saturday, June 27 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Total cost for both sessions: $95 includes all materials.

Class is limited to 6 persons.

Explore the versatile, contemporary printmaking process of solarplate printing. This non-toxic method of plate-making uses solar energy (UV light) and water to develop an image for an etching or photo-etching. No acid is used! Starting with a drawing or photograph, the results can be wonderful, varied and lead to creating a limited edition.

This 2-session workshop is fine for both beginners and experienced printmakers. The first evening session is a demo and learning the process; the second day, creating the plate and printing your image multiple times. You bring the creative spark and an apron or smock; and we provide the materials.
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Introducing Phoenix Rising’s 1st Summer Print Camp

July 13 thru July 17 from 9:00 am - Noon
Fee: Cost: $150 per person, all supplies included
Limited enrollment.
Ages 12 years and up.

An opportunity for young “artists” to learn several printmaking techniques while having fun in the environment of a professional art studio. Relief and monotype processes will be explored.
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Letterpress Happy Hour

Instructors: Anne Cushman
Session OneWednesday, July 22 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Session TwoWednesday, July 29 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Total cost for both sessions: $65 plus a $10 materials fee.

Class is limited to 8 persons.

Enjoy a creative adventure in printmaking using the relief technique and our wonderful vintage Vandercook press. You will design and prepare a linocut plate, learn to operate the press, and use your plate to produce a lovely set of letterpress printed greeting cards.

Papermaking & Bookbinding

Instructors: Marilyn McPheron & Jennie Cross
Two Session Workshop: Saturday, August 22 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm & Sunday, August 23 from 12:00-4:00 pm
Total Fee: $85 includes all supplies.

Workshop limited to 6 participants.

Session One: Participants will spend the first session making paper. In the time allowed, enough paper will be made to create 2 or 3 books.

Session Two: Participants will use their handmade paper to make one open spine book with decorative ribbon straps. If the participant is new to book binding, they should expect to finish one book on Sunday. As time permits, participants are welcome to work on second or third book.
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Check out our Summer 2014 Workshop Schedule!

Etching without Acid: Solarplate Printing

Instructor: Anne Cushman

2 Session Work:

  • Thursday, May 29; 5:30 – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 31; 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

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Magical Multiples @ The Riffe Gallery

Instructor: Joan Tallan

Sunday, June 1, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Letterpress Happy Hour

Instructor: Anne Cushman

2 Session Workshop:

  • Thursday, June 12; 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, June 19; 5:30 – 7:30 pm

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"Dreaming in Color” – abstract monoprint workshop

Instructor: Cindy Davis

Saturday, July 12; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Three Color Monoprint Workshop

Instructors: Judith Steele & Joan Tallan

Date: August 2nd; from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Found Objects Monoprint Workshop

Instructor: Mary Woodworth

Two Session Workshop:

  • Wednesday, August 20; 6:00 to 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday, August 27; 6:00 to 8:30 PM

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Found Object Monoprints Workshop

Two Session Workshop

  1. Session One: Wednesday, March 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
  2. Session Two: Wednesday, March 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Instructor: Mary Woodworth

Relax after work and celebrate the coming Spring at the print studio! Pull a monoprint using found objects in a creative way. Found objects can be used to create textures and shapes on your printing plate. Using non-toxic inks, watch your color palette unfold. Explore compositions as your plate passes through the press two times. Discover what textures, shapes, techniques and colors appeal to you as you unwind from the daily grind!

What are found objects? They could be common items you encounter every day… plastic netting, lace, floral clippings, twine, coins, paper cutouts, etc. We will have objects to share, but we encourage you to bring objects that you find interesting.

Fee: $75 per person for both sessions

Reservation deadline: March 15

Go to Our Workshop page for resigstration and more information.

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Three Color Monoprint Workshop

Instructor: Joan Tallan
Saturday, February 15, 2014
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bring a sack lunch or order lunch at the local café.

This workshop will give you the opportunity to make a three-color monoprint. We will be working with the three primary colors of transparent inks to obtain a diverse color palette. Your acrylic plate will pass through our press three times to achieve the final print.

Please come with an 11” x 14” color photo, colored drawing or small painting to use as your reference. If you have some bristle oil paint brushes, I invite you to also bring them to this class.

We will supply acrylic for the plates, the inks, rags and paper.

Workshop Fee: $65.00, Includes materials

Reservation deadline: February 10

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July Mono"TYPE" Workshop

July Mono"TYPE" Workshop

by Jennie Cross
Core Member of Phoenix Rising Printmaking

Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 6:30-9:00 PM

Explore the artful introduction of letters to your images in this monotype workshop. We will investigate how artists use wooden letterpress type and old dingbats to create monotypes with a message.
No experience is necessary!

Fee: $50 includes all materials and light refreshments.
Reservations are required. Click here to Register.

"White Glove" Show & Tell

Thursday, August 15 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Phoenix Rising Printmaking Studio

Members of Phoenix Rising will share prints from their personal collections and discuss the artist and their printmaking processes. Join us at the studio for an interesting evening of discussion and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres.

This event is Free and open to the public. Reservations are not required, but are helpful. If you plan to attend, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Solarplate Etching Refresher Workshop

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
10:30 am to 2:30 pm w/half-hour lunch break.
Instructor: Anne Cushman, co-founder of Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative

Cushman Remnants-smThis is a workshop for those who have already attended a first session of solarplate-making.
We are offering the opportunity to brush up on the solarplate etching process, experiment with color and further develop your images. Bring your previously exposed plates and/or a transparency to make a new plate. Again, we will be using 5" x 7" plates.

Fee: $50. workshop
Fee:$59.60 workshop + purchase of new 5"x7" plate
Reservations are required.

Street Address:

243 N. Fifth St.
Suite 140
Columbus, Ohio 43215


(614) 444-2473

Hours of operation:

Effective March 15, 2013, Open Studio hours are:

  • First Wednesday of each month from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Third Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM OR
  • By Appointment

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 614-444-2473 to coordinate studio time.

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2017 Card Collection:

Our 2017 limited edition Phoenix Rising Card Collection is now available for purchase online. The collection includes 10 cards and costs $25. plus $3. shipping & handling.

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Thank you for your purchase!


Mission Statement

Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative is dedicated to promoting the art of printmaking by providing a well-equipped studio, educational opportunities and an environment of mutual support, camaraderie and inspiration for artists and students, and the community.


Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative was formed in 1996, and began renovating a 1904 building into a studio facility that opened its doors in September 1998. From its beginning the studio was equipped with a Takach etching press, a Vandercook relief press and materials to accommodate a variety of printmaking techniques. Later, Phoenix Rising acquired a second etching press and added additional mobile work tables so that more printmakers could work at the same time.

Phoenix Rising had always operated as a nonprofit organization, and in June of 2010 was officially granted 501(c)(3)status. The cooperative moved to its present larger venue in December 2011. The current facility is on the ground floor of a vintage factory with a full wall of north facing windows and is ADA compliant.

Phoenix Rising's artist members offer a variety of workshops and classes that highlight their particular skills and guest artists are invited to give special presentations. The artists of Phoenix Rising provide outreach programs demonstrating and teaching printmaking techniques in a variety of venues - public and private schools, art groups, colleges, artist's residencies, in-service workshops, etc.