Dabble with Ink and Floss! Ages 18-99

Explore DIY printmaking techniques and embroidery in this new adult class! Students will learn different printmaking techniques such as relief, screen printing, intaglio and lithograph. The prints made in the first two weeks will be used on your own upcycled fabrics and used again in the last two weeks of class. In weeks three and four students will learn embroidery techniques to add details by creating depth, clarity and color variation to their prints. The class will cover different stitch work techniques such as satin stitch, back stitch, French knot, chain stitch and more! Participants are encouraged to bring their own clothes, bags or pieces of fabric to use for printing and sewing.


This class is full...

Fee: $120.00 *

Tue Feb 5 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (120 minutes)
Tue Feb 12 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (120 minutes)
Tue Feb 19 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (120 minutes)
Tue Feb 26 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (120 minutes)
* $20 web discount included

Meet the instructor...

Riana Casas

Riana Casas Riana Casas is a printmaker, water color artist, and fiber artist working in Denver. She moved here from Miami, has a lot of experience as a contracted teaching artist through the museum network there. She graduated from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY with a BFA in Studio Art minoring in Psychology and Art History. ““Images take me apart; images put me back together again, new, enlarged, with breathing room.”- Pat Allen, Art is the way of Knowing.
For me, art making is a therapeutic process that provides an outlet for us all, even those of us who believe we do not have the right amount of talent. Therefore, the objective of my art workshops is typically to create an environment, activity, and provide teaching through inquiry, and self critique. Using these ingredients, as an art instructor, I hope to create the type of therapeutic and cathartic experience for others as image making does for myself. Often, I find it beneficial to provide inspiration using alternate art forms from poetry, books, music, etc. This allows each student to relate to their own image making with perspective. Another teaching philosophy implemented in my work is that of collaboration. Often breaking groups into more nuclear groups to relate to one another, trust each other intuitions, release the control over our needs for perfection, and create a sense of community identity.