Linoleum Block Print

24 Aug

The LifeLong Learning class schedule for the Fall arrived in our mailbox this week. Starting Saturday, October 7th, Stefanie Dykes will be teaching a Reductive Linoleum Block printmaking class. Come explore the art of printmaking at Saltgrass Printmakers‘ brand new print studio located in the Salt Lake City Arts Studios.

Linoleum Block Printmaking with Unlimited Colors.

Linoleum block printing can create unlimited color combinations and multiple impressions.

We’ll begin with the basic how-to’s of the reductive relief printmaking process. This versatile medium, for beginning and intermediate printmakers, will be explored through demonstrations that include carving techniques, using a simple registration system, and printing with the press or by hand. We will investigate color saturation and experiment with ‘rainbow’ rolls.

(Okay to bring a lunch. We have a fridge at the press. We will take short breaks.)

October 7 – October 21 3 weeks Saturdays 11:00am – 3:00pm

Class meets at Saltgrass Printmakers, 412 South 700 West, Salt Lake City, Utah.

INSTRUCTOR: Stefanie Dykes              12 hrs / $25/hr

FEE: $159+$30 special fee                  $30 for class materials


You can always follow this link to register for the class…/llart_262_linoleum_block_printm….#saltgrassprintmakers

‘Stratums of Visual Imagery’ ~ A Monotype Mini-workshop

11 Aug

Date: Saturday, August 26th

Time: Noon to 5:00 pm

Cost: $75.00 includes all of your materials except your photocopied images.

Class limited to six participants.

This is a one day workshop that will combine photocopy transfers with simple monotype processes.  We will be working with a non-toxic transfer process and then adding layers of hand painted textural surfaces or if you prefer ‘stratums of visual imagery.’

Once you are registered, we’ll send you detailed information about how to prepare your photocopy images.

To register for the workshop, email Stefanie Dykes @

Color Unlimited Lino-Block Printmaking

21 Jun

Linoleum block printing can create unlimited color combinations and multiple impressions.

Saturdays, October 7, 14, & 21, 2017 — 11:00am – 3:00pm 

We’ll begin with the basic how-to’s of the reductive relief printmaking process. This expressive medium, for beginning and intermediate printmakers, will be explored through demonstrations that include carving techniques, using a simple registration system, and printing with the press or by hand. We will investigate color saturation and experiment with ‘rainbow’ rolls.

This class is offered in partnership with Lifelong Learning Continuing Education at the University of Utah.  Register through Lifelong Learning –


Una Comunidad Out of this World

2 Jun

Dane Goodwin, relief print

Dane Goodwin

Saltgrass Printmakers’ 2015 Emerging Printmaker Award

Goodwin is a Printmaker from the Saltiest City in Utah. The characters in his prints give a visual representation to the feelings we all experience.  Excitement, anxiety, freedom, constraint, connectedness, and loneliness. His influences include the bold colors and angsty undertones of street art and graffiti culture,  as well as the simplicity and bold lines of cartoons. His work can be purchased at,  also check out @danegoodies, @a_la_cart, and @goodiesslc on Instagram


Jazmine Martinez

Saltgrass Printmakers’ 2016 Emerging Printmaker Award

Please join us Friday, June 10, 2016 – 6pm to 9pm, during the Sugar House Art Walk to celebrate Martinez and Goodwin’s accomplishments and artistic development.

Exhibition Dates: June 10th through July 9th, 2016.

Saltgrass Printmakers gallery is opened F/SAT 11 am to 3pm.

Martinez was born in Los Angeles, California into a Latino household. The Chicana culture is a huge influence in her life and creative development. She celebrates her background while embracing printmaking as a medium.

Throughout the world and across cultures, relief prints have been a catalyst for political, social and educational change. Artists have a unique perspective in relation to their societies and communities. Emulating artists, Jose Guadalupe Posada and Artemino Rodriquez, Martinez incorporates their loose, satirical and whimsical artistic style to comment on issues and situations with her ‘Chicana artistic flavor.’

“While it may seem grandiose and naïve I believe that there is some truth to the idea of creating change, whether it be minuscule or huge.”




Lawrence Hamlin Artist Reception

11 Mar

We’re celebrating Friday night! Lawrence Hamlin is our showcased artist for March’s Sugar House Art Walk. Hamlin has just recently moved to Salt Lake City. He was a master printer at Crown Point Press in San Francisco for several years. While at Crown Point Press, Hamlin worked with numerous artists publishing fine art prints for galleries, museums and private collections. Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, Judy Pfaff, John Cage, Al Held are a few of the artists he has worked with at Crown Point Press. Hamlin went on to publish other artists under his own press label, Mad Dog Press, and continued to make his own prints and drawings, while teaching full time at the University of Illinois.

Come join us Friday, March 11th 6pm to 9pm. 

Saltgrass will be showing off the amazing prints created during Hamlin’s color etching intensive workshop just completed!


5 Feb
Larry Hamlin, Art, Etching

Larry Hamlin, Ark, Etching

Saltgrass Printmakers is extremely pleased to offer a color etching class with Master Printmaker Larry Hamlin starting Saturday, February 27th.  We are offering two workshop options. You can choose the full workshop (traditional workshop which includes demonstration with hands-on individual working time) or choose to attend one or both of the demonstrations.  Class size will be limited to eight working participants. See workshop details below:


Saturday, February 27th ~ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Day one will introduce the “how to’s” for making a series of plates for accurate registration, color and image development. We will use Vellum paper templates (soft ground and chalk transfer), as well as registration image offsets on the press for print accuracy. These building blocks are essential for plate development and a means by which creativity is not excluded from the process of image development. Edition printing will follow the next weekend (not necessarily a sequence).

Additionally: material information on etching color(s) and mixing, paper choices and preparation to assure accuracy and consistency. Hand inking demonstration and ready to print/edition preparedness.

Saturday, March 5th ~ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Production printmaking for *multiple originals and consistency. This workshop is intended to raise the bar on potential quality and consistency issues that come with edition multiple plate color etchings. Major topics will be preparation (paper, ink, and registration), printing, and conservation of final work.  Side information on steel facing for color work and curatorial work for portfolio and gallery presentation will be discussed. You will need to have plate(s) for color work ready to go.

*Mulitple originals is a term used to describe hand made printed editions, each individual print being made from a matrix of plates, stones or screens and crafted with great consistency such that the intention of the artist remains as exacting in presentation as is humanly possible.


The Full Workshop

Level: Intermediate (previous etching experience helpful)

Workshop fee: $150.00 includes all the materials needed for the intensive two-day workshop. Participants will bring their own personal etching tools.

Deposit: $25.00 non-refundable deposit required by February 20th, 2016. To register for the class and pay your deposit, email Stefanie Dykes at


Demonstration – Day One

Registering multiples plates, transferring images, hand inking, etching and color mixing. – $25.00.

Demonstration – Day Two

Print production for creating an edition of multiple plate color etchings.  – $25.00

For Both Days: $50:00

Email Stefanie Dykes at to register for the demonstrations.



As a professional printmaker I have always been interested in craft and visual expression. The mastery of craft is only useful if it is a means to create one’s vision, and to see that desired vision come to life. There are many paths to achieving one’s creative goals, for me that has been thru the printmaking and the drawing process. It is a passion that is renewed with each enterprise into the creative/decision making process. Every artistic creation asks different things of the artist. Printmaking is the most creative and versatile method I have ever known. It offers endless possibilities and asks new questions at every turn. It is exciting, and brutally honest. For this I am thankful.

I earned my M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute and was trained as a master printer at Crown Point Press in San Francisco. While at C.P.P. I worked with numerous Artists publishing fine art prints for Galleries, Museums and private collections.  Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, Judy Pfaff, John Cage, Al Held are a few of the artist that I worked with while at Crown Point Press. I went on to publishing other artist under my own press label, Mad Dog Press, and continued to make my own prints and drawings, while teaching full time at the University of Illinois.  A recent move to Salt Lake City has me seeking to re-establish my press and engage in the active arts community here. I am thrilled to be invited and able to offer workshops at Saltgrass Press in multiple plate color printing.  This is an opportunity to demonstrate techniques for building a multiple plate image and a day of “how to” print an edition of color work (multiple originals).  My work and that of the artist who I have worked with have been collected by museums and private collection nationally and internationally.

For more information about my background or to see my drawings and prints, please visit


Celebrate Love with Art

30 Jan
Celebrate Love with Art

Celebrate Love with Art

Hex Press will be at Saltgrass Printmakers printing on demand for all your Valentine needs ~ Clothing, cards and original art. You’ll make quite the impression with your loved ones with a hand crafted gift created by Hex Press’s amazing artists Anna, Tia & Bo.

Date: Friday, February 12th, 2016. Doors open at 6pm!

Tibetan-Inspired Prayer Flag Printing with Anna Hansen at Art Access

20 Dec

Anna Hansen carving linoleum blockPrayer flags have a long history of bringing health, good fortune, and blessings upon a specific place. In this class we will be creating our ownprayer flags with imagery that is relevant to our own lives. Participants will also learn a brief history relief printmaking in eastern and western traditions. We will cover the basics of proper carving techniques and how to successfully translate an image into a block, or stamp. Design, detail, contrast, and texture will be important parts of creating our prayer flag imagery. After designing and carving our own blocks, we will discuss different printing techniques onto paper and fabric to achieve different visual results. Each participant will complete one block and print their design several times. If time allows and participants are interested, we will print enough prayer flags for everyone in the class to exchange, and then go home with a complete set of flags!


Anna Hansen has been dabbling in art since a very young age. Anna graduated from the University in Utah with a degree in Printmaking and a Certificate in Book Arts. She then swiftly moved to Southern California where she spent most of her time teaching art in public elementary schools. She was also a member of an art colony in Fullerton where she was able to teach adult workshops and experiment with more painting, drawing, and installation work. In the summer of 2014 she returned to Salt Lake City where she has founded The Hex Press, a mobile printing endeavor which feeds her geeky side, as well as taken up ranks with SaltGrass Printmakers, a community printshop in Sugar House. Her other passions are gardening, fitness, her pit bull, and scuba diving.


WORKSHOP DATES: February 6, 2016

TIME: 1:30-5PM

LOCATION: ART ACCESS WORKSHOP, 230 South 500 West, #125, SLC, UT


COST: $30 (includes supplies; please bring your own brown bag lunch)

To inquire about fee reductions or accessibility accomodations, please contact For other questions, contact workshop coordinator,

From The Ground Up ~ Etching Workshop

20 Dec

A printmaker can achieve a wide variety of textures and intriguing surface qualities on a copper plate using etching grounds. In this workshop, participants will gain experience with a variety of traditional and less toxic contemporary ground applications.

On January 16th, come prepared to work on several 5” x 6” sample plates. We will provide the supplies and materials for soft ground, white ground, sugar lift, crackle ground, marble ground, etc for you to experiment with. Having sparked your imagination, we’ll reserve January 23rd as an individual working session continuing with the sample plates or developing a larger 9”x 12” etching plate.

Skill Level: Intermediate.  This workshop will introduce advanced etching techniques so a basic etching experience is necessary.

Dates: Saturdays, January 16 and 23rd.

Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Justin Diggle, etching with soft ground application

Akiko Tanaguchi, “Sky” etching with sugar lift application.

What to Bring with You: Your personal etching tools (Etching needle, burnisher, and scraper), notebook, working gloves ~ both for handling the ferric chloride and solvents and for wiping your plates.

Saltgrass will provide: All ground materials, copper plates and BFK paper.



  • Non-Member Workshop Fee: $150.00
  • Saltgrass Printmakers’ Member Fee: $100.00

Class will be limited to 6 printmakers.

$25.00 Non-refundable deposit required by January 9th. Balance due on the first day of workshop.

Contact: Stefanie Dykes, Saltgrass Printmakers, 2126 South 1000 East, Salt Lake City Utah 84106   Phone: (801) 467-1080 or by email:

Saltgrass Printmakers is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11am to 3pm