Symmetrycks with Koichi Yamamoto

18 Dec

Over 100 prints and 400 impressions made in two days! Thank you Koichi Yamamoto for another amazing workshop! Thank you ‘workshoppers’ for taking collaborative creative risks!

Holiday Open Portfolio Event

26 Nov

Join Saltgrass Printmakers and Salt Lake City Arts Studios for our first ever holiday event.

Come discover the newest artists’ community in Salt Lake City!

Participating Artists: 15 Bytes, Erik Brunvand, Sandy Brunvand, Alyce Carrier, Jim Despain, Stefanie Dykes, Michael Gaffney, Dane Goodwin, Anna Hansen (Hex Press), Evan Jed Memmott, Jared Nielsen, Tim Peterson, Wren Ross, Brian Taylor, and Claire Taylor.

We’d love to see you!! 


22 Nov

Saltgrass Printmakers is extremely pleased to offer a color etching class with Master Printmaker Lawrence Hamlin starting Saturday, January 13, 2018h.  Class size will be limited to ten participants. See workshop details below.


Saturday, January 13thh ~ 9:00 am to 4:00 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.

Sunday, January 14th ~ 9:00 am to 4:00 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.


Level: Intermediate (previous etching experience helpful)

Workshop fee: $175.00 includes all the materials needed for the intensive two-day workshop. Participants will bring their own personal etching tools.

Deposit: $50.00 non-refundable deposit required by January 2d, 2018.  To register for the class and pay your deposit, email Stefanie Dykes at

Larry Hamlin, Art, Etching


Monotype Printmaking with OPEN Acrylics

7 Nov


Instructor: Stacy Phillips

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Location: Saltgrass Printmakers, 412 South 700 West, Salt Lake City UT 84104

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Create beautiful prints without a press! We will experiment with Golden OPEN Acrylics on Gelli Plates to create realistic or abstract artistic visions. (Gelli plates look and feel like gelatin, but are durable, reusable plates made with mineral oil and a hypoallergenic polymer material. Completely vegetarian-friendly!)  You’ll learn what makes OPEN products so unique and ideally suited for monotype printmaking. We’ll show you how to apply ink, use the OPEN acrylics and print from the plates.

Monotype techniques incorporate the immediacy of painting with printmaking. It’s a working method to create multiple original impressions. We will explore how repetition can alter and enhance personal imagery and symbols.

What to bring with you:   Any personal stencils and imagery to work with. Everything else will be included!

Class size is limited to 10 participants!

Workshop fee: $150.00

Registration fee: $25.00 (non-refundable)

To register for the class: Email Stefanie Dykes at

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.

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

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

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!