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