Printmaking

Make multiple copies of your artworks to share with friends and family. Relief printing, metal etchings, wood engraving, plate lithography, rubbings, and original stamps are some of the techniques you can learn at the Folk School.

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Book & Paper Arts Studio

A state-of-the-art facility completed in 2017, this spacious, well-lit building is the home of all Book & Paper Arts, Calligraphy, Marbling, and Printmaking classes. In addition to 2,800 square feet of indoor work space, it includes a large open deck and covered porch that can be used as work areas in the warmer months.

News & Stories: What's Happening in Printmaking

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Online Classes Return This Winter

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Wood Engraving: Carve Lightly

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Welcome to Our New Website

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Letterpress Printmaking with Jessica White

Next week is a special week for our Book & Paper Arts Program as our brand new beautiful studio opens its doors to students for the very first time. It’s appropriate that the first class is a letterpress printing class considering that printmaking will flourish with the new space and room for equipment and presses. We talked with instructor Jessica White who is teaching the inaugural class about her craft and process. Enjoy our interview!

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Dea Sasso headshot

Resident Artist in Book & Paper Arts, Printmaking, Marbling, Calligraphy

Dea Sasso

Dea is a professional hand bookbinder, sole proprietor of Light of Day Bindery since 1988, and custom leather designer since 1970. She works on private collections; repairs and restores old books; and designs and creates new books, editions, and miniatures. She has been teaching in art institutes and privately since 1991. Dea has an MSPH and has studied and worked for numerous nationally known hand binders and conservators. She is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and the Guild of Book Workers.

Rachel Watson headshot

Book & Paper Arts, Printmaking, Marbling, Calligraphy, Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Photography, Writing Coordinator

Rachel Watson

Rachel is an interdisciplinary artist working in alternative and traditional photography, printmaking, jewelry, woodworking, book arts, textiles, and installation. After completing her MFA at the University of Georgia in 2020, she digitized the 7,000-piece collection at Newcomb Art Museum in New Orleans.  Originally from Northeast Georgia, Rachel has traveled the world learning alternative photography processes and participating in photography and printmaking conferences. She is currently renovating Elf School, a historic school in Hayesville, NC, where she plans to build studios and continue her art practice while sharing her passion, skills, and experience with others at the Folk School.

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