Introduction to Printmaking is an 8 week class instructed by Nguyen Ly.

NEXT SESSION: March 23 – May 25 (no class on March 30 and April 27)
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Building E – Printmaking Studio

$250 Class fee + $25 materials

Nguyen Ly, Instructor

Topics to be covered: Monoprinting/Monotype, Intaglio process (drypoint), Collagraphy – includes intaglio and relief ways of printing, and image transfer.

Introduction to Printmaking Class Outline:

  • Week 1: Introduction and overview of printmaking techniques that will be taught in class. Demo on different ways of making monoprints and monotypes with the use of oil pastels, water base crayons, inks, stencils, and image transfer.
  • Week 2: Begin printing
  • Week 3: Continue printing
  • Week 4: Introduction to intaglio process, drypoint. Demo on how to engrave into an acrylic plate by using a variety of tools including etching scribe, electric engraver, dremel, and wood burner.
  • Week 5: Continue working on drypoint plate. Begin printing plate.
  • Week 6: Finish printing drypoint plate. Short introduction on collagraphy and materials needed to make a collagraph plate.
  • Week 7: Work on collagraph plate in class. Demo on ways of printing collagraph plate.
  • Week 8: Print collagraph plate. Critique of works printed during the quarter.

List of Materials to be purchased by student

  • Printmaking paper – Stonehenge 22” x 30” or Rives BFK 22” x 30” , a minimum of 10 sheets per student.
  • Acrylic sheets (plexi) – 9” x 12” Tarlatan Oil pastels
  • Materials and equipment we have in the studio to be used:
  • Etching scribe Dremel, Solder, Electric engraver, Etching inks, Acrylic sheets (plexi)


To sign-up for this class, fill out an application with our front desk in Building A, Thursday – Saturday 9am to 4pm.

Questions? Email our Facilities Coordinator, Jasmine Williams, at

About Nguyen Ly

Nguyen Ly is a multimedia artist and art educator with expertise in numerous printmaking techniques (including drypoint, collagraph, and monoprint), as well as drawing, sculpture and collage. His prints, drawings, sculpture and other work have been exhibited throughout California and in locales as diverse as Springfield, Missouri, and Guadalajara, Mexico.

Nguyen was born in Saigon and raised in Los Angeles, and is a member of the multicultural printmaking group Lynk Collective. He was also a member of Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective and Mono Gráfico Colectivo. As a result, he is especially attuned to the cultural mix that makes his adopted hometown of L.A. so rich.

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Instagram: @nguyenly.printmaking