Exploration And Impression

June 28, 2020 – July 11, 2020

James Ehlers

This two-week workshop is divided between a week of drawing and exploration of Gatlinburg, followed by a week of creating a relief print in response to your observations. Students will participate in visual scavenger hunts and record their findings in a sketchbook. This imagery culminates in a study for a print to be produced during the second part of the workshop. You will transfer the image to a linoleum block and learn carving techniques and crosshatching methods. At the end of class, your work will be showcased in a class print exchange. Students will leave class with artifacts of their various experiences and interpretations of Gatlinburg. Foundation drawing skills are required.


James Ehlers is a professor of Engraving Arts at Emporia State University in Kansas. He earned his MFA from the University of Florida. He has conducted workshops at Frogman’s Printmaking Workshop in South Dakota, IMPACT Printmaking Conferences in Dundee, Scotland and Bristol, England, at MAPC in Minnesota, and universities around the country. Ehlers has participated in group exhibitions in Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Romania, The Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and across the U.S.

James Ehlers

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • $546
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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