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The Print Sampler

September 24 - 29, 2023

Ashton Ludden  ·  ashtonludden.com

Workshop at a glance

A taste of what printmaking can offer your studio practice. Try out and combine various processes and print techniques that give opportunity for unique detail, color, and pattern.


  • Drypoint, hand-engraving (relief + intaglio) and monotype printing
  • Demonstrations on chine collé, à la poupée
  • Registering multiple blocks and plates
  • Troubleshooting common print frustrations


  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Linoleum
  • Wood, if there’s time


  • Introduction to printmaking
  • Learn diverse methods to create hand-made prints
  • Knowledge on how to troubleshoot basic issues in printmaking processes
  • Creating a wide range of prints

Artist Bio

Ashton Ludden is an artist and educator with a specialization in hand-engraving, printmaking, and sign painting. She received her BFA in engraving arts and printmaking from Emporia State University and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Tennessee. She lives in Knoxville where she is co-founder and an active artist of Relay Ridge Collaborative Artist Space. She teaches at the Community School of the Arts and recently retired as lead sign artist for Trader Joe’s. She is 2D coordinator for the 2023 Spring Pentaculum Artist Residency at Arrowmont, and teaches various workshops throughout the region.

  • Ashton Ludden
  • Ashton Ludden
  • Ashton Ludden
  • Ashton Ludden

Workshop Description

During this workshop students will be introduced to a variety of traditional printmaking techniques including drypoint, hand-engraving (intaglio + relief), and monotype and learn how these very different processes can be combined to yield exciting results. You will learn how to prepare materials for creating prints and to troubleshoot common printing issues. All print techniques shown will be created on smaller “sampler” blocks and plates to allow for exploration. Larger blocks and plates will be available for those interested in pursuing additional process in more depth. Class demonstrations include printing techniques such as chine collé, à la poupée, and registering multiple blocks and plates. Open to all skill levels, however some printmaking experience is beneficial.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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