KAREN D. BECKWITH
KAREN D. BECKWITH - Contemporary American Artist & Printmaker

ADVENTURES IN PRINT

Master Printer KAREN D. BECKWITH offers a series of PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS. From the simply curious about printmaking, to the professional artist who desires to create an edition of fine art prints, Karen has a print studio experience that meets your needs!

ADVENTURES IN PRINT

Karen Beckwith offers a unique series of printmaking experiences to artists ranging from beginners to professionals. You can choose A day to play, a week to sweat, or an in-depth collaborative experience with A Master Printer! 

Karen's printmaking workshops are conducted at PING PONG PRESS, in collaboration with Corrie Slawson, in Cleveland Heights, OH. 

ONE FOR FUN

COME PLAY IN A PRINTSHOP! These one day printmaking workshops give you the opportunity to experience a range of rewarding print processes. In groups of 1 to 3 people, you can explore COLLAGRAPHS, LINOLEUM CUTS, MONO-TYPES, PLATE LITHOGRAPHY, SCREEN PRINTS and WOODCUTS. Each ONE FOR FUN session focuses on one of these processes, and each session results in finished prints. You will leave the workshop with 1-2 fine art prints in appropriately sized mats with plastic sleeves - a professional presentation that allows you to immediately show off your new found creative prowess! These workshops are great for people who have never been inside a print shop, and they can also be geared for professionals who want a touch of something new, or to execute a small project. While READY TO FRAME PRINTS are the most common projects for these sessions, GREETING CARDS and HOLIDAY CARDS can also be created. 

4 HOUR SESSION: $140 per person plus materialS   8 HOUR SESSION: $280 per person plus materials

Call the phone number at the bottom of this page to arrange a ONE FOR FUN Adventure in Print.

 

 

PING PONG PRESS PRINT CAMPS

 Immerse yourself in a focused 5 day workshop exploring printmaking processes. Our camps are designed for working artists looking to expand their professional repertoire in a focused and fun environment. PING PONG PRESS camps are held in a private print studio located in the inviting neighborhood of Coventry in Cleveland, Ohio.

Choose your own adventure in Print

DATES: May 13-17, 2019  9:30-3:30 Only TWO spots left!

June 10-14 FULL

July 8-12 and 15-19 PPP is hosting 3 students from Taiwan!

August 5-9 FULL

Ping Pong Press offers a wide variety of processes to choose from. Explore etching, wood lithography, screen printing, plate lithography, photo lithography, collagraphs or monotype. With these versatile print processes you will be creating images through the buildup of print layers. Choose a process and dig deep for 5 days. Experiment with mark making, drawing, layering of imagery and more.  At the end of the week you will have an exciting array of prints and a whole new group of skills to add to your creative tool box. Print editions can be created in this workshop.

5 DAY PRINT CAMP: $750 per person plus a materials fee

CAMP SIZE LIMITED TO 3 PEOPLE

Call the phone number at the bottom of this page for more information or to reserve a spot in a PING PONG PRESS Print Camp.

 

 

MASTER COLLABORATIONS

Are you a professional artist that would like to create a fine art edition of prints? MASTER COLLABORATIONS are a challenging and empowering experience which are custom tailored to your creative needs. These creative immersions allow you to execute your artistic vision in printmaking through one-on-one sessions with master printer Karen D. Beckwith. You will develop your idea, articulate it with a choice of mark making techniques, and work in a professional printmaking studio in collaboration with the creative knowledge and technical expertise of a master print maker. You can develop new imagery, or work towards translating a current image into a print. This is not a copy of what you might normally do, but rather an extension of your vision and skill through the application of new materials and new processes. Either way, you will be creating an image that is unique to the challenges inherent in the printmaking process. This is a collaboration that enables you to make something you wouldn't be able to otherwise by accessing very specific technical expertise and creative facilitation specifically geared to you. This meeting of the minds is a powerful way to create, and it offers you a unique opportunity to look at your work from a dynamic new perspective. Fine art print editions numbering 10-25 are the typical result of these master level sessions.

The time frame on these projects ranges from 3-5 consecutive days, to numerous sessions over longer periods of time. The scheduling is tailored to your professional needs. These projects are priced independently and require an initial 1-2 hour consultation where you and Karen will look at your artwork, chat about what you are considering, define what your project will entail, and establish its expected outcome.

CONSULTATION: $75   ONE-ON-ONE PROFESSIONAL PRINTMAKING SESSIONS: $75 per hour plus a materials fee

Call the phone number at the bottom of this page to arrange a MASTER COLLABORATION.