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Please join us for an Open House in our Kennedy Press on February 17th from 12 to 6pm. We’ll start things off with a shop orientation for folks who are interested in becoming subscribers or joining the open studio sessions from 12 – 2pm, followed by a very special technique demonstration by a guest artist* from 2pm to 4pm. The day will finish with an open studio to make prints, meet fellow printmakers, and get to know Kennedy Press from 4pm to 6pm. Donations in 3 different affordable amounts to help us pay the artists and keep our programming robust!
Accessibility notes: Our current studio is on the third floor and we do not have an elevator. Handicapped parking is available.
*Artist Demo with Adriane Herman

Monotype – Reductive + Additive – for Mark-Makers
(or) Reductive + Additive Monotype for Mark-Makers


Markmakers start your engines! Enjoy an afternoon of singularly sensuous mark making of both the additive and reductive variety. Explore these two modes of making that can make an impression after one run, especially on certain papers, or create complexity through accretion of transparent colors and shapes. We will utilize a press for this workshop, but both of these media can also be hand-printed.

Things to bring any source materials such as sketchbooks, photocopies, transparencies, stencils, or natural forms you wish to use for reference / tracing, etc. Plexiglas will be provided for the workshop along with some paper. You’re welcome to bring any printmaking papers you happen to have. Basic printmaking paper will be available for purchase. All experience levels are welcome.

About Adriane Herman

Chair of Printmaking at Maine College of Art & Design, Adriane Herman has had solo exhibitions at Adam Baumgold Gallery (NY); Western Exhibitions (Chicago), Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art; Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Kiosk Gallery (Kansas City), Rose Contemporary and SPEEDWELL projects (Portland). Group exhibitions include: The Dalarnas Museum (Sweden); Portland Museum of Art; The Brooklyn Museum; Chapel Street Gallery (Yale); and Chosen Barren Land (Taiwan).

Herman’s work is held in The Whitney Museum of American Art; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art; Progressive Corporation; Walker Art Center; The Ulrich Museum, Colby College Museum, and Bates College Museum of Art, and included in: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking; Printmaking at the Edge; and Thomas Kinkade: The Artist in the Mall. Her collaborative project entitled “The Freeing Throwers,” was featured on KCUR, a National Public Radio station in Kansas City.

Herman is a 2019 Kindling Fund grant recipient; has lectured at over 50 institutions, and undertaken residencies in India, Mexico, Maine, Kansas City, Chicago, Nova Scotia; and was an inaugural Residential Fellow at Lunder Institute of Art in 2021. She has a B.A. from Smith College, and an M.F.A. from UW-Madison. Herman received ecomaine’s Eco-Excellence award for “Out of Sorts,” included in “Anthropocenic: Art About the Natural World in the Human Era,” at The Bates College Museum.