Summer Workshops 2021

Workshop Testimonials

I have always wanted to take a photoshop class and become a more avid user. I have missed it every time I needed to fix a photo, enhance the colors of one for printing, make a postcard, design a business card, create an invitation.. the list goes on and on. When I saw the class offered by Shepherd and Maudsleigh Studios, I jumped on it. I know Liz intended it to be used mostly for silk screening and printing. It became much more than that. The experience that Liz showed,  the knowledge she shared, the guidance she provided were all superb. Taking the class during our Covid quarantine was the best thing I have done for my mental challenge and creative enhancement. It was the perfect use of the zoom platform. Watching the demos online, while working on my computer was proven to be easy and useful at once. I have taken the class twice and intend to continue taking it. Liz is a wonderful teacher who is capable of pushing me beyond my limits. I definitely recommend it. -Zeina K.

I’m a member at Shepherd and Maudsleigh Studio. I want to let you know how much I enjoyed and learned in the Photoshop workshop given by Liz. She concentrated on techniques we as printmakers would most likely use. Each week we had an assignment and progressively built up our skills using different functions; I found by using them repeatedly I became more comfortable using the program. It’s easy for me to  be overwhelmed when there is so much information but  by using functions that I could immediately apply to my work was very helpful.Thanks Liz for your patience and help. – Sandy C.

This workshop teaches artists to navigate and use Photoshop, which opens up a world of creative exploration and technique for use in printmaking, painting, collage, drawing, or any medium. The combination of Liz’s approach, as an artist herself, with her extensive experience using the program is great. There’s a lot of hands-on teaching and practice and individual attention. In our workshop, Liz made Photoshop accessible even to those who started out with little or no digital skill. It’s an amazing set of tools for making art.” –Kitty G.

Introduction to Wet Cyanotype

Tuesday, June 22nd & Tuesday, June 29th
Instructor: Suzanne Moseley
Cost for two day session: $250

The “Wet Cyanotype” process pushes traditional cyanotype to a new level by experimenting with kitchen chemistry. No experience is needed to jump in and play. The beauty is in its unpredictability, making it accessible to all. The wet process yields a more painterly outcome and a fuller range of color than traditional solar printing. During the first class I will share the basic method along with examples from a year of experimentation. We will coat BFK Rives paper and once dried, assemble your work out in the sun. While it is exposing you can begin to plan your work for the following week, taking the time to create additional materials (photo negatives, drawings, stencils, etc.). Week two you will assemble and expose your new works and I will demonstrate a bleaching technique to add to the fun.

The cost of the class includes basic materials. An additional list will be sent before the first class.

Suzanne Moseley is a printmaker & alternative photography artist with a studio at Shepherd & Maudsleigh Studio. Her wet cyanotype work has been shown in juried art shows around New England and is currently on display at the Left Bank Gallery in Wellfleet and at the Right Fork on Martha’s Vineyard.

This class is limited to 6 attendees. Free parking is provided.

Introduction Silk Screen

Four Sessions
Tuesday, July 13th, Thursday, July 15th
Tuesday, July 20th, Thursday, July 22nd
9am to noon
Instructor: Liz Shepherd
Cost: $350

This workshop will focus on making layered, multicolored screen prints. Juxtaposing multiple screens, images can be created that are dramatic and unexpected. We will be paying particular attention to mixing transparent colors and layering them. We will discuss how to hand draw images, create stencils and how to use basic Photoshop skills. Instruction will take place over the course of four mornings. The studio will be available for independent work during the afternoons. All materials are included (inks, emulsion, screens and equipment) except for printmaking paper and transparency films.

This class is limited to 4 attendees. Free parking is provided.