Fall 2020

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.

In Studio Watercolor Monotypes with Danielle Pratt
November 21st, 2020
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$150.00 some materials included

For the safety of our instructor and class participants, this class is limited to 2 attendees. A Covid questionnaire will be sent prior to the first class.

Watercolor monotype is a method of making prints that captures the luminosity of watercolor paintings and the creative possibilities of printmaking and collage. In this one-day workshop, we will look at how to create a multilayered print with watercolor using frosted vellum as our plate. Danielle will demonstrate how to prepare the vellum and watercolors for printing, as well as cut stencils and collage them on the press. Painting on vellum plates with watercolor is an easy way to play with color washes, gestural brush strokes, and blooming pools of pigment. No previous printing or painting experience necessary! We have a basic supply of watercolors. You are invited to bring yours as well. Vellum plates are provided.

Danielle Pratt is a recent graduate from Boston University College of Fine Arts. She currently works as a Gallery Operator at the ICA while she’s not at the studio. She has shown in several local Boston galleries, as well as curated some exhibitions in the Boston and Charlestown area.

All levels welcome. Free parking is provided.

Papier Mâché Bowl
Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
10 am to 12 pm plus 1pm to 2pm
Instructor: Liz Shepherd
Cost: $75 plus $25 materials fee
(hand printed paper, archival adhesive, instruction sheet)

Registration closes on November 23

Handprinted Japanese paper is used for papier mâché to create beautiful and useful bowls.

All materials will be mailed to participants and are included in the tuition
This workshop is open to all makers, no art experience is required.
Workshop is taught using Zoom technology.

Participants are asked to sign in on Zoom 10 minutes prior to classes. Late comers cannot be guaranteed admittance due to Zoom requirements.