Spring 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.

Acting in compliance with Massachusetts Covid-19 safety standards for
social distancing, hygiene protocols, cleaning and disinfecting

In-person Introduction to Silkscreen Class
Limit to three attendees
Two Saturdays, April 24th and May 1st
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Instructor: Liz Shepherd
Cost: $250 for each two-day session

If you compare a digital print and a screen print of the same imagery next to each other, you will see a vast difference! Screen printing offers layering techniques that graphic artists know from Photoshop, but silkscreen results are infinitely more interesting in their imperfections. This workshop will focus on making layered, multi-colored 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. Workshop attendees will be provided with guidelines for image creation.
Masking will be required. The instructor will be fully vaccinated.

Free parking is provided.

27 Dunstan Street
West Newton, MA 02465
info@shepherdandmaudsleighstudio.com
617-842-4010

Liz Shepherd produces large-scale sculptural installations, which bring to mind ideas about the earthly and the divine. She uses printmaking to enhance objects made of wood or paper. She also produces small, hand pulled print editions.

In the past 15 years she has exhibited in the United States and internationally. Her most recent solo shows were at Georgetown College, Georgetown KY, Artpace in San Antonio, Texas, Scuola di Grafica, Venice, Italy, at Simmons College, Boston and at the Boston Sculptors Gallery.

Her work is the permanent collections at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Edinburgh College of Art, Syracuse University, Boston Children’s Hospital, Hanoi (Vietnam) Contemporary Art Center, Boston Public Library as well as numerous corporate and private collections.