One-Pass Prints is the combination of monotype with line etching on copper. Students will begin by creating a line etching on a 9”x12” plate (students may also cut this into smaller plates). The line etching will be inked in intaglio and then color will be added through the monotype process.


This class will teach students how to mix color as well as oils into the inks to change the viscosity. The instructor utilizes a certain oil/ink ratio that allows the ink to be easily painted on to the plate but will not run and smoosh together when sent through the press.


When the plate is inked up in both intaglio and monotype, it will be run through the press one time, creating a completed image with color and line in one pass.


*great for beginners or advanced students!


  • Saturday & Sunday 11:00 - 2:00

    September 28, October 5, 6 (3 Days - no class Sept. 29)

    Limited to 6 students

    Includes 9 hours of open workshop time

  • Erica Criss is an artist and arts administrator fueled by passion and a devotion to the arts. Her career started in Ohio when she received a teaching fellowship from Kent State University. During grad school she  taught several classes in fine art printmaking while managing the studio and learning everything she could about administering arts-educational programming.

    Erica's work at Kent State springborded her into the world of non-profits. Alongside friends and colleagues, she worked to secure a grant to open a fine art printmaking studio in Akron, OH. In 2012 the grant was awarded and Rubber City Prints rented its first home in the downtown area. Shortly after she moved to New York, but remained an active member of the board.

    Since moving to New York Erica has worked at a few non-profit art organizations across functions like programming, development, marketing, fundraising, and so much more. For the past four years she has been the Director of Operations at MGC. 

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New York City Department of Cultural Affairs | The Scherman Foundation for its generous and continuing support | The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation | The Charles Locke Art Fund | The Jockey Hollow Foundation |  Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation | Friends and MGC members who have made donations to the Center


Our programs are supported in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.