Professional Development Courses

MGC is an approved DOE vendor and offers Professional Development Workshops (PDW) for High School educators taught by Master printmakers. 

Contact to schedule your workshop

Erica Criss, Director of Operations


Flexible Dates

Workshops are designed to be five hours on a single day; participants will learn and practice at least two separate printmaking techniques – one in the morning and one after lunch.



Master printmaker, Kathy Caraccio 


Kathy Caraccio is an artist and sole proprietor of K.Caraccio Printing Studio and Gallery. She founded this studio in 1977 to provide Master Printer and platemaking services to many artists such as: Romare Bearden, Louise Nevelson, Emma Amos, Mel Bochner, and Sol LeWitt. She has taught printmaking at NYU, Columbia University, Parsons/New School, Pratt, and currently at the National Academy. Her prints and collages have shown internationally and are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Zimmerli Museum, and the Library of Congress.


Course Description

These courses are designed for teachers who would like to bring the creativity and enriching experiences of printmaking to their arts curriculum. It will be a hands-on workshop, where participants will directly experience and learn the nuances of several printmaking techniques.  Techniques taught will vary depending upon participants’ previous printmaking experience, but may include:  dry point on plexi-glass and paper lithography. Participants will leave with lesson plans and handouts geared to diverse instructional levels.  The handouts will also include step-by-step instructions for the processes learned, and helpful resources about printmaking, such as internet sites and books.


While this is a one day workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to take advantage of the Manhattan Graphic Centers printmaking facilities for an additional 8 hours of open studio time over the following week, fully allowing them to experiment with the techniques learned, giving them further first-hand experience and portfolio pieces to show students.


Participants will also be introduced to the Manhattan Graphic Centers Visiting Printmakers Workshop, a fully grant funded program which brings printmaking into schools.

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New York City Department of Cultural Affairs | The Scherman Foundation for its generous and continuing support | New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature | 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.