2022 Conference Workshops

Workshop opportunities include hands on, lecture, and round-table discussion format in addition to engaging keynote sessions and time to connect with colleagues. Attendance verification and CTLE credit are available for up to 14 CTLE hours.

Over 85 workshops are offered with no advance selection necessary; a small selection of ticketed Extended Hands-On Studio workshops are avaialble for an additional fee. Please read workshop descriptions and materials requirements/recommendations carefully prior to registering for Ticketed Workshops. Preregistered and ticketed events are not refundable. 


Complete Workshop List with Descriptions alt 
General Schedule Workshops are either 50 minutes or 110 minutes. Cancellations sometimes happen due to circumstances beyond our control. Workshops are subject to change without notice.  

General session are open to all participants; some workshops have a materials fee up to $5 to participate fully in the workshop, as indicated in the description. Please plan ahead to have cash on hand if there is a materials fee. 


Please read workshop descriptions and materials requirements/recommendations carefully prior to registering for Ticketed Workshops. To preregister for a ticketed event, select the desired workshop option(s) on the Preregistered Workshops section in the Conference Registration FormPreregistered and ticketed events are non-refundable. 

Extended Hands-On Studio Workshops
We are pleased to offer a small selection of Extended Time Interactive workshop opportunities to encourage personal and professional interaction in an expanded time frame workshop with limited participants. Please be sure to read descriptions and materials lists carefully before selecting an extended time workshop. Preregistered Extended Studio Workshops are $30 non-refundable fee

Gel Press Printaganza
Join Jen Matott, Educational Ambassador for Gel Press in a hands-on workshop. You will get to try several techniques using a gel press plate. Prepare to get messy and walk away with lesson ideas, prints and lots of fun!
Jennifer Matott E, M, HS
FRIDAY AM 10:00-12:50

Layers of Meaning
In this workshop you will explore the process of creating interesting layers of personal marks and textures through play and exploration. As the work develops through differences you will have stopping points and exercises along the way to slowly find a direction and personal meaning for you as an artist.
Sharon Ciccone E, M, HS, C
FRIDAY AM 10:00-12:50

FUNdamental Bookmaking for the Art Classroom
Get ready to have FUN making books! A great start for basic bookmaking in the Art classroom using low tech and low budget methods and materials. Participants will make 14 or more different book models which they can incorporate into their classrooms and adapt to most ages. 
Monica Schor and Lisa Conger E, M, HS
FRIDAY PM 2-4:50

Gelli Arts! Transfers and More
This workshop will give you ways on creating amazing monoprints using Gelli Arts! printing plates paired with a variety of mediums and surfaces. We will cover layering paint, “one-pull” layers, stencils, texturing, color theory, rescuing prints, transfers and use in mixed media. No matter your skill level this workshop is loaded with techniques for using the Gelli® printing plates.
Veronica Kruger E, M, HS, C
FRIDAY PM 2-4:50

Triple Chain Sewn Spine Journal
Create a beautiful sewn spine visual journal to use on your own or with your students (HS or college level) This sewn spine journal with a felt cover looks complicated but is a great introduction to bookmaking.
Beth Atkinson HS, C
SATURDAY AM 10-12:50 

Tibetan Flags
Inspired by textile arts, participants will design and carve easy cut printing blocks to create dynamic designs to print on their flags. Collaboration will be encouraged! Tibetan Flags are colorful rectangular cloths that are hung outside and used to promote compassion, peace, strength, and wisdom. The tradition transcends many cultures.
Jennifer LaCava M, HS
SATURDAY AM 10-12:50

Make Your Own Clay Paint Palette Set and Spiral Tree
Join Lauren Nels to design and create your own clay paint palette set for watercolors and a spiral tree. Both projects are great for your own use or to introduce to students. Supplies are provided and products will be generously donated by Amaco/Brent! Please bring a box for transport.
Lauren Nels E, M, HS


Special Printmaking Studio Intensive with Chris Ann Ambery


Chris Ann Ambery is a New York based multi-disciplinary artist and educator. She received an MFA in Printmaking from LIU Post, BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design, and studied with the Passalaqua School of Drawing and Illustration.      


Chris Ann is a painter and printmaker who maintains an active studio practice. She is passionate about utilizing safer and less toxic artists materials and methods of printmaking. Over her career Chris Ann has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally. Her work is held in the collections of the Stony Brook Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and the Long Island University Art Department as well as in many private collections. Her Solarplate Etchings have been included in the Heckscher Museum of Art’s LI Biennial. She was awarded the Women’s Studio Workshop Award through the Inspiration Plus Foundation. Chris Ann teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate studio and art history courses at Long Island University, St. Joseph’s College, Nassau Community College, and Suffolk County Community College; she teaches workshops at various Arts Councils.

Monotype Printmaking with Chris Ann
Explore the expressive, painterly, and environmentally friendly method of printmaking known as Monotype. No prior printmaking experience necessary. Beginner and seasoned artists alike will enjoy drawing upon their creative energy to create unique plates and prints. We will explore black and white as well as color inking and will use items found in nature to create interesting textures.

$50 All studio materials included. Includes paper for up to 8 prints. 
Chris Ann Ambery ALL
FRIDAY AM 10-12:50

Solarplate Etching with Chris Ann

Learn the incredibly versatile and environmentally friendly method of printmaking called Solarplate etching. Beginner and seasoned artists alike will enjoy exploring this exciting, non-toxic medium. Solarplate etching utilizes a thin steel plate that is coated with a UV light sensitive photopolymer. All that is needed to create a plate is sunlight, water, and your imagination! No harsh chemicals or solvents involved. This method works well for photography as well as drawing. Artists will explore various materials and learn a variety of ways to create unique plates and prints.

Photographers: II you would like to work with photography, please convert images to black and white then print them onto a transparency. The image size should be 6” x 8” or slightly larger.  print them on a home printer just be sure to use the transparency that is appropriate for your printer (Do not use Pictorico).

$60 All studio materials included. Includes 1 solar plate and paper for up to 8 prints.
Chris Ann Ambery ALL

FRIDAY PM 2-4:50
SATURDAY AM 10-12:50