Studio Visiting Artist Program

Monotype print with a surreal underwater scene that includes a beetle, a seahorse, a tentacle and plants fading from dark to light purple top to bottom
The Adult Studios Visiting Artist Program brings renowned international artists to our community. Visiting Artists work in the Art Center Studios and share their creative processes. Programs include:
  • Demonstrations
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Exhibitions

Viscosity Techniques for Monotypes, a Workshop with Katherine Levin Lau

March 31, 1-4:30 p.m. and April 1 & 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$450, includes all materials, Register through Eventbrite

For all levels of printmaker, especially those with a keen desire to produce innovative, unique works. 

A state-of-the-art printmaking technique, Viscosity Printing allows printmakers to produce non-identical multiples by layering colors on a zinc metal plate. Participants can expect to learn about the technical foundations of this printmaking process, from the preparation and use of zinc plates, to the use of magenta, cyan and yellow oil inks at varying densities, as well as unique methods for printing, including the utilization of leftover ink (also known as ghosts) and offset images to produce singular compositions. Under the expert guidance of internationally exhibited artist Katherine Levin Lau, this course offers a rare opportunity to tap into her 35 years of studio experience in monotype, and the secrets she has discovered in the process. 

Friday, March 31, 1-4:30 p.m.: Lecture and demonstration of viscosity techniques.

Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Practice viscosity techniques used in monotype printmaking to layer color on your plate. We will be using zinc plates and Graphic Chemical Process Inks (magenta, cyan, and yellow) to mix our colors.

Sunday, April 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Demonstration followed by practice of using paper stencils to add layers to your prints.

Katherine Levin Lau is represented by Walter Bischoff Galerie, Stuttgart. Her recent solo exhibitions include shows in Mexico and Germany. She was born in Saranac Lake, New York, and currently splits time between Saranac Lake and San Jose, California. She has been an Artist in Residence at Bluseed Studios since the early 2000's. For more information, visit

Workshop fee is $450 and includes all materials.

Last updated on February 27, 2023