Jeffrey Hirst

Express your visual voice through printmaking in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Jeff Hirst

Date:  April 11-18, 2023


Location:  Guanajuato, Mexico.

Workshop Venue: Estudio Piramidal

More about Jeffrey Hirst:  https://www.jeffreyhirst.com


In this printmaking workshop, artists will explore carborundum printmaking. Carborundum is a silicon carbide grit that is used to create rich tonal plates and prints.


Carborundum prints are known for their textural and painterly surfaces, intense color, and a strong physicality.​ We will use various materials as print substrates including acrylic plates and cardboard.


The class will involve printing multiple plates that add to complex layers of visual information. Along with carborundum printing, the class will also use drypoint, viscosity printing and monoprinting to add to the complexity of imagery.


All images will be printed using Akua intaglio and liquid pigment inks. Artists will be exposed to transparent and opaque color relationships that add to richness to images. The class will cover multiple registration systems that make printing easy and accurate.

While much technical information is covered in the class, the overall emphasis is using the processes to reflect each artist's personal vision.


Workshop participants will create, build, and re-build printing surfaces and imagery to explore personal direction while at the same time stretching individual boundaries.


We will use sketchbooks to help develop and work out quick studies, We will also use prompts that explore mark-making.


Mixed-Media Approaches Toward Printmaking is open to artists with no printmaking experience to advanced printmakers.   Class size is limited to 10.

Cost:  $1300 per person

What is included:

  • Welcome botanas (hors d'oeuvres) and drinks

  • 5 days of instruction

  • An awesome printmaking studio

  • 6 breakfasts (if you stay at Alma del Sol or Hotel del Color)

  • 5 home cooked lunches

  • Daily coffee, tea, and agua fresca (light fruit-flavored water)

  • Daily hora feliz (happy hour) on the beautiful Alma del Sol rooftop

  • Akua inks and other printmaking materials

What is not included:

  • Lodging

  • Airfare and taxis to/from the airport

  • Dinners

  • Optional free day excursion cost 

Jeff will provide a supply list soon.

Estudio Piramidal

Jeff Hirst

View from Alma del Sol

Estudio Piramidal

On the way to happy hour at Alma Del Sol

Breakfast at Casa Alma

Lunch at Estudio Piramidal