Hands-on Workshops

Workshops with Ron Pokrasso take place throughout the year and around the globe with exciting opportunities to study in Europe, Mexico, throughout the US or right in Pokrasso’s home-town – Santa Fe, NM.

And if you’re interested in assisted sessions or creating a tailor-made workshop, just send an email with your requested dates and details to pokrasso@gmail.com.

Solarplate and ImagOn Platemaking services are available as well. Send an email to pokrasso@gmail.com to discuss your project needs.

Monotype and Chine Collé with a Side of Photopolymer, with Ron Pokrasso

June 26, 2023 - June 30, 2023
Location: Remarque Print Workshop, Albuquerque, NM
Ruby’s Pillar Relationship

Week Long Summer Workshop

Ron Pokrasso’s approach to monotype in combination with chine colle/collage and photopolymer platemaking will open your eyes and working process to a whole new range of possibilities.

Using Akua non-toxic products Pokrasso will demonstrate numerous methods to working with inks and tools. A section on photopolymer plate making includes the preparation of your transparencies and concepts in how to best integrate repeatable imagery into unique compositions. He will guide you through registration methods to be able to use multiple plates with perfection. Using dry paper you will enjoy the immediacy of reworking the surface and the ease in coming back days later to works in progress.

You will learn how to think in layers, where many options become available in one or more impressions. While you have a monotype plate in the works you may decide to incorporate a background plate and perhaps a chine colle element or a photopolymer plate. With so many surfaces, your options will become endless and the mixing and matching of imagery will have the potential to move you into exciting new directions.

This workshop is kind of an overview of many of the different short classes presented at Remarque but with Pokrasso’s unique approaches interspersed with art making philosophies and combined into one intensive, enriching, eco-friendly week long art immersion.

This workshop is suitable to all levels of experience.

Mixed Media Printmaking in Ireland

August 19, 2023 - August 27, 2023
Location: Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland
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Immerse yourself in a fabulous week long printmaking journey in the majestic beauty of coastal northwest Ireland and to the unique opportunity of working at the prestigious Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Workshop is limited to 10 participants.

Click Here for more information and to register online.

Workshop members share fully equipped self-catering traditional cottages with a view of the sea on the edge of Ballycastle village, an easy walk from the studio. Cottages have private bedrooms and shared kitchen and living areas. Most have ensuite baths.

For photos and much more information, please visit the Ballinglen website.

Registration: $2200 includes
workshop tuition and shared studio space for 7 days
all in studio materials
private room from August 19-27
lunch/ dinner/ dessert/ tea/ coffee each workshop day
full use of Ballinglen library and studio facilities 24/7
transportation to and from Ballina the nearest bus or train station.

Click Here for the Booking form to register or contact Director, Una Forde

Ballinglen Arts Foundation is located in the rural village of Ballycastle, County Mayo. Ballina a shopping town with a population of about 9,500 is about a half hour from Ballycastle, a village of 350. The beach is about a mile from the village and there are numerous loop walks that are easily accessed. In Ballycastle, there is traditional music once weekly in the local pub and Mary’s Cottage Kitchen tearoom has daily lunches and home baking available. A butcher shop, grocery store and an off license are also available. There are obvious marks of continuous habitation for 6000 years in this part of the country so an optional day trip to Ceide Fields (a 6000 year old Neolithic site) Downpatrick Head, the round tower in Killala, and Lacken Strand are available.

Click Here for more information and to register online.

For questions about class content or materials:
Ron Pokrasso pokrasso@gmail.com  
505 577 6296

For all other inquiries:
Una Forde unaforde.baf@gmail.com 
or phone The Ballinglen Arts Foundation office,
+353 96 43 184 from outside Ireland,
096 43 184 from within Ireland.

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