New Grounds Print Shop
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery nurtures creative minds in a 4,000-square-foot haven where artists can pursue their own projects or learn the basics and nuances of myriad printmaking forms during workshops. Artists enjoy full access to six hand-operated etching presses, a darkroom, studio space, a classroom, and gallery spaces where both local and international masterpieces adorn the walls, inspiring onlookers to get in touch with their inner muses or kidnap someone else’s.
Those moved to channel their creativity can join classes that delve into subjects ranging from etching on copper plates to traditional woodcuts and carving linoleum blocks. All workshops employ nontoxic inks, eschewing the traditional pigments, whose dangerously radioactive ingredients explain, in retrospect, Da Vinci’s third eye and Dürer’s vestigial tail.