This is what people are saying about printmaking courses with Linda Germain:
One student’s experience in Make Monotypes – I wanted to take this class for quite a while, but as I had already experimented a fair bit with a gel plate, I wasn’t sure how much I’d learn.
My friend, a bookbinding instructor took the class a while back, and spoke very highly of it. She really enjoyed it and learned a lot. And I had seen some of her prints that she incorporated into her bookmaking projects.
I’m very glad I took the course – it was exactly what I wanted- it encouraged me to use my own images and experiment with found objects and stencils/masks I created myself.
So many other books, videos and blog posts focused on use of commercial stencils and other products. I really appreciate that this course focuses on finding or making one’s own tools!
You will be amazed at how much you learn from Linda. Each day she shows you techniques, through her very informative videos. You can play the videos again and again to further understand the process.
I learned the basics – making a plate, rolling ink (this took some practice!) and pulling a print. I am pleased with this. I feel that I can really move on and explore this technique in greater depth on my own.
Marsha Hardin Reske – Make Monotypes
Prior to this class, I had been working primarily with the acrylic paint on the commercial gelatin plate. The best thing was learning how to work with printmaking ink on the homemade gelatin and glycerin plate. Linda is an excellent teacher who is very well organized. She breaks everything down into easily digestible bits of information. Her genuine passion for the art form is inspiring.
Dori Melton – www.lusciouslifestudios.com – Make Monotypes
I bought Nancy Marculewicz’s Gelatin Printmaking book in 2006, but I was not sure how certain effects were obtained. Now, I know how to create the effects and results that I want. Before, my gelplate dried out too fast. The glycerin and gelatin recipe is much stronger and longer lasting. I have already told people how amazing this course is (was) and that you are the most wonderful teacher. I was impressed with your involvement. I expected one lesson a week and was surprised by the 5 short lessons a week. I could better absorb all the information and practice everything.
After class ended I bought the commercial gel plate. I was surprised that I like how the homemade plate works better. Still printing and exploring the process.
Sanet Richter – S. Africa – Make Monotypes
Linda is a clear and thorough teacher, who is even open to suggestions. I would recommend this class to a friend.
Barbara Gould – Make Monotypes
I am delighted at how well organized the class is and how much I am learning. Linda, you are a wonderful teacher. THANKS. Each lesson is well thought out, and the videos are easy to understand. I truly appreciate your interest in each student’s development. It has been absolutely perfect, and I am so grateful that you offered this class online. I hope you offer an advanced class sometime soon!Elenor Martin Austria – Make Monotypes
I was so pleased to actually make the printing plate with glycerin. I had been thinking about it for about a year but never did it before the class. Linda’s organization is excellent. I would say the class was worthwhile and it was successful.
Sandy Sapienza – Make Monotypes
Emily Archer, Make Monotypes
It was the best six weeks I can remember ever having in February! Linda’s preparation and planning for the class were flawless, and if we still had questions about the process, she never hesitated to think of different ways of explaining it. I loved finding that there were participants from all over the world. It was a truly rich experience! The class left me with a huge curiosity about what I can now do on my own. Printmaking will continue to be a huge part of my art-making! Just that I’m very grateful for Linda’s consideration, sensitivity, and sense of humor.
Pru Barry – Make Monotypes
Margery Jennings, Make Monotypes
Jane Ross, Make Monotypes
The format of Make Monotypes was easy to follow, informative and enjoyable. I now have a better understanding of layering and compositions when printing with the glycerin and gelatin plate.
Ellen Bennett – Australia – Make Monotypes
Diane Hamburg – Make Monotypes
Thanks so much for your quick responses. I expected a response sometime this evening. What a pleasure to be in your class. Thanks for your patience and humor! I have never enjoyed an online class so much.
Mary Rodas, Make Monotypes
The lessons and planning were excellent to build skill upon skill. The sharing and support from the Facebook group made it feel like an inperson class. I gained skill and confidence from the appreciative comments and critical analysis about composition and design. I would a tell a friend, Do it! It’s fun and inspiring.Margey Knapp – Australia – Make Monotypes
I have just watched the welcome videos, and I am really impressed with how well thought out your class is. I have done a lot of online classes over the last two years and this is the first one that explains how to get ready before the class begins. Thank you for the workspace set up video, it reminded me that I forgot to get the palette (off to the shops today). I am really looking forward to this class. I know it is going to be great fun.
Wendy Burgess, Australia – Make Monotypes
“I was thrilled to be at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and to learn this brilliant method of printing with leaves, bark and even pineapple slices. Linda’s teaching style fostered camaraderie and fearless self expression and the confidence to continue the process at home. I left with a love for gelatin monoprinting, its convenience, and its powerful use of color, shape and found objects.”
Patricia Boissevain, Make your Mark – Haystack 2012
“I loved the Gelatin workshop I took with Linda. It wasn’t my first time using this technique but by the end of the workshop I really felt like I was making art instead of just playing around. I learned lots of new techniques to use with the Gelatin and came away with some new friends too. One thing that was interesting is that although everyone in the class was using the same materials and techniques, all of the art was distinctive.
~Angela Hayes 2013 – Three Day Gelatin Monotype Printmaking Intensive – WPA – Austin Texas
Linda’s workshops are the perfect mix of instruction and going wild creating on my own. There are no mistakes. Everything is perfect and can be adapted, trimmed, printed over- unlimited possibilities! I keep taking the class because I learn and do something new every time. I make tons of prints and pull them out to incorporate into all kinds of projects.
Paula Martel -Play for the Day and Artist’s Books
“LOVED your class and can’t wait to take another!!
You have a real gift for teaching and verbalizing the techniques. So impressed with your instructional brochure!! Amazing!
I imagine your book will be incredible !! I see you doing a tv segment on your craft soon!
BTW Ordered my paints and rollers!
Hope to start printing this weekend!”
Leota Surrette, Play for the Day
I enjoyed the day very much and discovered that I CAN transfer the prints right into my paintings!COOL BEANS!!!I love your casual style–full of humor and totally approachable! Plus, hanging out with other artists for a few hours was the icing on the cake! I’ll be back for more….”
Paula Estey – Mixed Media Artist – PaulaEstey.com – Play for the Day
“It was great to meet you…I loved the class, your instruction were easy to follow, very clear and on target. I felt a freedom in this exploration of printing without the complexity of being so precise …lately I like simple….I like this technique with the gelatin…so so fun and easy…
Came home with some fun prints and inspired by it all.”
ZsuZsanna Donnell – www.gingermoonstudios.com – Play with Printmaking
Linda’s class was wonderfully creative and lots of fun!With a supportive and encouraging teaching style everyone in the class no matter what their ability walked away with a terrific artistic experience. I can’t wait to go back!
Christine M. Hatch – Marketing Events Manager – Gelatin Printmaking Play for the Day
“I just flipped through my print book again and I’m thrilled with the pieces I created. Linda’s workshop was wonderful. Her instructions and enthusiasm made the whole day fruitful and memorable. I highly recommend gelatine printing and Linda’s class to artists of all levels of ability.”
Thank you so much!”
Nancy Beaudette – Singer, Songwriter and Artist -www.nancybeaudette.com – Printmaking – Play for the Day
” I liked walking through the process and found it very soothing. Through the class I found a new medium, at a reasonable cost, to express my creativity and build upon my artistic skills.”
Susan O’Hora, – Early Childhood Educator, – Make your Mark Gelatin Print Workshop
“Linda’s guided process (yoga printmaking?) is instantly effective to arrest self-censoring, free the impulse, and introduce essential “moves” in mono-printing. She provides the tools and atmosphere that nurture the student’s unique creative vocabulary.”
David Zoffoli – Executive Director – Creative Haverhill – Monotypes on Fabric
“Linda Germain is a natural teacher. She provides just enough guidance to feel comfortable in creating ones own experience. I would sign up again.”
Michael VALVO – Creative Director – red M studio – Monotypes on Fabric
To experience printmaking with Linda Germain check out the current workshop schedule here.