Studio Practice Workshops

Studio Practice Workshops offer artists training and mentorship to advance their practices in McColl Center’s art labs. Each workshop is taught by a McColl Center lab assistant who provides equipment training and hours of one-on-one technical guidance focused on each artist’s independent projects. With an assigned lab space and access to equipment for the duration of the workshop, participating artists are encouraged to take artistic risks, explore new techniques, and complete works. As part of our commitment to artist safety, participation is limited, and we require all staff and participants to adhere to rigorous health and safety standards, including the use of masks and physical distancing.  


Skill Levels: 

  Open to all artists. No experience in the selected medium or process is required.  

  Artists who have no formal training with the medium or process. 

  Artists who have a basic knowledge of the medium or process, and are comfortable using a variety of equipment including hand tools and power tools. 

  Artists who have some formal training in critical aspects of the medium and process. 

  Artists who have are proficient in the medium or process. Minimum of five years of experience in the field and multiple portfolios of artists’ work. 

  Artists with advanced knowledge of the medium or process. A portfolio review is required.


Half-tuition scholarships are available for Studio Practice Workshops. Please contact Claudia Gonzalez Griffin at cgriffin@mccollcenter.org for scholarship information. 

Cancelation policy: Participants who cancel enrollment anytime up to 15 days before the first day of a workshop will receive a full refund minus the $23 processing fee. Those who cancel less than 8 days before the first day of a workshop will not receive a refund unless it is a result of a positive COVID diagnosis. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the start of the workshop, you will receive a credit for a future program. Participants must register and attend the new workshop within ten months.

Screen Printing: Contemporary Methods

Begins Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Printmaking: Experimental Monotype

Begins Monday, November 8, 2021

Woodworking: 
Essential Skills + Equipment

Begins Saturday, December 4, 2021

Metal techniques:
Tools + Tricks of Welding

Begins Saturday, January 15, 2022