A little feedback on the workshops

Tools and Materials

Workshops of 2007

Workshops of 2006

Workshops of 2005

Workshops of 2003


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Happy printmakers during some of the workshops:



A little feedback from a few students:

"Hi Matt, thank you again for conducting such a carefully planned and wonderful workshop. You really spoiled us with all the preparation you put into it with the pre-cut paper, pre-cut blocks, jigs,and all the materials within hand's reach. Thank you for welcoming us into your home and shop the way you did. It was a very special event and I am grateful to have been part of it."

Lucie Wellner, June, 2007


"It would have taken me a couple of years to have learned what you shared in a weekend. Absolutely."

Ruth Rego, June, 2007


"I wanted to thank you for an incredibly rewarding workshop experience. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it except to say that I could literally feel all the tension of everyday life being carved away with the wood shavings. It was magical."

Mary Forrester, May, 2006


"Dear Matt, I thank you for the excellent workshop--maybe the best I've taken. I came away feeling I had gotten a complete sense of the Japanese woodcut and a love for the process of making it. For me it's definitely a gateway."

Ruth Ginsburg-Place, May, 2006

Dear Matt,

What a great experience! It feels to me like traveling somewhere new, including a new language, new stuff to adjust your hands to (gouges being analogous to, say, chopsticks versus fork and knife), and new ways of seeing what you're looking at. While you're there it is confusing and sometimes baffling, so sometimes you need to push yourself along, or get a push from a friend (Matt).

On the trip home, you think, was I crazy to do this?

When you get home you're exhausted, but you notice you have a head filled with wonderful images to savor.
That evening when you show your husband your work, and the progression, he loves it and you start to love it too!
And by the next day, just like a trip to a strange place -- the difficulties you experienced along the way have somehow mellowed-out in your memory, and you can only say, "Wow! Am I glad I went there! Gotta go back soon!"

Sally Foskett, April, 2012





















































































































I have taught several color woodblock classes each year since 1997. They say to teach is to learn, and certainly teaching has taught me a great deal. Each new class increases my enjoyment of the interchange, challenge, and variety I believe is inate to the process of making hanga color woodblock prints.


Prints from a class at the Arts Sudents League of Denver in Feb, 2011 (see bigger sizes of the images on the Blog):

Sable Horneck
josef beery
leslie koplow
linda mahoney
Alicia McKim
Janene Vandenburg
lisa ilsley
lucie wellner
ruith rego
Leon Loughridge Carol Blackstock Debbie Mueller-Hruza
Bewth Collier regina may Rachel Basye
Beth Collier-Fogdall Theresa Maria Widawski Rachel Basye


Below find a few pics from a class at the Concord Art Association in Concord, MA, April 11 - 13, 2008:

helen and bob
Bob and Helen printing on the last day.
denis, liz and penny
Denis carves while Liz and Penny work on other tasks.
At the end of the last day the class gathered for a group picture while Helen was printing her last block.

Prints from the workshops

Prints are approx. 4 1/2" x 6". Included are links on the names of students who maintain web-sites of their own work (look for underlines). Each student finishes and editions their print on the last day to be able to receive a portfolio of all the prints from the class. When you consider many of these prints were made by folks who may never have carved, made prints, or sometimes even taken an art class before, it is quite exciting to think of what this imagery represents!

Workshop of 2007:

josef beery
leslie koplow
linda mahoney
Leslie Koplow
lisa ilsley
lucie wellner
ruith rego
Lisa Ilsley Lucie Wellner Ruth Rego
  regina may  
Regina May  


Workshop of 2006:

Al Converse
Alex Forbes
James Graham Ruth Ginsburg-Place Sara Norton
forrester   worsley
Mary Forrester   Jennifer Worsley



Workshop of 2005:

Costanza Biaocco
debiase   gersh
Judith DeBiase   Michael Gersh
schecter brunner frenna
Stephanie Schecter Barbara Brunner Tom Frenna

Kristina Beal

Workshops of 2003.

kasmer white hattie
Cindie Kazmer
Deloris White
Hattie Friedman
  waller ekedahl
  Britta Waller Barbara Ekedahl
elmore buchbinder torrey
Kal Edmore Jane Buchbinder Margot Torrey

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Workshop of 2002:

Beth King
M. J. Spring
Lynn Desmarais
Paul Davis Brenda Asher


Margot Torrey


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Workshops of 2001:

  mortimer   peltier


Carol Mortimer


  Howard Peller



  John Cote


Linda Langlais



Susan McGrew*

    * (Susan said she had never taken an art class and had almost no experience making art. Her print and the way she went about making it made quite an impresssion on me. Click on the image for a larger view.)

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