OUR EDUCATION PROGRAM aims to help your students expand their visual literacy skills, nurture their creative expression, and develop their appreciation of the unique role that fine art prints can play in disseminating information and ideas. All of our workshops can be tailored to meet the educational needs of the students.



Why learn about Printmaking?


Printmaking is the most democratic of visual art forms. Because of the multiplicity inherent in the medium, prints have played a unique role throughout history in recording and disseminating information about other cultures; in propagating new aesthetic movements and styles; in spreading propaganda and alternative political thinking across ideological and national boundaries; in disseminating religious images around the world; and in facilitating public dialogue. Long revered by artist for its accessibility and for the opportunities it offers for innovation and experimentation through multiples, printmaking can reach a wide and disparate public, which serves, for many, as their first direct exposure to the art world. From cereal boxes to the revered work of Ellsworth Kelly, printmaking is by nature more accessible and affordable. Printmaking has been embraced by its artists not only for its accessibility but also for the opportunities it offers for innovation and experimentation, often revealing new insights and new directions in an artist’s work.

What We Offer/ Scheduling

IPCNY offers guided tours and printmaking workshops for K-12 and college level students.

To schedule a tour or workshop, make sure to get in touch with Stephanie Trejo at least 4 weeks in advance. If you would like an artist or curator to be present, please contact us five to six weeks in advance. You can submit your reservation request over the phone at 212.989.5090 or by emailing stephanie@ipcny.org.



Elementary & Middle School Students

– Welcome and introductions with Director and Founder, Anne Coffin;

– Short tour of current exhibition led by artist educator with a discussion of
key prints in the show; * Private discussions with printmaking artists and/
or curators about the works in the show (depending on availability)

– Discussion of printmaking techniques such as woodblock, etching,
engraving, and silkscreen, with a presentation of printmaking tools;

-Kid friendly printmaking activity tailored to the current show. Previous
activities have included pop-up books, intaglio on styrofoam, linocut,
and silkscreened t-shirts.

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High School & College Level Students

– Welcome and introductions with Director and Founder, Anne Coffin;

– In depth tour of current exhibition and study room with practicing printmaker
followed by a discussion of new and unique techniques featured in the show;

      * Private discussions with printmaking artists and/or curators about the works
in the show (depending on availability)

– Discussion of artist opportunities at IPCNY in the form of internships and open
calls for submissions, as well as a presentation of opportunities listed our website
at neighboring institutions.


” For the Love of Prints” : An Education Workshops at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood
Center Co-sponsored by ArtConnects


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Kindergarten: Drypoint Workshop 1st and 2nd Grade: Drypoint and Registration
3rd – 5th Grade: Pop Up Book Workshop

IPCNY’s Education Program is generously sponsored by Speedball