Individualized instruction and mentorship

I love sharing new methods of printmaking and helping artists break through a barrier and come to a new relationship with their work. My background as both a painter and a practitioner of bodywork provides the foundation for the way I teach printmaking. As a mentor, I help people slow down, and take the time to notice their own deep and continuing connection to nature and human nature.  Highlighting the sensory experience of the world; seeing, touch, hearing, how we feel the breath, I help students make those sensory connections familiar as their sources of inspiration in their studio practice.  I encourage people to make those connections with their own sensibilities. By being attentive to the texture, the feel of the inks, the paper and the tools of printmaking students learn to let the process guide and inspire them. 
The areas of expertise that I bring to the mentoring program are: color theory applied to layering and color mixing for printmakers, viscosity printing techniques, monotype printing on and off the press, layering and combining monotype with woodcut, and alternative relief plates, collage, and polyester plate lithography, composition and articulating content of personal work. 

Individualized instruction and mentoring is a collaborative effort to find and uncover visible experiences that cannot be expressed in any other way than through the exploration of these materials. I love being present for those moments, and helping each artist shape a series or a whole body of work in light of these discoveries. 

Joyce Silverstone Workshops 2020
North Country Studio Workshops / Bennington College
January 28 – February 2
Scroll Prints: The Viewer Becomes Traveler
Color, Carve and Stencil
February 18-20 / 10am to 5pm
Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
Viscosity and Surface Rolls
March 7 / One-day 10am to 5pm
Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
On and Off the Press
March 20-22 / 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 12noon to 4pm
Concord Art Center, Concord, MA
Tuesday Morning Monotype: Play with the Plate
March 31 through April 28 / 10am to 3pm
Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
Kitchen Table Monotype
May 9 / One-day 10am to 5pm
Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
Pronto Plate Drawings
*taught with oil-based etching inks
May 16 + 17 / 10am to 5pm
Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
Summer Monotype + Monoprint
June 22 – 26 / 10am to 5pm
Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
Disturbing the Surface: Drypoint and Carborundum Monoprints
August 10 -14 / 10am to 4pm
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, Cape Cod, MA
Printmaking: Focus on Expressive Drawing from Nature
October 18 – 24
Snow Farm, New England Craft Program