Printmaking Workshop: Blind Embossing

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Explore the technique of blind embossing with artist Jeanne McDonagh. Blind embossing is a printmaking technique that creates a 3d dimensional plate from made and found shapes that results in a raised, tactile impression that can be seen and felt.  We’ll have cardboard, hot glue and a variety of art supplies for you to experiment with building a composition.  We will emboss our final designs on printmaking paper.  This workshop is intended for adults.

Blind Embossing Example from The Curious Printmaker
Example of blind embossing. See more at

About the Instructor: Jeanne McDonagh is a digital arts teacher and artist who recently retired from a 32-year career at New Canaan High School. Ms. McDonagh, who considers herself a “lifelong learner,” earned a BA, BS from Saint John’s University and an MFA in Painting and Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition to her teaching career, Jeanne McDonagh has exhibited her photography at Mystic Museum of Art, Fairfield Museum, Rowayton Art Center and Carriage Barn Arts Center. She has been a photography juror and commentator for the Lower Fairfield Photography Club (2009 – 2023). 

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