Color Separation Workshop

Instructor: Paul John
Saturday, March 29
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Class fee: $80  members / $120 non-members
Includes ALL supplies and 4 hours of free studio time

Do you struggle to prepare images for traditional or digital color printing? This workshop will cover the basics of color separation in photoshop as well as hand-drawn film separations.


These techniques have many applications, including photo lithography, polyester [smart plate] lithography, gum-arabic transfer, screen printing, photo-etching, as well as any photo/film based printing. Use these skills to create complex multi-colored prints from your drawings, photographs, or other print processes!


The class requires a basic understanding of photoshop.

There will be no films produced during the class*

* Digital films can be printed through an independent vendor outside of EFA RBPMW workshop. EFA RBPMW cannot produce digital films through this class. Students can purchase materials to work on hand drawn films from the workshop.


Paul John graduated from the University of Richmond where he studied printmaking with artist Tanja Softic. He later received a MFA in Printmaking at SUNY New Paltz. After graduating, Paul was awarded the Transitional Artists Residency Award at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, NE. Shortly after his residency, Paul relocated to the New York City area where he began an apprenticeship at EFA RBPMW in January 2013. Paul has experience contract printing with letterpress, screen printing, embossments and digital reproductions.