Printmaking Resources

SBP founding member Elaine LeVasseur is offering technical printmaking advice free to all SBP members until June 30, 2019. Contact her during normal business hours at (805) 689-1871 or

Her areas of expertise incldue photopolymer plate, collagraph, viscosity printing, printing inks and additivies, etching press mechanics and maintenance, basic contracts and documentation, studio set up and safety, and care and use of hand and power tools. Simple or complex questions are equally welcome. She will ask you questions about your art and processes in exchange for her assistance.

Elaine has a BA in printmaking and a Certificate in Education in Fine and Applied Arts, and taught etching, photoetching, screenprinting, airbrush, art business and technical illustration at SBCC for over 30 years. During this time, she also worked as a master printer, project supervisor andmentor or artists in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Ketchum and the Susquehanna Valley. She exhibited her own work for twenty years and curated exhibitions forMCASB (formally SBCAF), SBCC, the SB Architechtural Foundation and the Channing Peake, as well as independent galleries.