K12 Teacher Workshop with Hope Rovelto

Experiment with ways to print on clay during this workshop led by ceramist and printmaker Hope Rovelto. Working on basic slab forms, participants will try their hand at image transfer methods using both simple and technical processes that can be shared in a variety of classroom settings. Techniques covered will include cut stencil and screen printing using screen filler/blockout and photo exposure processes.

March 12 & 13, 2024
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
$65 per person
Open to Maine K-12 Art Educators


Workshop Details

  • The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Please arrive at the studio by 8:45 a.m. as instruction will begin promptly. Watershed’s main campus address is: 19 Brick Hill Road, Newcastle, ME
  • Watershed will provide lunch. Gluten free and vegetarian diets can be accommodated. Those with additional dietary needs may bring supplemental food that can be stored in the studio refrigerator or kitchen. 
  • Participants must agree to follow Watershed’s health & safety guidelines. Read them here.
  • Upon completion of the workshop, Watershed will provide participants with proof of contact hours. 

About Hope

Hope Rovelto started working in ceramics in the 90’s. She graduated from Maine College of Art with a B.F.A. in Sculpture, and from Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Craft with an M.F.A.in Ceramics. She taught ceramics, sculpture and screen printing in Philadelphia from 2006 until she moved back to Maine in 2017 to start her own business. She is the owner and full-time operator of Little Chair Printing, a custom screen printing shop in Portland that offers commercial and wholesale printing, retail online sales, and workshops. Little Chair uplifts various causes, protests, and community engagement events and is proud to support organizations such as Equality Maine, the Maine Gun Safety Coalition, Sonos, and Maine Inside Out.

Hope built a bicycle screenprinting shop with which she has traveled throughout Maine and all over the East Coast. She can be found at Pride events around New England. Hope also loves teaching ceramics and screenprinting at local studios and art schools like Haystack (ME) and Penland (NC). 

What to Bring

  • Black sharpies
  • Drawings and/or digital images (black outline photocopies…keep it simple)
  • Clay tools and painting/slip brushes
  • Paper, newsprint, rice paper, sketchbook, etc.
  • 2 or 3 bisque ware pieces that have at least one smooth side (for printing on). They can be handbuilt or thrown pieces. 

Payments & Refunds

  • Payment is due online with registration.
  • Watershed can provide you with a receipt to submit for reimbursement.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable but in the instance that a registered teacher cannot attend, the fee can be credited toward a program in the next calendar year.