Blue Mouse Studios

Offering workshops, classes and travel opportunities!

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Located in the Aptos hills near Santa Cruz, California, Blue Mouse is Robynn’s fully non-toxic printmaking and painting studio and also serves as a teaching studio offering classes, salon discussions, critiques, workshops, “visiting artists” opportunities, private tutorials and limited open studio access.

Blue Mouse Studios is devoted to the use of safe studio practices and economical, high quality materials. Caligo Safe Wash inks by Cranfield Colours are used in the print studio. These inks offer luscious color and behave like traditional etching and relief inks, yet they clean up completely with soap and water. Silk Cut Linoleum is also used at Blue Mouse. The unique properties of this material make carving easier which enables more versatility in mark-making and allows artists to carve for hours, pain-free!

In addition to in-studio events, Blue Mouse Studios also organizes travel opportunities for small groups. June 2019 features an exciting trip to Iceland that focuses on Art, Nature and Culture, with an optional Solarplate workshop in Reykjavik.


Workshops details

All workshops use non-toxic materials at Blue Mouse Studios!

Because of Robynn’s experience as an accomplished artist across many forms of media, Blue Mouse Studios is able to offer a wide variety of workshops for artists of all levels. Please check the calendar page for current scheduled learning opportunities in printmaking, drawing, painting and more. If you are interested in a specific class that is not currently listed, drop Robynn a note through her contact page.

  • Monotype

  • Solarplate and Photo-Based Printmaking

  • Silk Cut Linoleum

  • Collograph

  • Etching and Aquatint

  • Clay Printing

  • Drawing

  • Mixed Media

  • Image Transfer

  • Painting and Color Theory

  • Salon Discussions

  • Critique Groups

  • Private and Targeted Tutorials