Mandee Schroer

Printmaking in guanajuato
Summer 2020!


Immerse yourself in a seven day printmaking and travel experience in the heart of Guanajuato, Mexico. An enjoyable and challenging workshop, surrounded a bountiful cactus garden and light. After a hard day in the studio, enjoy Hugo's famous margaritas at Alma del Sol's B&B terrace surrounded by mountains, Spanish Colonial architecture, and music funneling up from the streets. Walk to a variety of nearby traditional Mexican and International culinary delights. You'll leave Guanjuato with a folder full of prints, memories, and lasting friendships from around the world. 

note: this is not for PSU students. If you are a student wishing to earn university credit please visit PSU Education Abroad


Let This be Your View




A unique print made by pressing paper against a painted or inked surface.  A Monotype implies that the original impression cannot be reused,  “pulled” or printed twice. Both Monotype and Monoprint refer to the production of singular works. In contrast, the monotype allows only one pull of the original followed by a ghost print in some circumstances. The monotype, like painting, is very direct and allows great flexibility as the range of marks that can be obtained. Marks can made using brushes, rags, hands, and found objects. There are many ways to create the image on the printing surface, and the work can be produced quickly and spontaneously or slowly and in great detail, depending on how quickly the ink dries. Impressions can be reworked, corrected, and removed as is possible in painting.


A technique in which the image is incised into a metal surface, filled with ink and transferred to paper. The term “Intaglio”, meaning “to engrave” or “cut into,” refers to the process by which an image is created by gouging, biting, or incising lines into the surface of a metal plate. The print is produced by filling the recessed marked and lines in order to transfer the image to damp paper.  In the final piece, the image will print in reverse from the design on the plate and the ink will stand proud of the surface of the paper.

Drypoint uses a hard needle to create a scratch across the plate surface. This action creates a burr and flanges of metal or plastic fold back from the edge of the scratch. It is these flecks of metal that retain the body of ink. The characteristic of a drypoint is softer, more furry line in comparison to the controlled clarity of an engraved or etched line. The drypoint is very fragile and generally does not sustain more than 20 good impressions.

“Culture, printmaking, personal exploration”

This originally wasn’t on my bucket list, but it should have been.
— Dick Holcomb / Albuquerque, NM / Summer 2018
Hugo’s hospitality is by far the best. He made sure we were all happy with everything every day!
— Yvanda Gillespie / Rio Rancho, NM / Summer 2018
I’ve been lucky enough to participate in Mandee’s printmaking class twice, once as a student of PSU and once as a graduated attendee. I love this program so much, that I am planning a third trip. The experience not only grew my personal practice, but opened me up to a new sense of community. Though you are learning in a group, you are given personal direction and instruction as well as the opportunity to explore outside of the traditional techniques, which is something I really love about how the instructor Mandee teaches.
— Michelle Briones / Portland, Ore / 2015 & 2017
The studio setting is an old estate with stone walls and a huge botanical garden. It feels like paradise!
— Vicki Baker / Astoria, Ore / Summer 2017
My husband and I attended Mandee and Hugo’s outstanding Printmaking workshop last summer in July.  It was an experience that I’ll never forget and hope to do it again someday.
— Gerrie Gallegos / Albuquerque, NM / Summer 2018
It’s rare to have dedicated time to try new techniques, experiment with materials, and have first class instruction while surrounded by inspirational colors, sights, and sounds.  Each day was different and pushed me to explore my creative side in new ways. After working all morning and getting expert guidance from Mandee and Hugo, we broke for lunch, which was always mouthwatering.  Think slow cooked pork, street corn, fresh-squeezed hibiscus juice and tasty fish.  And the friendliest, most helpful staff I’ve ever met.
— Robin Hattori / St. Louis, MO / Summer 2018