This class will focus on problem solving and experimental approaches. One of the aims is to develop a body of work of paper and nonpaper prints pulled from flexible matrices. Participants will be challenged to experiment witha variety of materials as print receptors (i.e. textile and flexible plastic). They will be guided through aspects of unconventional substrates plus strategies and tools for making printable surfaces. Some creations will come off the press while others will be hand printed or cast. Aspects of this innovative class will be: learning the best of embossing, the glory and variety of plastics, the tricks to professional finishing, and the logic of scale and dimension.