Introduction to Image Transfers

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June 24th, 2023 12:00 PM

  • Instructor: Rea de Guzman
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $95
Scholarship available; click here to apply.

This is an in-person workshop. As of January 2023, masks are strongly encouraged but not required unless otherwise indicated. 

Learn how to transfer laser prints onto various surfaces such as canvas, paper, and wood.

The instructor will demonstrate how to prepare laser prints using matte medium, and how to layer surfaces with acrylic paint onto prepared surfaces. Emphasis will be placed on continuous experimentation and combination of techniques.

Students will leave with the ability to continue working with these processes, which they can incorporate in future art projects outside of class.

NOTE: Images printed by inkjet will not work for this process. If you are uncertain about your printer, we recommend you make a few Xerox copies at a local copy shop or shipper (UPS, FedEx/Kinko’s)

>> Prerequisite: None <<

Materials to Bring:

  • Image transfer paper ephemera: small images (around 5 x 7” or smaller) printed through a laser printer or copied from a Xerox machine, magazines (magazine transfer is unpredictable, bring a few different ones to experiment with)
  • Matte medium, 4 oz.
  • Acrylic brushes : rounds and flats (usually available in a set)
  • Palette knife


  • SFCB has basic colors of acrylic paint for student use; feel free to bring your own for a wider range of colors - any brand or consistency
  • Any art projects you want to experiment on

Date & Time: Saturday, June 24, 2023 :: 12-4pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

NOTE: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class. Registration will close three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. 

About the Instructor | Rea Lynn de Guzman (she/her)

Rea (pron. RAY-uh) Lynn de Guzman is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and educator. She works in painting, print, and sculpture. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has exhibited work throughout the US, and internationally in Australia, India, and the Philippines. She is a recent recipient of the API Artist Futures Fund award in 2022. In 2019-2023, she curated the Wander Woman Series — featuring Bay Area-based, women of color artists with immigrant backgrounds. She has been featured in the Asian Journal Magazine, Hella Pinay, KQED Arts, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications.

She is currently the Manager of Community Partnerships at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She has taught art at: City College of San Francisco Continuing Education, de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco Center for the Book, and Root Division, where she served as the organization’s first Filipina Teaching Artist Fellow in 2017. She lives and works in the Bay Area.

Past Student Reviews:

"Rea was welcoming and inclusive. She was also very clear and organized as an instructor."

“The class was excellent!”

“Rea was very informed, professional, warm, available, calm and supportive. Excellent teacher and interesting subject.”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States