Letterpress 101: Print Your Own Postcard

Jun 09 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2 to 5 p.m. Learn the very basics of letterpress printing. You will set your own words in metal or wood movable type, and then print an edition of 35 prints on the mighty Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. $65, limited to 5 participants. All supplies included.

Altered Books: Artists Books

Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An altered book is a sculptural book form that takes inspiration from the original content of a used book to become an art work in and of itself. Starting with a stack of used books, we’ll explore different methods of alternation from changing the text, to collage, painting and cutting. We’ll look … Continue reading Altered Books: Artists Books

Papermaking

Saturday, August 19 from 10 to 1 p.m. Make handmade paper in a homemade papermill! Learn how to make paper by hand, the way it was done before electricity! You’ll pull your own sheets of paper and take home a nice stack of handmade paper. We will be pulling sheets of paper made from a mixture of cotton and local banana … Continue reading Papermaking

“I CAN’T DRAW” Drawing Workshop

Sunday September 10, 17, and 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. With Hope Amico There is so much more to drawing than drawing from life! In this series of workshops, we will explore different ways of drawing, and mark making, trying a variety of media and techniques. This is an opportunity to shake up your ideas of being artistic, and let your … Continue reading “I CAN’T DRAW” Drawing Workshop

Artist Book Explosion

Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feel like you are in a artistic creative rut? This workshop is an introduction to the awesome world of artists books: art works in book form. We will discuss the history of this art form, from the democratic multiple to the fine press book, and look at samples. Then, participants will respond … Continue reading Artist Book Explosion

Polymer Printing Plates

Wednesday September 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. Print your computer-based designs as letterpress prints! Photopolymer plates are very hard plastic printing plates made from computer files, allowing for digitally-rendered designs to be beautifully letterpress-printed. We will make your designs into photopolymer printing plates and then print them on the Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. $90, limited to 5 participants. All supplies included. You keep … Continue reading Polymer Printing Plates

Binding Pamphlets

Sunday, October 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. An introduction to the basic structure of hand bookbinding, the pamphlet book. We explore different variations for cover design. Participants will leave with a stack of pamphlet books that they bound. $65, limited to 8 participants. All supplies included.

Letterpress 101: Print Your Own Postcard (PYOP)

Wednesday, October 18, 6 to 9 p.m. Learn the very basics of letterpress printing. You will set your own words in metal or wood movable type, and then print an edition of 35 prints on the mighty Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. $65, limited to 5 participants. All supplies included.

A Serious Creativity Workout

Saturday, October 28 1 to 5 p.m. In this workshop, we’ll do a series of 5 exercises to prompt creative thinking and get your juices flowing. It is like an aerobic work out for your artistic mind! You’ll leave with little artist books that you’ve created and be fueled to start a larger project! $65 all materials included.

Letterpress Holiday Cards with Printing Plates

Jan 07 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 6 to 9 p.m. Print your computer-based designs as letterpress prints, just in time for holiday cards! Photopolymer plates are very hard plastic printing plates made from computer files, allowing for digitally-rendered designs to be beautifully letterpress-printed. We will make your designs into photopolymer printing plates and then print them on the Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. $90, limited to 5 participants. … Continue reading Letterpress Holiday Cards with Printing Plates

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