New Orleans, Louisiana

Events & Workshops

Altered Books: Artists Books

Oct 21 2017

Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. to 12 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 and a series of exercises meant to prompt creativity, we’ll explore different methods of alternation from changing … Continue reading Altered Books: Artists Books

Polymer Printing Plates

Sep 24 2017

Sunday September 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 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 30 to 40 copies on the Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. $90, limited to 5 participants. All … Continue reading Polymer Printing Plates

Binding Pamphlets

Oct 01 2017

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 Holiday Cards with Printing Plates

Nov 15 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

Letterpress Holiday Cards with Handset Type

Dec 06 2017

Learn the very basics of letterpress printing while making your own holiday or New Year’s greeting! 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.  Wednesday, December 6,  6 to 9 p.m. $65, limited to 5 participants. All supplies included.

SIFT fundraiser and silent auction

March 12, 2016 Join SIFT for a night of celebration! Live music, dancing, paper and printing crafts for all, special cocktails and drinks, this night of wonder is a fundraiser for SIFT, and features a silent auction.

Letterpress 101- Polymer Printing Plates

Saturday January 16, 1 to 5 p.m. or April 27, 6 to 9 p.m. Photopolymer plates are very hard plastic printing plates that can be made from computer files, allowing for digitally-rendered designs to be beautifully letterpress-printed. In this workshop, learn the very basics of letterpress printing with photo-polymer plates. Send in a vector design that you want to print … Continue reading Letterpress 101- Polymer Printing Plates

The pamphlet book with hand-printed cover

Wednesday, 2/17 from 6 to 9 p.m.  or Wednesday, March 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. This workshop serves as an introduction to both bookbinding and letterpress printing. Participants will learn the pamphlet structure, and letterpress print their own custom cover designs for their pamphlets. We’ll explore how to use reclaimed and recycled materials in our bindings, and practice the basic … Continue reading The pamphlet book with hand-printed cover

Single Page Typographic Book: Advanced Letterpress Practice

April 16 & 17, 12 to 6 p.m. 2 day workshop In this class, we will explore letterpress printing, design, typesetting as each student publishes their own limited edition letterpress book. We will use words, typeface choice and color to create strong design and to build sequence and narrative. Each student will leave the workshop with 20 to 25 copies of … Continue reading Single Page Typographic Book: Advanced Letterpress Practice

The Broadside: Advanced Letterpress Practice

March 19 & 20, 12 to 6 p.m. 2 day workshop A broadside is a finely designed, typographically-driven, beautifully letterpress printed artwork, honoring a well-loved poem or quote. In this workshop, you will design and letterpress print your own broadside, using handset type and the Vandercook printing press. We will discuss different papers for printing, and investigate typographic and graphic … Continue reading The Broadside: Advanced Letterpress Practice

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