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January 31- February 28, 5 Wednesday Evenings, 6-9 pm
Learn the fundamentals of using the pointed pen for writing copperplate calligraphy. This beautiful style, used in the Declaration of Independence, is now used for weddings, logos, and White House Invitations. Beginners will learn the basic letter shapes and fundamentals of spacing. Those who have previously learned Copperplate will refine their lettershapes, spacing and focus on the practical aspects of using copperplate for one-of-a-kind pieces and for reproduction. All levels welcome.Find out more »
February 6-March 6, 5 Tuesday Evenings, 6 pm- 9 pm
Fold, sew, and glue paper into books! In this 18-hour introductory class you will fold accordion books and explore concertinas, sew pamphlets with paper covers, glue single pages into butterfly books, and more. This class is suitable for beginners and also for anyone looking for basic models that can be made at home without special equipment. No experience required.Find out more »
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February 6- March 6, Five Tuesday Evenings, 6 -9 pm
In this 16-hour beginner’s course in letterpress printing, students will learn the basics of hand typesetting, printing on the Center’s Vandercooks, and the process of editioning. Can be combined with Letterpress I (B) to qualify for studio rental in our Printshop.Find out more »
February 15 - March 15, 5 Thursday Nights, 6-9 pm
Have a project in mind that you need help with? Get clear advice about the order of operations, explore materials to get different effects, and refine your printing skills using either handset type or printing from polymer plates. Make a one of a kind, or an edition and learn the tricks of the trade.Find out more »
February 24-25, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
Take your journals and sketchbooks to another level by designing and binding them yourself! In this class students will learn several binding structures that will make a sketchbook more tailored to their needs. Students will explore a range of materials that are suited for everything from writing to drawing. This class is suitable for beginners and no experience required.
February 24-25, Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm
***CLASS IS FULL***
During this workshop we will learn the basic processes for making traditional pigments. We will levigate earth, grind malachite stones, make colors from vegetable sources, and precipitate lakes. Once the colors are made we will use our pigments to make paint and ink.Find out more »
March 3, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Drumleaf is a simple glued book structure that is ideal for anyone looking to make books with their own work as the content. The structure lays flat, eliminates the need to print on the front and back of sheets, and can be created using almost any kind of paper! In this one day workshop, students will learn the basics of the Drumleaf structure with hard covers. Discussion will focus on best practices, problem solving, and variations of the structure.
March 3, Saturday, 10 am-1 pm or 2-5 pm
Dies can save you so much time on a project by giving you scoring lines in addition to cutting out shapes. You can even make pop ups! Get comfortable setting up the Vandercook with a die blanket and using some dies, and learn how to make the die line drawings to send out to get dies made. 3 hour workshop.
No experience required.
March 4, Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
In this one-day workshop, students will become skilled printmakers using one of the most painterly mediums in relief printing. Monoprint—a method first advanced as a serious art form by Edgar Degas—is one of the favorites of contemporary artists for the expressive possibilities it embodies.Find out more »
March 10, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Ever wanted to print a book but don’t think you have time? Printing and making books can be quick and fun! In this class we will explore three book forms that can be made from a single sheet of paper. Students will learn how set up the press for printing single page books, and will leave the class with three printed books. This is a great class for Zine makers, artists, and poets that want to start learning about making books!Find out more »