Upcoming Events › Works on Paper
June 17-18, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
In this two day workshop, Learn basic printing techniques on the Vandercook proof press, and come away with a collaborative printed edition. We will learn a few basic variations on the single sheet book, perfect for making a portable edition. We will print up our ideas collaboratively on the press, using wood and metal type, and edition our simple books together. Everyone will come away with multiple copies of a one-page book, models for future reference, and ideas for the future. No previous printing experience required.
June 17, Saturday, 10am-4pm
Paper-making is a centuries old craft that is practical and easy to learn. In this workshop, participants will learn to recycle scrap art or office paper into beautiful new paper using materials easily gathered or found at home. We’ll learn to make our own molds and deckles, make pulp using a hand-held blender, form sheets of plain and decorative handmade paper, and consider a few options for drying. Pulp will be enhanced with color and special ingredients to create a wide variety of papers suitable for printing, book arts, painting or drawing. 3Dcasting will also be demonstrated.
July 8, Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Join us for a day of exploration. We will play with the use of pochoir or stenciling in combination with letterpress printing from polymer plates. Students will learn basic letterpress printing with photopolymer plates. We will edition our work with hand cut stencils. The end result of this class will be a lovely print or card. Students must register by Saturday July 1st.Find out more »
July 15-16, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
During this paper cutting workshop, participants will create wearable papercuts in form of hats, masks, scarves and more. Experimenting with dimensionality and volume, we will explore the numerous ways to use paper cutting to tell a story in unusual shapes. Participants will learn basic techniques to cut paper, stencils and pop-ups. Cutting different papers and experimenting with scale, we will keep an open mind, try other materials and explore new territories of creativity. No experience necessary.Find out more »
July 15-16, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
This class will introduce the principals of animation and explore the technical aspects of getting from paper prints to video. Through a series of hands-on exercises, students will learn the basic principals of animation by making early animation toys, including a thaumatrope, zoetrope and flip book. Instructor will demonstrate how to translate these principals to the printing press for future projects. Students will create animated GIFs of the work that they create in class to use on websites or post on social media. No previous experience necessary.Find out more »
July 222-23, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
During this weekend workshop, students will learn to dye and correctly dry dyed parchment. The class will use both modern dyes and make traditional dyes from natural sources such as cochineal, walnut, saffron, and oak galls. Student will leave the class with their own 8x10 piece of dyed parchment and a sampler of dyed parchment.Find out more »
July 29, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Do you have ideas for publishing your own books but aren’t sure where to start? This workshop is for you! In this one day class students will learn a range of possibilities for taking their own writing and pictures and binding them their very own zine. You will make your own images, play with different page layouts and learn a range of simple yet good looking binding techniques. Students will learn good craftsmanship without sacrificing the economics of a democratic multiple. Everyone with an interest in books is welcome.
July 29-30, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Under the expert tutelage of Karen Gorst, students will experiment with different pens and speeds of writing, learning about the tone and voice of their writing. Karen will encourage all to think about the rhythm of what you write, and about the form of each letter. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a new relationship with your handwriting and learn to develop writing that is fit for a manuscript!Find out more »
August 5-6, Saturday & Sunday, 10-4 pm
Celebrate summer with flowers! Pop-up engineering techniques will be demonstrated and practiced while building and binding this volume of native wildflowers. No experience is necessary, but binding and/or paper craft skills will speed your progress.Find out more »
August 5-6, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
Let’s expand our printing into the fourth dimension: time. Join us for a brief exploration of the use of the Vandercook proof press as a tool for producing basic prints of text and/or images that move. We’ll break down the mechanics of analog, frame-by-frame animation and use low-tech printing methods to make simple flip books. The basics of letterpress including press operation and typesetting will be covered. Some previous printing experience is encouraged, but not required.