Upcoming Events › Works on Paper
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 10-11, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
Eggshell panelling has been in use in various mediums largely since the Art Deco period , and has been used in many design bindings to great effect. This course covers one simple two-step method that gives great results with little effort. Students must bring no less than 20 brown eggs cracked in two, all other materials will be provided. When finished, the panels will be recessed into the covers of a simple single-section binding.
February 10, Saturday, 6-9 pm
A fun evening of making valentines to give out to friends and lovers. Bring them along, or come yourself and play on our vandercook presses, printing wood, metal type and images. Make some valentines that show the work of your hands.
No experience required.
February 10-11, Saturday& Sunday, 10am - 4pm
In this weekend workshop participants will create prints/cards/ephemera from photo polymer plates using the platen press. The focus of the course will be the fundamentals of printing on the platen presses. Students should be prepared with a small image or text a week prior to the workshop. No previous experience required, all skill levels welcome.Find out more »
February 17-18, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
A portrait is a beautiful and complex image that captures the essence of a person. Nancy Loeber as a part of her art practice has mastered capturing a portrait on press through a beautiful reductive block technique. In this class students will learn from her how to analyze an image and reduce it to layers to create their own unique image. Students will learn about cutting tools, materials, carving sequence and ink mixing and how to print their own edition of images. All Materials provided.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
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-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 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 »
March 11, Sunday, 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 Monday March 5.Find out more »