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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 Saturday February 17th.Find out more »
March 17-18, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
Prepare yourself to be impressed with our collection of antique wood type! For this two day workshop we are opening up our drawers of borders, wood cuts and type for students to explore and create their own hand set type projects, be it posters or unique art pieces. You will learn how to hand set type and print using one of our 5 Vandercook Presses. Everything from inking to registration multiple colors to creating your first proofs will be covered as you work on your personal pieces. All materials are included for the class and you will leave with your own edition of prints by the end of the weekend.Find out more »
April 11- May 9, 5 Wednesday Evenings, 6 pm -9 pm
Clamshell cases and hinged or lidded boxes are a valuable addition to your artist’s tool kit. Use them for storage and presentation of your books, unbound works on paper, objects and ephemera. In this class students will learn construction from start to finish using archival materials.Find out more »
April 14-15, 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 zine, 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.
April 28-29, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
In this class we will print a form on the Center's large iron handpress, which was manufactured in New York by R. Hoe and Co. about 1874. The class will include adjustment and oiling of the press, preparing the tympan and frisket, packing, registration, makeready, inking, and workflow. Students should have their page design prepared before the class. It can include type, photoengravings, linoleum of woodblocks as long as everything is type high, and/or photopolymer plates. The platen is 22" x 30" and the tympan will handle a sheet of paper about four inches larger in each dimension.Find out more »
May 5-6, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
In this course, Students will learn the basics of relief carving and printing on a Vandercook letterpress. We will explore a variety of techniques such as reduction carving, two plate registration, and selective inking. Students will leave the class with the ability to print multiple copies of complex layered images.
No previous printing experience required.
May 12-13, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
Shibori is the term for a range of techniques for shaping, securing and dyeing cloth. In this one day workshop we will practice dip-dying folded paper and fabric and will immersion dye fabric sewn with needle and thread to create beautifully rich geometric patterns with blended colors and a handmade look.Find out more »