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October 20-21, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
We will produce a broadside using the reduction method of linoleum.Find out more »
October 20-21, Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 4pm
**THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL**
Please call The Center if you wish to be added to the wait list.
In this weekend class, students will receive an introduction to the art of gold tooling and will get hands on experience working on a pre-made leather sample.Find out more »
October 27-28, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm
Make the same archival-grade enclosures used by the Library of Congress. Learn alternatives to the clamshell box, a case wrapper and a self-closing wrapper. Discussion will center on conservation principles and the importance of archives. For the book artist, librarian and collector. No experience required.
October 27-28, Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm
In this 18-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 »
November 1-December 6, 5 Thursday Evenings (skipping November 22), 6-9pm
A modest chapbook is an opportunity to investigate a series of poems to make a book that has many of the elements of an artist book.Find out more »
Roni Gross November 3-4, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm Make a placard with your favorite saying, printed with wood or metal type and then embellish it with ornamentation.Find out more »
November 3-4, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm
In this class you will learn to make hardcover case bindings for pamphlets, flat back books, and a book with a rounded spine. You will learn about the structure beneath the boards and make your own bookcloth to cover it. This class is suitable for beginners, but students should have taken Bookbinding I (A) prior.Find out more »
November 6-December 4, 5 Tuesday Evenings, 6-9 pm
Following a short review of press operation and printing techniques, we will raise your printing skills to the next level. What methods can you use to combine text and image? How do you improve your printing results? How do you complete a project involving multiple parts?
This class is designed to support students who have taken a letterpress class and want to work on their own projects in a structured and supportive environment. Students interested in producing a edition of posters or prints, a suite of invitations or other printed stationary, or other projects, will be assisted along the way in troubleshooting their inking, impression, and finishing skills.Find out more »
November 6-December 4, 5 Tuesday Evenings, 6 pm- 9 pm
In this class you will learn to make hardcover case bindings for pamphlets, flat back books, and a book with a rounded spine.Find out more »
November 7-December 12, 5 Wednesday Evenings (skipping November 21), 6- 9 pm
CMYK printing, sometimes called four color process, is like magic happening before your eyes. CMYK refers to the four colors used: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, which are printed in layers to create a full color image. With each layer more information is added to the print, more colors appear, and then with the printing of the final layer, voila, you have a full color image! On the Vandercook we can make prints like this using photopolymer, which has the potential to hold an incredible amount of fine detail. For Letterpress, this process is considered experimental, but with some prior planning and good registration practices, one can create beautiful full color images that will integrate seamlessly with other letterpress work. In this 5 day workshop students will learn the process of printing full color photographic images on the Vandercook. We will go through every step from preparing your image files, to strategies for tight registration, color mixing, and, of course, printing. Prior letterpress experience is helpful but not required.Find out more »