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September 26-October 24, 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 letter shapes, spacing and focus on the practical aspects of using copperplate for one-of-a-kind pieces and for reproduction. All levels welcome.
Students who are new to Copperplate will focus on the fundamentals of letter shapes, joining letters and spacing. Those who have taken Copperplate 1 will move on to write text in various sizes, create copperplate projects, and learn the keys to successfully incorporating flourishes and color in designs.Find out more »
September 29-30, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
This course will teach the basics of Turkish water-based paper marbling using traditional marbling inks and acrylics. You will learn how to prepare paper for marbling and beginner to intermediate marbling techniques of mixing and applying colors, raking and combing colors into patterns, and how to lay down the paper. Over two days, you will have the skill and design to produce dozens of unique sheets to use in your other book or book-related work.Find out more »
Norah Maki & Allyson Paty
September 29-30, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
Instructional signs and tags guide our daily existence in ways mundane, humorous, and revelatory. Designed for beginners, this course takes a playful view of instructional signs as a way to introduce the basics of relief printing text and images on the letterpress. We will examine the graphic and poetic potential of mundane directions, and participants will create an original sign using the Center’s extensive collection of wooden type and a variety of simple and forgiving relief materials including foam and linoleum blocks.
October 6, 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.Find out more »
Iviva Olenick. October 6-7, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm. Inspired by Opulence and the contemporary culture of protest, in this weekend workshop, students will begin creating a stitched flag, banner or protest clothing using embroidery, appliqué and other techniques.Find out more »
November 7-December 12, 5 Wednesday nights (skipping November 21), 6-9pm.
Learn the basic techniques of the Japanese woodblock printmaking with water-based inks.Find out more »
November 17-18, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm
This mixed media class aims to distort the photographic image through an array of pleating and accordion folds using different papers and ultimately the photograph itself.Find out more »
Sally Alatalo December 8-9, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm Sally Alatalo’s practice coalesces around a habit of parsing the quotidian for all it’s worth, and percolates in the hybrid realms of language collage, visual poetry, artists’ books, unruly archives and performative events. Her current projects originate in the rehabilitation of an orchard and woodlands in rural SW Michigan as a site to investigate agri/horti/cultur/al practices, and where she is eager to bridge her interests in language and its dissemination with the discourses…Find out more »