Past Workshops

Coptic Stitch

$75 non-associates / $63.75 associates (+ $35 for materials)
Friday, July 21, 6-8pm - creating covers
Saturday, July 22, 10am - 1pm - sewing book

Learn to sew an exposed-spine Coptic book in this one day workshop! This classic stitch is versatile, incredibly strong and a must-have in your book binding repertoire. The Coptic stitch lends flexibility and durability to the spine and allows your book to lie completely flat. The standard Coptic stitch can be easily combined with other exposed-spine bindings.

Bring any materials that you would like to incorporate on your covers. Paper, thread, needles, bookboard, and glue provided.

 


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Coptic Stitch Binding | Rebecca Hahn

Coptic Stitch Binding | Rebecca Hahn

 

$75 non-associates / $63.75 associates ($35 for materials)
Saturday, April 22
11am - 4pm

Learn to sew an exposed-spine Coptic book in this one day workshop! This classic stitch is versatile, incredibly strong and a must-have in your book binding repertoire. The Coptic stitch lends flexibility and durability to the spine and allows your book to lie completely flat. The standard Coptic stitch can be easily combined with other exposed-spine bindings.

Bring any materials that you would like to incorporate on your covers (it is Earth Day today). Paper, thread, needles, bookboard, and glue provided.


Course Fee

*participants must be registered no later than a week before the workshop begins

 

DIY Sketchbook | Christa Wolf

DIY Sketchbook | Christa Wolf

 

Saturday, April 8
11am - 4pm

 

$75 non-associates / $63.75 associates ($35 for materials)*

 

Books are containers, holding drawings, words, and information. In this class you will fold, cut, score, tear, and stitch your way to your own unique book. This is an ideal class for both book arts beginners and experienced individuals looking for a fresh approach. Take the Paste Paper class beforehand so you have your own papers to use.**


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*registration for this class must be completed no later than one week before the start of the workshop.

**The Paste Paper class is not a required prerequisite.

Paste Paper | Christa Wolf

Paste Paper | Christa Wolf

 

Saturday, April 1
12 - 3pm

 

$45 non-associates / $38.25 associates ($35 for materials)*

 

We will try different techniques to create a variety of designs and drawings on paper using a simple, non-toxic approach that can easily be brought back to your home. Use the papers you make in this class to cover your own books in the DIY Sketchbook Workshop!


Course Fee

*registration must be completed one week prior to the start of the workshop

 

Laser Cut Woodblock - Partnership w/ Ithaca Generator

Laser Cut Woodblock - Collaboration w/ Ithaca Generator | Rebecca Hahn

11am - 3pm (12 hours)

Saturday, March 18 - Ink Shop

Sunday, March 19 - Ithaca Generator

Saturday, March 25 - Ink Shop

 

This workshop will be a collaboration between the Ithaca Generator and the The Ink Shop Printmaking Center. In a spin on the traditional woodblock print, participants will learn how to bring the old into the new through use of modern technology. Instead of carving out the block by hand, risking cuts, splinters, and sore fingers, they will learn how to prepare their (already constructed) image to be laser cut at the Ithaca Generator. This preparation will include rudimentary steps in Photoshop as well as in the laser cutter software. After the image has been cut we will reconvene at the Ink Shop to print the images. While at the Ink Shop participants will learn printshop etiquette through printing their single color woodblock. They will learn how to prepare the press and ink for printing, how to evenly ink their block, and how to respect and care for the equipment they are using in the shop. After printing we will discuss how to clean the surfaces used and why the things we do are important. Participants will leave the class with a basic understanding of how to prepare an image to be laser cut out of a woodblock, and how to then print that image using a relief printmaking technique.

 

**last day to register is 3 days before start of class (March 15)**

*participants should arrive to the class with an established single color design/drawing they want to work with. design may be hand or computer generated (if done on computer please bring on a flashdrive or memory card)*

 

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($35 for materials)


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DIY Wrapping Paper | Rebecca Hahn

DIY Wrapping Paper | Rebecca Hahn

 

$150 non-associates / $127.5 associates ($35 for materials)

 

 

Sat. 12/10 10-3PM

Sun. 12/11 10-3PM

 

 


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In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to create uniquely patterned wrapping paper which can then be used this holiday season. You will learn basic silkscreen skills through repetitive printing and patterning. Screen printing is an excellent printmaking technique as it allows you to print on a wide variety of materials and is easy to do within your own home! 

 

Holiday Card Reductive Woodcut | Rebecca Hahn

 Holiday Card Reductive Woodcut | Rebecca Hahn

 
$120 non-associates / $102 associates ($35 for materials)
 
Tues. 11/29 5-9pm
Wed. 11/30 5-9pm

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There is no better way to spread holiday cheer than by sending loved ones handmade greeting cards! During this two-day intensive, participants will learn basic three-color-reductive techniques while creating unique and special holiday greetings. You as a participant will have the option to create an array of imagery ranging from traditional holiday designs to anything your creative spirit can dream up!

 

Suminagashi Paper Marbling | Irina Kassabova

 Suminagashi Paper Marbling | Irina Kassabova


Sat, July 30, 10am - 4pm
Sat, July 31, 10am - 4pm

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($35 for materials)

Suminagashi is a Japanese process of marbling paper. A technique of decorating a sheet of paper with ink patterns floating on the surface of water. We will experiment with various patterns, papers and techniques.


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*Registration and payment required one week prior to class start date.

Photolithography | Jennifer Scheuer

Photolithography | Jennifer Scheuer

Sat, July 23, 11am - 4:30pm
Sun, July 24, 11am - 4:30pm

$165 non-associates / $140 associates ($35 for materials)

Photolithography for beginners introduces the possibilities and ease of this lithographic process to make prints from a drawing or cut outs on a transparency. Photolithography is an aluminum plate that is covered with a photosensitive emulsion, and a positive is placed in contact with the plate and exposed to ultraviolet light. After development the plate is rolled up with ink and printed on a lithography press on fine art paper. 

Please come with a sketch that may be realized with an aesthetic of a pencil drawing or ink wash as we will draw with stabilo pencils, grease crayons, and tusche. In this workshop students will create a two color print using a key image with a color run.  Plate preparation, registration, black and colored inks will be covered; as well as additional hand coloring with techniques using the press (monotype/stencil/pochoir). Emphasis will be placed on experimentation and the use of the multiple to create individualized imagery.  Bring brushes, and colored pencils/watercolor for additional color exploration. Final Print: 11” x 15”

 

Course Fee

 

*Registration and payment required one week prior to class start date.

Exploration in Photolithography | Jennifer Scheuer

Exploration in Photolithography | Jennifer Scheuer

Sat, July 9, 9:30am - 1pm
Sun, July 10, 9:30am - 1pm
Sat, July 16, 9:30am - 1pm
Sun, July 17, 9:30am - 1pm

$210 non-associates / $178.50 associates ($40 for materials)

This course takes place over two weekends and provides time, exploration and assistance to create a complex and multiple run print. Photolithography is an aluminum plate that is covered with a photosensitive emulsion, and a positive is placed in contact with the plate and exposed to ultraviolet light. After development the plate is rolled up with ink and printed on a lithography press on fine art paper. The photolithography process, ink modification, drawing materials, and techniques such as changing color at the press and registration will be discussed in depth the first week of the class. Participants will bring drawings for a second print to expose and edition the following weekend. Participants are encouraged to explore drawing materials for exposing matrices, and different papers. Please come with a few sketches and be ready to experiment. Bring brushes, x-acto knives, and possible materials for exposure investigation. Final Print: 15” x 20”
 

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*Registration and payment required one week prior to class start date. 

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