Past Workshops

Mezzotint | Judy Barringer

Mezzotint | Judy Barringer

 12/11/2017: 10AM- 4PM                                                                                                                       12/13/2017: 10AM- 4PM                                                                                                                     

 $150 non-associates / $127.50 associates ($35 for materials)  

CLASS IS FILLED. If you are interested please let us know                                                                                                            

Mezzotint, from Italian, mezzo-tinto for “half-tone” or “half-painted”, is technically a drypoint method in the intaglio family. Unlike etching, where acid is used to etch lines in the surface of the plate, thereby achieving the desired level of tonality, tonality is achieved by “distressing” the surface of a copper plate with thousands of little pits made by a tool with small teeth, called a “rocker”. The entire surface of the plate is evenly distressed with the rocker. Tonality in the image is achieved by using tools such as burnishers and scrapers to smooth desired portions of the plate. It is similar to making a charcoal drawing and bringing out the highlights with an eraser. As in intaglio printing, the tiny pits in the plate hold the ink when the face of the plate is wiped clean. Areas smoothed with the burnisher and/or scraper will not hold ink and will print “white”, that is, without ink. A richness in the print can be achieved by varying the degree of smoothing, creating varying tones between black and white.

In these two sessions the artists will be given a pre-rocked (distressed) plate onto which they will transfer their drawing. By burnishing and scraping the distressed surface of the plate, the artist will bring out the mid tones between the black and the white of the paper. Each artist will pull two prints from their plate.

 

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Decorative Holiday Papers | Christa Wolf

Decorative Holiday Papers | Christa Wolf 

12/10/17- 2:00PM- 4:00PM

$30 non-associates / $26 associates ($35 for materials)

We will try different techniques to create decorative paper that can be used for covering portfolios, books, presents or other paper projects. We will use simple stamping with vegetables and fruits, printing from linocut, and other material like strings, foams, etc. We will dab, spray, dye and learn how to make paste paper. 

 

 

 
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Suminagashi-Japanese paper marbling | Irina Kassabova

Suminagashi-Japanese paper marbling | Irina Kassabova

$75 non-associates / $64 associates ($35 for materials)

12/9/17- 10:00AM- 3:00PM

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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Holiday Card Workshop | Paul Van Atta

Holiday Card Workshop | Paul Van Atta

12/2/2017: 12PM- 5PM.

$75 non-associates / $64 associates 

What's a better way to celebrate the holiday season than to create your own gifts with the loved ones around you and share them with others? I invite everyone and anyone to participate in this years holiday card workshop. In this workshop, we'll use some of the oldest forms of printing to make holiday cards, such as woodcut and linoleum. Also in this workshop, we'll introduce fundamental letterpress techniques: learning how to set type, mixing inks, using a proof press and printing with wood and metal type. Everyone will take home multiple printed pieces. Paper and ink will be provided.  

  


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Suminagashi-Japanese paper marbling | Irina Kassabova

Suminagashi-Japanese paper marbling | Irina Kassabova

Novemeber 20, 10:00AM-3:00PM

$75 non-associates / $64 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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Silk Screen | Paul Van Atta

Silk Screen | Paul Van Atta

Mon, 10/16: 1PM- 5PM
Mon, 10/23: 1PM- 5PM
Mon, 10/30: 1PM- 5PM

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


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Screen printing is arguably the most versatile of all printing processes. Silk screen printing is a fun, non-toxic printing process that involves both photo and handmade stencils. Bring photo copies of photographs and/or hand drawings made from pencil or ink and I will show you how to prepare them for the screen. Silk screen printing is a great way to make multiples. Contemporary artists such as Banksy, Shepherd Fairy and Swoon have used this process for street art. Other artists who use this process are Beatrize Milhaze, Richard Hamilton and Kiki Smith.

First day of the workshop (10/16) will consist of the screen filler method. This method uses water-based materials. The design is painted directly on the screen and produces a painterly effect. It is ideal for the student or artist who likes to draw and paint with a brush. Improvised, abstract designs are easily created, and both positive and negative prints can be produced this way.

Second day of the workshop (10/23) will go through the process of using a UV exposure unit. In this workshop, we’ll be applying an image directly to acetate using a variety of tools and materials, including sharpies, paint pens and stencils.

Third day of the workshop (10/30) will continue with the UV exposure unit but will include the halftone process. Halftone screen printing refers to the pattern of dots of varying sizes applied to an image of varying tones, or same sized dots applied to a tint of color. In this workshop, we’ll go over the process involved in using Photoshop to produce our halftoned images.
 

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.


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*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!


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

 

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