Past Workshops

Poetry Broadside: Wood Engraving and Letterpress | Jennifer Scheuer

Poetry Broadside: Wood Engraving and Letterpress | Jennifer Scheuer

Two day workshop 10:30am-2:30pm
Postponed - Dates TBA

$120 non-associates / $102 associates ($30 for materials)

This workshop will introduce the technique of wood engraving on an endgrain maple type-high block. On the first day of the workshop participants will learn to carve using traditional wood engraving tools, and to proof and print the engraving by hand. On the second day participants will learn basic type composition and arrange the engraving and type together to print an edition of small letterpress broadsides on a printing press. Come to the course with a poem or short text in mind, and sketches of an image that could pair with the text.


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Monotype Intensive | Neil Berger

Monotype Intensive | Neil Berger

Dates TBA

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

 
 Explore various monotype techniques, in both color and black and white. Open to any projects you’d like to work on.
 

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Polyester Plate Lithography | Jennifer Scheuer

Polyester Plate Lithography | Jennifer Scheuer

Sat, Apr 9, 10am - 2:30pm

$68 non-associates / $57 associates ($30 for materials)

The polyester lithography plate is a simple small-run printmaking technique that can be used for artists' editioning, monoprinting, or used in the classroom appealing to a range of skill from elementary to post secondary education. A drawing is completed on the plate using markers, pens, ink, or a laser printer. The polyester paper is then wet, inked, and printed (either on a lithography press, etching press or by hand!) Additions and deletions may be made to the printing matrix and creating multiple color prints is simple due to the transparent nature of the plate. The process is non-toxic, using toothpaste as chemistry.


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Multiple Color Woodcut with Encaustic | Pamela Drix

Multiple Color Woodcut with Encaustic | Pamela Drix

Mon, Apr 4, 6pm - 9pm
Wed, Apr 6, 6pm - 9pm
Mon, Apr 11, 6pm - 9pm
Wed, Apr 13, 6pm - 9pm

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($30 for materials)

Using shina plywood, you will carve two blocks using a master drawing. One block will carry a warm color; the other a cool color. Areas of your image can overlap during printing to produce a third color. You will print on beautiful Hosho paper. You will then make your prints translucent using unpigmented beeswax after you finish printing.


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Building and Binding | Ian McCoy

Building and Binding | Ian McCoy

Sat, Mar 12, 11am - 5pm
Sun, Mar 13, 11am - 5pm

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($30 for materials)

In this two day workshop we will dive into the world of binding: learning the skills needed to start experimenting in book arts and the construction of hand made books. We will cover two types of book; book one; a basic hard cover binding, your typical hard bound book with crease next to the spine. cloth and paper backed. Book two; Coptic Stitched, decorative exposed spine binding, lies perfectly flat when open, very attractive and can be made with hard or soft covers. The class is open to all levels of book makers. Bring an open mind, specific things you would like to bind and some decorative materials to incorporate. There will be some provided as well. 


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Monoprinting: 4 Ways | Pamela Drix

Monoprinting: 4 Ways | Pamela Drix

Mon, Feb 29, 6pm - 9pm
Wed, Mar 2, 6pm - 9pm
Mon, Mar 7, 6pm - 9pm
Wed, Mar 9, 6pm - 9pm

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

Each of the four classes will explore one of the image-making possibilities of the monotype and monoprint. We will cover black field monotype, the trace method, gum transfer, and the additive monoprint using wet media acetate and a combination of oil-based inks and water soluable inks.


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Basic Book Structures | Christa Wolf

Basic Book Structures | Christa Wolf

Sat, Feb 20, 10am - 3pm
Sun, Feb 21, 10am - 3pm

$150 non-associates / $128 associates ($20 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.  The workshop will focus on the following book structures: The Instant Book, Accordian, Pamphlets, Combination Books. This is an ideal class for both book arts beginners and experienced individuals looking for a fresh approach. Take the Decorative Paper class beforehand so you have your own papers to use.


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Decorative Papers | Christa Wolf

Decorative Papers | Christa Wolf

Sat, Feb 6, 10am - 3pm

$75 non-associates / $64 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. Use the papers you make in this class to cover your own books in the Basic Book Structures Workshop.


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Two Color Etching | Pamela Drix

Two Color Etching | Pamela Drix

Mon, Feb 1, 6pm - 9pm
Wed, Feb 3, 6pm - 9pm
Mon, Feb 8, 6pm - 9pm
Wed, Feb 10, 6pm - 9pm

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

Using ferric chloride etching on copper, you will learn how to single etch using different methods of inking and collaging to achieve beautiful color etchings with a single plate. We will cover relief inking, chine colle', and ala poupee. You will choose one of these techniques for an edition of 5.

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Collagraph | Barbara McPhail

Collagraph | Barbara McPhail

Sat,  Jan 16, 10am - 4pm
Sun, Jan 17, 10am - 4pm

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($50 for materials)

Experience a technique in printmaking that uses a textural collage-like surface, but can have the range and nuance of intaglio. Using matboard as a base plate, textures such as fabric, sandpaper, string and various papers are glued to the matboard and coated with acrylic polymer. Painterly textures can be created with modeling paste and gesso. Any style of art, abstract or representational, is applicable to the collagraph. There is no acid biting or exotic tools. The collagraph plate is printed with etching ink in an etching press. No experience is necessary to explore this wonderful technique! 

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