Past Workshops

Book Intensive | Andrew Oesch

Book Intensive | Andrew Oesch

Sat 4/25 11 - 4pm

Sun 4/26 11 - 4pm

$150 non-associates / $127.5 associates ($25 for materials)

 

Learn to make books by making a bunch of bookish experiments manipulating Time and Space!

Books inhabit this delightful place in-between printed matter and sculptural object, and unlike most of our experiences with the aforementioned mediums Books are handled; they are objects that live in our hands, taking on a dimension of time as we turn through the pages.

This two day intensive will introduce various construction methods ranging from simple and creative pamphlets and zine designs to more substantial stitching along the lines of case bound book construction. Through many hands on demos we will consider approaches to creating books and book like objects that consider the different ways to fold, layout, and sequence pages.

In the two days we will go over:
Design strategies - Making Dummies through Sequence & Layout explorations.
Digital Tools - Introductory tutorial to Adobe InDesign and gain a tremendous tool for laying out or mocking up books. It is particularly useful for figuring out the page order for printing signatures and folios.
Binding and Book Construction - Several Binding Strategies, Folding tools and Techniques, and Cover Construction.

Introduction to InDesign - Get basic understanding of InDesign


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Polymer Photogravure Process (Solar Plate Etching) Jari Poulin

Polymer Photogravure Process (Solar Plate Etching) Jari Poulin

$180 non-associates / $153 associate members or first class ($110 for materials)

Sat. 4/18 10 - 4pm
Sun. 4/19 10 - 4pm
 
A two-day intensive introduction to the intaglio printmaking process of polymer photogravure. This process produces some of the most beautiful, elegantly rendered photographic prints of any of the historic printing processes. 
 
This course will provide a basic overview of this historic process that was originally made as copper plate etchings in an acid bath process, but which is now made available as a non-toxic process with polymer coated metal plates that are exposed either in the sun or under UV lights and then can be developed in water.
 
Jari Poulin is a fine art photographer who studied this process with Dan Welden, pioneer of the solar plate etching technique that utilizes light sensitive polymer coated plates on which images are exposed, developed and inked before being run through a printing press onto beautiful fiber paper.  The result is photographic images with incomparable deep blacks, and which is capable of fine detail and a unique character that cannot be duplicated in any other process.
 
We will be using Akua Inks which are water-based and non-toxic. 
 
Weekend Course will include the following:
Ink Shop etiquette
Working with transparencies
Setting up your work space
Testing your exposure
Preparing the Press
Preparing your paper
Exposing, developing and finishing your plate
Inking and wiping the plate
Making your proof and evaluating it
Running your impressions after making necessary adjustments
 
 
All supplies and materials except the following are included: 
Material Costs $110.00 includes up to three 8x10 solar plates, two 22x30 sheets of Hahnemuhle Copperplate and all other ink, modifiers, tarlatan and supplies. 
Additional solar plates are available at the workshop for $18 each if needed.  Additional sheets of Copperplate paper are available for  $3.75 per sheet if needed during the workshop.
 
 
What to bring:
Students must arrive at the workshop with 4-6 images on disk or USB drive, preferably the student will also arrive with four 8x10 photographic images that have been printed on Pictorico OHP transparency film as positive black and white images.  You should choose black and white images that have a broad tonal range and not too much contrast. Before printing on transparency paper, it would be helpful, if you have Photoshop, to adjust your images in Levels to reduce the tonal range of the blacks to 80% and the whites to 20%.  No worries if you cant do this.

If you do not have access to a printer or transparency paper, contact the instructor 2-3 weeks in advance.  She can make your transparencies for you for a fee of $10 each.  As a last resort, we can make transparencies during the workshop, but this is not preferred.

 


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Introduction to Silkscreen | Salvatore Mameli

Introduction to Silkscreen | Salvatore Mameli

Tues Apr 4/14 6- 8pm
Wed Apr 4/15 6 - 8pm

*there was change in the schedule and the workshop had to move to Tuesday rather than Thursday. Sorry for the inconvenience!

$60 non-associates / $51 associates ($30 for materials)

 

Learn how to print your own t-shirts, posters, post cards and more! This course will cover the basics of taking a drawing or photograph and turning it into a print, including:

-Scanning images

-Digital Image touch-up and manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

-Setting up and exposing a screen

-Printing your image

Come prepared with a drawing or photograph you would like to to turn into a 1 or 2 color print.


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Relief Woodcut | Jenny Pope

Relief Woodcut | Jenny Pope

Thurs. 4/9 6pm - 9pm
Thurs. 4/16 6pm - 9pm
Thurs. 4/23 6pm - 9pm

$135 non-associates / $114.75 associates ($30 for materials)

Learn the basic techniques of making relief prints using MDF (medium density fiberboard)! We will focus on registration, mixing inks, and editioning a final print. No prior experience necessary. Good, professional tools will help make this class more enjoyable. Wood cutting tools provided and available for purchase after class.


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Building and Binding | Ian McCoy

Building and Binding  | Ian McCoy

Sat  3/14 11-4pm

Sun  3/15 11 - 4pm

$210 non-associates / $178.5 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 three types of book;

Book one; A soft cover binding, flexible covers, flexible books, similar to a molskine sketchbook.

Book two; A basic Hard cover binding, your typical hard bound book with crease next to the spine. cloth and paper backed.

Book three; 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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Screenprinting | Pat Hunsinger

Screenprinting | Pat Hunsinger

$210 non-associates / $178.5 associates ($35 for materials)

Sat. 2/14 10-5pm
Sun. 2/15 10-5pm

Learn how to screen print! This class covers the fundamentals of silkscreen from screen prep to final print, how to properly use screen printing equipment and tools, and basic tips and tricks to print whatever your heart desires.


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Holiday Card Etching | Barb McPhail

Holiday Card Etching | Barb McPhail

Sat. 12/6 10-4pm
Sun. 12/7 10-4pm

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

Making multiples is one of the wonderful advantages of etching. Participants can learn basic etching techniques while creating special holiday greetings or presents. Using copper plates, and choosing representational or abstract design, classic techniques utilized by the masters are accessible to the beginner or practiced student. The images can be specialized by adding a little collage when printing, or a spot of color when inking! Non-toxic techniques will be used. Come and kick off the holiday season!


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Solar Plate Etching | Jari Poulin

Solar Plate Etching | Jari Poulin

Sat. 11/15 10-4pm
Sun. 11/16 10-4pm

$180 non-associates / $153 associates ($110 for materials)

A two-day intensive introduction to the intaglio printmaking process of polymer photogravure. This process produces some of the most beautiful, elegantly rendered photographic prints of any of the historic printing processes.  In this process, photographic images are printed as monochromes and the inks produce deep blacks, depth, and beautiful tonality throughout the images.

This course will provide a basic overview of this historic process that was originally made as copper plate etchings in an acid bath process, but which is now made available as a non-toxic process with polymer coated metal plates that can be developed in water.

Jari Poulin is fine art photographer who studied this process with Dan Welden, pioneer of the solar plate etching technique that utilizes light sensitive polymer coated plates on which images are exposed, developed and inked before being run through a printing press onto beautiful fiber paper.  The result is photographic images with incomparable deep blacks, and which is capable of fine detail and a unique character that cannot be duplicated in any other process.

We will be using Akua Inks which are water-based and non-toxic.

Weekend Course will include the following:
Ink Shop etiquette
Working with transparencies
Setting up your work space
Testing your exposure
Preparing the Press
Preparing your paper
Exposing, developing and finishing your plate
Inking and wiping the plate
Making your proof and evaluating it
Running your impressions after making necessary adjustments

All supplies and materials except the following are included:
Material Costs $110.00 includes up to three 8x10 solar plates, two 22x30 sheets of Hahnemuhle Copperplate and all other ink, modifiers, tarlatan and supplies.
Additional solar plates are available at the workshop for $18 each if needed.  Additional sheets of Copperplate paper are available for  $3.75 per sheet if needed during the workshop.


Course Fee




Intro to Monotype | Barb McPhail

Intro to Monotype | Barb McPhail

Sat. 11/8 10-3pm
Sun. 11/9 10-3pm

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

This workshop offers spontaneity and playfulness, while learning a unique technique of printmaking. Using tagboard, fabric, string and textured wallpaper, you can make artwork that may be representational or abstract. The materials are inked and placed onto inked plexiglass, and printed in an etching press onto dampened paper. It is an excellent technique to learn at any age, and works well in classroom settings. Come with or without experience and discover the joy of this awesome technique of monotype.


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Darkfield Monotype | Neil Berger

Darkfield Monotype | Neil Berger

Sat. 11/1 12-4PM
Sun. 11/2 12-4PM

$120 non-associates / $102 associates ($35 for materials)

The subtractive monotype, also known as the reductive method, or dark field monotype, entails rolling up the plate with ink first. Then the image is wiped out of the darkened field, with a variety of tools such as rags or sticks.


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