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Introduction to Bookbinding | Laura Rowley

Ink Shop Printmaking Center Studio Gallery 330 E. State St., ITHACA, NY

Learn the art and craft of hand-binding in this introductory class. We'll discuss the fascinating evolution of the physical book, study the properties of paper and materials used in bookmaking, and practice crafting a series of useful and beautiful book structures. The structures will include: the Pamphlet Stitch, Accordion Fold. All levels of experience are welcome.

Parent & Child Monotype with Stencils | Craig Mains

Ink Shop Printmaking Center Studio Gallery 330 E. State St., ITHACA, NY

This workshop is a fun family printmaking class. We will be painting stenciled mylar plates with water-based inks to create subtle and intricate monotype prints. This process allows you to paint quickly onto the mylar plates, then transfer the ink to dampened paper using an etching press. You will learn about ghost images, which can achieve wonderful effects with immediate results. This technique is completely non-toxic and the fee covers participation for 1 parent and elementary school age child.

Intro to Color Reduction Woodcut | Jenny Pope

Learn the basic techniques of making color reduction relief prints using MDF (medium density fiberboard)! We will focus on registration, mixing inks, and editioning a final print. No prior experience necessary. Students will go home with a print and the knowledge of how to do it again.