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Suminagashi Workshop | Irina Kassabova

Sunday December 18 2022 10 AM - 3 PM In this workshop you will learn about the Japanese art of marbling called Suminagashi, and how it differs from traditional western techniques. You will learn how to make different patterns and you will explore the numerous color combinations. We will discuss what else you could do […]

Introduction to Bookbinding | Laura Rowley

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

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.

Prints from Recycled Materials: Parent Child Workshop | Lado Pochkua

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

Learn a new way of making prints by using materials that would normally be thrown away, like foam trays and silver lined cartons. Instead of using a traditional method, draw onto foam or scribe silver cartons to create interesting prints.

It's a fun, hands-on class that teaches new skills and helps people think about ways to reuse things. The result is beautiful prints made from recycled materials that are good for the environment.

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.

Screenprint Monotype | Erin Miller

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A dynamic and interactive experience for artists of all levels, participants will learn how to create one-of-a-kind prints using the screenprinting process in conjunction with monotype techniques. They will start by creating their designs, which will then be transferred onto a screen for printing. Participants will use vivid inks and various printing tools to build multiple layers, transparencies, and textures to complete their final prints. This workshop encourages participants to embrace their creativity and take risks as they explore new ways of making prints.

Monotype with Stencils, Parent & Child Workshop | Craig Mains

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

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 Etching | Lindsey Potoff

Copper plate etching is a process where a polished piece of copper is processed with either engraving or an acid bath with the intention of creating grooves and lines to hold ink. Ink is applied to the whole plate, then carefully wiped down leaving the ink the grooves and lines. The plate is then ran through the press with a sheet of damp paper for the final print.

Introduction to Box Making | Adam Bryant

This class will address fundamental skills needed to make boxes covered with cloth and lined with paper. Students will each make a lidded box. Cloth and paper will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring paper of their own choice to line the floor of the box.

Linocut for Beginners | Hannah Law

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

In this class, students will be guided through the linoleum cut relief printing process start to finish. The process will include creating a sketch for a print, transferring it onto a block of linoleum, carving with tools, and printing on the press.

Suminagashi Paper Marbling | Irina Kassabova

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

Suminagashi is a process of marbling paper which originated in Japan. Students will learn this 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.

Wooden Coptic Stitch | Laura Rowley

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

Sunday 1/21 10 AM - 3 PM $75 non-associates / $63.75 associates ($35 for materials)   The Coptic Stitch is an historic book structure that features an exposed chain stitch along the spine and hard covers. in this class, students will learn how to prepare black walnut boards by drilling holes and sanding, and then […]