2019 Workshops

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August

edge painting

Training: Edge Painting
Amy Thompson

August 24
Saturday
$40

Session One: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Salivating over letterpress business cards with painted edges, but can't justify the cost? This training session gives you the foundational skills to add some flair to business cards or prints. The instructor begins with a demonstration of the technique, and then participants each take the airbrush for a spin. Approved studio users have access to the airbrush after this training, and studio use requires a previous full-semester course with the program. The instructor also discusses DIY techniques that can be accomplished at home without special equipment.

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September

riso book

Risograph Training
Crane Giamo

September 7
Saturday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

$15
This workshop is full. To be placed on a waitlist, please email us!

What is a RISO duplicator, and why is it suddenly all the rage? The RISO is a Japanese stencil duplicator that blends the functionality of photocopying with the artistry of screenprinting. In this training, participants learn the requisite skills and best practices for risograph printing by printing a previously designed project. After completing the training, participants are invited to apply for independent studio use here, and for a fee of $5/half hour, approved applicants are eligible to use the RISO for their own projects.

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October

image of daredevil typesetting

Making the Rounds, Daredevil Style
Jessica Spring

October 4 & 5
Friday & Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
$190
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Join type aficionado and daredevil printer Jessica Spring for two fantastical days of play at the press! With death-defying skill and precision, Jessica walks the tightrope of letterpress lock-up mastery. With the aid of circular and angle quads, tools from art supply and hardware stores, and daredevil furniture (laser-cut furniture designed to compose type in circles, curves, and angles), the class becomes part of balancing act. Participants design thaumatropes and volvelles that tease the eye and tickle every fancy. Accept the challenge to move beyond straight lines and right angles, reach extraordinary new heights on the press, and leave with a set of circular paper toys to delight people of all ages!