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Oct
19
Sat
Lasercut Typography @ AS220 Industries
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
typography

Bringing Printmaking and Digital Fabrication Together!
In this workshop you will use the Epilog Mini lasercutter to design symbols and motifs, also known as ornaments to complement woodtype from AS220 type collection.  Once the ornaments are created and assembled with the type, students will be guided through creating a series of prints on the Vandercook letterpress. This first session will cover production of the wood type ornaments on the lasercutter, the second session will cover printing on the Letterpress. Materials included.
  • Saturdays, October 19th + 26th, 10-2pm

REGISTER HERE

Instructor: José Menéndez

José R. Menéndez (b.08/80) grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a graphic designer and a landscape designer with ten years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design. José completed an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. This Spring he will complete a Master of Marine Affairs from University of Rhode Island. At URI, he focuses on the application of information design and graphic design to climate science communication. He is currently teaching a Design/Technology course for the Department of Jewelry + Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Oct
21
Mon
Offset Intensive @ AS220 Industries
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

offsetGet certified to use the ABDick Offset Press in this four-week introductory class. 

Mondays October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, 6pm-10pm 

Colorful ‘zines, single-page artists’ books, posters, and flyers can all be created in large quantities using the Printshop’s Offset Press. The first class will be spent in the Media Arts Lab using the Adobe Creative Suite to turn your ideas into formatted files ready for the press.

You will learn how to run the ABDick 9850 Offset Press – a commercial press capable of creating Hundreds of prints in a matter of minutes. Finishing Processes Including will be covered using our pneumatic folding machine, using our saddle stitch stapler, and trimming on the guillotine.

Instructor : Jacque Bidon

Jacque Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world deadlines and designers to work with artists sharing his love of offset printing. Jacque believes in the power of printing to change just about anything. Have a project that you want to see happen? Jacque is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

Oct
26
Sat
Cyanotype Printmaking @ AS220 Industries
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Learn how to produce deep blue cyanotype images.
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  • Saturday October 26th, 11 AM-2 PM
Cyanotype, a photographic printing process that results in a cyan-blue print, is the perfect place to start an education in alternative (non-silver) photographic processes.  Not only is this alternative process low in cost and simple to master, but it creates beautiful and distinctive results.  This class will be of interest to both photographers looking to broaden their printing options, and print based artists looking to add a photographic element to their work.

The class will begin with a discussion on sourcing, mixing and storing of the chemistry used in preparing the photographic emulsion.  Then basic digital negative preparation and enlargement will be covered, along with available options for printing.  This course will use a UV light source in the printshop, but printing with sunlight will also be discussed.

Once prints have been made, the techniques of bleaching and toning will be demonstrated.  Finishing techniques will be discussed, touching upon the archival qualities of the prints, to conclude the class.

Instructor: Rosemary Marchetta

Lasercut Typography @ AS220 Industries
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
typography

Bringing Printmaking and Digital Fabrication Together!
In this workshop you will use the Epilog Mini lasercutter to design symbols and motifs, also known as ornaments to complement woodtype from AS220 type collection.  Once the ornaments are created and assembled with the type, students will be guided through creating a series of prints on the Vandercook letterpress. This first session will cover production of the wood type ornaments on the lasercutter, the second session will cover printing on the Letterpress. Materials included.
  • Saturdays, October 19th + 26th, 10-2pm

REGISTER HERE

Instructor: José Menéndez

José R. Menéndez (b.08/80) grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a graphic designer and a landscape designer with ten years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design. José completed an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. This Spring he will complete a Master of Marine Affairs from University of Rhode Island. At URI, he focuses on the application of information design and graphic design to climate science communication. He is currently teaching a Design/Technology course for the Department of Jewelry + Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Oct
28
Mon
Offset Intensive @ AS220 Industries
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

offsetGet certified to use the ABDick Offset Press in this four-week introductory class. 

Mondays October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, 6pm-10pm 

Colorful ‘zines, single-page artists’ books, posters, and flyers can all be created in large quantities using the Printshop’s Offset Press. The first class will be spent in the Media Arts Lab using the Adobe Creative Suite to turn your ideas into formatted files ready for the press.

You will learn how to run the ABDick 9850 Offset Press – a commercial press capable of creating Hundreds of prints in a matter of minutes. Finishing Processes Including will be covered using our pneumatic folding machine, using our saddle stitch stapler, and trimming on the guillotine.

Instructor : Jacque Bidon

Jacque Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world deadlines and designers to work with artists sharing his love of offset printing. Jacque believes in the power of printing to change just about anything. Have a project that you want to see happen? Jacque is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

Nov
3
Sun
Letterpress Your Holiday Cards! @ AS220 Printshop
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

letterpress cards

Get ahead of the game and impress your friends and family with your very own letter-pressed holiday cards!

Sunday November 3rd, 10am-2pm 

REGISTER HERE

This brief introduction to letterpress printing will help students gain a better understanding printing process while getting time on the Vandercook press. Students will get to select a design from a curated suite to print on cardstock. The goal of this workshop is to expose students to the letterpress printing process through a hands on approach and make beautiful holiday cards to send to your loved ones.

Instructor:  Lois Harada

 

Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetA comprehensive introduction to screen printing covering stencil design, troubleshooting, registration, proper print procedure, and multi-colored
prints.

Sunday November 3rd, 10am-6pm

REGISTER HERE

Screenprinting is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric. It is ideal for making prints, posters, coasters, greeting cards, stationery, and more. Your instructor will walk you through the process and help you gain the skills you need to confidently plan and execute your next paper-based project.

Prerequisites: None  / Participants must attend the entire session and pass Emulsion certification in order to be certified to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries.

Instructor: Shannon Kennelly

Dec
8
Sun
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetA comprehensive introduction to screen printing covering stencil design, troubleshooting, registration, proper print procedure, and multi-colored
prints.

Sunday December 8th, 10am-6pm

REGISTER HERE

Screenprinting is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric. It is ideal for making prints, posters, coasters, greeting cards, stationery, and more. Your instructor will walk you through the process and help you gain the skills you need to confidently plan and execute your next paper-based project.

Prerequisites: None  / Participants must attend the entire session and pass Emulsion certification in order to be certified to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries.

Instructor: Shannon Kennelly