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Feb
8
Sat
Blue Prints: Cyanotype @ AS220 Industries
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Learn how to produce deep blue cyanotype images.

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  • Saturday, February 8th, 11am-2pm
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.

REGISTER

Instructor: Madison Emond

Feb
9
Sun
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 9 @ 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 February 9, 10-6pm

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

Feb
15
Sat
Intro to Letterpress: Making Plates @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Design your own images for letterpress using a light–sensitive polymer plate and get certified to use the Vandercook press!

    • Saturdays February 15 + 22, 10am-2pm

REGISTER HERE

This class will cover the old and new uses of the letterpress using light-sensitive polymer plate to be printed on our Vandercook press. Students will get a basic foundation for Letterpress printing by focusing on the production and printing of the polymer plate.  You will leave this class with a working knowledge of press operation including inking the press, pressure and roller height adjusting, registration, feeding paper through the press and cleaning the press.

Class 1: Overview to letterpress, negative exposure to create polymer plates. The first class will cover the basics of the process, students will learn the capabilities of the press, an overview of best practices for imaging making for making negatives, and which materials are best to print on.

Class 2: Press set up and day of printing. The second class will focus on printing and troubleshooting on the press. Students will have a chance to print the polymer plates they have created.

Instructor:  Jacques Bidon

Jacques Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world of 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? Jacques is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

BEFORE YOU COME TO CLASS, you’ll need to send your images to the instructor for review then once approved sent to Faces Imaging (link) to have a negative produced. Image area size should be no larger than 8” x 10” and no smaller 4”x 6”.

Students need to come to class with a negative already produced. Please allow 2 days for negatives to be made by Faces Imaging (output@facesimaging.com). Deadline to send negative 4 days before the class starts. Students are responsible for sending their files and picking up their negative from Faces Imaging’s Providence location.

 

Feb
16
Sun
Beginner Relief Printing @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of carving and relief printing

Sundays, Feb 16th + 23rd, 2 – 6pm

This workshop will cover the basics of carving and printing relief blocks. Students will have the choice to work on wood or linoleum for their project, and will explore reductive, multi-color and single color printing. The workshop will include both, hand printing as well as press operation. In addition to the block, students will also have a chance to experiment printing with alternative surfaces and found materials through the collagraph process.

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Instructor: Sara Inacio

Feb
22
Sat
Intro to Letterpress: Making Plates @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Design your own images for letterpress using a light–sensitive polymer plate and get certified to use the Vandercook press!

    • Saturdays February 15 + 22, 10am-2pm

REGISTER HERE

This class will cover the old and new uses of the letterpress using light-sensitive polymer plate to be printed on our Vandercook press. Students will get a basic foundation for Letterpress printing by focusing on the production and printing of the polymer plate.  You will leave this class with a working knowledge of press operation including inking the press, pressure and roller height adjusting, registration, feeding paper through the press and cleaning the press.

Class 1: Overview to letterpress, negative exposure to create polymer plates. The first class will cover the basics of the process, students will learn the capabilities of the press, an overview of best practices for imaging making for making negatives, and which materials are best to print on.

Class 2: Press set up and day of printing. The second class will focus on printing and troubleshooting on the press. Students will have a chance to print the polymer plates they have created.

Instructor:  Jacques Bidon

Jacques Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world of 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? Jacques is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

BEFORE YOU COME TO CLASS, you’ll need to send your images to the instructor for review then once approved sent to Faces Imaging (link) to have a negative produced. Image area size should be no larger than 8” x 10” and no smaller 4”x 6”.

Students need to come to class with a negative already produced. Please allow 2 days for negatives to be made by Faces Imaging (output@facesimaging.com). Deadline to send negative 4 days before the class starts. Students are responsible for sending their files and picking up their negative from Faces Imaging’s Providence location.

 

Feb
29
Sat
Intermediate Silkscreen: Multi-color Registration @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn how to print dynamic multi-color images!

Sat & Sun, February 29 and March 1, 10-2pm

If you took our Intro to Silkscreen course and are looking forward to learning how to create more complex screen-printed projects, then this is the class for you! Students will learn how to develop and register dynamic multi-color images on paper with the help of Adobe Photoshop. No prior experience with this software required.

Students will first learn how to manipulate imagery using both simple and complex image editing tools and filters. Once we finish experimenting with the software, the class will shift focus towards learning how to color separate your images to prepare for printing. We will use a variety of different techniques to accomplish this, including CMYK color separation for those working with photographic imagery. A quick refresher on screen-coating and exposure will also be offered for those who have been away from the process for an extended period of time. So have no fear if it has been a while. We will get you back into the swing of things and with some new tricks!

REGISTER

Instructor: John Paul McCaughey

Prerequisites: Intro Silkscreen at AS220 Industries. Please note: Participants must attend ALL TWO silkscreen classes and pass a separately scheduled emulsion certification in order to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries as a Member.

Mar
1
Sun
Intermediate Silkscreen: Multi-color Registration @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn how to print dynamic multi-color images!

Sat & Sun, February 29 and March 1, 10-2pm

If you took our Intro to Silkscreen course and are looking forward to learning how to create more complex screen-printed projects, then this is the class for you! Students will learn how to develop and register dynamic multi-color images on paper with the help of Adobe Photoshop. No prior experience with this software required.

Students will first learn how to manipulate imagery using both simple and complex image editing tools and filters. Once we finish experimenting with the software, the class will shift focus towards learning how to color separate your images to prepare for printing. We will use a variety of different techniques to accomplish this, including CMYK color separation for those working with photographic imagery. A quick refresher on screen-coating and exposure will also be offered for those who have been away from the process for an extended period of time. So have no fear if it has been a while. We will get you back into the swing of things and with some new tricks!

REGISTER

Instructor: John Paul McCaughey

Prerequisites: Intro Silkscreen at AS220 Industries. Please note: Participants must attend ALL TWO silkscreen classes and pass a separately scheduled emulsion certification in order to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries as a Member.

Mar
8
Sun
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 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 March 8, 10-6pm

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

Mar
9
Mon
Intro to Silkscreen: Weeknight @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetLearn how to make beautiful prints on paper, wood, and fabric and get certified to use the screenprinting studio in this intro workshop.

Mondays March 9 + 16, 6-9pm

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.

Instructor: John McCaughey

Mar
16
Mon
Intro to Silkscreen: Weeknight @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetLearn how to make beautiful prints on paper, wood, and fabric and get certified to use the screenprinting studio in this intro workshop.

Mondays March 9 + 16, 6-9pm

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.

Instructor: John McCaughey

Mar
21
Sat
Blue Prints: Cyanotype @ AS220 Industries
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Learn how to produce deep blue cyanotype images.

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  • Sunday, March 21st, 11am-2pm
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.

REGISTER

Instructor: Madison Emond

Mar
29
Sun
Intro to Letterpress: Making Plates @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Design your own images for letterpress using a light–sensitive polymer plate and get certified to use the Vandercook press!

    • Sundays, March 29th + April 5th, 10am-2pm

REGISTER HERE

This class will cover the old and new uses of the letterpress using light-sensitive polymer plate to be printed on our Vandercook press. Students will get a basic foundation for Letterpress printing by focusing on the production and printing of the polymer plate.  You will leave this class with a working knowledge of press operation including inking the press, pressure and roller height adjusting, registration, feeding paper through the press and cleaning the press.

Class 1: Overview to letterpress, negative exposure to create polymer plates. The first class will cover the basics of the process, students will learn the capabilities of the press, an overview of best practices for imaging making for making negatives, and which materials are best to print on.

Class 2: Press set up and day of printing. The second class will focus on printing and troubleshooting on the press. Students will have a chance to print the polymer plates they have created.

Instructor:  Jacques Bidon

Jacques Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world of 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? Jacques is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

BEFORE YOU COME TO CLASS, you’ll need to send your images to the instructor for review then once approved sent to Faces Imaging (link) to have a negative produced. Image area size should be no larger than 8” x 10” and no smaller 4”x 6”.

Students need to come to class with a negative already produced. Please allow 2 days for negatives to be made by Faces Imaging (output@facesimaging.com). Deadline to send negative 4 days before the class starts. Students are responsible for sending their files and picking up their negative from Faces Imaging’s Providence location.

 

Apr
5
Sun
Intro to Letterpress: Making Plates @ AS220 Printshop
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Design your own images for letterpress using a light–sensitive polymer plate and get certified to use the Vandercook press!

    • Sundays, March 29th + April 5th, 10am-2pm

REGISTER HERE

This class will cover the old and new uses of the letterpress using light-sensitive polymer plate to be printed on our Vandercook press. Students will get a basic foundation for Letterpress printing by focusing on the production and printing of the polymer plate.  You will leave this class with a working knowledge of press operation including inking the press, pressure and roller height adjusting, registration, feeding paper through the press and cleaning the press.

Class 1: Overview to letterpress, negative exposure to create polymer plates. The first class will cover the basics of the process, students will learn the capabilities of the press, an overview of best practices for imaging making for making negatives, and which materials are best to print on.

Class 2: Press set up and day of printing. The second class will focus on printing and troubleshooting on the press. Students will have a chance to print the polymer plates they have created.

Instructor:  Jacques Bidon

Jacques Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world of 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? Jacques is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

BEFORE YOU COME TO CLASS, you’ll need to send your images to the instructor for review then once approved sent to Faces Imaging (link) to have a negative produced. Image area size should be no larger than 8” x 10” and no smaller 4”x 6”.

Students need to come to class with a negative already produced. Please allow 2 days for negatives to be made by Faces Imaging (output@facesimaging.com). Deadline to send negative 4 days before the class starts. Students are responsible for sending their files and picking up their negative from Faces Imaging’s Providence location.

 

Apr
6
Mon
Offset Intensive @ AS220 Industries
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Mondays, Apr 6th, 13th, 20th + 27th, 6-9:30pm

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

REGISTER

Apr
11
Sat
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Apr 11 @ 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.

Saturday April 11, 10-6pm

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

Apr
12
Sun
Beginner Etching @ AS220 Industries
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Non-toxic etching techniques
Sundays, Apr 12th + 19th, 2-6pm

This workshop will cover the basics to the etching process using alternative grounds and processes that are safe and sustainable. Students will learn to achieve various forms of mark, texture and tone using hard ground, soft ground and aquatint. They will become adapt to properly using the vent and acid room, and will learn to ink, wipe and print their plates. Students will leave the workshop with knowledge of every step of the etching process, various printing techniques, and comfortable operating the etching press.

Instructor: Sara Inacio

REGISTER HERE

Apr
13
Mon
Offset Intensive @ AS220 Industries
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Mondays, Apr 6th, 13th, 20th + 27th, 6-9:30pm

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

REGISTER

Apr
18
Sat
Intermediate Silkscreen: Multi-color Registration @ AS220 Printshop
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn how to print dynamic multi-color images!

Saturdays, April 18 and 25, 10 – 2pm

If you took our Intro to Silkscreen course and are looking forward to learning how to create more complex screen-printed projects, then this is the class for you! Students will learn how to develop and register dynamic multi-color images on paper with the help of Adobe Photoshop. No prior experience with this software required.

Students will first learn how to manipulate imagery using both simple and complex image editing tools and filters. Once we finish experimenting with the software, the class will shift focus towards learning how to color separate your images to prepare for printing. We will use a variety of different techniques to accomplish this, including CMYK color separation for those working with photographic imagery. A quick refresher on screen-coating and exposure will also be offered for those who have been away from the process for an extended period of time. So have no fear if it has been a while. We will get you back into the swing of things and with some new tricks!

REGISTER

Instructor: John Paul McCaughey

Prerequisites: Intro Silkscreen at AS220 Industries. Please note: Participants must attend ALL TWO silkscreen classes and pass a separately scheduled emulsion certification in order to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries as a Member.

Apr
19
Sun
Beginner Etching @ AS220 Industries
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Non-toxic etching techniques
Sundays, Apr 12th + 19th, 2-6pm

This workshop will cover the basics to the etching process using alternative grounds and processes that are safe and sustainable. Students will learn to achieve various forms of mark, texture and tone using hard ground, soft ground and aquatint. They will become adapt to properly using the vent and acid room, and will learn to ink, wipe and print their plates. Students will leave the workshop with knowledge of every step of the etching process, various printing techniques, and comfortable operating the etching press.

Instructor: Sara Inacio

REGISTER HERE

Apr
20
Mon
Offset Intensive @ AS220 Industries
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Mondays, Apr 6th, 13th, 20th + 27th, 6-9:30pm

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

REGISTER