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Jan
21
Mon
Intro to Letterpress: Hand Typesetting @ AS220 Printshop
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

letterpressGet to know your way around the California job case with this intro letterpress class.

Monday January 21 + 28, 6-10pm

REGISTER HERE

You will leave this class with a working knowledge of how to set type, to lock type in the chase, woodtype and lead type, best practices and troubleshooting, press operation including: inking the press, pressure and roller height adjusting, registration, feeding paper through the press and cleaning the press.   This workshop will certify you to use the Vandercook press.

Instructor: Jacque Bidon

 

Jan
24
Thu
AS220 Community Printshop presents DRINK & INK January 2019 @ AS220 Community Printshop
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AS220 Community Printshop presents DRINK & INK January 2019 @ AS220 Community Printshop

Thursday, January 24th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM!

Let the printers at the AS220 Community Printshop guide you through several low-key and fun printing projects in a relaxed environment. Discover the processes of silkscreen, letterpress, and monotype!

Hang out, socialize, and learn from the welcoming members of the Printshop! Drinks, courtesy of our friends at Bottles Fine Wine, and food are provided with price of admission!

For our first Drink & Ink of the year, we are pleased to present Artist in Residence, Kyle b co.!

Drink & Ink is presented by AS220 in partnership with Bottles Fine Wine, Providence RI.

Jan
26
Sat
Soft Plates I: Monotype Studies @ AS220 Printshop
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monotype-CreditDianaBehl

Saturdays Jan 26 + Feb 2, 11-2pm

Register here

In this class, students will be introduced to the process of platemaking and monotype. The instructor will demonstrate monotype and platemaking techniques using monotype-relief plates that students make during the class. These ‘soft plates’ will be printed on the Printshop’s Takach Etching Press measuring up to 54” x 9’. Students will print on the two traditional etching and relief presses with a maximum area of 18” x 28”.

The ‘soft plates’ are thin substrates like paper, plastic, and vinyl are made into semi-durable shapes, that are capable of holding fixed details, etchings and carved lines. In this process each plate is inked and then placed so there are no fixed compositions. The plates can be stacked and rearranged to various effects quickly. Due to the nature of these plates the images they produce can have graphic qualities with clean and well defined negative space around areas of distinct color.

Students will learn proper press operation and be authorized to use the etching presses after completing this course and signing up for AS220 Industries membership.

Instructor: Kyle b. co. is a Resident AS220 and Member of the AS220 Industries.

Jan
28
Mon
Intro to Letterpress: Hand Typesetting @ AS220 Printshop
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

letterpressGet to know your way around the California job case with this intro letterpress class.

Monday January 21 + 28, 6-10pm

REGISTER HERE

You will leave this class with a working knowledge of how to set type, to lock type in the chase, woodtype and lead type, best practices and troubleshooting, press operation including: inking the press, pressure and roller height adjusting, registration, feeding paper through the press and cleaning the press.   This workshop will certify you to use the Vandercook press.

Instructor: Jacque Bidon

 

Feb
2
Sat
Soft Plates I: Monotype Studies @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monotype-CreditDianaBehl

Saturdays Jan 26 + Feb 2, 11-2pm

Register here

In this class, students will be introduced to the process of platemaking and monotype. The instructor will demonstrate monotype and platemaking techniques using monotype-relief plates that students make during the class. These ‘soft plates’ will be printed on the Printshop’s Takach Etching Press measuring up to 54” x 9’. Students will print on the two traditional etching and relief presses with a maximum area of 18” x 28”.

The ‘soft plates’ are thin substrates like paper, plastic, and vinyl are made into semi-durable shapes, that are capable of holding fixed details, etchings and carved lines. In this process each plate is inked and then placed so there are no fixed compositions. The plates can be stacked and rearranged to various effects quickly. Due to the nature of these plates the images they produce can have graphic qualities with clean and well defined negative space around areas of distinct color.

Students will learn proper press operation and be authorized to use the etching presses after completing this course and signing up for AS220 Industries membership.

Instructor: Kyle b. co. is a Resident AS220 and Member of the AS220 Industries.

Feb
10
Sun
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 10 @ 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 Feb 10, 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.

Instructor: John McCaughey

Mar
6
Wed
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 6 @ 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.

Wednesdays March 6 + 13, 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: Edwige Charlot

Mar
13
Wed
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 13 @ 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.

Wednesdays March 6 + 13, 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: Edwige Charlot

Mar
18
Mon
Intro to Letterpress: Polymer Plates @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

letterpress1Design your own images for letterpress using a light–sensitive polymer plate and get certified to use the Vandercook press!

Monday March 18 + 25, 6-10pm

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.

Instructor: Jacque Bidon

 

Mar
25
Mon
Intro to Letterpress: Polymer Plates @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

letterpress1Design your own images for letterpress using a light–sensitive polymer plate and get certified to use the Vandercook press!

Monday March 18 + 25, 6-10pm

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.

Instructor: Jacque Bidon