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Oct
20
Sat
Color/Surface/Texture/Pattern: Monotype and Relief @ AS220 Printshop
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm


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Saturdays October 13 and 20, 11am to 2pm, Cost: $100

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Monotype and relief printmaking are flexible processes that allow rich build up of visual elements. In monotype, Plexiglas plates covered in ink can produce different effects as the ink is covered with paper or plastic stencils, wiped away with rags or brushes, or diluted with solvents. In relief, artists carve away at linoleum or wood blocks to achieve expressive lines and textures. Both of these processes can be layered and mixed, with monotype giving you bold shapes and splashes of color and relief giving you structure and depth through line. In this class you will learn how to prepare monotype and relief plates and how to print images using an etching press. You will learn how to cut stencils, use found materials to create printed textures, and how to build images using combinations of different processes. Whether your style is graphic or painterly, clean or rough around the edges, these techniques offer something everyone can use. This class is great for beginners and experienced printmakers alike, and students are encouraged to experiment with techniques at all levels of expertise.

Instructor: Ariana Martinez

Ariana Martinez is an artist and storyteller working across narrative audio, sculptural installation, and print media. They have worked as a design researcher to imagine audience engagement strategies with Rhode Island Public Radio and are an active collaborator with SMASH!, a group for gender minorities working in audio at the PRX Podcast Garage. Ariana sees audio as a raw material that can be creatively manipulated and works to break down the barriers to technical audio production for artists working in all media. Ariana’s work includes a public audio/video installation designed to activate historic Fort Adams in Newport, large-scale sculptures situated in audio environments, prints and drawings, and stop-motion video works made from analog print processes and found sound. You can find their work at arianamartinezstudio.com

Oct
28
Sun
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing as participants design, print, and exchange a multiple color print with a maximum dimension of 8″x10″. The morning will be dedicated to creating hand drawn stencils focusing on the design of a multiple color print. Participants spend the afternoon learning proper printing techniques, troubleshooting, and tips for registration. The workshop will end with a print exchange.

Soft Plates I: Monotype Studies @ AS220 Printshop
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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October 28 and November 4, 11am to 2pm

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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.

Nov
3
Sat
Advanced: Hand Typesetting on the Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Saturdays, November 3rd and 10th, 10am to 2pm 

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Get to know your way around the California job case with our advanced letterpress class. 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.

Instructor:  Jacque Bidon

Nov
4
Sun
Advanced: Hand Typesetting on the Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Saturdays, November 3rd and 10th, 10am to 2pm 

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Get to know your way around the California job case with our advanced letterpress class. 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.

Instructor:  Jacque Bidon

Soft Plates I: Monotype Studies @ AS220 Printshop
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monotype-CreditDianaBehl

October 28 and November 4, 11am to 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.

Nov
11
Sun
Intro to Etching: Drypoint @ AS220 Printshop
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Etching-CreditJames McCallum

Sundays November 11 and 18, 12-3 pm

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This is an introductory class appropriate for students of all backgrounds and experiences. We’ll cover basic mark-making skills as well as etching press operation. Participants will use traditional etching grounds and resists to etch copper plates in a ferric chloride solution. The class will cover basic techniques including: drypoint, hard ground line etching, ink mixing and application, plate preparation, wiping, paper tearing, and registration. Students’ specific interests will guide the demonstrations, and there will be time for each participant to work on an single project.

Nov
17
Sat
Letterpress Your Holiday Cards! @ AS220 Printshop
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Saturday November 17, 10am to 1pm

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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.

Instructor:  Lois Harada

 

Intro to Letterpress: Polymer Plates @ AS220 Printshop
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Intro to Letterpress

Saturdays November 17th and 24th, 2pm to 6pm 

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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

 

Nov
18
Sun
Intro to Etching: Drypoint @ AS220 Printshop
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Etching-CreditJames McCallum

Sundays November 11 and 18, 12-3 pm

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This is an introductory class appropriate for students of all backgrounds and experiences. We’ll cover basic mark-making skills as well as etching press operation. Participants will use traditional etching grounds and resists to etch copper plates in a ferric chloride solution. The class will cover basic techniques including: drypoint, hard ground line etching, ink mixing and application, plate preparation, wiping, paper tearing, and registration. Students’ specific interests will guide the demonstrations, and there will be time for each participant to work on an single project.

Nov
24
Sat
Intro to Letterpress: Polymer Plates @ AS220 Printshop
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Intro to Letterpress

Saturdays November 17th and 24th, 2pm to 6pm 

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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

 

Dec
1
Sat
Soft Plates II: Low Relief and Collagraph @ AS220 Printshop
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Saturdays December 1 and 8, 11am to 2pm

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In this advanced class, students will be expand their knowledge of monotype-relief plates process and platemaking. The demonstrations in class will include platemaking and printing techniques. 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. The ‘soft plates’ will be printed on the Printshop’s Takach Etching Press and the two traditional etching and relief presses. In addition to the soft plates, students will be introduced to the experimental process of collagraph. Collagraphs are made up of layers of materials that are fixed to block or key plate. Students will learn how to develop these low relief layered plates to be printed as relief or as intaglio plates.

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.

Dec
2
Sun
Soft Plates II: Low Relief and Collagraph @ AS220 Printshop
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Saturdays December 1 and 8, 11am to 2pm

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In this advanced class, students will be expand their knowledge of monotype-relief plates process and platemaking. The demonstrations in class will include platemaking and printing techniques. 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. The ‘soft plates’ will be printed on the Printshop’s Takach Etching Press and the two traditional etching and relief presses. In addition to the soft plates, students will be introduced to the experimental process of collagraph. Collagraphs are made up of layers of materials that are fixed to block or key plate. Students will learn how to develop these low relief layered plates to be printed as relief or as intaglio plates.

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.

Dec
9
Sun
Letterpress Your Holiday Cards! @ AS220 Printshop
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

letterpress cards

Sunday December 9, 10am to 1pm

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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.

Instructor:  Lois Harada

 

Dec
15
Sat
Advanced: Graphic Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Saturday December 15, 10am to 1pm

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Typophile beware, you may fall in love with this unique hand typesetting class. Graphic Letterpress is meant for the printer who wants a chance to break the rule (now that they know them).  Students will get a chance to play with type in unconventional ways to create expressive broadsides.

Instructor:  Lois Harada