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Apr
29
Sun
Introduction to Etching @ AS220 Printshop
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm



Sundays, April 29, May 6 and 13, 12-3pm: $160

Instructor: Michael Ezzell

Register here: https://as220-shop.myshopify.com/collections/workshops/products/etching

This is an introductory class appropriate for students of all backgrounds and experiences.

We will 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. We will also teach you 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 individual project.

Supplies to bring to the first class:
-18-gauge copper plates (you can choose size, but do not exceed 10″ x 10″), we suggest the RISD 3D Store on North Main St.
-two sheets of Rives BFK paper (Utrecht, Jerry’s, or RISD Store)
-medium etching needle, Utrecht or RISD Store
-drypoint scribe, Utrecht or RISD Store
-scraper, Utrecht or RISD Store
-burnisher (we prefer curved) Utrecht or RISD Store

Instructor: Michael Ezzell

May
1
Tue
Beginner’s Relief Printing Techniques @ AS220 Printshop
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Tuesdays, May, 1, 8, and 15 6pm-10pm Cost: $150

Instructor: Kate Aitchison

Register here!

This three week class will cover the basics of one color relief printing, reductive block techniques, and multi block color prints.   Each student will learn how plan, carve and print imagery from linoleum and wood surfaces onto a variety of papers.   Hand printing as well as printing on the small etching press will be explored.  Students will be introduced to oil based and water based ink.  Every student will leave the class feeling confident in all beginning relief printing possibilities!

Instructor: Kate Aitchison

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

Register here!

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.

May
13
Sun
Cyanotype @ AS220 Printshop
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 13, Cost: $50

Register herehttp://shop.as220.org/products/cyanotype

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 and practiced.  Finishing techniques will be discussed, touching upon the archival qualities of the prints, to conclude the class.

 

May
15
Tue
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Tuesday, May 15 and 22, 6-10pm Cost: $100

Instructor: Christian Heidsieck

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A two week introduction to silkscreen printing! Screen printing is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric.  It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting cards/stationery, and more.  Bring an idea and something you want to print on and we’ll show you how it’s done.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing in two sessions.  (This class is also offered as a one-day intensive.)  Participants will design, print, and exchange a two-color print with a maximum dimension of 8″ x 10″.  The first class will be dedicated to designing and creating stencils by hand or with the laser copier.  Participants spend the second class learning proper printing techniques and registration, and troubleshooting.  The workshop will end with a print exchange.

May
20
Sun
Intermediate Silkscreen: Repeating Patterns @ AS220 Printshop
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sundays, May 20 and 27 10am-2pm, $170

Instructor: Beth Brandon

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This course will introduce the design and registration methods necessary for screenprinting repeating patterns.  We’ll go over different types of repeats, creating a jog line, and options for designing by hand or on the computer.  Then we’ll get into the technical aspects of registering and printing a repeating pattern on our AS220-sized version of a typical textile printing table.  Each student will be able to design one one-color pattern and print 2 yards of fabric. This class is intended for students that have taken our Intro to Silkscreen class, or who know the basics of the photo-emulsion silkscreen process.

About the Instructor: Beth Brandon conducted her first experiments with infinity in the studios of Brown University, where she earned a BA in Visual Art in 2004.  More structured investigations followed with an Apprenticeship and Print Fellowship at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, where she learned the methods that she teaches in this class. Beth is a Key Member at AS220 Industries.  She combines printmaking and digital fabrication processes to create a range of practical objects and amusing situations.  www.bethbrandon.com.

May
29
Tue
Intro to Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Intro to Letterpress

Date: Tuesdays, May 29 and June 5 and 12, 10, 6-10pm
Instructor: Kristin Silva           Cost: $190

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Fine detail and embossment make for stunning, professional-quality business cards, invitations, announcements and labels. Print your favorite poem by hand-setting lead type one letter at a time; make a poster or a broadside with wood type; transfer your line drawings to photo-polymer plate for editioning. This course will cover the old and new uses of the letterpress, from lead to polymer type and linotype printing plate including basic prep file using Adobe software.

You will leave this three-week course 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: Introduction to letterpress, movable set type and print
Class 2: Create polymer plates and print
Class 3: Guided workshop

 

RISO Workshop @ AS220 Printshop
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Tuesday May 29 & June 5, 6-10pm Cost: $110

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Instructor: Walker Mettling is a Screen Printer, Cartoonist and teacher. He uses a couple of Risographs to print publications Providence Comics Consortium!

In the last couple years, the Risograph has become the tool of choice for micro publishers, zine makers, comics artists, and illustrators. If you are tired of your xeroxed zines looking bland or your silk screened prints being too time consuming, risography is the perfect stepping stone with it’s high volume printing, easy-to-use interface, brightly colored soy based inks, and beautiful feathered halftones. Over the course of the class, you will learn the basics of operating the machines and troubleshooting strategies, and make a print and zine. Participants must come to the class ready with two color design, illustrations, images, or book pages to print.

 

Jun
2
Sat
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Register here!

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.

Jun
11
Mon
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Monday June 11 and 18, 6-10pm Cost: $100

Instructor: Kristin Silva

Register here!

A two week introduction to silkscreen printing! Screen printing is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric.  It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting cards/stationery, and more.  Bring an idea and something you want to print on and we’ll show you how it’s done.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing in two sessions.  (This class is also offered as a one-day intensive.)  Participants will design, print, and exchange a two-color print with a maximum dimension of 8″ x 10″.  The first class will be dedicated to designing and creating stencils by hand or with the laser copier.  Participants spend the second class learning proper printing techniques and registration, and troubleshooting.  The workshop will end with a print exchange.

Jun
17
Sun
Introduction to Etching @ AS220 Printshop
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm



Sunday June 17, 24, July 1, 12-3pm: $160

Instructor: Michael Ezzell

Register here: shop.as220.org/products/etching

This is an introductory class appropriate for students of all backgrounds and experiences.

We will 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. We will also teach you 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 individual project.

Supplies to bring to the first class:
-18-gauge copper plates (you can choose size, but do not exceed 10″ x 10″), we suggest the RISD 3D Store on North Main St.
-two sheets of Rives BFK paper (Utrecht, Jerry’s, or RISD Store)
-medium etching needle, Utrecht or RISD Store
-drypoint scribe, Utrecht or RISD Store
-scraper, Utrecht or RISD Store
-burnisher (we prefer curved) Utrecht or RISD Store

Instructor: Michael Ezzell

Jun
24
Sun
Intro to Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Intro to Letterpress

Date: Sunday June 24 and July 1 and 8, 10 am to 12 pm
 Cost: $190

Register Here!

Fine detail and embossment make for stunning, professional-quality business cards, invitations, announcements and labels. Print your favorite poem by hand-setting lead type one letter at a time; make a poster or a broadside with wood type; transfer your line drawings to photo-polymer plate for editioning. This course will cover the old and new uses of the letterpress, from lead to polymer type and linotype printing plate including basic prep file using Adobe software.

You will leave this three-week course 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: Introduction to letterpress, movable set type and print
Class 2: Create polymer plates and print
Class 3: Guided workshop