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Jul
24
Tue
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Tuesdays, July 17th and 24th, 6-10pm Cost: $100

Instructor: Ariana Martinez

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.

Jul
28
Sat
Color/Surface/Texture/Pattern: Monotype and Relief @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


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Saturdays, July 28th and August 4th, 10am to 2pm, Cost: $100

Register here

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

Jul
29
Sun
Intro to Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Intro to Letterpress

Date: Sundays July 29th, Aug 5th and Aug 12th, 10 am to 2 pm
 Cost: $190

Instructor: Jacques Bidon

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

 

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

Intro to Letterpress

Date: Tuesdays, June 26th, July 3rd, and July 10th, 6-10pm
Instructor: Jacque Bidon          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

 

Aug
4
Sat
Color/Surface/Texture/Pattern: Monotype and Relief @ AS220 Printshop
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


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Saturdays, July 28th and August 4th, 10am to 2pm, Cost: $100

Register here

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

Aug
5
Sun
Intro to Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Intro to Letterpress

Date: Sundays July 29th, Aug 5th and Aug 12th, 10 am to 2 pm
 Cost: $190

Instructor: Jacques Bidon

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

 

Intro to Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Intro to Letterpress

Date: Tuesdays, June 26th, July 3rd, and July 10th, 6-10pm
Instructor: Jacque Bidon          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

 

Aug
12
Sun
Intro to Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Intro to Letterpress

Date: Sundays July 29th, Aug 5th and Aug 12th, 10 am to 2 pm
 Cost: $190

Instructor: Jacques Bidon

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

 

Intro to Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Intro to Letterpress

Date: Tuesdays, June 26th, July 3rd, and July 10th, 6-10pm
Instructor: Jacque Bidon          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

 

Aug
14
Tue
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Tuesdays, August 14th and 21st, 6-10pm Cost: $100

Instructor: John Paul McCaughey

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.

Aug
21
Tue
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Tuesdays, August 14th and 21st, 6-10pm Cost: $100

Instructor: John Paul McCaughey

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.

Aug
25
Sat
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Aug 25 @ 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.

Sep
16
Sun
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Sep 16 @ 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.

Sep
18
Tue
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Tuesdays, September 18th and 25th, 6-10pm Cost: $100

Instructor: Elizabeth Jweinat

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.

Sep
23
Sun
Cyanotype Printmaking Workshop @ AS220 Printshop
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday, September 23rd, Cost: $45

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

Easy, fun, and on National Checker’s Day!!

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.

Instructor: Rosemary Marchetta

Sep
25
Tue
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Tuesdays, September 18th and 25th, 6-10pm Cost: $100

Instructor: Elizabeth Jweinat

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.