Calendar

Jan
22
Mon
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

silkscreen_4_large

Mondays, January 15, 22, 6-10pm Cost: $100

Instructor: Brandon Kyle

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.

Jan
25
Thu
AS220 Community Printshop presents Drink & Ink January 2018 @ AS220 Community Printshop
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AS220 Community Printshop presents Drink & Ink January 2018 @ AS220 Community Printshop | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

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!

Keep what you print! No experience necessary!

Our first Drink & Ink of the year will feature Artist in Residence Michael Ezzell! Michael is a printmaker who graduated with a B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art & Design, in Savannah, GA, and a member of our printshop! His works illustrate wit and whimsy while telling familiar stories that pull from fairy tales, folk lore, and mythology. The Artist in Residence Drink and Ink will showcase the artist’s works printed across various methods the printshop has to offer. This will allow the guests and prospective students a closer look at the printshop, and offer them the opportunity to print and keep finished pieces designed by a local artist.

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

Feb
4
Sun
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 4 @ 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.

Feb
13
Tue
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

silkscreen_4_large

Tuesdays, February 13, 20, 6-10pm Cost: $100

Instructor: Christian Heidsieck

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.

Feb
26
Mon
Intro to Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Intro to Letterpress

Date: Mondays, February 26, March 5, 12, 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

 

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

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0165/2626/products/unnamed-7_1024x1024.jpg?v=1508101472

Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20 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

Mar
10
Sat
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 10 @ 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.

Mar
11
Sun
Introduction to Etching @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm



Sundays, March 11, 18, 25, 12am-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: Carey Goodrich

Mar
12
Mon
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

silkscreen_4_large

Monday, March 12, 19, 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.

Mar
27
Tue
Intro to Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Intro to Letterpress

Date: Tuesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 6-10pm
Instructor: Ryan Dean           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

 

Apr
8
Sun
Intermediate Silkscreen: Repeating Patterns @ AS220 Printshop
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sundays, April 8, 15, 22, 29, 10am-2pm, $170

Register here!

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.