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Jan
18
Sat
Operating the Big Press @ AS220 Printshop
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Learn to use the largest press in Rhode Island.

  • Saturdays, Jan 18th + 25th, 10am-4pm

The goal of this class is to learn how to operate and print on the large Takach etching press. This class is ideal for intermediate to advanced level printmakers that have experience in either monotype, etching, or relief. Familiarity with a traditional etching press is required.

This class will be held over two consecutive Saturdays.  During the first class we will focus on learning the technical characteristics of the press.  We will go over the set up of the compressor, how to adjust pressures for different types of plates, substrate setups, blankets, drying rack, and clean up. We will print sample etching, relief, and monotype plates and go over damp packs for a large paper.  During the second class, everyone will have the opportunity to make and print a large monotype.

Instructors:  Lois Harada and Allison Bianco

 

 

Jan
25
Sat
Operating the Big Press @ AS220 Printshop
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Learn to use the largest press in Rhode Island.

  • Saturdays, Jan 18th + 25th, 10am-4pm

The goal of this class is to learn how to operate and print on the large Takach etching press. This class is ideal for intermediate to advanced level printmakers that have experience in either monotype, etching, or relief. Familiarity with a traditional etching press is required.

This class will be held over two consecutive Saturdays.  During the first class we will focus on learning the technical characteristics of the press.  We will go over the set up of the compressor, how to adjust pressures for different types of plates, substrate setups, blankets, drying rack, and clean up. We will print sample etching, relief, and monotype plates and go over damp packs for a large paper.  During the second class, everyone will have the opportunity to make and print a large monotype.

Instructors:  Lois Harada and Allison Bianco

 

 

Feb
9
Sun
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 9 @ 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 February 9, 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.

Prerequisites: None  / Participants must attend the entire session and pass Emulsion certification in order to be certified to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries.

Instructor: Shannon Kennelly

Feb
15
Sat
Intro to Letterpress: Making Plates @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

    • Saturdays February 15 + 22, 10am-2pm

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.

Class 1: Overview to letterpress, negative exposure to create polymer plates. The first class will cover the basics of the process, students will learn the capabilities of the press, an overview of best practices for imaging making for making negatives, and which materials are best to print on.

Class 2: Press set up and day of printing. The second class will focus on printing and troubleshooting on the press. Students will have a chance to print the polymer plates they have created.

Instructor:  Jacques Bidon

Jacques Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world of deadlines and designers to work with artists sharing his love of offset printing. Jacque believes in the power of printing to change just about anything. Have a project that you want to see happen? Jacques is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

BEFORE YOU COME TO CLASS, you’ll need to send your images to the instructor for review then once approved sent to Faces Imaging (link) to have a negative produced. Image area size should be no larger than 8” x 10” and no smaller 4”x 6”.

Students need to come to class with a negative already produced. Please allow 2 days for negatives to be made by Faces Imaging (output@facesimaging.com). Deadline to send negative 4 days before the class starts. Students are responsible for sending their files and picking up their negative from Faces Imaging’s Providence location.

 

Feb
16
Sun
Beginner Relief Printing @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of carving and relief printing

Sundays, Feb 16th + 23rd, 2 – 6pm

This workshop will cover the basics of carving and printing relief blocks. Students will have the choice to work on wood or linoleum for their project, and will explore reductive, multi-color and single color printing. The workshop will include both, hand printing as well as press operation. In addition to the block, students will also have a chance to experiment printing with alternative surfaces and found materials through the collagraph process.

REGISTER

Instructor: Sara Inacio

Feb
22
Sat
Intro to Letterpress: Making Plates @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

    • Saturdays February 15 + 22, 10am-2pm

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.

Class 1: Overview to letterpress, negative exposure to create polymer plates. The first class will cover the basics of the process, students will learn the capabilities of the press, an overview of best practices for imaging making for making negatives, and which materials are best to print on.

Class 2: Press set up and day of printing. The second class will focus on printing and troubleshooting on the press. Students will have a chance to print the polymer plates they have created.

Instructor:  Jacques Bidon

Jacques Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world of deadlines and designers to work with artists sharing his love of offset printing. Jacque believes in the power of printing to change just about anything. Have a project that you want to see happen? Jacques is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

BEFORE YOU COME TO CLASS, you’ll need to send your images to the instructor for review then once approved sent to Faces Imaging (link) to have a negative produced. Image area size should be no larger than 8” x 10” and no smaller 4”x 6”.

Students need to come to class with a negative already produced. Please allow 2 days for negatives to be made by Faces Imaging (output@facesimaging.com). Deadline to send negative 4 days before the class starts. Students are responsible for sending their files and picking up their negative from Faces Imaging’s Providence location.

 

Feb
29
Sat
Intermediate Silkscreen: Multi-color Registration @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn how to print dynamic multi-color images!

Sat & Sun, February 29 and March 1, 10-2pm

If you took our Intro to Silkscreen course and are looking forward to learning how to create more complex screen-printed projects, then this is the class for you! Students will learn how to develop and register dynamic multi-color images on paper with the help of Adobe Photoshop. No prior experience with this software required.

Students will first learn how to manipulate imagery using both simple and complex image editing tools and filters. Once we finish experimenting with the software, the class will shift focus towards learning how to color separate your images to prepare for printing. We will use a variety of different techniques to accomplish this, including CMYK color separation for those working with photographic imagery. A quick refresher on screen-coating and exposure will also be offered for those who have been away from the process for an extended period of time. So have no fear if it has been a while. We will get you back into the swing of things and with some new tricks!

REGISTER

Instructor: John Paul McCaughey

Prerequisites: Intro Silkscreen at AS220 Industries. Please note: Participants must attend ALL TWO silkscreen classes and pass a separately scheduled emulsion certification in order to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries as a Member.

Mar
1
Sun
Intermediate Silkscreen: Multi-color Registration @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn how to print dynamic multi-color images!

Sat & Sun, February 29 and March 1, 10-2pm

If you took our Intro to Silkscreen course and are looking forward to learning how to create more complex screen-printed projects, then this is the class for you! Students will learn how to develop and register dynamic multi-color images on paper with the help of Adobe Photoshop. No prior experience with this software required.

Students will first learn how to manipulate imagery using both simple and complex image editing tools and filters. Once we finish experimenting with the software, the class will shift focus towards learning how to color separate your images to prepare for printing. We will use a variety of different techniques to accomplish this, including CMYK color separation for those working with photographic imagery. A quick refresher on screen-coating and exposure will also be offered for those who have been away from the process for an extended period of time. So have no fear if it has been a while. We will get you back into the swing of things and with some new tricks!

REGISTER

Instructor: John Paul McCaughey

Prerequisites: Intro Silkscreen at AS220 Industries. Please note: Participants must attend ALL TWO silkscreen classes and pass a separately scheduled emulsion certification in order to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries as a Member.

Mar
8
Sun
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 8 @ 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 March 8, 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.

Prerequisites: None  / Participants must attend the entire session and pass Emulsion certification in order to be certified to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries.

Instructor: Shannon Kennelly

Mar
9
Mon
Intro to Silkscreen: Weeknight @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 9 @ 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.

Mondays March 9 + 16, 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: John McCaughey

Mar
16
Mon
Intro to Silkscreen: Weeknight @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 16 @ 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.

Mondays March 9 + 16, 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: John McCaughey

Mar
29
Sun
Intro to Letterpress: Making Plates @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

    • Sundays, March 29th + April 5th, 10am-2pm

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.

Class 1: Overview to letterpress, negative exposure to create polymer plates. The first class will cover the basics of the process, students will learn the capabilities of the press, an overview of best practices for imaging making for making negatives, and which materials are best to print on.

Class 2: Press set up and day of printing. The second class will focus on printing and troubleshooting on the press. Students will have a chance to print the polymer plates they have created.

Instructor:  Jacques Bidon

Jacques Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world of deadlines and designers to work with artists sharing his love of offset printing. Jacque believes in the power of printing to change just about anything. Have a project that you want to see happen? Jacques is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

BEFORE YOU COME TO CLASS, you’ll need to send your images to the instructor for review then once approved sent to Faces Imaging (link) to have a negative produced. Image area size should be no larger than 8” x 10” and no smaller 4”x 6”.

Students need to come to class with a negative already produced. Please allow 2 days for negatives to be made by Faces Imaging (output@facesimaging.com). Deadline to send negative 4 days before the class starts. Students are responsible for sending their files and picking up their negative from Faces Imaging’s Providence location.

 

Apr
5
Sun
Intro to Letterpress: Making Plates @ AS220 Printshop
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

    • Sundays, March 29th + April 5th, 10am-2pm

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.

Class 1: Overview to letterpress, negative exposure to create polymer plates. The first class will cover the basics of the process, students will learn the capabilities of the press, an overview of best practices for imaging making for making negatives, and which materials are best to print on.

Class 2: Press set up and day of printing. The second class will focus on printing and troubleshooting on the press. Students will have a chance to print the polymer plates they have created.

Instructor:  Jacques Bidon

Jacques Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world of deadlines and designers to work with artists sharing his love of offset printing. Jacque believes in the power of printing to change just about anything. Have a project that you want to see happen? Jacques is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

BEFORE YOU COME TO CLASS, you’ll need to send your images to the instructor for review then once approved sent to Faces Imaging (link) to have a negative produced. Image area size should be no larger than 8” x 10” and no smaller 4”x 6”.

Students need to come to class with a negative already produced. Please allow 2 days for negatives to be made by Faces Imaging (output@facesimaging.com). Deadline to send negative 4 days before the class starts. Students are responsible for sending their files and picking up their negative from Faces Imaging’s Providence location.

 

Apr
11
Sat
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Apr 11 @ 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.

Saturday April 11, 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.

Prerequisites: None  / Participants must attend the entire session and pass Emulsion certification in order to be certified to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries.

Instructor: Shannon Kennelly

Apr
18
Sat
Intermediate Silkscreen: Multi-color Registration @ AS220 Printshop
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn how to print dynamic multi-color images!

Saturdays, April 18 and 25, 10 – 2pm

If you took our Intro to Silkscreen course and are looking forward to learning how to create more complex screen-printed projects, then this is the class for you! Students will learn how to develop and register dynamic multi-color images on paper with the help of Adobe Photoshop. No prior experience with this software required.

Students will first learn how to manipulate imagery using both simple and complex image editing tools and filters. Once we finish experimenting with the software, the class will shift focus towards learning how to color separate your images to prepare for printing. We will use a variety of different techniques to accomplish this, including CMYK color separation for those working with photographic imagery. A quick refresher on screen-coating and exposure will also be offered for those who have been away from the process for an extended period of time. So have no fear if it has been a while. We will get you back into the swing of things and with some new tricks!

REGISTER

Instructor: John Paul McCaughey

Prerequisites: Intro Silkscreen at AS220 Industries. Please note: Participants must attend ALL TWO silkscreen classes and pass a separately scheduled emulsion certification in order to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries as a Member.

Apr
25
Sat
Intermediate Silkscreen: Multi-color Registration @ AS220 Printshop
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn how to print dynamic multi-color images!

Saturdays, April 18 and 25, 10 – 2pm

If you took our Intro to Silkscreen course and are looking forward to learning how to create more complex screen-printed projects, then this is the class for you! Students will learn how to develop and register dynamic multi-color images on paper with the help of Adobe Photoshop. No prior experience with this software required.

Students will first learn how to manipulate imagery using both simple and complex image editing tools and filters. Once we finish experimenting with the software, the class will shift focus towards learning how to color separate your images to prepare for printing. We will use a variety of different techniques to accomplish this, including CMYK color separation for those working with photographic imagery. A quick refresher on screen-coating and exposure will also be offered for those who have been away from the process for an extended period of time. So have no fear if it has been a while. We will get you back into the swing of things and with some new tricks!

REGISTER

Instructor: John Paul McCaughey

Prerequisites: Intro Silkscreen at AS220 Industries. Please note: Participants must attend ALL TWO silkscreen classes and pass a separately scheduled emulsion certification in order to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries as a Member.

May
4
Mon
Intro to Silkscreen: Weeknight @ AS220 Printshop
May 4 @ 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.

Mondays May 4 + 11, 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: John McCaughey

May
10
Sun
Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
May 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 May 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.

Prerequisites: None  / Participants must attend the entire session and pass Emulsion certification in order to be certified to use the silkscreen studio at AS220 Industries.

Instructor: Shannon Kennelly

May
11
Mon
Intro to Silkscreen: Weeknight @ AS220 Printshop
May 11 @ 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.

Mondays May 4 + 11, 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: John McCaughey

May
16
Sat
Intro to Letterpress: Making Plates @ AS220 Printshop
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

    • Saturdays, May 16th + 23rd, 10am-2pm

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.

Class 1: Overview to letterpress, negative exposure to create polymer plates. The first class will cover the basics of the process, students will learn the capabilities of the press, an overview of best practices for imaging making for making negatives, and which materials are best to print on.

Class 2: Press set up and day of printing. The second class will focus on printing and troubleshooting on the press. Students will have a chance to print the polymer plates they have created.

Instructor:  Jacques Bidon

Jacques Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world of deadlines and designers to work with artists sharing his love of offset printing. Jacque believes in the power of printing to change just about anything. Have a project that you want to see happen? Jacques is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

BEFORE YOU COME TO CLASS, you’ll need to send your images to the instructor for review then once approved sent to Faces Imaging (link) to have a negative produced. Image area size should be no larger than 8” x 10” and no smaller 4”x 6”.

Students need to come to class with a negative already produced. Please allow 2 days for negatives to be made by Faces Imaging (output@facesimaging.com). Deadline to send negative 4 days before the class starts. Students are responsible for sending their files and picking up their negative from Faces Imaging’s Providence location.