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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

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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
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
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
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

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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.