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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
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
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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

May
23
Sat
Intro to Letterpress: Making Plates @ AS220 Printshop
May 23 @ 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.