Faux Postage 202 : Lick ‘Em and Stick ‘Em!

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January 22nd, 2015 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: January 22nd, 2015 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: January 22nd, 2015 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Students will further their correspondence art and postal savvy by learning the ins-and-outs of faux postage! Starting with a show-and-tell of contemporary artistamp makers, students will gather inspiration for creating their own in-class stamp sheet. Different techniques for hand perforation will be discussed; students will also learn how to use the Center’s turn of the century Rossbach Perforator. By the end of class, each student will complete one (or more) stamp sheets.

Materials to bring: 

  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife or scissors
  • Scotch tape and/or double stick tape
  • ruler
  • primary "mark-making" tools that you like to work use. Some examples would be: rubber stamps, pen & ink, graphite pencil, felt pen, colored pencil, etc. We will be working small (think postage stamp size!) be sure to keep this in mind when choosing your tools.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $75.00

Date & Time: Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

Location:  375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Jennie Hinchcliff

As a “near-native” of San Francisco, Jennie Hinchcliff has been teaching classes in bookbinding and related arts since 2001. Her bookworks can be seen in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art's Special Collection, the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, and the Franklin Furnace Archive (among others); she has shown work at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Pyramid Atlantic, the New York Art Book Fair and the Tokyo Art Book Fair. Jennie’s work often incorporates one-of-a-kind elements such as found typography or handwritten correspondence, harkening back to the spirit of Dada artists and writers.

Jennie's personal work can be seen in the books "1000 Artist Journal Pages" (Quarry Books, 2008), "The Creative Entrepreneur" (Quarry Books, 2009), and most recently “500 Handmade Books: Volume 2” (Lark Books, 2013). She is a co-author of "Good Mail Day: A Primer for Eye-Popping Post", which explores mail art and correspondence in its' many styles and formats. Her blog "Every Day Should Be A Red Letter Day" promotes the idea that letter writing can be done anytime, anyplace, anywhere by anybody.

Blog: www.redletterdayzine.wordpress.com

twitter: @redletterzine