Faux Postage :: Lick 'Em & Stick 'Em

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$ 75.00

December 2nd, 2019 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: December 2nd, 2019 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: December 2nd, 2019 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

In this evening workshop, students are guided through the basics of creating faux postage (a.k.a “artistamps”) using a variety of different mixed media techniques. Studying examples, students gather both inspiration and know-how, and then move forward to create their own perforated stamp sheets! At the end of the evening, students go home with a sheet of self-created artistamps and a multitude of ideas for more mail art projects.  

Materials to Bring: Scotch tape and/or double stick tape, 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!) items, please be sure to keep this in mind when choosing your tools.

Workshop Fee (includes $12 materials fee): $75.00

Date & Time: Monday, December 2, 2019 :: 6:30-9:30pm

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, the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, and the Stadtbibliothek zu Berlin; 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 personal work can be seen in the books "1000 Artist Journal Pages" (Quarry Books, 2008), "The Creative Entrepreneur" (Quarry Books, 2009), and “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 the infinite possibilities of correspondence art. Under the moniker Red Handed Rubber Stamps, she creates wacky rubber stamps for a purchasing public.

Past Student Reviews:

“I loved learning about the history of faux postage and artistamps, and learning about the Rossbach perforator. I also loved seeing how Jennie composed her artwork.”

“LOVED getting in the zone and making stuff!”

“Extremely knowledgable, defined things clearly and was very articulate. Love Jennie. She's the best.” 

$ 75.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States