Pasta Machine Printing online workshop

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$ 100.00

April 6th, 2021 3:00 PM

  • Instructor: Bettina Pauly
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: April 6th, 2021 3:00 PM
  • Workshop End: April 13th, 2021 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 2

This is a two session online workshop.

Put your kitchen appliances to work making prints!

In this two session class students will first watch how a manual pasta machine can be used as a printing press. We will look at different ways to create and pull prints off the press. Between sessions students should experiment at home and come to the second session with questions; the instructor will help troubleshoot any problems and discuss how to incorporate these prints into your artist books. Students will show off their prints too, of course!

Session one will be informational, with demonstrations and Q&A, with a ‘dry-run’ so everyone can get a feeling for the process. Students will be expected to experiment with printing on their own as homework before the second session. In the second class students will have the opportunity to get feedback and advice while they print in class.

Please note: this class requires a hand-crank pasta maker - this will not work with a KitchenAid pasta attachment or other electric machine.

The class fee includes a kit providing: 2 pieces of felt, 2 pieces of chipboard, a piece of aqua printmaking plate, printmaking paper, and tissue paper.

Because of complications with international shipping, this class is only open to US students.

Materials to Bring: 

Session one:

Homework/session two:

  • Relief printing ink
  • Etching needle or awl
  • Brayer 
  • Scissors
  • X-Acto knife
  • Cleaned empty milk carton
  • Cleaned empty tetra pak
  • Scrap paper
  • Slab for mixing ink: piece of plexiglas, or disposable palette or wax paper taped to table

Workshop Fee (includes kit): $100
Tuition assistance is available; please apply here.

Date & Time: 2 Tuesdays :: April 6 & 13, 2021 :: 3-5pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class.


About the Instructor | Bettina Pauly

Bettina lives in San Francisco as a book artist and works as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing.

Past Student Reviews:

"Bettina had a great mix of history about pochoir, images of her own work, and demoing all the possible tools/materials. Loved it!”

“I made a cool stencil! Plus, Bettina is a pro. She is a pleasure to learn from.”

“Bettina Pauly is such a patient and friendly instructor. She presented a wealth of techniques and materials to achieve various stencil effects. Loved that she provided examples of finished pochoir books."


$ 100.00
Online via Zoom
United States