Pasta Machine Printing online workshop

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$ 100.00

June 21st, 2021 3:00 PM

  • Instructor: Bettina Pauly
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: June 21st, 2021 3:00 PM
  • Workshop End: June 28th, 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 (see photo at bottom left for example - a carton often used for shelf stable milks, broths, etc.)
  • 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 Mondays :: June 21 & 28, 2021 :: 3-5pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

SFCB online workshops are recorded; all registered students will have access to the videos for a limited time.

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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 brings great energy to this workshop and is wonderful handling all of our questions. She was super clear. The recordings helped me a lot as I’m new to printmaking.”

“Absolutely adore Bettina and her teaching style. Printmaking is a thing that can be intimidating for a novice like me. Bettina’s style erases any concern as she’s great at showing what is possible."

“I was drawn to the novelty and cleverness of it, and like the idea of having a way to print at home, using an underutilized kitchen appliance.”

“It was fun, Bettina covered all the required info to continue pasta machine printing offline.”


$ 100.00
Online via Zoom
United States