In-Person Workshops

Some workshops require that students be masked! Please read the class description carefully.

However, masks are no longer required for most workshops though students and instructors are welcome to wear one if they wish.

 

Summer 2024 workshops will go live in mid-March.

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Workshops: In-Person
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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11:00 AM
End: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 5:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Discover how to create trace monotypes, a form of printing without a press, and then use the resulting prints to design a one of a kind pop-up accordion book.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 24, 2024, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, March 24, 2024, 4:00 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn the basics of pochoir, a stenciling technique that is great for editioning and book art. Pochoir will help you add color and depth to your projects.

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Arts
Sessions: 3
Start: Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 6:30 PM
End: Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 9:30 PM
Billy Ola Hutchinson

Pick up where you left off in Hand Lettering with Billy Ola Hutchinson's twist on Copperplate/Spencerian!

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 13, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 4:30 PM
Dorothy Yuki

Explore the possibilities of making prints from flowers, plants, and other materials found in nature in this two-day workshop.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 1:00 PM
End: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 4:30 PM
Elaine Chu

Enhance your collage skills and add a new twist to your finished pieces with beeswax. Working with various papers, imagery, and melted wax students will leave class with finished artworks ready to hang.

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Arts
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 20, 2024, 10:00 AM
End: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 3:00 PM
Patricia Wakida

Learn the basics of carving and printing designs from linoleum blocks.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 30, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 30, 2024, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

In this introductory class, student will gain a basic understanding of the history, techniques, tools, and styles of European marbling.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 5:00 PM
Kate Laster

Learn about the tender art of subtractive drawing that is papercut! What happens when we make images with razor sharp sweetness?

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 7, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, March 7, 2024, 7:30 PM
Tim Svenonius

Experimental Drawing returns! Join us for a monthly community drawing meetup with new exercises each session.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, April 4, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, April 4, 2024, 7:30 PM
Tim Svenonius

Join us for a monthly community drawing meetup with new exercises each session.

Open
Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, April 15, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Monday, April 15, 2024, 9:00 PM
Hope Amico

Let the Collage Claw Machine dictate your materials!

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 5
Start: Monday, March 18, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, March 22, 2024, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Our Bookbinding Core Certificate Program introduces students to four different binding models, leading them through the history and evolution of bookmaking.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 3, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 3, 2024, 5:30 PM
Beth Redmond

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding.

Open
Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 16, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 16, 2024, 5:30 PM
Nina Zeininger

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound. In this class students will bind a book employing thick paper as a folded and laced wrapper.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 30, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 30, 2024, 5:30 PM
Nina Zeininger

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound. In this class students will bind a book employing thick paper as a folded and laced wrapper.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 13, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 5:30 PM
Clair Emma Smith

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 27, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 28, 2024, 5:30 PM
Clair Emma Smith

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 6, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 7, 2024, 5:30 PM
Brian Lieske

Protect prints and books in elegant lift-top presentation boxes. In this class you will design and construct a custom lift-top box to your own specifications.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 9, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 9, 2024, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Learn how to use Japanese paper to repair leather books.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 9:00 PM
Madison Gordon

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, April 28, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 28, 2024, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

Take a paperback book and transform it into something more durable!

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 14, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, March 14, 2024, 9:00 PM
Hanna Rashidi

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 31, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 31, 2024, 5:30 PM
Pietro Accardi

Straight out of a 1970s Italian phone booth, this 360-degree flexible binding offers many advantages because it bends and does not break.

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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 3, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 3, 2024, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Increase your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine your registration skills, and run an edition of your own small poster!

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 5:30 PM
Lisa Rappoport

Increase your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine your registration skills, and run an edition of your own small poster!

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 20, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 20, 2024, 5:30 PM
Brian Ferrett

Learn to print from photopolymer plates in this final Core course; walk away with a stack of stationery featuring digital artwork printed from polymer plates.

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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, April 6, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, April 6, 2024, 5:30 PM
Paula Gloistein

Learn to print from photopolymer plates in this final Core course; walk away with a stack of stationery featuring digital artwork printed from polymer plates.

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Printing Core Curriculum
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, April 27, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, April 28, 2024, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Now that you've completed the Cylinder Core series, you can become certified on the Jobbing Platen, a true workhorse of the letterpress printing world. Learn the ins-and-outs of this press that's great for large editions.

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Printing
Sessions: 3
Start: Saturday, March 9, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 10, 2024, 5:30 PM
Jessica Spring

Learn typesetting and letterpress printing techniques that move beyond straight lines and right angles to set type that curves, angles and bounces.

Open
Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 21, 2024, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, March 21, 2024, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Learn how to properly maintain a hand-fed Cylinder Proof Press, as well as how to adjust it so that it prints beautifully.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, March 24, 2024, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, March 24, 2024, 5:30 PM
Brian Ferrett

Learn to build decorative letterpress borders and embellishments.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 6:30 PM
End: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 9:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Discover how to dampen paper, use bearers, and finesse rubber-and oil-based inks on Cylinder and Jobbing Platen Presses for better ink coverage and control.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 9:00 PM
Chad Johnson

The Iron Hand Press is a workhorse from the nineteenth century; this class covers an overview of the practices and principals of doing edition work on this venerable printing press.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, March 14, 2024, 6:00 PM
End: Thursday, March 14, 2024, 9:00 PM
Madison Gordon

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

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