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ONSITE: Introduction to Letterpress (A)

November 07, 2022

Explore the letterpress printing process, which dates back to the 15th century and the time of Gutenberg. We’ll cover typesetting, inking, printing and paper selection as you become familiar with the terminology and VisArts’ presses. You’ll have time to create multiple pieces and trade work with classmates, which will help you build a small collection […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Screenprinting (A)

November 07, 2022

Explore screenprinting, a process that allows artists to create hand-printed multiples of the same image. Translate your graphic design, photography, or drawings into vibrant, layered compositions. Learn a variety of ways to create screens that can be used to print onto fabric, paper or wood.

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ONSITE: One Screen, Endless Possibilities

November 07, 2022

The class will explore the many ways one screen can be used in screen printing.  We will create many different silkscreen prints by experimenting with color, repetition, placement, and various paper and surfaces such as wood, fabric, cardboard, etc.  Students will decide if they want to focus on one main image or have multiple images […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Screenprinting (B)

November 07, 2022

Explore screenprinting, a process that allows artists to create hand-printed multiples of the same image. Translate your graphic design, photography, or drawings into vibrant, layered compositions. Learn a variety of ways to create screens that can be used to print onto fabric, paper or wood.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Linocut Printmaking

November 07, 2022

Students will learn how to create a single-color linocut print from start to finish! We will talk about contemporary linocut artists, learn about carving tools and safe handling, determine ways to transfer an image to block, try different carving techniques, and different methods of printing the carved image. Students will leave the class with a […]

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ONSITE: Screenprinting Immersion (A)

November 07, 2022

Whether you are a novice or advanced, this class will immerse you in screen-printing methods and projects that are customized for your personal level of enjoyment and exploration. Each student will select a personal theme and work with the instructor to make use of appropriate inks, image-making techniques like drawing fluid and photo, and substrates […]

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ONSITE: Screenprinting (Ages 15-18)

November 07, 2022

Screen printing is a fantastic way to create one-of-a-kind shirts and posters for any occasion. In this class we will explore many different techniques that can be used in the process, such as drawing on a stencil or drawing freehand. You will learn about the process of printing, registering colors, and experimenting with colors.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Woodblock Printing

November 07, 2022

Explore woodblock printing, humanity’s oldest printmaking process. You’ll learn to design and transfer an image onto the block and cut the block to produce a relief image. Then, we’ll cover how to transfer the image to paper, both printing it by hand and by press.

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ONSITE: Block-Printed Textiles (Ages 15-18)

November 07, 2022

From bandanas to tapestries and all in between, we love a pattern. In this class we’ll use the techniques of block printing and resist dying to make colorful patterns on recycled and new textiles.

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ONSITE: Screenprinting Immersion (B)

November 07, 2022

Whether you are a novice or advanced, this class will immerse you in screen-printing methods and projects that are customized for your personal level of enjoyment and exploration. Each student will select a personal theme and work with the instructor to make use of appropriate inks, image-making techniques like drawing fluid and photo, and substrates […]

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ONSITE: Letterpress Posters + Merch (Ages 12-14)

November 07, 2022

We're getting the band back together! Join artist Sam Page and learn to use the letterpress studio to create rad band posters, cool stickers, and merch. Letterpress is a form of relief printmaking which uses a printing press and typesetting (individual letters) to create words and designs for printed media. Bands originally used this form […]

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ONSITE: Screenprinting T-Shirts + Posters (Ages 12-14)

November 07, 2022

Learn how to screen print by making posters and t-shirts. We'll cover lots of approaches within this versatile medium, including creating hand-drawn stencils with your own design. Learn about printing, registration and color mixing using water-based, non-toxic acrylic ink. Experimentation is encouraged!

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ONSITE: Introduction to Letterpress (B)

November 07, 2022

Explore the letterpress printing process, which dates back to the 15th century and the time of Gutenberg. We’ll cover typesetting, inking, printing and paper selection as you become familiar with the terminology and VisArts’ presses. You’ll have time to create multiple pieces and trade work with classmates, which will help you build a small collection […]

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ONSITE: Fun with Printmaking (Ages 6-8)

November 07, 2022

Explore creative aspects of printmaking! Students will make hand-carved Styrofoam plates, glue prints, safety cut prints and photo emulsion prints. We’ll also learn how to make multiples of our drawings to create editioned prints, just like professional printers. After class, you can give away prints to your friends and family!

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ONSITE: Block-Printed Textiles

November 07, 2022

From bandanas to tapestries and all in between, we love a pattern. In this class we’ll use the techniques of block printing and resist dyeing to make colorful patterns on recycled and new textiles.

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ONSITE: Art + Resistance: Printmaking in Protest Art

November 07, 2022

History is full of people with something to say. From “Black Power!” To “Votes for Women,” We’ve been moving the needle for justice and equity through the art we make. In this class, we’ll explore the art that shapes us. Using techniques in block and screen printing, we’ll tell the story of the communities we […]

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ONSITE: Embellished Block Printed Gifts (Adults 18+)

October 25, 2022

Printmaking is great for gift-giving, because you can make many prints at once! Learn block printmaking techniques like linocut and even simple styrofoam to create printed images of your choice, then use watercolors and other water-based media to embellish the prints and make unique gifts

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