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ONSITE: Reductive Color Woodcut

April 14, 2022

Create multicolored relief prints from a single block using the magic of reductive woodcut! We'll learn how to plan and carve a reductive print, and then crank them out in the VisArts letterpress studio. We'll make two different prints (one smaller, one larger).

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ONSITE: Text + Image: Combining Letterpress + Printmaking

April 14, 2022

Explore printmaking and letterpress together to create works that juxtapose text and image and create exciting compositions. Learn basic letterpress and relief printing techniques and play with VisArts type and image collection. We’ll focus on composition, design and printing to create a set of prints that combine text and image in meaningful ways.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Woodblock Printing

April 14, 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: Screenprinting Immersion

April 14, 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: Mastering Multicolor Screenprinting

April 14, 2022

Learn how to create multicolor screenprints of your own design. This class will expand on the registration techniques learned in intro classes. It focuses on adding layers/colors to create more complex images. We will look at how to break apart an image by hand and on the computer. Color theory will be discussed through the […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Screenprinting (B)

April 14, 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: Letterpress Printed Stationery

April 14, 2022

Try out letterpress printing and create a set of beautiful notecards that you can send to family and friends! You'll learn how to set wood and metal type as well as how to operate a letterpress printing machine, including inking up, proofing, and adjusting paper position. We’ll play around with fun, wordy greeting card designs, […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Screenprinting (A)

April 14, 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 Letterpress

April 14, 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: Exploring Printmaking (Ages 9-11)

February 06, 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: Introduction to Screen Printing (B)

February 06, 2022

Explore screen printing, 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.

read more

ONSITE: Screenprinting Immersion (A)

February 06, 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: Exploring Printmaking (Ages 12-14)

February 06, 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: Screenprinting Immersion (B)

February 06, 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: Family Studio: When Art Moves

February 06, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. Meet Alexander Calder the man who made art move with his playful mobiles. We will explore how he created the balancing acts of his creative mobiles that usually have one or […]

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ONSITE: Mastering Multicolor Screen Printing

February 06, 2022

Learn how to create multicolor screen prints of your own design. This class will expand on the registration techniques learned in intro classes. It focuses on adding layers/colors to create more complex images. We will look at how to break apart an image by hand and on the computer. Color theory will be discussed through […]

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ONSITE: Gelli Plate Printmaking

February 06, 2022

In this class, students will learn how to create beautiful monotypes without a press. Students will practice developing images with stencils, stamps, and drawing utilizing bands of color and texture. Students will use pre-made stencils and will also create some of their own. We will focus on personal symbols and incorporate them into our prints. […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Platen Press for Letterpress Printing

February 06, 2022

In this class we will concentrate on the safe operation of the platen style printing press. We will go over locking up forms or type, registration or placement of paper on the press, and feeding the paper and printing. This class will include instruction on the treadle powered platen and table top platens.

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Exploring Printmaking

February 06, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. Printmaking is great for all ages! In this workshop-style class, we will practice using various materials to make monoprints: Foam sticker “mandala” prints on paper, fruit and vegetable prints, junk-drawer prints […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Screen Printing (A)

February 06, 2022

Explore screen printing, 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.

read more