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Introduction to Letterpress

January 14, 2019

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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Introduction to Letterpress

January 14, 2019

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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Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

January 14, 2019

Explore the art of calligraphy. We’ll start by discussing the differences between traditional calligraphy, lettering, brush lettering and dip pen techniques. You’ll learn about basic tools, from traditional ink-nib pens to modern brush pens, and we’ll use them to practice pen strokes and eventually create letters from these strokes. Finally, we’ll cover difficult connections and […]

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Introduction to Screen Printing

January 14, 2019

Explore screen printing, a process that allows artists to create handprinted 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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Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

January 14, 2019

Explore the art of calligraphy. We’ll start by discussing the differences between traditional calligraphy, lettering, brush lettering and dip pen techniques. You’ll learn about basic tools, from traditional ink-nib pens to modern brush pens, and we’ll use them to practice pen strokes and eventually create letters from these strokes. Finally, we’ll cover difficult connections and […]

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Introduction to Screen Printing

January 14, 2019

Explore screen printing, a process that allows artists to create handprinted 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

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

January 14, 2019

Explore the art of calligraphy. We’ll start by discussing the differences between traditional calligraphy, lettering, brush lettering and dip pen techniques. You’ll learn about basic tools, from traditional ink-nib pens to modern brush pens, and we’ll use them to practice pen strokes and eventually create letters from these strokes. Finally, we’ll cover difficult connections and […]

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Introduction to Papermaking – NEW!

January 14, 2019

Learn how to make your own paper out of locally sourced plant material such as cotton, bamboo, corn silk, yucca, flax and other bast fibers. As we create, we’ll talk about the history, craft and art of papermaking. What does “rag paper” really mean and exactly what is abaca? We’ll learn to cook the fiber […]

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Introduction to Screen Printing

January 14, 2019

Explore screen printing, a process that allows artists to create handprinted 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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Introduction to Paper Sculpture

January 14, 2019

Explore paper’s surprising possibilities. We’ll use simple tools to transform basic sheets of paper into sculptural forms by cutting, folding, weaving and using a variety of 3–D paper constructions. The actions of opening and closing, folding and unfolding, expanding and collapsing will be our conceptual guides as we discover and learn about the structural components […]

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Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

January 14, 2019

Explore the art of calligraphy. We’ll start by discussing the differences between traditional calligraphy, lettering, brush lettering and dip pen techniques. You’ll learn about basic tools, from traditional ink-nib pens to modern brush pens, and we’ll use them to practice pen strokes and eventually create letters from these strokes. Finally, we’ll cover difficult connections and […]

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Japanese Stab-Bound Books- new!

January 14, 2019

Explore Japanese stab binding’s beautiful sewn patterns, combining the seduction of embroidery with practical bookbinding. Traditionally used throughout Asia and on original manga books, stab binding is great for displaying photographs, making notebooks and creating fabric books. You’ll go home with at least three different book styles to keep or give as gifts.

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Introduction to Woodblock Printing

January 14, 2019

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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Introduction to Woodblock Printing

January 14, 2019

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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Artist Statements: Letterpress Broadsides

January 14, 2019

Experiment with broadsides, posters historically used for making proclamations or social commentary. Create your own contemporary broadsides to express yourself, get your message out to the world or start a conversation. We’ll cover the fundamentals of typesetting and create small broadsides on chipboard. Students will print textured backgrounds using random wood type, then their statements […]

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Continuing Screen Printing

January 14, 2019

Expand your printmaking skill set. Create screens for printing on paper, fabric, photographs and even wood. Begin a new project or work on something that’s already in process to create a new set of prints.

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Exploring Printmaking (Ages 13–14)

January 14, 2019

Explore a variety of printmaking techniques to make multiples of your artwork. We’ll explore processes like monotypes, linoleum carving, printing on the etching press, screen printing, non–toxic engraving and colographs. We’ll transfer images to paper, vinyl, plexiglass, fabrics or wood.

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

read more

Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

read more

Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

read more

Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

read more

Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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