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Art Walk weekend!

Our studio member Jenny is here with her amazing prints for sale! And inside the studio I’ll be doing letterpress demos all weekend. Drop by and say hello!

Open Streets Windsor 

Windsor’s first Open Streets event was wildly successful, and our street was packed with bicycles and pedestrians all morning long! Here are a few photos from the spray and stencil party we presented in partnership with the Arts Council Windsor Region.

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Art in the Park

This weekend we took part in Events in the Manor, a fun free exhibit of Art in the Park. Here’s our set-up in the dining room of historic Willistead Manor, ready to demonstrate bookbinding for the public:

It’s more fun doing a demo by teaching somebody, so local artist Julie Bell came by to help out and learned a Japanese stab binding:

Introducing: Open studio at Levigator Press

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We’re trying something new this spring: open studio sessions! It’s a chance for people who don’t need much help in the studio, and those who might need just a little guidance, to print in a relaxed group atmosphere at a slightly lower cost than booking press time or private instruction. You pay a flat rate, the equivalent of two hours of press rental, for a three hour evening session to work on your projects.

You’ll still need to register in advance as you would for a class, as space will be very limited. Some of our presses can only accommodate one person per session, and if what you want to use has already been booked then you may have to wait for the next session. We’ll do our best to accommodate you but we promise we won’t crowd you either!

Open Studio participants may use the following studio areas:

-silkscreen coating area, screen exposure unit, and washout booth
-screen printing tables (can accommodate up to four printers at this time)
-Nolan proof press (for letterpress or block printing; one user per session)
-Adana platen press (one user per session)
-intaglio press (one user per session)
-C&P paper shear, nipping press, and other bindery equipment
-clean table surface for preparing paper
-large light table for preparing transparencies
*Wood shop power tools and our Janome serger may also be used with demonstration of expertise (at our discretion)

You must bring your own materials. A limited amount of materials (paper, screen print ink, some bookbinding supplies) may be purchased in the studio. One-time-use quantities of harder to access supplies such as screenprint emulsion, etching ink, and letterpress ink are available for a small additional fee.

You can view upcoming Open Studio dates by clicking on the Open Studio events category link.

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Happy birthday to us!

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Levigator Press opened its doors one year ago today! Thanks so much to all of our amazing friends who helped us to get this far.

No festivities today, but join us this Saturday, March 19 from 1-4pm for a free colouring party and snacks! We’ll have some new colouring pages made up to give away, and you can use our stuff or bring your own!

Studio tour

Thanks to everyone who came out to see us during the Windsor Essex Open Studio Tour! We had a blast and met some great new people.

Our new pottery line, in collaboration with The Pottery Cupboard, got great reviews. Here are the finished prototype pieces:

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During the tour we also played with tile designs, drawing images in clay slabs with the etching needle and then pressing letters using letterpress type. We’re thinking of offering a tile making class in January if anyone’s interested!

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Nicole (of Mercantile 519) worked on some knit patterned slump bowls:

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We also did screenprint and block print demos. Here are some of the things we printed:

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