This weekend we closed the studio and drove up to Oshawa to pick up this gorgeous beast:
It’s a 6.5×10 Chandler & Price Pilot, fully refurbished, in beautiful condition, and ready to be put to work. It’s a perfect press for our tiny space, with the capability to handle large scale production while being user friendly and a fantastic learning press for our students and studio members. We can’t wait to fire it up and get printing.
Here are some photos from tonight’s fun class taught by guest instructor Tina Rouhandeh. If you missed it, you’re in luck! We are offering another session on Thursday, October 27. Call or email us to sign up!
Our new co-op student Karla has only been with us for a few days and she’s already picked up the screenprinting like a pro. Check out some of the work she’s already helped print!
A longstitch and linkstitch binding with a lovely dark, thick leather cover.
We’re shutting the studio down for a few weeks for some much-needed creative refueling. We will be camping next to that beautiful lake pictured above, with limited connectivity, but will be able to check in periodically. You can still email us (email@example.com) if you want to sign up for our fall classes.
See you on August 16th!
We gave letterpress demos in the studio during Walkerville Art Walk, and produced these two new 9×12 broadsides!
We just finished these two fun new greeting card designs with linocut banners on screenprinted backgrounds. They’re available now in the studio shop!
For a screenprinted tea towel.
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.