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December 2017
$50

Bookbinding: Longstitch 2

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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In this variant form of Longstitch binding, a combination of longstitch and link stitch, folded sections of pages are sewn together by linking the sections through holes punched through a wraparound cover sheet to create a pattern of exposed sewing along the spine. For this sample book we will use a heavy paper cover sheet, but this binding style is perfect for covers made of heavy, flexible materials such as leather, vinyl, vellum, or some fabrics. We will cover some…

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January 2018
$80

Printing custom bookplates

January 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - January 17, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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In this class you will learn the basics of typesetting and linoblock printing in order to create your own set of bookplates (ex libris labels) for your book collection. You will have the option of creating a fully hand carved design, creating a design exclusively from our wood and metal type and letterpress ornaments collection, or combining the two to create your own one-of-a-kind bookplate design. This class combines two printmaking methods, and to allow for block carving and typesetting…

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$55

Bookbinding: Hardcover stab binding

January 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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Stab binding is one of the simplest and earliest forms of bookbinding, using single sheets in which holes are stabbed or drilled and sewn on the outside using a variety of traditional stitch patterns. In this class you will learn how to make a hard cover with a hinge, and create the decorative binding. All materials are provided, including paper, and you will leave the class with a finished book. We will be wrapping our cover boards in paper and…

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$65

Screenprinted t-shirts

January 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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In this class you will learn the basics of how to create a silkscreen for printing your own design on t-shirts. The first week will focus on creating your design, and you will learn how to make a silk screen positive and expose it onto a screen using photo sensitive emulsion. In the second week you will print your shirts with your own one-colour design. This class runs for two weeks on Monday evenings, January 8 and 15, from 7…

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$65

Lino block printing

January 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - January 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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In this class you’ll learn the basics of carving and printing a relief print from a linoleum block. You will design and carve your own block and learn how to print it by hand as well as on a press, and will leave the class with an edition of six completed prints. You will have the option to print your block in one colour, in a multiple colour gradient, or to try selectively inking your block to make a two…

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$50

Book arts: Paper marbling

January 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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In this fun class you will learn how to create beautiful marble patterns on paper. In paper marbling, paint is suspended onto the surface of specially prepared thickened water and combed or swirled into intricate patterns, then transferred onto sheets of paper. These lusciously patterned sheets were traditionally used in bookbinding, but you can also use your finished papers in scrapbooks, collages, greeting cards, or even just framed for the wall! All materials are provided, and you will create between…

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$45

January 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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In this fun 3-hour class you will create a richly layered one-of-a-kind print in full colour using cut and torn paper assembled into a printing plate. Paper relief is an easy technique for producing monoprints mixing bold solids with complex atmospheric textures. If you enjoy making papercuts, this is a way that you can use that traditional method in printmaking! All materials, including paper, are provided, and you will leave the class with at least one beautiful finished print. Depending…

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