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February 2018
$65

Lino block printing (two week class)

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - February 28 @ 9:30 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

Monoprint basics

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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In this 3-hour class you will learn techniques for creating one of a kind prints by drawing with ink on a smooth plate before printing on moistened rag paper. We will cover methods for creating images with ink rollers, various drawing tools, stencils and more. Making miniprints is fun and easy, and you can create amazing monoprints even if you’re not confident in your drawing skills. All materials, including paper, are provided, and you will leave the class with at…

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$50

Bookbinding: Longstitch 2

February 27 @ 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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March 2018
$80

Printing custom bookplates (three week class)

March 3 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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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$45

Book arts: Paste paper

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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Paste paper is a centuries-old technique used to create colourful, beautifully patterned papers for use as endpapers, doublures, and sometimes cover papers of hand bound books. A starch paste mixed with ink or pigment is brushed or scraped onto dampened paper and then painted or combed into intricate patterns. You can use the papers you make in this class not only in your bookbinding projects, but also for covering boxes, creating backgrounds for scrapbook pages, or making one-of-a-kind greeting cards.…

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$120

Reductive colour woodcut (four week class)

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - March 29 @ 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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Reductive woodcut is a full colour printing method in which each successive layer of colour is carved and printed from a single sheet of wood. In this four-session class you will design and create an edition of six woodblock prints using up to four separate colours. This is a fast paced class and we will get right into carving our blocks on the first day, so you should come prepared with an idea or a drawing for an 8×10 inch…

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$45

Trace monotypes

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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Trace monotype is a direct transfer method of printmaking that creates a one-of-a-kind printed image entirely by hand. It uses minimal space and tools and can be done at your kitchen table, yet produces a complex layering of rich, atmospheric marks. It can be combined with other methods of printmaking to add a unique hand drawn quality to your editions. Even if you don’t feel that drawing is your strong point, you can create beautiful trace monotypes. This technique can…

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$65

Screenprinted t-shirts (two week class)

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - March 27 @ 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 Tuesday evenings, March 20 and 27, from 7…

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$65

Bookbinding: Longstitch with wrapped leather cover

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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In this class you will create a lovely handbound pocket sized book in the German longstitch and linkstitch style, by sewing folded sections of paper through holes punched through a wraparound leather cover to create a pattern of exposed sewing along the spine. We will cover some basic decorative variations in spine designs, incorporating long stitches and link stitches with the option to add some weaving to the spine as a decorative flourish. All materials are provided. No previous bookbinding…

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April 2018
$50

Bookbinding: Linkstitch

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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Linkstitch is a binding similar to Coptic binding in which folded sections of paper are sewn together between rigid covers to create a decorative link-and-weave stitch across the exposed spine. This is an ideal method for binding albums and sketchbooks, as the book can be laid open entirely flat. In this introductory class you will create a book using cover boards that have been prepared in advance. You will choose from a selection of cover boards culled from vintage books,…

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