As this month’s Knit Night coincides with the opening reception of my joint exhibition with Gulnaz Turdanleva, GREETINGS FROM WINDSOR, we are moving Knit Night to the gallery! It’s at Artspeak Gallery, just two doors down from our studio at 1942 Wyandotte Street East. There will be a sign on the studio door to direct you. Feel free to bring your knitting over and hang out!Find out more »
In this class you will learn the basics of how to create a two-colour silkscreen print on paper. We will cover: making positives or transparencies, exposing images on a screen, how to register (line up) your printing, and pulling prints. All materials are provided, including paper, and you will make an edition of at least six prints. Please come with an idea, and sketches if possible, for what you’d like to print. Screenprint doesn’t work well in grayscale, so think…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
In this class, students will create richly coloured prints on fabric using linoleum, woodblocks, rollers, and letterpress blocks. We will cover some of the challenges of printing on fabric versus paper, and use pre-cut blocks and other print matrices to experiment with printing on fabrics both by hand and in a printing press. You will go home with at least one beautifully printed .5 metre piece of fabric to enjoy as is or to use in future projects.
All materials are included. Students will be able to choose from a selection of fabrics that we have on hand in the studio (some plain colours, and some from printed yardage).Find out more »
In this fun class you will learn the basics of setting type, designing and printing your own 9×12″ letterpress poster. Use our collection of wood and metal types and ornaments to create your own unique design. If you have your own letterpress plates or carved linoblocks, those can be incorporated as well. You will print six posters using heavyweight white poster paper or your choice of eight other fun colours we have in stock, and you will have the option…Find out more »
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 follow-up to the softcover stab binding class, you will learn how to make a Westernized version of this traditional Japanese binding with a hard hinged cover. You can take this class without having taken the softcover class first.
All materials are provided, including paper, and you will leave the class with a finished book.Find out more »
In this class, students will create richly coloured prints on t-shirts using linoleum, woodblocks, rollers, and letterpress blocks. We will cover some of the challenges of printing on fabric versus paper, and use pre-cut blocks and other print matrices to experiment with printing both by hand and in a printing press. You will go home with a beautifully printed shirt! All materials are included. We have several colours of shirts in stock in unisex and curvy sizes for you to…Find out more »
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.…Find out more »
In this class you will learn the basics of how to create a silkscreen for printing your own design on tea towels. The first part of the class will focus on different ways to create silkscreen positives and preparing your artwork for exposing onto a screen. We will then expose your artwork onto a screen, and after a short break you will print your own single colour design on your towels! To save time, we won’t be covering coating the screen with photo sensitive emulsion, which needs to cure for 24 hours before exposing artwork, but if you catch the screenprinting bug, you can easily catch up on this part later in a private instruction session!
All materials are provided, and no experience is necessary.Find out more »
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 colour print in one press run.
This class runs Monday evenings for two weeks, July 3 and 10, from 6:30 to 9:30pm.
No printmaking experience is required, and all materials, including paper, are provided.Find out more »