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October 2018
$30

Collage party!

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada

Join us for a fun collage party! All materials are included, and you will receive one of our mixed paper collage packs (which you can dig into at the party or save for later), your choice of paper or bookboard* to use as a substrate, use of our studio tools, and free run of our vast collection of found and vintage papers, beautiful one-of-a-kind papers printed in our studio, fun picture books to cut up, rub-on letters, vintage clip-art, and…

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$70

Lino block printing (two week class)

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - October 29 @ 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada

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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$60

Drum leaf bookbinding

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada

Drum leaf binding is a rigid no-sew bookbinding method in which folded sheets of heavy drawing or printmaking paper are glued back-to-back to form a satisfyingly solid and elegant little book. Think children’s board books, without the board. This binding is ideal for artist book projects, as each sheet of paper is a complete, seamless two-page spread with no stitching breaking up the page gutter. All materials are provided, including paper. Space in the class is limited. To secure your…

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$55

Buttonhole bookbinding

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada

In this easy yet elegant binding, folded sections of paper are sewn through a stiffened paper cover with a decorative beaded stitch that beautifully frames an open slot in the book’s spine, offering a glimpse of the pages within. Stitching wrapped around the head and foot of the reinforced paper spine gives the look of a thread headband at the edges of the spine. The product is a sturdy and solid book that you’ll love to use for writing or…

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$55

Retchoso bookbinding

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada

Retchoso bookbinding is a unique style of Japanese binding that joins folded sections of paper with a complex yet elegant stitch using one or two needles to create a slender notebook that opens perfectly flat. Sturdy multi-layer paper covers are built onto the book’s sections before binding. It’s a perfect binding for a portable notebook or sketchbook, or for chapbook publishing. All materials are included, and you will have time in the class to make two books. Space in the…

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November 2018
$70

Letterpress greeting cards (two week class)

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - November 12 @ 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada

In this hands-on introductory class you will learn the basics of setting type and designing your own unique cards using wood and metal type, our collection of antique letterpress ornaments and newspaper halftone blocks, linocut blocks and more! All materials are provided (including envelopes for your cards!), and you will create a set of ten cards of your own design in your choice of paper colour. This class runs for two weeks on Monday evenings, November 5 and 12, from…

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