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April 2018

Advanced block print on fabric (two week class)

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - April 25 @ 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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In this class, students will design and carve their own lino block and learn how to print it on fabric in a repeating tile pattern. Week one will focus on design and block carving, and in week two you will print your fabric. You will go home with a two metre piece of fabric to enjoy as is or to use in future projects. This class runs for two weeks on Wednesday evenings, April 18 and 25, from 7 to…

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$60

Hardcover stab bookbinding (two week class)

April 21 @ 1:30 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 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. This class runs for two weeks…

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$65

Wood intaglio (two week class)

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - April 30 @ 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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Wood intaglio is a printmaking method that combines woodcut (relief) and intagio (engraving) processes to produce richly atmospheric backgrounds with contrasting strong lines. In this class students will learn what sorts of carved lines work best for intaglio printing, and will design and carve their own wood blocks. In the second week students will learn how to prepare paper for intaglio printing, how to modify ink and to ink up and wipe their block, and print using the intaglio press.…

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May 2018
$50

Bookbinding: Coptic

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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Coptic binding is an ancient bookbinding method in which folded sections of paper are sewn together between rigid covers to create a decorative chain 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, and…

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$65

Two colour screenprints (two week class)

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - May 12 @ 3:30 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 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. This class runs for two weeks on Saturday afternoons, May 5 and 12, from 1-3:30pm. Please come with an idea, and sketches if…

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$50

Bookbinding: Longstitch 1 (with slipcover)

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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In this simplest form of Longstitch binding, folded sections of pages are sewn together by linking the sections through a slotted cover sheet to create a pleasing staggered exposed sewing along the spine. Stitching wrapped around the head and foot of the paper spine gives the beaded look of a thread headband at the edge of the spine. We will finish off our books with a decorative folded paper slipcover. All materials are provided. No previous bookbinding experience is necessary.…

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$65

Lino block printing (two week class)

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - May 23 @ 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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$65

Bookbinding: Longstitch with leather wrap cover

May 19 @ 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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$65

Screenprinted t-shirts (two week class)

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 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 Thursday evenings, May 24 and 31, from 7…

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$45

Trace monotypes

May 28 @ 7:00 am - 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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