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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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$70

Screenprint posters (two week class)

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - November 14 @ 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada

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 Wednesday evenings, November 7 & 14, from 7-9:30pm. Please come with an idea, and sketches if…

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$30

Collage party!

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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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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$50

Making paste papers

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 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, for collage, creating backgrounds for scrapbook pages, or making one-of-a-kind…

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$70

Letterpress posters (two week class)

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - November 27 @ 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 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, bring them in and they can be incorporated as well! You will print six posters using heavyweight white poster paper or your choice of several other fun colours we have in stock, and you…

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$65

Longstitch hardcover bookbinding (two week class)

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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This variation on our German Longstitch bookbinding class will show you how to make a beautiful hard cover book with exposed stitching along the outside of the spine. You will create a hinged cover using binder’s board, quarter bound with bookcloth and decorative paper. We have several colours of bookcloth and a wide variety of hand printed, marbled, and paste papers for you to choose from to make your book one of a kind. The class runs for two weeks…

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$50

Block printed gift wrap

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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Make your own one-of-a-kind gift wrap in this fun class! Students will use a variety of hand carved wood and linoleum blocks as well as letterpress type to create richly layered holiday wrap. We’ll be using oil based printing inks on kraft paper sheets with 3 different coloured backgrounds to choose from, and you will go home with 4 sheets of beautifully printed 25×38″ paper. No printmaking experience is necessary, and all materials are included. Please note that the oil…

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December 2018
$55

Buttonhole bookbinding

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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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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$70

Letterpress greeting cards

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - December 10 @ 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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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, December 3 and 10, from…

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$70

Screenprinted t-shirts (two week class)

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - December 11 @ 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, December 4 and 11, from 7…

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