Join with guest artist Kathy Caraccio, master printer from New York City, here to celebrate her Quilt Series exhibition at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. In this exciting workshop we will create monoprints onto interesting papers for colorful rainbow blends, textures and layers. These printed sources will be cut into shapes to arrange into quilt like designs and patterns that create dynamic visual interactions. These one-of-a-kind collages of paper will be glued and mounted for a finished presentation. Printing hints and tips from Kathy’s vast knowledge will enable collaboration throughout the workshop allowing all to learn and discover.
This intensive, exciting workshop will awaken the possibilities for the woodcut printing process for the beginning and advanced printmaker. This approach is not technically tradition-bound…but inventive, with contemporary, creative methods, that can be spontaneous, simple and direct. This expressive medium will be introduced and explored through demonstrations and discussions of cutting techniques, oil-base inks and water-base inks, modifiers, and printing by hand as well as using the press. Participants will go from designing their images and cutting blocks, to printing several projects using a variety of methods and individual discoveries. For all levels.
May 18 & 19, Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 each day
Make the beautiful and professional clamshell box, to house your special collection, object or book. We will build to your unique purpose, using quality materials, decorative juxtapositions, and fundamental proportions. Bring along the object that will go into this special box.
February 23 & 24, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm each day
Make beautiful handmade paper with inclusions of colored pulp wet into wet. Fluid squeeze-bottle drawing and designs can make the paper sheets inspiring when dry for further drawing, calligraphy, printing, and bookmaking.
Now use your own bookcloth for the covers of this hand bound exposed stitch traditional binding. A practical book that opens completely. Additional bookcloth and decorative papers will also be available.
Love all those great patterned cotton fabrics out there? Have remnants in your sewing box? Turn those interesting fabrics into lined bookcloth that can be used for covering your own books, boxes, and projects. All cotton works best, and we will have some to use on site also.
Play with the woodtype and printers cuts to make holiday cards and sentiments. Learn the basics of typesetting and lock-up and how to use the Vandercook and the new (old) Challenge presses for type-high explorations.
Saturday & Sunday, November 3 -4, 10:00am – 4:00pm
For all levels
$150 + materials
Learn this traditional intaglio technique where drawing marks and textures are etched below the surface, and the drypoint technique is directly scratched to build burrs on the surface. These techniques create beautiful details and line qualities.
Build the amazing clamshell box, with a specially designed divided tray inside. Materials and skills follow functional structure that can enhance an object for its presentation, preservation, viewing and meaning. Bring a small object or special book to plan the box around, with a standard size for all.
We will make one-of-a-kind prints from ink that is transferred from plates to paper with an inevitable surprise. Using a wide array of colors the water-base inks enable multiple layers and unusual mixing. Guidance and demos of techniques will spark ideas and sharing. All for experimentation and fun!
A hands-on workshop that begins with playful paper selections for signatures and folding, all joined together with sewing along the spine. A variety of decorative stitch options will be shown. This journal will have durable cloth covers and be suitable for take-a-long journaling and sketching.
In this hands-on workshop we will make traditional and decorative papers with Turkish Marbling. This process is fast and fun with unique results. Papers can be used for calligraphy, origami, small gift-wrapping, note-cards, bookbinding. Expect the Unexpected!