DECEMBER 2007!!! The brutal month before JANUARY 2008, horrifying!!!!! The print shop still breathes, heavy, thirsting for new friends and classmates. Clawing through the ink-soaked rags of downtown Providence, drooling education and reeking of a strange allure, a distorted, musky scent, familiar and yet distant, the indescribable waft of learning and fun, disgusting yet delicious. What fate will the print shop hold?? What crusty tears have dried on thine eyes of lead?
Located at 95 Mathewson street, two floors above the darkened hallows of Local 121 in the castle Dreyfus, the print shop lays in patient wait. Wait for what? For WHOM? Only time will tell.
LETTERPRESS I – SATURDAY DEC.1st, 1pm-5pm – $25
LETTERPRESS II – SATURDAY DEC.8th, 1pm-5pm – $25
LETTERPRESS III – SATURDAY DEC.15th, 1pm-5pm – $25
This course provides a quick, basic introduction to letterpress.
Participants learn to ink the press, adjust pressure, adjust roller
height, register and feed a sheet of paper, make an impression and
then clean the press. Creating and using plastic plates in combination
with metal movable type to create your own vision in letterpressed
embossment. Participants must take ALL THREE letterpress classes in
order to be certified to use the letterpress during print time. The
total cost of taking all 3 classes is $75.
OPEN HOUSE!!!! – MONDAY DEC.3rd, 6pm – FREE !!!
Any and all interested in learning a bit about the shop and how it
works, come to the FREE shop open house. We’ll walk you through our
silkscreen, letterpress and intaglio facilities! If you miss it this
month, don’t worry! There’s an open house the first Monday of every
month, at 6pm. Bring your work to show you can already print and get
signed off to use the shop, or come and find out what sort of neat
stuff the shop has to offer!!!
INTRO TO WOOD BLOCK/RELIEF PRINTING – WEDNESDAY DEC.5th, 5pm-9pm – $25
Students will learn basic carving techniques with gouges and other
tools. Within the class, students will have the opportunity to work on
single color linoleum or wood block. Printing using hand techniques in
addition to using the etching press and experimenting with papers will
all be covered by the instructor.
GIFT WRAP: REPEATING PATTERNS I – THURSDAY DEC.6th, 5pm-9pm – $25
GIFT WRAP: REPEATING PATTERNS II – TUESDAY DEC.11th, 5pm-9pm – $25
GIFT WRAP: REPEATING PATTERNS III – THURSDAY DEC.13th, 5pm-9pm – $25
Students will learn to design repeating patterns for fabric, wrapping
paper, wall paper, etc using silkscreen techniques over the course of
three classes. This class is accessible to both advanced and beginning
students. This is ONE class, three separate sessions. The total cost
of the class is $75.
INTRO TO SILKSCREEN – SUNDAY DEC.9th, 1pm-5pm – $25
This course provides a very quick and basic introduction to
silkscreen. Participants will learn the basics of the photo-emulsion
process, in addition to ink mixing, how to troubleshoot the process,
registration and printing methods. Students will be provided with a
small supply list when they sign up for the course.
INTRO TO PAINTERLY MONOPRINTS – SUNDAY DEC.16th, 1pm-5pm – $25
This course will cover a number of different types of water based
monoprinting techniques, such as trace monotype, additive/reductive
monotype, watercolor transfer, Xerox transfer and multi-plate
registration. This combination of mediums will intrigue both the
printmaker who’s looking to loosen up, and the painter who’s looking
to broaden their horizons.
T – SHIRT SILKSCREEN – TUESDAY DEC.18th, 5pm-9pm – $25
Student will learn the very basics of screen-printing 1-color images
on t-shirts, using the photo-emulsion process. They will also discover
the best methods for keeping t-shirts flat, using the proper ink for
fabric, as well as how to properly set the ink into the shirt using
the hot press or other at household methods. By the end of the class,
students will have produced a wearable, 1-color t shirt.
DO YOU DARE TAKE A CLASS? Reach for the chalice of cheap yet effective unaccredited education? Dare ye, fool? I bet thee dares. You may SIGN UP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Morgan at the following number: 401.831.9327 x 112
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For the HOLIDAYS, we now offer 2-color, hand-silk screened limited edition $25 gift certificates to the print shop! Give the gift of learning (or whatever).