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Wondering what Letterpress is? Whether you are a beginner or an experienced letterpress printer, drop in any time between 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM during this monitored studio session to become acquainted with BARN’s Letterpress Studio — its equipment, tools and resources. Join us for one or more sessions to get your questions answered and talk letterpress. Please see our calendar for other dates and times.
Free event - all levels of learners are welcome
No prerequisites required
Please register so we know how many to expect
Letterpress Monitor Bio's:
Hidde Van Duym is a Founding Member of BARN and is a member of the Book-Arts/Letterpress Steering Committee. He is a book-arts artist whose work has been shown at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Roby King Gallery, Craft in America, and the Artist's Books Collection at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. He regards the letterpress as an opportunity to expand his book-arts horizons.
Peggy Graving is a member of the steering committees at the BARN for the Book Arts/Letterpress Studio and the Printmaking Studio. Her letterpress knowledge and skills have been developed in multiple BARN courses taught by Ellie Mathews and Carl Youngmann of The North Press in Port Townsend.
If you are a Non-Member (or a Member who has forgotten your fob), please park behind BARN on the lower level. There will be a Studio Doorbell to ring and someone will let you in.
Manufactured book cloth is wonderful to use, but comes in limited colors, textures and patterns. It's also often quite expensive. In this workshop, you'll learn how to make your own book cloth, using colorful cotton fabric. We'll cover two different techniques; one you can use while you are in the book arts studio, and the other that can be done at home. You'll go home with several new pieces of book cloth, and the skills to make more!
You'll also learn to use the dry mount press, enabling you to use it during Book Arts open studios. Come join us for a fun filled afternoon and make your own book cloth, from fabrics that you like. We'll have lots of fabric here, but you are welcome to bring any cotton, fairly tightly woven cloth with little to no texture. Quilting fabric works quite well for this purpose.
Ages 14+ Welcome.
Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!
Printmaking Demo will be a regular First Saturday of the Month feature. A different demo will be offered each month by local instructors. This month it will be solely a demonstration, and will not have a practice session. Carolyn Terry is an accomplished book artist and will show how printmaking enriches her book art. She will have examples of monoprints, pressure printing, shellac plates, and acrylic plates, and will also show examples of how she tears prints into book pages, and assembles torn pages into signatures. And she will share her own insight into often the most mysterious of questions for artists: how to generate content.
Are you giving (or hopefully getting) a special book for the holidays? It will become even more special with an elegant open-box slipcase that you have made yourself. Using the measurements of each boo, we will construct and cover these simple cases in an evening; they will protect and enhance the gift book for a lifetime.
This class is suitable for beginners, but is open to all skill levels.
Susan M. Callan has been a devotee of Book Arts for over 25 years. From a wide variety of experiences over the years, she has found the most joy in sharing what she has learned with others, as well as seeing new book artists emerge with equal love for this fascinating field. B.I. teachers AND students are fortunate to have access to an organization like BARN, which places high value on sharing craft skills.
Marc will also link drawing skills with their natural extension into a printmaking practice and will visit the printmaking studio during the course of the class. Open to anyone looking for a foundational introduction to drawing or drawing practice exercises.
Marc Cooper is an award-winning Art Director and artist. From childhood he has loved making art, and he has enjoyed a long career as an artist and commercial Art Director, with a focus on drawing, printmaking and publishing (both traditional and digital). He enjoys teaching and sharing his love of art, but, most importantly, he enjoys learning from those he teaches.
This workshop will give participants an overview of key design principles and concepts with an understanding of how visual elements can be used in advancing your artwork. Learn more about color, typography, composition, and imagery. Explore how to apply these core elements through a specific set of in-class design exercises.
About the Instructor:
Throughout her career in the media and high-tech industries, including eight years as a Group Design Manager at Microsoft, Robin has produced high-profile design projects and managed award-winning design teams. She is an experienced instructor having taught core principles of design as an Assistant Professor of Design at The Cornish College of the Arts, and visual communication to undergraduate and graduate classes at the University of Washington.
Learn more about Robin at www.robinavni.com.