Quick and Dirty Letterpress Broadsides

with Monica Edwards Larson
Saturday, November 16; 10am-4pm

 

Experience the art and craft of letterpress printing while getting your hands dirty making message-driven broadsides. Peruse a selection of broadsides featuring political messages and poetry, then learn beginning typesetting using wood and metal type. Design and print your own small edition of broadsides on the Vandercook press. The workshop consists of technical demonstrations on press operation, hand-inking with brayers, and various simple image-printing processes. Experience the satisfaction of printing your unique message through the physical process of letterpress printing!

Certificate: Category D

$108 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $20 supply fee

Letterpress I

with Sara Parr
Sat-Sun, November 23 & 24; 10am-6pm

Jump start your letterpress printing with this weekend intensive! This workshop is perfect for those who want to try letterpress but don’t have the time for the six-week workshop, or for rusty letterpress printers in need of a refresher. Learn the fundamentals of paper, ink and design. Then hand set type, carve a simple linoleum cut, and print a small edition of broadside prints on MCBA’s Vandercook presses.

Certificate: Category A; fulfills letterpress requirement

$288 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $65 supply fee

Dirty Works: Screen Printing

with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Friday, December 6; 6–8pm
Great for beginners

 

Learn the basics of screen printing with photo emulsion! Hand-pull a two-color print on a tote bag and paper.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

Dirty Works: Carve and Stamp Wrapping Paper

with Laura Brown
Friday, December 6; 6–8pm
Great for beginners

 

Learn the basics of relief printing by carving your own stamp and creating a repeat pattern on paper. This is perfect for creating festive handmade gift wrap (and many other uses)! Participants will leave with two 18×24 inch sheets of wrapping paper, ready for holiday gift-giving, and their own stamps for future printing and experimenting.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

Screen Printed Gifts for the Holidays

with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Sunday, December 15; 12-4pm

Spend an afternoon making gifts and cards! First, build confidence in your screen printing skills by printing holiday cards designed by instructors. Then, print your own unique design on a set of cards or three gift items (choose from t-shirts, tote bags, tea towels, and trivets). Learn the basics of screen printing using hand-drawn artwork, cut-paper stencils, and darkroom techniques. Instruction will cover design, screen exposure, ink, and printing on paper, fabric, and cork. Bring your sketches and ideas to the workshop!

$78 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $30 supply fee

Screen Printing on Fabric

with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Wednesdays, January 8-February 5; 6-9pm

Print your own t-shirts, tote bags, and tea towels. Learn the basics of screen printing on fabric using hand-drawn artwork, cut paper stencils, and darkroom techniques. Instruction will cover design, screen exposure, ink, and multi-color printing for fabric. Bring your own sketches and ideas to class! Each participant will complete multiple projects over the course of the class and will have the opportunity to participate in a group exchange. Beginners welcome.

Certificate: 15 hours, Category C or D

$270 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $50 supply fee

Woodblock Printing for the Beginner

with Erin Maurelli
Thursday evenings, January 9-February 13; 6-9pm

Actually, not just woodblock! Use wood, linoleum, and rubber-like materials to learn the basics of relief printing. Develop skills in image transfers, carving, and registration, first with single layer images, and later to multi-layer imagery over the course of the class. Experience printing on the Vandercook press, on an etching press, and by hand. Come with ideas and sketches! Letterpress I or equivalent experience recommended.

Certificate: 18 hours, Category A or D

$324 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $90 supply fee

Weekend Intro to Book Arts

with Laura Brown and Anna Haglin
Saturday-Sunday, January 11 & 12; 9am-4pm

A perfect introduction to book arts! First, get your feet wet (literally!) in the paper studio, exploring the Western tradition of papermaking. Next, use screen printing to layer colors and shapes in a collaborative project. Investigate letterpress as you set type and create prints on the Vandercook press. Finally, bind a selection of your handmade and printed papers together into simple folded and pamphlet-stitched books. With a focus on learning several basic techniques, this class is perfect for experimentation and play across disciplines with a look at the relationship between material and process.

Certificate: 14 hours, Category A

$252 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $50 supply fee

Dirty Works: Screen Printing

with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Friday, February 7; 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Learn the basics of screen printing with photo emulsion! Hand-pull a two-color print on a tea towel and paper.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

Dirty Works: Foil Zines

with Anna Haglin
Friday, February 7; 6–8pm
Great for beginners

Use shiny foil to turn up the volume on an unapologetically loud publication format. Participants will learn how to generate content, execute a layout, print in toner, apply foil, and fold their one-page zines. Each maker will walk away with their own limited edition to distribute in as many venues as possible—letting each idea shine in a new community.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

Weekend Introduction to Letterpress

with Sara Parr
Saturday-Sunday, February 15 & 16; 10am-6pm 

Jump start your letterpress printing with this weekend intensive! This workshop is perfect for those who want to try letterpress but don’t have time for the six-week workshop or for rusty letterpress printers in need of a refresher. Learn the fundamentals of paper, ink and design by hand setting type, carving a simple linoleum cut, and printing a small edition of broadside prints on MCBA’s Vandercook presses.

Certificate: 16 hours, Category A; fulfills letterpress requirement

$288 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $65 supply fee

CMYK Screen Printing

with Micheal Benedetti
Saturday-Sunday, February 22-23; 10am-5pm

This two-day workshop will introduce the versatility of color layering combined with photo-realistic imagery using CMYK screen printing. CMYK printing involves layering cyan, magenta, yellow, and black to create an expansive range of colors depending on the transparency and opacity of the four CMYK colors. Participants will experiment with photo-realistic imagery, stencil creation involving halftone patterning and/or hand-drawn stencils, ink mixing, and photo emulsion screen developing. Participants will create a small standard edition or varied edition of their own CMYK screenprints and leave with a set of new techniques that can be applied to multiple print processes as well as other printmaking endeavors. Intro to screenprinting or equivalent experience required.

Certificate: 14 hours, Category C or D

$252 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 supply fee

Letterpress I

with Molly Poganski
Mondays: February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 6-9pm

This introductory workshop offers you a thorough introduction to typesetting and presswork. Essential for any beginning printer, this workshop will cover the basics of Vandercook press operation, studio tools and procedures, typography, image-making techniques, and edition printing. Perfect for beginners or those who wish to gain additional experience with presses. This workshop is a prerequisite for Letterpress II.

Certificate: 18 hours, Category A; fulfills letterpress requirement

$324 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $65 supply fee

Evening Intro to Book Arts

with Laura Brown and Anna Haglin
Thursdays, February 27, March 5, 12, 19; 6-9pm

A perfect introduction to book arts! First, get your feet wet (literally!) in the paper studio, exploring the Western tradition of papermaking. Next, use screen printing to layer colors and shapes in a collaborative project. Investigate letterpress as you set type and create prints on the Vandercook press. Finally, bind a selection of your handmade and printed papers together into simple folded and pamphlet-stitched books. With a focus on learning several basic techniques, this class is perfect for experimentation and play across disciplines with a look at the relationship between material and process.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category A

$216 ($175 members) + $50 supply fee

Mokuhanga (Japanese Woodblock Printing)

with Micheal Benedetti
Mondays, March 16-April 6; 6-9pm

This four-week workshop will explore the tools and techniques of traditional Japanese woodblock printing, or Mokuhanga. Participants will generate their own imagery and create either 1-2 single layer or multi-layer prints. Explore the history of Mokuhanga as well as how to create your own prints at home without the use of print shop tools and machinery. Learn traditional Mokuhanga carving and printing etiquette, including how to carve a woodblock, register imagery to print on paper, blending colors, hand printing using barrens and wooden spoons, and how to properly sign and number an edition of prints.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category D

$216 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $40 supply fee