Printshop Renter Training January 28

This three hour training is a requirement for anyone interested in using the presses in the Printshop during Open Studio times. Please click here for more information about Open Studio Rental.

Level: Students must have taken a letterpress class at ABAC, or have previous letterpress printing experience.
Dates: Sunday, January 28th, 6-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Kevin Auer
Cost: $30

Note: Attendees must be a current Member to register for this class. Please click here to join as a Member or renew your Membership. If you have any questions about the status of your Membership, please email amanda@atxbookarts.org.

Date: January 28, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

Print Your Blocks on the Vandercook

Learn the basics of printing and editioning your woodcuts or linocuts on the Vandercook proof press. The instructor will cover proper inking, adjusting packing, adjusting rollers and the operating the press to edition your carved block. Color registration will be covered, but students will edition only in one color during the class. Completion of this class will qualify students to use the Vandercook presses during Open Studio times. Students will bring their own paper and blocks that are already carved. (This workshop does not cover carving blocks).

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, February 3
Time: 2pm-5pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Kevin Auer
Cost: $50 tuition

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Date: February 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

Intro to Letterpress

DSCF1237In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of letterpress printing using wood & metal type and a variety of plates. Attendees will then print a small edition either individually or collaboratively, using the Vandercook proof presses. Fundamentals of proper presswork including registration, inking, and impression will be covered. Students can expect to complete a small edition of a project such as a business card, greeting card, or a poster.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Kevin Auer
Cost: $180 tuition + $15 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: February 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Printing from Photopolymer Plates

Dive into the world of digital letterpress by learning the basics of printing from photopolymer plates. At the first class meeting, students will learn how to set up files and order plates. At the second meeting, students will learn the fundamentals of proper presswork including registration, inking, and impression using the Vandercook proof presses. Students can expect to complete a small edition of a project such as business cards or greeting cards.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates and times: Wednesday, February 21 (6-9pm) & Saturday, March 3 (10am-4pm)
Maximum no. of students: 6
Instructor: Max Koch
Cost: $135 tuition + $40 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: February 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

Printshop Renter Training February 25

This three hour training is a requirement for anyone interested in using the presses in the Printshop during Open Studio times. Please click here for more information about Open Studio Rental.

Level: Students must have taken a letterpress class at ABAC, or have previous letterpress printing experience.
Dates: Sunday, February 25th, 6-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Kevin Auer
Cost: $30

Note: Attendees must be a current Member to register for this class. Please click here to join as a Member or renew your Membership. If you have any questions about the status of your Membership, please email amanda@atxbookarts.org.

Date: February 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Print Your Books at Home

In this class, students will learn how to "impose" a text, using software (not a typewriter!). “Imposition” refers to the placing of pages on a sheet of paper so that the pages will be in proper sequence when the sheet is printed and folded. Computer-Aided Imposition simplifies the process printers use to arrange typeset pages, so when printed, a single sheet of paper folds into an 8 page signature that reads consecutively once bound.

During the first class meeting, students will learn about imposition and available software used to lay out and print their own manuscript or another text. The second class meeting will be spent sewing and binding the signatures into a book.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Wednesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 28
Time: 6pm-9pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Jerome Collins
Cost: $90 tuition + $10 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Date: March 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

Printshop Renter Training March 25

This three hour training is a requirement for anyone interested in using the presses in the Printshop during Open Studio times. Please click here for more information about Open Studio Rental.

Level: Students must have taken a letterpress class at ABAC, or have previous letterpress printing experience.
Dates: Sunday, March 25th, 6-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Kevin Auer
Cost: $30

Note: Attendees must be a current Member to register for this class. Please click here to join as a Member or renew your Membership. If you have any questions about the status of your Membership, please email amanda@atxbookarts.org.

Date: March 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Letterpress Intensive

LPintensiveLearn the basics of letterpress printing by designing, illustrating, printing, and binding a poetry chapbook or short story. Students will learn the basics of setting type by hand, as well as incorporating images using photopolymer plates or linoleum blocks. Over 6 weeks, students will design and print a small edition collaboratively. The last evening of class will be spent binding the book using a simple pamphlet binding.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: 5 Tuesdays, March 27 - April 24
Time: 6-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Kevin Auer
Cost: $225 tuition + $15 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: March 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Letterpress Business Cards

Learn the basics of setting type by hand and letterpress printing using the table-top platen press, still widely available on the market. Learn the California job case, set type, use a pica ruler and composing stick, ink the press and print. Proper impression will be covered. Each student will set and print a small edition of his or her own business card or short quote.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, April 14
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Amanda Stevenson
Cost: $90 tuition + $10 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: April 14, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Printing from Photopolymer Plates

Dive into the world of digital letterpress by learning the basics of printing from photopolymer plates. At the first class meeting, students will learn how to set up files and order plates. At the second meeting, students will learn the fundamentals of proper presswork including registration, inking, and impression using the Vandercook proof presses. Students can expect to complete a small edition of a project such as business cards or greeting cards.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates and times: Wednesday, April 25 (6-9pm) & Saturday, May 5 (10am-4pm)
Maximum no. of students: 6
Instructor: Max Koch
Cost: $135 tuition + $40 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Date: April 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Printshop Renter Training April 29

This three hour training is a requirement for anyone interested in using the presses in the Printshop during Open Studio times. Please click here for more information about Open Studio Rental.

Level: Students must have taken a letterpress class at ABAC, or have previous letterpress printing experience.
Dates: Sunday, April 29th, 6-9pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Kevin Auer
Cost: $30

Note: Attendees must be a current Member to register for this class. Please click here to join as a Member or renew your Membership. If you have any questions about the status of your Membership, please email amanda@atxbookarts.org.

Date: April 29, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

 


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