Book Arts

Letterpress Printing: Type to Paper

This introductory letterpress class covers the fundamentals of printing with hand-set type. Through hands on experience, you will explore the basic principles of typography and the history of the craft of printing. You will compose your own form using hand-set type and ornaments of your choice, and learn to print your creation on a platen or cylinder press. You will leave the class with a basic understanding of the printing process and be prepared to further explore the possibilities of the medium.

Prerequisite: None

Caitlin Harris is a letterpress printer, designer, and educator. She believes that printing is a meaningful tradition carried on through sharing the love of the craft with others. For the past 5 years she has been an active volunteer, teacher, and leader at the Independent Publishing Resource Center where she serves as the Letterpress Studio Manager. She has extensive experience in the printing industry and served as the printshop manager at Oblation Papers & Press. When she is not teaching classes or organizing the IPRC type collection, she runs Wheelhouse Press from a tiny studio tucked into Forest Park. Her work is focused on printing hand-set type in expressive and innovative ways. Caitlin believes in hard work, community, and collaboration.

Instructor: 
Caitlin Harris
Location: 
Print Studio, Type Room, Book Arts Classroom
Start Date: 
08/06/2016
End Date: 
08/07/2016
Days: 
Saturday and Sunday
Time: 
10:00am-3:00pm
Tuition: 
100
Studio Fee: 
20
$120.00
Total Price: 
120

If you qualify for one of these discounts please select the appropriate discount.

Paper Palooza

Make decorated papers that will last you all year in this two-day workshop. Beginners to advanced student’s welcome. You will focus on three types of traditional decorated papers; classic marbling, paste papers and suminagashi. You will have time to experiment with some quick techniques like shaving cream, bubbles, waxes and rubber stamps. You will include an introduction to the ‘Eco Dye technique’ using natural plants and have time for indigo dipping of folded sheets. At the end of class, you will have a large selection of colorful papers to take away ready for use in bookbinding, card making, envelops, etc.

Prerequisite: None

Marilyn Zornado is a book artist, calligrapher and animator. Her books are at the John Wilson Special Collection and University of Washington. Her animated films have been screened around the world.

Instructor: 
Marilyn Zornado
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio, Printmaking Studio
Start Date: 
08/19/2016
End Date: 
08/20/2016
Days: 
Friday and Saturday
Time: 
9:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: 
175
Studio Fee: 
75
$250.00
Total Price: 
250

If you qualify for one of these discounts please select the appropriate discount.

Hand Lettering Neuland Syle Letters: Drawn, Written, Painted

Neuland is a German typeface that was designed in 1923 by type designer, Rudolf Koch. It was made by carving the type directly into metal. Though it was never intended to be written by hand, lettering artists love recreating it by hand because the letters are so bold and playful and can be just the right style for a bold statement. In this workshop you will explore these letters by writing them, drawing them and painting them. This is a great workshop for understanding how letters change when written in three different ways.

Prerequisite: Previous experience with calligraphy is helpful but not necessary. This class is open to all levels of experience.

Cora Pearl started studying calligraphy at age 11 and has been doing calligraphy and hand lettering ever since. She has a BA in Art and Art History from Oberlin College. Cora works as a full time calligrapher and teacher of lettering arts. She teaches calligraphy and hand lettering at Portland Community College and teaches independent workshops, classes and private sessions. Cora also does calligraphy commissions in addition to her teaching. Cora received a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council to study with calligraphy master, Sheila Waters, in the fall of 2015.

Instructor: 
Cora Pearl
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio
Start Date: 
08/27/2016
End Date: 
08/28/2016
Days: 
Saturday and Sunday
Time: 
9:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: 
225
Studio Fee: 
10
$235.00
Total Price: 
235

If you qualify for one of these discounts please select the appropriate discount.

Gothic Blackletter Calligraphy

In this workshop you will learn Gothic Blackletter calligraphy. Gothic looks difficult and complex but is fun and easy to learn. This highly condensed style of calligraphic writing was developed to maximize the use of paper and was a popular style of writing in the 12th to 15th centuries. Learning this style of writing will give you a direct experience of history. You will learn the lowercase and capitals of Gothic Textura and will explore some variations as well.

Prerequisite: Previous experience with calligraphy is helpful but not necessary. This class is open to all levels of experience.

Cora Pearl started studying calligraphy at age 11 and has been doing calligraphy and hand lettering ever since. She has a BA in Art and Art History from Oberlin College. Cora works as a full time calligrapher and teacher of lettering arts. She teaches calligraphy and hand lettering at Portland Community College and teaches independent workshops, classes and private sessions. Cora also does calligraphy commissions in addition to her teaching. Cora received a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council to study with calligraphy master, Sheila Waters, in the fall of 2015.

Instructor: 
Cora Pearl
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio
Start Date: 
07/30/2016
End Date: 
07/31/2016
Days: 
Saturday and Sunday
Time: 
9:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: 
225
Studio Fee: 
10
$235.00
Total Price: 
235

If you qualify for one of these discounts please select the appropriate discount.

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