Book Arts

Line Etching and Aquatint

This course will focus on line etching and aquatint to create a two-layer print. You will explore drawing and mark making techniques such as drypoint, softground and hardground etching methods, and rosin aquatint. While exploring the print matrix you will learn about ink and additives, the plate inking and wiping process, and registration. Learning how to edition and print with consistency, you will leave with experimental artist proofs and a consistent edition. Participants will be responsible for providing their own paper. The studio fee coves all materials and equipment for this intensive class.

Prerequisite: None

Katherine Spinella is a visual artist who makes prints, paintings, relief and cast sculptures. In 2013 she received her MFA degree in Studio Arts from the University of Oregon and continued on as Adjunct Professor of Printmaking. Katherine currently serves as Studio Manager and Instructor at the Independent Publishing Resource Center and instructs printmaking workshops at Oregon College of Art and Craft. She maintains her studio practice in a downtown Portland studio space.
She has attended the Women’s Studio Workshop and the Kala Art Institute as an Artist-in-Residence. She was published in the spring 2014 issue of Composite Arts Magazine. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Musée de Charmey in Switzerland, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and Kala Art Institute, among other galleries, museums and raw exhibition spaces. Recently, her work has supported by grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
See her projects at www.katherinespinella.com.

Instructor: 
Katherine Spinella
Location: 
Book and Print Studios
Start Date: 
07/11/2016
End Date: 
08/09/2016
Days: 
Monday and Tuesday
Time: 
6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuition: 
250
Studio Fee: 
148
$398.00
Total Price: 
398

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

Experimental Screen-Printing

This experimental course will be a two-day exploration of watercolor screen-printing and mono-printing with the screen. This workshop will explore the union between painting and printmaking, focusing on color, color mixing and application through the use of silkscreen based processes using both photo and direct emulsions. You will be introduced to methods for making hand-drawn and digitally produced imagery that will be used for photo emulsion stencils. Techniques for achieving crisp floods and split fountains will be explored while utilizing painterly direct emulsion and watercolor printing methods.

Prerequisite: Some introductory knowledge of basic screen-printing techniques is preferred but not required.

Katherine Spinella is a visual artist who makes prints, paintings, relief and cast sculptures. In 2013 she received her MFA degree in Studio Arts from the University of Oregon and continued on as Adjunct Professor of Printmaking. Katherine currently serves as Studio Manager and Instructor at the Independent Publishing Resource Center and instructs printmaking workshops at Oregon College of Art and Craft. She maintains her studio practice in a downtown Portland studio space.
She has attended the Women’s Studio Workshop and the Kala Art Institute as an Artist-in-Residence. She was published in the spring 2014 issue of Composite Arts Magazine. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Musée de Charmey in Switzerland, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and Kala Art Institute, among other galleries, museums and raw exhibition spaces. Recently, her work has supported by grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
See her projects at www.katherinespinella.com.

Instructor: 
Katherine Spinella
Location: 
Surface Design, Calligraphy Studio, Print Studio, Computer Lab
Start Date: 
06/11/2016
End Date: 
06/12/2016
Days: 
Saturday and Sunday
Time: 
12:00pm-6:00pm
Tuition: 
175
Studio Fee: 
64
$239.00
Total Price: 
239

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

Collagraph Printing

Learn how to collagraph by collectively creating a large scale collagraph plates in this course. You will learn the process and benefits of collagraph printing. This class is ideal for blossoming or seasoned lovers of large scale printmaking, painting, and collage. After learning how to create the plates with easily accessible materials such as mat board, fabrics textures, paper cut-outs, and various other flat materials, you will seal the collaged image for inking and printing. You will also explore relief inking methods, paper types, and press printing methods.

Prerequisite: None.

Katherine Spinella is a visual artist who makes prints, paintings, relief and cast sculptures. In 2013 she received her MFA degree in Studio Arts from the University of Oregon and continued on as Adjunct Professor of Printmaking. Katherine currently serves as Studio Manager and Instructor at the Independent Publishing Resource Center and instructs printmaking workshops at Oregon College of Art and Craft. She maintains her studio practice in a downtown Portland studio space.
She has attended the Women’s Studio Workshop and the Kala Art Institute as an Artist-in-Residence. She was published in the spring 2014 issue of Composite Arts Magazine. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Musée de Charmey in Switzerland, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and Kala Art Institute, among other galleries, museums and raw exhibition spaces. Recently, her work has supported by grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
See her projects at www.katherinespinella.com.

Instructor: 
Katherine Spinella
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio
Start Date: 
07/09/2016
End Date: 
07/10/2016
Days: 
Saturday and Sunday
Time: 
12:00pm-5:00pm
Tuition: 
175
Studio Fee: 
36
$211.00
Total Price: 
211

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.

Natural Impressions Book and Box

Think nature-inspired. Think plant dyes. Think paper and cloth. Put them together in a natural collaboration to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind artist books and elegant box structures that will amaze and inspire you. Each day will involve a new technique of surface design using plant material gathered from the Oregon countryside and a new box or book fabrication. You’ll make your own bookcloth, investigate a variety of book structures, and construct simple box shapes. No prerequisite.
Judilee Fitzhugh, Fibers Department Adjunct Faculty, is a textile artist who specializes in natural dye processes. She combines an innovative interpretation of traditional methods; hand-woven and surface design techniques, and couture construction details to create a line of wearable garments, accessories, and original art pieces that portray a single moment in history. Certificate in Craft, Oregon College of Art & Craft. http://www.sylvandyerscircle.com/

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: 
Judilee Fitzhugh and Marilyn Zornado
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio and Dye Kitchen
Start Date: 
07/19/2016
End Date: 
07/23/2016
Days: 
Tuesday through Saturday
Time: 
9:30am-4:30pm
Tuition: 
350
Studio Fee: 
55
$405.00
Total Price: 
405

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

Moka Hanga: Japanese Woodblock Printing

Create colorful images through the ancient art of Moku Hanga. Japanese woodblock prints are characterized by the luminous brilliance achieved when water-based ink is printed on Washi (handmade Japanese paper). Multiple block registration and bokashi (color gradation) will be taught. Unlike Western relief printmaking, no press is used; water is the only solvent and minimal workspace is required. This is one form of printmaking you can safely and easily enjoy at home.

Prerequisite: Some familiarity with printmaking is helpful, but not required.

Note: See supply sheet for how to prepare image for the first morning.

Alex Prentiss has been a relief printmaker for over twenty-five years and making prints using Japanese printmaking methods since 1996. Her Moku Hanga teacher is Elaine Chandler, who studied with Akira Kurosaki in Japan. She is also an experienced letterpress printer, book artist and the owner of McClain's Printmaking Supplies since 2001.

Instructor: 
Alex Prentiss
Location: 
Calligraphy Studio
Start Date: 
06/18/2016
End Date: 
06/26/2016
Days: 
Saturdays and Sundays
Time: 
9:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: 
250
Studio Fee: 
35
$285.00
Total Price: 
285

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.

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.

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