Winter 2020

Introduction to Book Arts
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Instructors: Rebekah Lord Gardiner and Danielle Pratt
$60 plus $5 materials fee

Artist books provide an opportunity for creative expression on an intimate scale. They can be works of art in their own right and they can be utilitarian. This is an introduction to making simple folded book structures with minimal sewing. Bring some of your own images and materials that you have been saving for “someday I will think of what to do with this”. You will come away with the ability to make simple books that you can use for collage work, photo books, journals, whatever strikes your fancy! Most materials will be supplied but if you have book making supplies (a bone folder, waxed thread for example) bring them along.

All levels welcome. Free parking.

Introduction to Silkscreen
Friday, January 24 and Friday January 31, 2020
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Instructor: Liz Shepherd
Cost: $255 for each two-day session

If you compare a digital print and a screen print of the same imagery next to each other, you will see a vast difference! Screen printing offers layering techniques that graphic artists know from Photoshop but the silkscreen results are infinitely more interesting in their imperfections, more tactile and more attractive. This workshop will focus on making layered, multi colored screen prints. Juxtaposing multiple screens, images can be created that are dramatic and unexpected. We will be paying particular attention to mixing transparent colors and layering them. Workshop attendees will be provided with guidelines for image creation. 

This class is limited to 4 attendees. Free parking is provided. All levels welcome.

Block Printing Workshop: A Focus on Geometric Patterns and Inking Techniques
Saturday January, 25, 2020
1p.m. – 5p.m.
Instructor: Susana McDonnell
Cost: $60.00 Materials Fee $20.00

Up your inking game with Susana McDonnell of LinoCave. Susana will provide geometric patterns based on a hexagon which students will carve and then learn two different inking techniques which they will print on two separate tea towels. First they will learn Susana’s signature ombré technique which creates a multi-color design using only one brayer, with no clean up in between colors. Then we will focus on split fountain/blend roll/gradient. Get ready for some pattern and color play and take home two very vibrant tea towels!

This class is limited to 8 attendees. Free parking is provided. All levels welcome.

Papier Mâché Bowl Workshop
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
10 AM to 12 PM
Instructor: Liz Shepherd
Cost: $60, all materials provided

Silkscreened Japanese paper (provided) and papier mâché are cast on a form to create beautiful and useful bowls. This workshop is open to all makers, no art experience is required

This class is limited to 8 attendees. Free parking is provided.
All levels welcome.

Open Studio Book Arts Workshop
Friday, February 7, 2020
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Instructors: Rebekah Lord Gardiner and Danielle Pratt
$60 plus $5 materials fee

Do you have an artist book project that you’d like assistance with? Do you have some prints that somehow want to become a book but you’re not quite sure how to proceed? Join us for a day of work-shopping your prints or drawings into a non-adhesive book format with Rebekah and Danielle’s expertise and assistance. Previous enrollment in Intro to Book Arts or equivalent required.

This class is limited to 6 attendees. Free parking is provided.

Watercolor Monotypes with Danielle Pratt
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$130.00 (some materials included)

Watercolor monotype is a method of making prints that captures the luminosity of watercolor paintings and the creative possibilities of printmaking and collage. In this one-day workshop, we will investigate ways to create a multilayered print with watercolor using frosted vellum as a plate. Danielle will demonstrate how to prepare the vellum and watercolors for printing, as well as how to cut stencils and collage them on the press. Painting on vellum plates with watercolor is an easy way to play with color washes, gestural brush strokes, and blooming pools of pigment. No previous printing or painting experience necessary! We have a basic supply of watercolors, you are invited to bring yours as well.

Danielle Pratt is a recent graduate from Boston University College of Fine Arts. She currently works as a Gallery Operator at the ICA when she’s not at the studio. She has shown in several local Boston galleries, as well as curated some exhibitions in the Boston and Charlestown area.
All levels welcome.

This class is limited to 4 attendees. Free parking is provided.

Intermediate Book Arts
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Instructors: Rebekah Lord Gardiner and Danielle Pratt
$60 plus $5 materials fee
Registration Closed/Class is Full

In this workshop we will take the skills you learned in the Intro to Book Arts class and add new techniques to bring your bookmaking skills to the next level. Non-adhesive multi section sewing, accordions, and simple portfolio constructions will be highlighted. Most materials will be supplied but if you have bookmaking supplies (a bone folder, waxed thread, self healing mat) plus prints or drawings, bring them along. Previous enrollment in Intro to Book Arts or equivalent required.

This class is limited to 4 attendees. Free parking is provided.