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[BKARTS] February Workshops - Evanston, Illinois

February 2 – 3
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 4:00
Cost $180

Letterpress WOW: Printing in the Wonderful World of Type

Branch out this winter as you learn basic letterpress skills – play with furniture, type sticks, reglet and lock-up bars. Learn new meanings for deadlines and registration. April has lots of fun facts about the history of wood type, and can help you explore how letterforms can be used as images. The class will collaborate to make a unique group project. Each participant will have a copy to take away at the end of the day on Sunday.

Class size is limited to 6 participants.


February 5th
Tuesday 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Cost $80.00 ($100 to personalize your cards)

Letterpress Your Own Valentines

Come letterpress your own special Valentines while enjoying good company, wine and cheese. You’ll take home a set of lovely cards and envelopes to share with your friends and family. Our holiday letterpress classes produced some wonderful work, which you can see on our website. Come experience the magic of letterpress and the company of other printers to be.

For an additional $20 you can add a personalized signature or message.

Class size is limited to 10 participants.


February 16-17
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 4:00

Cost $215 per student

Flag Books with Karen Hanmer

In this two-day workshop, students will make two different styles of flag book. For both styles a sample will be made from kits provided by the instructor, plus a more finished book with students’ imagery and hand written text will be made for one or both as time permits.

Students will experiment with complementary and contrasting text and images. The class will discuss the effects of different spine and page dimensions, direction of motion, and which images will be most successful for different book styles. Students will learn a tidy, non- adhesive method of covering boards and use a jig to facilitate quicker, more precise assembly.

Before creating books using their own text and imagery, students will review and discuss books from the instructor’s collection of books by other artists, as well as discuss the success and possibilities for improvement of their book models. The instructor will stress the importance of prototype construction and critical thinking at the onset of a project.

Students should bring:

One or more sets of three to five images that are in some way related or contrasting
· If possible, these images should be printed fairly large on an 8 1/2 x 11” page.

· At least some of these images will be photocopied before use, so choose those that will still read well with some loss of detail.

Two brief passages of text per set of images that are in some way related or contrast with the images

Class size is limited to 10 participants.
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