Friday, July 30, 2010

Special Guest Instructors this week at WNYBAC

This week at the WNY Book Arts Center we will be offering two unique workshops with guest instructors from Starshaped Press in Chicago. At Starshaped Press, they use only hand-set metal and wood type for their designs, following their motto: “All Metal, All the Time (Except When it’s Wood).”

Sarah and Jen will be joining us for just a few days, and have offered to teach workshops on linoleum and platen press printing. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to work with the printers behind Starshaped Press, and learn new techniques you can use again and again.

Thursday August 5 from 6-9pm, Sarah will go over the techniques and tools necessary to design, cut, prepare, and print a hand-carved linoleum block and students will have the opportunity to try their hand at the process.
Register here.

Saturday August 7 from 1-5pm, Jen will teach you how to print using a tabletop platen press, including typesetting and printing for smaller-scale projects.
Register here.

Both of these workshops will be small, hands-on classes for which space is limited. Register now to secure your spot!

WNYBAC will also be hosting Peter and Donna Thomas, the Wandering Book Artists, as they make their way through Buffalo in September. They will be giving a talk on what they do as well as an evening workshop on scrolling books. More details and registration information will be available in August.

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