Upcoming Classes

Please note that Museum Members receive 10% off the price of tuition. Advanced registration is required. Please call 713-522-4652 to register.

Learn more about our instructors!

Letterpress Business Cards

Learn the basics of setting type by hand and letterpress printing using the table-top platen press, still widely available on the market. Learn the california job case, set type, use a pica ruler and composing stick, mix ink, ink the press and print. Each student will set and print his or her own business card. We'll pull proofs, make corrections and print multiple copies; then we'll distribute type and spacing, and clean up.

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Amanda Stevenson
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $15 materials fee

Binding a Classic Hardcover Book

In this introduction to bookbinding, students will learn the basics of materials (book board, book cloth, adhesives, paper) and techniques (folding paper, cutting, sewing, and applying adhesives). By the end of the class, students will have completed 1 or 2 flat-back, case-style bindings, covered in cloth and decorated paper.

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015, 12:00pm-4:00pm; Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor: Tony Vela
Level: all levels
Tuition: $120 plus $20 materials fee

Partition Box Making Class

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor: John Michael-Perkins
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $60 tuition, plus $20 materials fee

Linoleum Block Printed Postcards

Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6:00pm-8:30pm; Saturday, February 21, 2015, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor: Dave Webb
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $95 tuition, plus $20 materials fee

Longstitch and Tacket Binding

The Longstitch sewing technique makes a great travel journal. The name comes from the long running stitches that go up and down the spine. Not only does this wide spine lay open flat, the five signatures of paper inside give you plenty of room for easy sketching and writing. Our second book will feature a beautiful technique call Tacket Binding. Tacketing is an exposed binding (the thread shows) that dates from the second century A.D. This is a cool detour from the Longstitch and, with your choice of cover paper, design, and stitching materials, your Tacket bound book will be worth the trip. It's a great way to use up smaller papers and make nice gifts at the same time! If you have something special you want to use in or on your book, be sure to pack it!

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015, 9:00am-1:00pm
Instructor: Lee Steiner
Level: all levels
Tuition: $60 plus $15 materials fee

Paper Marbling

Remember the beautiful, multicolored patterned papers you often see in the covers of old books? You can learn to make them yourself in this one-day workshop. We will learn many of the traditional patterns, such as the Stone marble, Get Gel, Nonpareil, Peacock, Feather, French curl, Spanish wave, and more. We will learn proper use of the necessary marbling ingredients such as alum, carrageenan, and gall. Each person will be able to make up to 15 marbled sheets to take home.

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Tony Vela
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $10 materials fee

Longstitch and Tacket Binding

The Longstitch sewing technique makes a great travel journal. The name comes from the long running stitches that go up and down the spine. Not only does this wide spine lay open flat, the five signatures of paper inside give you plenty of room for easy sketching and writing. Our second book will feature a beautiful technique call Tacket Binding. Tacketing is an exposed binding (the thread shows) that dates from the second century A.D. This is a cool detour from the Longstitch and, with your choice of cover paper, design, and stitching materials, your Tacket bound book will be worth the trip. It's a great way to use up smaller papers and make nice gifts at the same time! If you have something special you want to use in or on your book, be sure to pack it!

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Instructor: Lee Steiner
Level: all levels
Tuition: $60 plus $15 materials fee

Hand Papermaking

Papermaking is an engaging and physical process that you can do right in your own home or workspace. Learn the basic elements of this ancient art as the instructor leads the class through the process of preparing the vat of pulp, pulling a sheet with a mould and deckle, couching the sheet, then pressing the paper. Each student will receive a sheaf of their handmade sheets and envelopes after they have completely dried. Participants should be prepared to get a bit wet as we are all in water up to our elbows.

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:00am-1:00pm
Instructor: Kathy Gurwell
Level: all levels
Tuition: $45 plus $10 material fee

Digital Letterpress

Learn the fundamentals of letterpress printing with photopolymer plates. During the first class meeting students will learn the basics of designing (via Adobe Photoshop) for letterpress and creating digital files for platemaking. Detailed instructions on ordering plates will be provided so students may order their own plates for printing. On the second class day, students will print their own designs using tabletop platen presses from the Museum's collection. Skills covered include: designing for letterpress, proper registration, inking the press, and impression. (For this class, the materials fee only covers ink and paper costs. Students will be responsible for ordering and paying for their own plates).

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm; Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:00am-2:00pm
Instructor: John Earles
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $20 materials fee

Hand Papermaking

Papermaking is an engaging and physical process that you can do right in your own home or workspace. Learn the basic elements of this ancient art as the instructor leads the class through the process of preparing the vat of pulp, pulling a sheet with a mould and deckle, couching the sheet, then pressing the paper. Each student will receive a sheaf of their handmade sheets and envelopes after they have completely dried. Participants should be prepared to get a bit wet as we are all in water up to our elbows.

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015, 10:00am-1:00pm
Instructor: Kathy Gurwell
Level: all levels
Tuition: $45 plus $10 material fee

What You Need to Know to Publish An Ebook?

This hour and a half seminar will cover information on different ebook formats (EPUB, iBooks, KF8-Kindle Format), software programs, metadata, technical and stylistic considerations, and options for self-publishing an eBook. A three part workshop series on "Creating Your Own Ebook" at UH Sugarland will be scheduled, if an interest and demand results from this program.

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015, 11:00am-12:30pm
Instructor: Monika Zarzycka
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $20 tuition

Registration and Cancellation Policies

Space is limited--advanced registration is required. Current Museum members receive 10% off tuition only. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. You will receive a full refund or credit if you cancel your registration at least three business days before the first class meeting. If you cancel less than three business days before the first class meeting, or drop out of a class in progress, you will forfeit your full tuition. If the Museum must cancel a class due to under-enrollment, registered students will be notified 2 days in advance and will receive a full refund or credit.

Outreach Classes

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, we can work with your school or community group to schedule workshops on a wide range of topics relating to the art of the book. We have a list of workshops available on demand, or we may work together to design something special for your group. For questions, or to schedule your outreach workshop, please contact Keelin Burrows, Curator, 713-522-4652, ext. 207.

Past classes

Advanced Typography: A Workshop

This class will be a hands on workshop where participants will learn best practices for choosing type and advanced typesetting, working with a grid system (and when to break it), as well as how to think conceptually with type. Students will explore and appreciate typography through experimentation. Materials Needed: Laptop with Adobe InDesign or Illustrator and a working knowledge of the software. This class is co-organized by the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) Houston. It will be held in the museum's studio classroom. Space is limited. To register please visit http://houston.aiga.org/.

Instructor: Jennifer Blanco
Level: Graphic Design Experience Required
Tuition: $45 for non-members, $35 for AIGA and Museum members

Altered Papers

Learn three techniques for turning plain papers into fantastic, colorful, patterned pieces you can use in collage, bookbinding, card-making, and other paper arts. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish with shibori, crayon resist, and patterning with acrylics – after this class, you will know how to create a variety of beautiful papers in the colors you need. No expensive equipment or hard-to-find materials are required; all techniques are easily repeatable at home.

Instructor: Rikki Mitman
Level: all levels
Tuition: $60 plus $20 materials fee

Basic Book and Paper Repair

I have a book in bad shape, what do I do? Learn the answer to this common question in this workshop. Students will be guided through the different steps in evaluating damage to a book, tips on handling them, decisions to make as far as the type of repair, the budget, the options and the right people to call. Participants will learn minor repair techniques that they can do at home, as well as the proper materials used to preserve treasured volumes. Students are welcome to bring a book with a problem to be approached and discussed during class.

Instructor: Lena LeMoal Villavicencio
Level: all levels
Tuition: $75

Basic Book and Paper Repair

I have a book in bad shape, what do I do? Learn the answer to this common question in this workshop. Students will be guided through the different steps in evaluating damage to a book, tips on handling them, decisions to make as far as the type of repair, the budget, the options and the right people to call. Participants will learn minor repair techniques that they can do at home, as well as the proper materials used to preserve treasured volumes. Students are welcome to bring a book with a problem to be approached and discussed during class.

Instructor: Lena LeMoal Villavicencio
Level: all levels
Tuition: $75

Binding a Classic Hardcover Book

In this introduction to bookbinding, students will learn the basics of materials (book board, book cloth, adhesives, paper) and techniques (folding paper, cutting, sewing, and applying adhesives). By the end of the class, students will have completed 1 or 2 flat-back, case-style bindings, covered in cloth and decorated paper.

Instructor: Cindy Haller
Level: all levels
Tuition: $120 plus $20 materials fee

Binding a Classic Hardcover Book

In this introduction to bookbinding, students will learn the basics of materials (book board, book cloth, adhesives, paper) and techniques (folding paper, cutting, sewing, and applying adhesives). By the end of the class, students will have completed 1 or 2 flat-back, case-style bindings, covered in cloth and decorated paper.

Instructor: Tony Vela
Level: all levels
Tuition: $120 plus $20 materials fee

Binding a Classic Hardcover Book

In this introduction to bookbinding, students will learn the basics of materials (book board, book cloth, adhesives, paper) and techniques (folding paper, cutting, sewing, and applying adhesives). By the end of the class, students will have completed 1 or 2 flat-back, case-style bindings, covered in cloth and decorated paper.

Instructor: Tony Vela
Level: all levels
Tuition: $120 plus $20 materials fee

Clamshell Box

We will learn how to create a clamshell box to house a book, documents or photos. We will begin with a precut clamshell layout, put it together with instruction, using book cloth and decorative paper. We will learn grain direction, cutting and gluing techniques. We will learn how to measure your book and cut board and material so that you can continue your box making adventure at home. No previous binding experience necessary.

Instructor: Tony Vela
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $15 materials fee

Coding for Designers

This class is co-organized by the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) Houston. It will be held in the museum's theater. Space is limited. To register please visit http://houston.aiga.org/.

Instructor: Josh Higgins
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $60 for non-members, $50 for AIGA and TPM members

Coptic Bookbinding

In this introductory bookbinding class, we will learn the Coptic stitch, a major influence on the bookbinding structures of many cultures throughout history. Because the spine is exposed in all Coptic stitch bindings, these books open beautifully and easily. In this class we will create both a soft cover and a hard cover Coptic book. Each person will take home a sample of each.

Instructor: Armando Rodriguez
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $10 materials fee

Creative Collage

It's not a scrapbook. . . . It's not a photo album. . . .It's not cute, fuzzy, or iridescent. . . . In this workshop, students will create an 11 X 14" collage made of found objects. Students are encouraged to find interesting textures of paper, text from magazines, newspapers, old letters, photos, or digital prints that can be torn or cut up. Other amendments can be dried leaves, feathers, wire, screen, mesh fabric. We will not use sequins, faux or real fur, fresh organic matter, dead critters, pre-cut dies, stickers, or shiny stuff. While the techniques learned can be adapted for scrapbooking (and the other way around), we will unique works of art that can be framed while having fun with some new friends. Students should bring: #2 pencil, fine tipped pens, scissors, #11 Xacto-knife, metal straight edge or ruler, tweezers, cutting board (thick tablet back works well), rolling pin or brayer for adhering papers, old phone book to use as a weight, a bag of amendments (dried leaves or leaf skeletons, feathers, wire, screen, mesh fabric, other delicate fabrics-nothing too heavy.)

Instructor: Cynthia Millis
Level: all levels
Tuition: $60 plus $5 materials fee

Cyanotype Workshop

This class will present students with an introduction to the historic cyanotype printing process. Everyone should leave with the knowledge and experience to successfully print cyanotypes at home, and with plenty of examples of their work that they will be proud to show. Topics will include a brief history of the process, how to process and print digital negatives in preparation for printing, how to prepare and mix the chemistry, how to sensitize and prepare paper for printing, and the printing process – exposing, washing, drying and toning. In addition to safety precautions, sources of materials will be covered. This class will be “hands-on”, with the majority of time spent creating cyanotype prints! Registered students are asked to bring 3-5 digital images on a flash drive. Please note that higher contrast photos make better cyanotypes. Students are also encouraged to bring items for sunprints, such as lace, keys, wildflowers, kitchen utensils, small toys, etc.

Instructor: Brenda Cooper
Level: all levels
Tuition: $60 plus $20 materials fee

Cyanotypes on Fabric

Instructor: Brenda Cooper
Level: all levels
Tuition: $60 plus $20 materials fee

Designing and Planning a Responsive Website

Learn strategies and best practices for planning, designing, and developing a responsive website. The instructor will cover do’s and don’ts of RWD, how to pitch it to clients, things to look out for, and how to efficiently bring a responsive site to life. This class is co-organized by the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) Houston. It will be held in the museum's theater. To register please visit http://houston.aiga.org/.

Instructor: Roby Fitzhenry
Level: Knowledge of web design in required
Tuition: $30 for non-members, $20 for AIGA and Museum Members

Digital Letterpress

Learn the fundamentals of letterpress printing with photopolymer plates. During the first class meeting students will learn the basics of designing (via Adobe Photoshop) for letterpress and creating digital files for platemaking. Detailed instructions on ordering plates will be provided so students may order their own plates for printing. On the second class day, students will print their own designs using tabletop platen presses from the Museum's collection. Skills covered include: designing for letterpress, proper registration, inking the press, and impression. (For this class, the materials fee only covers ink and paper costs. Students will be responsible for ordering and paying for their own plates).

Instructor: John Earles
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $20 materials fee

Digital Letterpress

Learn the fundamentals of letterpress printing with photopolymer plates. During the first class meeting students will learn the basics of designing (via Adobe Photoshop) for letterpress and creating digital files for platemaking. Detailed instructions on ordering plates will be provided so students may order their own plates for printing. On the second class day, students will print their own designs using tabletop platen presses from the Museum's collection. Skills covered include: designing for letterpress, proper registration, inking the press, and impression. (For this class, the materials fee only covers ink and paper costs. Students will be responsible for ordering and paying for their own plates).

Instructor: John Earles
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $20 materials fee

Digital Letterpress for Designers

Learn the fundamentals of letterpress printing using photopolymer plates. During the first class students will receive a brief introduction to the letterpress print process and learn the basics of print production for photopolymer platemaking using the Adobe Creative Suite. Instruction will be provided on best design practices for letterpress printing, file prep, and how to order photopolymer plates. Between the first and second class students will create their own two color design, prepare their files for production and send out for plates. The second class will focus on printing, with students using their plates to print on one of the Museum’s tabletop platen presses. Skills covered include: designing for letterpress, proper registration, inking the press, and impression. (For this class, the materials fee only covers ink and paper costs. Students will be responsible for ordering and paying for their own plates).

This class is co-organized by the AIGA Houston. It will be held in the museum's letterpress studio. Space is limited. To register please visit http://houston.aiga.org/.

Instructor: John Earles, Workhorse Printmakers
Level: Design Student or Professional, experience with Illustrator
Tuition: $100 tuition for non-members, $90 tuition for AIGA and TPM members, plus $20 materials fee

Digital Letterpress for Designers

Learn the fundamentals of letterpress printing using photopolymer plates. During the first class students will receive a brief introduction to the letterpress print process and learn the basics of print production for photopolymer platemaking using the Adobe Creative Suite. Instruction will be provided on best design practices for letterpress printing, file prep, and how to order photopolymer plates. Between the first and second class students will create their own two color design, prepare their files for production and send out for plates. The second class will focus on printing, with students using their plates to print on one of the Museum’s tabletop platen presses. Skills covered include: designing for letterpress, proper registration, inking the press, and impression. (For this class, the materials fee only covers ink and paper costs. Students will be responsible for ordering and paying for their own plates).

This class is co-organized by the AIGA Houston. It will be held in the museum's letterpress studio. Space is limited. To register please visit http://houston.aiga.org/.

Instructor: John Earles, Workhorse Printmakers
Level: Design Student or Professional, experience with Illustrator
Tuition: $100 tuition for non-members, $90 tuition for AIGA and TPM members, plus $20 materials fee

Display Versus Text: A Lecture on the basic principles of typography

This class will cover a brief history of typography, anatomy and classifications of type, how to select and pair typefaces, typesetting practices, and considerations when using type for various media. This class is co-organized by the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) Houston. It will be held in the museum's auditorium. To register please visit http://houston.aiga.org/.

Instructor: Jennifer Blanco
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $30 for non-members, $20 for AIGA and Museum Members

DIY Monotype

Enjoy learning some simple monotype techniques that will yield beautiful results right in your own kitchen or workspace. No fancy press needed! The best part is that the materials we will be using (right down to the ink) are environmentally friendly and safe! AKUA inks are water-soluble and pleasurable to work with. We will explore additive, subtractive, composite techniques along with pochoir and à la poupée

Instructor: Melanie Wade Leslie
Level: all levels
Tuition: $85 plus $30 materials fee

Drypoint Printing

The basics of drypoint printmaking will be covered. Students will use a drypoint needle and other implements to inscribe a design onto a plexiglass printing plate before inking up and printing with the intaglio press. Discussion of papers and archival preservation of the work will also be covered.

Instructor: Melanie Leslie
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $20 materials fee

Ediciones Vigia: the Art of Making Books

Join Rolando Estevez, principal designer for the Cuban publishing collective Ediciones Vigia, for a unique bookmaking experience! Founded in 1985, Ediciones Vigía is located in the Plaza de la Vigía (Watchtower Square) in the city of Matanzas, east of Havana. Bound by hand, their limited-edition publications are mimeographed and hand colored. Artists take advantage of basic materials including scrap paper and decorate book covers with dried leaves, cloth, yarn, and cut out images. Using a pre-selected, bilingual text, each student will complete his or her own bound book with unique illustrations, which will be cut, glued and subsequently colored, by hand. Students bring: pieces of magazines and newspapers, fibers, leaves, flowers, shells and other natural elements; pieces of fabric, plastic, wire; ANY FOUND OBJECT AND/OR MEMORABILIA... ANYTHING THAT MEANS SOMETHING SPECIAL

Instructor: Rolando Estevez
Level: All levels
Tuition: $60 plus $10 materials fee

Ethiopian Binding

This binding class is all about the Ethiopian style book. Students will have the opportunity to prepare and cover boards, then attach them to a textblock using paired sewing stations. This structure provides opportunities to become familiar with basic bookbinding techniques, such as building up an aligned textblock and adhering book cloth to boards. The result is a versatile, exposed spine book that lends itself to everyday use.

Instructor: Ally Nevarez
Level: All levels
Tuition: $90 plus $20 materials fee

From Sketch to Completion

Learn how to take a project from a tiny sketch to a fully realized and professionally executed piece of design. This workshop will be led by illustrator and designer Karl Hebert, who will discusses his process and then help you learn to apply it. Class will run for 5 hours with a 1 hour lunch break. Materials To Bring: Laptop with Adobe Illustrator and a working knowledge of the software. Drawing supplies and paper. This class is co-organized by the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) Houston. It will be held in the museum's studio classroom. Space is limited. To register please visit http://houston.aiga.org/.

Instructor: Karl Hebert
Level: Some graphic design knowledge required
Tuition: $60 for non-members, $50 for AIGA and Museum members

Hand Papermaking

Papermaking is an engaging and physical process that you can do right in your own home or workspace. Learn the basic elements of this ancient art as the instructor leads the class through the process of preparing the vat of pulp, pulling a sheet with a mould and deckle, couching the sheet, then pressing the paper. Each student will receive a sheaf of their handmade sheets and envelopes after they have completely dried. Participants should be prepared to get a bit wet as we are all in water up to our elbows.

Instructor: Kathy Gurwell
Level: all levels
Tuition: $45 plus $10 material fee

Hand Papermaking

Papermaking is an engaging and physical process that you can do right in your own home or workspace. Learn the basic elements of this ancient art as the instructor leads the class through the process of preparing the vat of pulp, pulling a sheet with a mould and deckle, couching the sheet, then pressing the paper. Each student will receive a sheaf of their handmade sheets and envelopes after they have completely dried. Participants should be prepared to get a bit wet as we are all in water up to our elbows.

Instructor: Kathy Gurwell
Level: all levels
Tuition: $45 plus $10 material fee

Hard Cover Accordion Book

In this workshop you'll learn how to construct a hardcover accordion-style book based on Hedi Kyle's non-adhesive cover design. Students will be guided through the unique process of preparing an accordion text block as well as assembling fully covered boards without the help of adhesive! This unique structure includes a removable spine piece which allows the book to be experienced in two ways--a single elongated view or read like a traditional codex. This class introduces basic book binding concepts including measuring, scoring and tipping folios.

Instructor: Ally Nevarez
Level: all Levels
Tuition: $45 plus $10 materials fee

Hard Cover Accordion Book

In this workshop you'll learn how to construct a hardcover accordion-style book based on Hedi Kyle's non-adhesive cover design. Students will be guided through the unique process of preparing an accordion text block as well as assembling fully covered boards without the help of adhesive! This unique structure includes a removable spine piece which allows the book to be experienced in two ways--a single elongated view or read like a traditional codex. This class introduces basic book binding concepts including measuring, scoring and tipping folios.

Instructor: Ally Nevarez
Level: all Levels
Tuition: $45 plus $10 materials fee

Holiday Papermaking

‘Tis the Season! Learn the basic elements of papermaking in this special holiday version. Students will learn the process of preparing the vat of pulp, pulling a sheet with a mould and deckle, couching the sheet, then pressing the paper. Holiday themed additives will be used to create unique sheets that can be used for holiday cards, gifts, collages, and many other fun projects. Each student will receive a sheaf of their handmade sheets and envelopes after they have completely dried. Participants should be prepared to get a bit wet as we are all in water up to our elbows.

Instructor: Kathy Gurwell
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $10 material fee

Holiday Pop-Up Cards

Learn Paper Engineering! Create holiday themed Pop-Up Cards, while learning basic techniques, terms, and a foundation for creative exploration. Each student will make three cards using a variety of techniques.

Instructor: Anna Phillips
Level: all levels
Tuition: $45 plus $10 materials fee

Holiday Pop-Up Cards

Learn Paper Engineering! Create holiday themed Pop-Up Cards, while learning basic techniques, terms, and a foundation for creative exploration. Each student will make three cards using a variety of techniques.

Instructor: Anna Phillips
Level: all levels
Tuition: $45 plus $10 materials fee

Introduction to Letterpress Printing

Learn the basics of setting type using the Vandercook proof press. Learn the california job case, set type, use a pica ruler and composing stick, mix ink, ink the press and print. After deciding on a theme, students pair off to produce either a broadside (a one-sheet poster) or card. We'll pull proofs, make corrections and print multiple copies; then we'll distribute type and spacing, and clean up.

Instructor: Suzanne Powney
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $15 materials fee

Introduction to Lithography

Learn the basics of stone lithography from Charles Criner, the Museum’s Artist in Residence. In addition to learning the history of lithography, students will learn how to process a stone through graining the stone, applying an image, and then etching the stone. Students will print on the Museum’s 1830s starwheel lithography press, and then learn how to sign, number, and frame their lithographs.

Instructor: Charles Criner
Level: all levels
Tuition: $120 plus $15 materials fee

Introduction to Lithography

Learn the basics of stone lithography from Charles Criner, the Museum’s Artist in Residence. In addition to learning the history of lithography, students will learn how to process a stone through graining the stone, applying an image, and then etching the stone. Students will print on the Museum’s 1830s starwheel lithography press, and then learn how to sign, number, and frame their lithographs.

Instructor: Charles Criner
Level: all levels
Tuition: $120 plus $15 materials fee

Introduction to Lithography

Learn the basics of stone lithography from Charles Criner, the Museum’s Artist in Residence. In addition to learning the history of lithography, students will learn how to process a stone through graining the stone, applying an image, and then etching the stone. Students will print on the Museum’s 1830s starwheel lithography press, and then learn how to sign, number, and frame their lithographs.

Instructor: Charles Criner
Level: all levels
Tuition: $120 plus $15 materials fee

Let's Get Small: Design Thinking for the Modern Web

Do I need comps for every page? Should I do comps for different devices? When do I need to get a developer? How do I talk to a developer? This lecture will answer these questions and more. The instructor will cover new approaches to web design, challenges of modern web design, and tips for working with developers.

This lecture is co-organized by AIGA Houston. It will be held in the museum's theater. To register please visit http://houston.aiga.org/.

Instructor: Josh Higgins, Spindletop
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $40 for non-members, $30 for AIGA and TPM members

Let's Make a Box

Learn to make 2 box structures in this one-day workshop. A simple box will be constructed of a single sheet of card stock, cut, scored, and folded to produce a small gift box, which could be covered with decorative paper. The second box will be a more permanent structure. It will be cut from book board, the edges glued to form a sturdy box, which will be lined with decorative paper, and covered with bookcloth. A matching lid will be created. We will learn to determine grain direction, some cutting and gluing techniques, and methods of securing loose pieces during the gluing process, as well as the order of steps in the production process. No previous binding experience necessary.

Instructor: Ed Kopinitz
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $20 materials fee

Letterpress Business Cards

Learn the basics of setting type by hand and letterpress printing using the table-top platen press, still widely available on the market. Learn the california job case, set type, use a pica ruler and composing stick, mix ink, ink the press and print. Each student will set and print his or her own business card. We'll pull proofs, make corrections and print multiple copies; then we'll distribute type and spacing, and clean up.

Instructor: Amanda Stevenson
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $15 materials fee

Letterpress Business Cards

Learn the basics of setting type by hand and letterpress printing using the table-top platen press, still widely available on the market. Learn the california job case, set type, use a pica ruler and composing stick, mix ink, ink the press and print. Each student will set and print his or her own business card. We'll pull proofs, make corrections and print multiple copies; then we'll distribute type and spacing, and clean up.

Instructor: Amanda Stevenson
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $15 materials fee

Letterpress Notecards and Handmade Envelopes

Learn the basics of letterpress printing on a tabletop press while creating a set of notecards. Far smaller than a Vandercook proof press, these upright presses are great for printing cards or small invitations. Students will have a selection of artwork and a variety of papers from which to choose. Templates for handmade envelopes will also be available. Please bring an apron and a pair of rubber or latex gloves.

Instructor: Suzanne Powney
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $10 materials fee

Letterpress Projects

Have you taken a letterpress workshop and want to learn more? Do you have a small project that you would like to print? Then this class is for you. Over a series of sessions, each student will improve their printing skills by producing an individual project using the Museum’s presses and collection of wood and metal type. Prior letterpress experience is required.

Instructor: Amanda Stevenson
Level: Prior experience required
Tuition: $180

Letterpress Studio Practices

This class will engage students with a hands-on approach to learning proper printshop practices in the museum's letterpress studio. Students will be taught proper care for type, tools, and presses, as well as their proper use. Moreover, the class will pull prints from various presses in the studio, while other presses will be demonstrated by the instructor. The course will emphasize proper clean-up, shop safety, and management of equipment. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for anyone wishing to print in the museum's letterpress studio.

Instructor: Travis Smith
Level: All students must have taken a letterpress class at TPM or have prior letterpress experience
Tuition: $45, $10 for TPM Guild Members

Letterpress Studio Practices

This class will engage students with a hands-on approach to learning proper printshop practices in the museum's letterpress studio. Students will be taught proper care for type, tools, and presses, as well as their proper use. Moreover, the class will pull prints from various presses in the studio, while other presses will be demonstrated by the instructor. The course will emphasize proper clean-up, shop safety, and management of equipment. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for anyone wishing to print in the museum's letterpress studio.

Instructor: Travis Smith
Level: All students must have taken a letterpress class at TPM or have prior letterpress experience
Tuition: $45, $10 for TPM Guild Members

Letterpress Studio Practices

This class will engage students with a hands-on approach to learning proper printshop practices in the museum's letterpress studio. Students will be taught proper care for type, tools, and presses, as well as their proper use. Moreover, the class will pull prints from various presses in the studio, while other presses will be demonstrated by the instructor. The course will emphasize proper clean-up, shop safety, and management of equipment. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for anyone wishing to print in the museum's letterpress studio.

Instructor: Travis Smith
Level: All students must have taken a letterpress class at TPM or have prior letterpress experience
Tuition: $45, $10 for TPM Guild Members

Letterpress Studio Practices

This class will engage students with a hands-on approach to learning proper printshop practices in the museum's letterpress studio. Students will be taught proper care for type, tools, and presses, as well as their proper use. Moreover, the class will pull prints from various presses in the studio, while other presses will be demonstrated by the instructor. The course will emphasize proper clean-up, shop safety, and management of equipment. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for anyone wishing to print in the museum's letterpress studio.

Instructor: Travis Smith
Level: All students must have taken a letterpress class at TPM or have prior letterpress experience
Tuition: $45, $10 for TPM Guild Members

Linocut Master Workshop with Artemio Rodriguez

Artemio Rodriguez, a featured artist in the "Messengers of Posada Influence" exhibition at the Museum of Printing History, will teach a two-day linocut master class workshop at Burning Bones Press.

Learn how to carve like a medieval woodcutter-learning the techniques of relief carving and collaboratively reproduce a copy of a medieval woodcut print in linoleum. Also, work individually to carve your own original linoleum block, print and clean up.

Be prepared for a loose and flexible schedule for the two days that might flow and change with the class dynamic. Some printmaking experience preferred, but beginners welcome.

A special meet and greet with the artist and book signing and print sale of Artemio’s work will take place on Friday night from 6-9 p.m. at Burning Bones Press.

Instructor : Artemio Rodriguez Workshop size: 6-12 artists February 7-9 $175 (no refunds for participant cancellations)

Course Outline : Friday, February 7, 6-9 p.m.: Meet and Greet and book signing with Artemio Rodriguez (refreshments served) Saturday, February 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Working on your linocuts Sunday, February 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Printing

Materials needed -Source material for drawing, including Xerox copies, if desired (**more info to come on this**) -A set of linoleum cutting tools, if you have some (a LIMITED amount will be available for use, so your own are recommended) (here’s a link for cutting tools: www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-linoleum-cutters/) (These are also available at Texas Art Supply Houston) (Woodcutting tools ARE NOT recommended for this workshop) -Apron (for protecting your clothing, or wear something you don’t mind getting permanent ink on)

About Artemio Rodriguez Artemio Rodriguez was born in Tacambaro, Michoacan Mexico in 1972. He began by studying agronomy at the Universidad Autonomo Chapingo and was later introduced to art when he apprenticed and learned letterpress printing from Juan Pasco, a master print maker working out of the Taller San Martin pescadoer near Rodriguez’s hometown. As a print maker who works primarily in black and white, Rodriguez’s signature style emphasizes simplicity and clarity. European medieval woodcuts and the great Mexican print artists such as Jose Guadalupe Posada have been influential in Rodriguez’s print making career. Though comfortable working in a wide variety of artistic media, Rodriguez regards his ten years as a print maker as the beginning of a long quest. His larger goal is to keep exploring and promoting printmaking until he feels he has contributed something important to the medium. He fully expects this to take a lifetime. In 2002 he founded La Mano Press in Los Angeles California. La Mano Press is an artist-run center dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of printmaking. Rodriguez’s work has been featured in galleries in the United States and Mexico. He has also illustrated and published several books.

www.artemiorodriguez.net

Instructor: Artemio Rodriguez
Level: Some printmaking experience preferred
Tuition: $175

Linoleum Block Printing

Learn the basics of cutting a linoleum block and printing on the Vandercook proof press. During the first meeting on Tuesday evening, students will be introduced to the techniques of image transfer and the tools and materials for cutting the blocks. Students will participate in the methods with hands-on exercises, and at the end of the session will be ready to cut their blocks at home. When the class reconvenes on Saturday, students will use the Vandercook proof press to print their blocks on archival printmaking paper suitable for framing.

Instructor: David J. Webb
Level: all levels
Tuition: $95 plus $20 materials fee

Linoleum Block Printing

Learn the basics of cutting a linoleum block and printing on the Vandercook proof press. During the first meeting on Tuesday evening, students will be introduced to the techniques of image transfer and the tools and materials for cutting the blocks. Students will participate in the methods with hands-on exercises, and at the end of the session will be ready to cut their blocks at home. When the class reconvenes on Saturday, students will use the Vandercook proof press to print their blocks on archival printmaking paper suitable for framing.

Instructor: David J. Webb
Level: all levels
Tuition: $95 plus $20 materials fee

Logo Concepting Workshop

Will it fax? Does it matter? This course will cover a brief history on the evolution of the modern logo. What makes for an effective and memorable logo, and the varying forms they can take. Participants will learn techniques for logo concepting and design – no computer required. Optional materials to bring: sketch book, favorite drawing tool, something to do research on. The Creative Suite will not be used. There will be a one hour lunch break between 12pm and 1pm and coffee will be provided.

This class is co-organized by the AIGA Houston. It will be held in the museum's studio classroom. Space is limited. To register please visit http://houston.aiga.org/.

Instructor: Chris Jones
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $70 for non-members, $60 for AIGA and TPM members

Longstitch and Tacket Binding

The Longstitch sewing technique makes a great travel journal. The name comes from the long running stitches that go up and down the spine. Not only does this wide spine lay open flat, the five signatures of paper inside give you plenty of room for easy sketching and writing. Our second book will feature a beautiful technique call Tacket Binding. Tacketing is an exposed binding (the thread shows) that dates from the second century A.D. This is a cool detour from the Longstitch and, with your choice of cover paper, design, and stitching materials, your Tacket bound book will be worth the trip. It's a great way to use up smaller papers and make nice gifts at the same time! If you have something special you want to use in or on your book, be sure to pack it!

Instructor: Lee Steiner
Level: all levels
Tuition: $60 plus $15 materials fee

Longstitch and Tacket Binding

The Longstitch sewing technique makes a great travel journal. The name comes from the long running stitches that go up and down the spine. Not only does this wide spine lay open flat, the five signatures of paper inside give you plenty of room for easy sketching and writing. Our second book will feature a beautiful technique call Tacket Binding. Tacketing is an exposed binding (the thread shows) that dates from the second century A.D. This is a cool detour from the Longstitch and, with your choice of cover paper, design, and stitching materials, your Tacket bound book will be worth the trip. It's a great way to use up smaller papers and make nice gifts at the same time! If you have something special you want to use in or on your book, be sure to pack it!

Instructor: Lee Steiner
Level: all levels
Tuition: $60 plus $15 materials fee

Longstitch Journal from Handmade Paper

Build a soft-cover, blank-book from the ground up! In the first class, students will make paper to be used as cover stock, as well as a few text sheets. In the second class, students will bind their hand made pages into a soft cover book, using the exposed sewing technique called longstitch. The finished product is suitable for a journal or notebook—a great idea for gift-giving. These techniques can be replicated in your own home without the need for fancy tools or equipment.

Instructor: Kathy Gurwell and Lee Steiner
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $15 materials fee

Magic Tray Box

Learn a clever way of designing a three-compartment box with a unique lid that opens from two sides (that's the magic). Kits and some miscellaneous supplies will be provided for participants. Bring to workshop: self-healing cutting mat, Xacto or Olfa cutter with LOTS of new blades, bone folders (the teflon ones and ones w/squared off ends are helpful in boxmaking), metal ruler, pencil, paper towels, lots of waste paper for gluing on, lidded container for glue, water container, weights (if you have them to weight down papers).

Instructor: Cindy Haller
Level: all levels
Tuition: $105 plus $25 materials fee

Monotype Printing

Enjoy learning a process where you will create a one-of-a-kind print. Often called the “painterly print,” a monotype is simply a painting on a plate vs. an intaglio print whose image is etched or scratched into the surface. The process allows for a rich variety of textures and the print can be created with one run thru the press – or one can choose to add subsequent layers of ink for additional color or information. Creating a Monotype is a magical process and allows for one’s creativity to flow in unexpected directions.

Instructor: Kathleen Pittman
Level: All levels
Tuition: $90 plus $20 materials fee

Painting with Pulp

As a secondary class to Handmade Paper where students learn to pull sheets of paper with moulds and deckles, here participants will learn to be more free, spirited, and creative with bowls of colored pulp - create forms, designs, images with dyed cotton.

Instructor: Kathy Gurwell
Level: all levels
Tuition: $45 plus $10 materials fee

Panel Discussion: Freelancing & Small Business

If you're a creative freelancer or a small business owner, you're probably curious how others navigate ongoing demands. Join AIGA Houston and The Printing Museum for a panel discussion created specifically for mid-career design professionals.

By attending this lively panel discussion, those seeking advice and dialogue can expect to glean how other local creative freelancers and small business owners navigate operations and structure, collaborations and contracts, business growth, and more. This event will be moderated by AIGA's current Associate Director of Mentorship, Heather Cobb. Panelists include: Allyson Lack, Principle http://www.designbyprinciple.com/ Carlos Fernandez, Fernandez Design Studio http://www.fernandezstudio.com/index.html Aaron Baxter, Method 21 http://www.method21.com/ Monical Yael Garcia, Moni - http://moni.is/crafting-pixels/

This class is co-organized by the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) Houston. It will be held in the museum's theater. Space is limited. To register please visit http://houston.aiga.org/.

Instructor: N/A
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $40 for non-members, $30 for AIGA and TPM members

Paper Marbling

Remember the beautiful, multicolored patterned papers you often see in the covers of old books? You can learn to make them yourself in this one-day workshop. We will learn many of the traditional patterns, such as the Stone marble, Get Gel, Nonpareil, Peacock, Feather, French curl, Spanish wave, and more. We will learn proper use of the necessary marbling ingredients such as alum, carrageenan, and gall. Each person will be able to make up to 15 marbled sheets to take home.

Instructor: Tony Vela
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $10 materials fee

Paper Marbling

Remember the beautiful, multicolored patterned papers you often see in the covers of old books? You can learn to make them yourself in this one-day workshop. We will learn many of the traditional patterns, such as the Stone marble, Get Gel, Nonpareil, Peacock, Feather, French curl, Spanish wave, and more. We will learn proper use of the necessary marbling ingredients such as alum, carrageenan, and gall. Each person will be able to make up to 15 marbled sheets to take home.

Instructor: Tony Vela
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $10 materials fee

Paste Grain Papers

Borrowing from a 16th Century surface paper treatment, modern paste paper lends itself to a variety of artists’ needs. Surface treatments on a wide range of papers will be the starting point or end design for bookbinders, lettering artists, collage artists, picture framers and graphic designers. Both traditional and modern recipes will be used to achieve a variety of looks, such as patterns, textures, monoprints, repeat designs, along with blending and painting techniques – a full day of creating!

Instructor: Cindy Haller
Level: all levels
Tuition: $105 plus $25 materials fee

Photopolymer Gravure

Photopolymer gravure is a non-toxic 21st Century technology that imitates 17th-19thC etching. This unique method yields photographic results and is developed safely in water. The photo-sensitive polymer-coated printing plate (sometimes called a Solarplate) replaces copper or zinc which were etched with acid. Students will output a digital image onto transparency film which they will expose onto the photo-sensitive plate and develop in water before inking and printing with the intaglio press.

Instructor: Melanie Leslie
Level: All levels
Tuition: $90 plus $25 materials fee

Portfolio & Hard Cover Book

In this two session high energy, fast paced class, students will complete a portfolio and a flat back case style binding, covered in cloth and decorated paper. Beginning with basic skills of measuring, cutting, and gluing, students will make a folio-style portfolio. We will then progress to preparation of the textblock (folding, punching, sewing, attaching endsheets, spine treatment and endbands). Students repeat the steps learned in the portfolio by making a case and then advancing to “casing-in” to complete the book. Previous bookbinding experience is helpful.

Instructor: Myssie Light
Level: all levels
Tuition: $180 plus $ 25 material fee

Post Screw Album

In one class, learn some basics of bookbinding, and go home with an album completed in one day. This structure allows for ongoing addition of pages, so you can make the album before you know how much it will need to hold! This is a good introductory course for becoming familiar with bookbinding materials and skills, including measuring, cutting, scoring, gluing and covering on bookboard.

Instructor: Amanda Focke
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $15 materials fee

Post Screw Album

In one class, learn some basics of bookbinding, and go home with an album completed in one day. This structure allows for ongoing addition of pages, so you can make the album before you know how much it will need to hold! This is a good introductory course for becoming familiar with bookbinding materials and skills, including measuring, cutting, scoring, gluing and covering on bookboard.

Instructor: Tony Vela
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $15 materials fee

Presenting & Selling Ideas

More than a dog and pony and certainly more than mimicking “six easy steps” from latest business book—presenting and selling ideas is about engagement. It’s also about solving problems and creating opportunities and telling really, really great stories. We’ll take a look at examples of great ideas from the past and explore the principles that ensured these ideas saw the light of day.

This class is co-organized by the AIGA Houston. It will be held in the museum's theater. Space is limited. To register please visit http://houston.aiga.org/.

Instructor: Thomas Hull, Partner at Rigsby Hull
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $40 for non-members, $30 for AIGA and TPM members

Print Your Own Wedding or Baby Shower Invitations

Have you always wanted to letterpress your own project? Are you a true do it yourselfer? Join us for a class to execute your project. Plates and ink provided. Students must supply their own paper. During the first class we will discuss paper selection, best artwork for letterpress printing, elements of your design and how to prepare artwork for plates, decide on paper size and envelope. The instructor will order plates for the next class (included in materials fee). Set up press, mix ink, discuss registration and print invitations and envelopes over the next 2 classes.

Instructor: Suzanne Powney
Level: all levels
Tuition: $135 plus $75 materials fee

Printing with Photopolymer Plates

Learn the basics of printing with photopolymer plates using the Vandercook proof press. We will mix ink, ink the press and print a series of 4 greeting cards. Using images and type from a collection provided, each student will lay out a Halloween, Christmas, birthday and valentine card. We'll print multiple copies and clean up. Photopolymer plates resources will be provided for you to order your own plates.

Instructor: Suzanne Powney
Level: all levels
Tuition: $135 plus $15 materials fee

Re-Purposed Book Projects

This class presents ways to re-use "good" books gone "bad!" These projects are designed to show off our love of books and make use (or re-use) of their shape and format. Learn to use thrift shop books to create a variety of unique decorative and useful conversation pieces. Projects include: a Classic Book-into-Portfolio case; a Book Photo Frame—made from the patterned covers of old Reader's Digest Condensed Books, plus a bonus horizontal book photo frame; a No-Sew Book Cover for your E-Reader or Netbook; and 3-D sculptural folded book wall hanging and desktop cardholders. Lee’s other “Repurposed” book projects will be shown and discussed so you’ll go home with plenty of patterns and ideas.

Instructor: Lee Steiner
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $60 plus $15 materials fee

Sewn Boards Binding

Sewn boards binding is a variation of Coptic binding in which the "boards" are built up via layers of heavy folder weight paper. The sewing includes the boards by going through a folded edge of the paper before the "boards" are built up. The result is a very strong structure which can support a text block of almost any size, particularly when the boards are trimmed square to the textblock. These make lovely blank books of typical proportions or could make an artist book of very unusual proportions.

Instructor: Amanda Focke
Level: all levels
Tuition: $60 plus $25 materials fee

Silkscreen T-Shirts and Posters

Learn the basics of silkscreen to print your own t-shirts and posters! Charles Criner, the Museum’s Artist in Residence, guides students through the process of choosing a design, building the frame, and burning the screen using the photo-emulsion method, transparent film, or the touch and glue method. Proper inks and color applications will also be covered.

Instructor: Charles Criner
Level: all levels
Tuition: $120 plus $30 materials fee

Silkscreen T-Shirts and Posters

Learn the basics of silkscreen to print your own t-shirts and posters! Charles Criner, the Museum’s Artist in Residence, guides students through the process of choosing a design, building the frame, and burning the screen using the photo-emulsion method, transparent film, or the touch and glue method. Proper inks and color applications will also be covered.

Instructor: Charles Criner
Level: all levels
Tuition: $120 plus $30 materials fee

Slipcases

In this class, students will make a slip case out of sturdy book board, with a lined interior, and with an applied cover of book cloth. Measuring for proper overlaps, application of adhesive, and application of bookcloth will be addressed. Students will learn the sequence of cuts and paste-downs necessary to create neat and well-tailored corners. Once these techniques are learned, they can be applied to the construction of complex clamshell boxes. Also, directions for making a simple but effective slipcase out of card stock will be demonstrated.

Instructor: Lena LeMoal
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $20 materials fee

Small Books From Everyday Objects

Once you know some basic bookbinding techniques, you can make a book out of anything! In this one-shot workshop we’ll gather everyday objects and “repurpose” them into fun little books that will make great gifts, for yourself or others, and make you feel good about putting your clutter to work for you! In three hours we can transform a matchbox into an accordion book with a case, a CD into a sunburst-folded poetry book, two cardboard drink coasters into a chunky Coptic-bound volume, and playing cards into taped or stab-bound notebooks. Hey, we’re just getting started! I’m sure these fun projects will lead to more fun projects so feel free to bring any household or found objects and we can brainstorm together.

Instructor: Lee Steiner
Level: all levels
Tuition: $60

The ABCs of Alternative Photographic Processes

Join artist Alyssa C. Salomon to learn popular “alt photo” processes. Participants will make cyanotype and salted paper prints, two of the easiest, earliest and loveliest nineteenth-century photographic processes. Learn how to prepare paper, read recipes and mix chemistries, as well as options for making negatives and what basic supplies you need to work in your own home or studio. The workshop is designed for photographers, printmakers, and the curious; beginners are welcome. Most materials will be provided; however, students should bring the following items:

  • Medium-format, large-format, or digitally produced negatives, if you have them.
  • Photogram materials, such as leaves, paper cut-outs, or other objects to use as silhouettes. A selection of items will also be provided.
  • Paper will be provided; however, if you have paper you would like to try, you should bring it, if it is made entirely of cotton, abaca, and/or kozo. (Papers with wood pulp or other materials don’t do well with the photo emulsions we’ll be mixing.)
  • Note pad and pencil
  • Work clothes and an apron, if you like. The materials we’ll use will stain clothing.
  • Lunch
  • Your curiosity and creativity!

This workshop is presented in partnership with the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. The workshop is limited to eight participants and will take place at the Museum of Printing History.

To register by phone please call the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft at 713-529-4848, ext. 112. Students may also register online here: http://www.crafthouston.org/default.asp?id=187

Instructor: Alyssa Salomon
Level: all levels
Tuition: $150 (No membership discount)

The Dunhuang Project Books

In this class we create replicas of the five different styles of books discovered in a cave along the famous Chinese Silk Road. These ancient book structures include the butterfly binding, stitched binding, the Chinese pothi, whirlwind binding, concertina binding, and the wrapped-back binding. We will use handmade papers and rice or mulberry papers to get as close of a feel of the original books as possible. More information on the books from the Dunhuang Project may be found here: http://idp.bl.uk/education/bookbinding/bookbinding.a4d

Instructor: Lee Steiner
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $20 materials fee

Valentine Pop-Up Cards

Learn paper engineering! Create Valentine themed pop-up cards, while learning basic techniques, terms, and a foundation for creative exploration. Each student will make three cards using mechanisms including pivot, generation, spring & more.

Instructor: Darla Hartmann
Level: all levels
Tuition: $45 plus $10 materials fee

Valentine Pop-Up Cards

Enjoy exploring the creative possibilities of paper engineering! In this class we will practice different styles of pop-up structures that lend themselves to intriguing and decorative greetings cards. We will focus on the Valentine theme with suggestions and examples for more general greetings / birthday cards. Each student will be given the opportunity to make 4 cards for their personal use and take away instructions for the different techniques and terminology covered in the class. You will be asked to bring a few basic supplies along with your imagination, creativity and just a little patience. Any specialized tools required will be provided for your use, if you do not already own them.

Instructor: Anna Phillips
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $45 plus $10 materials fee

Washi: Japanese Paper Making

In this workshop you will be taken through the process of making Japanese paper. The course will cover basic traditional methods of papermaking; preparing Kozo bark for cooking, cleaning, beating the fiber, papermaking and drying. We will be discussing the traditional techniques and learn about the different fibers used in Japanese papermaking. This workshop is not only for people who are already work closely with paper, but for any level of participant who is interested in how traditional paper is made and wants more knowledge about Japanese paper in general.

Instructor: Grace Zuniga
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $10 materials fee

Wet Collage Workshop

A wet collage is created by layering colored paper pulp and various textures onto a wet pulp foundation sheet. When pressed together and allowed to dry, the result can be displayed as a complete work of art or further altered with drawing or collaged elements. We will create at least one completed collage, but the potential is there to create more. Students should bring: scissors, metal or plastic straight edge, additives like newsprint, thread, well dried leaves or flowers, text, photos, photocopies--anything that will soak up water. Avoid glitter and plastic items-they won't incorporate well into the work.

Instructor: Cynthia Mills
Level: all levels
Tuition: $60 plus $25 material fee

Wood Type Posters

Always admired those vintage rock posters? Learn how to print one of your own. The class will collaboratively set and print several posters using wood type from the Museum’s vast collection. Students will learn to print on the Vandercook proof press.

Instructor: David Shields
Level: all levels
Tuition: $90 plus $15 materials fee

Woodcut

Basic and advanced methods of relief printing will be covered, including wood engraving as well as large format prints. During the class participants will learn some of the finer points on carving with gouges and how power tools may be used for special textures and tonal values. Printing by hand and with the press will be covered along with discussions of papers and archival preservation of the work.

Instructor: Charles Jones
Level: all levels
Tuition: $120 plus $25 materials fee


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