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May 2019

Woodblock Printing in the Shadow of Mount Fuji – Katie Baldwin & Yoonmi Nam

May 18 - May 28
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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  Join artists Katie Baldwin and Yoonmi Nam for an inspiring ten-day trip to Japan. We will split our time between Tokyo and Kawaguchiko. These enchanting locations offer two very different experiences of Japan. Tokyo is an urban metropolis, boasting contemporary art museums and famous shopping districts. Kawaguchiko is a quiet lake town where you will immerse yourself in a four-day intensive mokuhanga workshop with a stunning view of Mt. Fuji as a backdrop. We will spend two days in…

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July 2019

Full Tilt Bookbinding – Susan Mills

July 8 - July 12
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

This class condenses lectures and demonstrations to cover material quickly.  We will bind a chapbook, accordion, papyrus scroll, Nag Hamadi single quire codex and a full cloth, sewn hardcover book – all in the first day - then move on to binding books with and without sewing, books that do not look ‘handmade’ and books that do and fitted archival boxes for books. There will be time to work on independent binding projects. Beginners are welcome and will find expert introductory…

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Woodcut Workshop – Valerie Lueth

July 8 - July 12
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

Working artist Valerie Lueth of Tugboat Printshop shares her unique approach to woodcut printmaking, offering insight into drawing and carving techniques, transferring, registering and printing multi-block color, tool maintenance and more. Expand your application of traditional woodcut craft while experiencing Valerie's intricate & spirited methods of block printing! In class, Valerie will work with participants to create color woodcut prints using blocks of 3/4" birch plywood; the number of color blocks and level of difficulty to be determined by each…

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Protest in Practice: Pulling, Printing & Production – Angela Davis Fegan

July 8 - July 12
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

This workshop will focus on using letterpress printing and hand papermaking to produce alluring protest objects. Focus will be on transforming our collective feminist rage into strong and declarative work that demands to be looked at and engages the viewer. Handmade paper offers a great opportunity for recycling, and incorporating important symbolic natural materials (i.e. flowers) directly into the sheet. Recycling fabric into handmade paper creates a strong and intentional substrate for letterpress printing. Denim in particular has a direct…

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Mono Print Magic – Kat Richards

July 15 - July 19
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

Explore experimental and traditional monoprint methods in this five-day workshop. Students will discover unconventional tools to create various textures using both oil and water-based mediums with stenciling to build layers. These methods combine the richness of oil-based ink with translucency of watercolor to create dynamic printed imagery. Various short demonstrations throughout the workshop will teach offset printing onto stencils, reductive and additive inking, chine-collé and applying texturized ink with alterative tools. Students should be prepared to try new methods of…

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The Printed World: the Personal and the Political – Amy Diaz-Infante

July 15 - July 19
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of the screen print process including multiple-color registration, the use of both hand-drawn and photo stencil techniques, and printing on paper, fabric, or alternative materials. We will also touch on the elements and principles of design and how to employ them to strengthen your compositions and support your content. We will review contemporary art examples to discuss the socio-historical context of the screen print medium and how artists have pushed the medium…

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Large Scale Paper Pour – Hong Hong

July 15 - July 19
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

A hybrid of and an expansion upon Nagashizuki and Nepalese papermaking, the large-scale paper pour is an active, outdoor process that generates sheets of paper spanning more than ninety-six square feet. During this workshop, students will first collaborate with instructor to make a 12 ft x 8 ft sheet of paper using a modular mould and deckle. Fundamentals of a large-scale paper pour, such as pulp preparation, will be introduced. Students will then build their own large-scale mould, and use…

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Experimental Inking Techniques with Letterpress Printing – Stephanie Carpenter

July 22 - July 26
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

Letterpress printing is a tactile art form. Each step of the process is a physical act, from sketching ideas on paper to gathering the type and making the impression. In this class, we’ll explore letterpress printing using written language. We will delve into this topic by breaking down words and letterforms into modular components to communicate specific meanings. Working with both traditional and contemporary approaches to creating relief prints, participants will use a variety of materials such as wood, metal,…

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Check Your Tone: Digital Screenprinting – Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas

July 22 - July 26
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

This workshop focuses in on the possibility and potential for using transparent color-layering in silkscreen on paper. Students will learn how to mix colors using pigment with transparent acrylic ink and building color and blend roll layers to find the sweet-spot with transparency and vibrancy. The workshop will include instruction on the foundations of creating and translating imagery for the screen, stencil-making processes, and registration. In addition, we will practice building and experimenting with color layers, noting unique and serial…

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Resistance and Relief – Celeste de Luna

July 29 - August 2
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

This workshop will use the history of political printmaking as a platform to explore the nature of political imagery.  With border artist and activist Celeste De Luna, students will develop imagery using guided imagining to create a visual vocabulary of images based on community cultural wealth that can be used again and again.  Participants will create a woodcut relief print from this inventory.  This workshop will be helpful to those who want to explore creative process collaboratively, interested in charged…

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No Sheets Required – Objects in Pulp – Fafnir Adamites

July 29 - August 2
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

This workshop will focus entirely on the sculptural possibilities of paper pulp. Starting with simple armature construction methods, students will learn how to take paper from 2D to 3D in this hands-on workshop. Materials such as wire, reed, string and mesh will be used as armatures to support paper pulp like abaca and cotton. A number of casting methods will be introduced, including dipping, casting pulp around found objects and creating molds in clay. Emphasis will be on experimentation, understanding…

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August 2019

Motivational Intaglio – Shelley Thorstensen

August 5 - August 9
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

Each morning, Shelley will begin the workshop with a series of demonstrations including ways of using color and printing. She will cover stencils, a la poupé, chine collé, viscosity, multiple plates, relief, collage, and digital media. Using participants’ current work and ideas as a catalyst, Shelley will work with everyone individually to discover what aspects are vital to their work and how to successfully explore and expand their visions. This workshop allows participants to incorporate new ways of working into their artistic…

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Draw, Expose, Print, Fold – Sarah McDermott

August 5 - August 9
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

In this workshop, participants will learn new skills in screen printing, while also creating simple book structures. We will begin with a primer on the photo-emulsion screen print process, exploring different ways of making stencils with film positives, including hand drawn, rubylith and photographic source imagery, as well as working on layering transparent colors. We will simultaneously practice several folded forms and simple sewn structures, and will then investigate sequence, movement, and the relationships between surfaces as we begin to…

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Fresh Cuttings – Bhavna Mehta

August 5 - August 9
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

The flatness of paper will serve as an inviting platform for transformation. This workshop will consist of two main activities - making paper and cutting paper. Students will use simple papercutting techniques to create a fan accordion book in a collaborative environment. Paying attention to color, shape, pattern and texture, students will focus on the process of taking an idea and visually translating it. We will develop a narrative sculpture in the form of a book. Making paper in the…

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Handmade Paper and Encaustic – Laura Moriarty

August 12 - August 16
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

Join WSW in collaboration with R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston as we combine handmade paper and encaustic. During the first two and a half days, participants will work in WSW’s papermaking studio, using cotton, kozo and natural ArtFarm fibers. Students will learn the basics of sheet forming, and create unique pieces by collaging, embedding, stenciling, pulp painting, and embossing. Our focus will be to explore how to best use the qualities of each fiber for subsequent combining with encaustic. After lunch on…

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Box as Portrait – Golnar Adili

August 12 - August 16
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

In this class, we will examine portraiture in the context of the box utilizing design, architectural thinking and book arts. We will cover different iterations of boxes depending on the content each participant is hoping to house and express. This could range from combinations such as an image of a face covering parts of a simple “shoe box” to more complex interpretations of portraiture such as embedding an object or a loved one’s piece of clothing in a clamshell or…

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Moving Surfaces: Monoprinting – Tara Sabharwal

August 19 - August 23
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

Explore monoprinting by building up a colorful, painterly surface on plexiglass with oil- or water-based inks. We will draw with brushes and brayers and work reductively with a variety of ink viscosities, transparencies, and opacities. Participants will develop their prints by building richly layered surfaces over several press runs and learn to combine stencils, chine collé, and textured fabrics and materials in the printing process. Pre-existing substrates, such as etchings or collagraph plates, can also be used to produce new…

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Excavated Surface: Experiments in Handmade Paper – Sue Carrie Drummond

August 19 - August 23
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

This class will cover the basics of papermaking with an emphasis on surface exploration. We will focus on methods to create imagery within the sheet covering techniques related to embedding, watermarking, and blowouts. Participants are encouraged to experiment as they consider multiple approaches to each process working with stencils, dimensional drawing, and even physical objects to create images and leave impressions. The product from this class may range from stacks of experimental sheets, to a series folio editions, or pieces…

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Monoprinting With Text – Tana Kellner

August 26 - August 30
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

The starting point of this workshop will be the elemental question of motivation and how to make work that honors your personal aesthetic, and expresses your concerns, fears, hopes and desires in an effective way. Through a series of guided exercises, students will explore mark making using a variety of simple printmaking processes ranging from monoprints, collagraph, drypoint, stencilling and image transfer techniques to create a series of related prints. All of these techniques are non-toxic, direct processes that are easy…

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Color, Fiber, Paper, Cloth: Natural Dyeing for Book Art – Radha Pandey

August 26 - August 30
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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$800

In this class students will learn to prepare and dye cellulose fibers for their projects. The techniques that are taught will be applied to dyeing and mordanting pulp prior to papermaking, and cotton fabrics, as well for brush-dyeing paper. Students will also learn how to print and pattern on cloth using thickened mordants and resists. In addition, students will learn to prepare a natural indigo vat. Students will pre-mordant samples of cloth and pulp to dye on the second day using the…

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Introduction to Pop-up Book Structures – Colette Fu

August 26 - August 30
Women’s Studio Workshop, 722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, 12401 United States
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Movable books were originally created to illustrate ideas about astronomy, fortune telling, navigation, anatomy of the body and other scientific principles. Most commercial pop-up book publications today are geared towards children, but pop-up book structures can be used to make engaging works of art for any age- from greeting cards to animations to kinetic sculptures. Complex and engaging pop-up structures are created from a combination of basic mechanisms enhanced by play and imagination. In this workshop, students will learn the…

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