Clamshell Boxmaking

A Clamshell box is a remarkably sturdy and useful structure that can be used as an ideal housing for a portfolio of prints, photos, artist books, memorabilia, or tools. During this workshop students will construct a 6″x8″ clam shell box, and through this project, acquire the skills needed to make additional or customized box structures on their own. Students will also get to create a “perfect bound” sketchbook to accompany their handmade box.  To allow each student to create a box that suits his or her style, we will not be providing the decorative paper that will cover each box.

Holiday Card Printing: Letterpress (12/7/14)

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a finely printed letterpress card! And the tactile quality of ink pressed to paper will leave quite an impression on the recipient. Spend a Sunday in the Spudnik Press Printshop creating your own unique cards with hand set lead type and blocks carved with vintage illustrations. This workshop combines an overview of how letterpress works with hands-on learning, and is a great way to try out a new way to make art before taking a longer class. Students will each make about 20 cards with a short saying or phrase and are encouraged to make a few extras to trade as well! The class is limited to six students so that everyone has time to run a press independently.

Private Lessons

Spudnik Press offer private lessons in screenprinting, letterpress, intaglio, relief, lithography and can accommodate requests in most derivative processes like image transfers, and book binding. Private lessons can accommodate one, two, or three students.

Typically held in 2- or 3-hour blocks, private lessons meet the student where they are at and can target very specific learning goals. The first meeting begins with orientation to the studio and a general introduction to the process. Together teacher and student plan a project and the remaining lessons. By the end of a cycle of lessons, students are typically authorized to print at Spudnik Press.

Please Email veronica@spudnikpress.org to schedule a lesson. We will work to match you with a Teaching Artist that best suits your requests. Please include:

Which process you would like to learn
General level of experience
Availability: days, evenings, weekends, etc.

Private lessons can be purchased online in advance or as a gift. Payment can also be brought to the first lesson. However, we take cancellations very seriously and will invoice for any cancellations made with less than 24-hours notice.

 

Custom Workshops

All classes and workshops at Spudnik Press can be offered as a customized private workshop. We have hosted staff outings, private group events, and a variety of parties. Through creating artistic projects guided by Spudnik’s outstanding team of teaching artists, private workshops are able to expand skill sets, develop creative thinking, and bring together friends, family, or coworkers over a new fun activity.

We are able to host large groups (up to 24 people). However, the more intimate the group, the more hands-on each participant is able to be. We’ve found that 4-12 participants is ideal.

Please Email angee@spudnikpress.org to schedule a custom workshop. We will work to match you with a Teaching Artist that best suits your requests. Please include:

Approximate number of participants
Which process you would like to learn
General level of experience
Requests or ideas regarding project parameters
Availability and ideal dates

Self-Publishing Offset Apprenticeship

Our self-publishing apprenticeship program includes 20+ hours of individual instruction. Students will become fully authorized to operate the ABDick Offset press through printing their own artwork or writing, leaving with a completed large project or multiple smaller projects. Classes cover everything from file prep, alternative plate making, double-sided printing, registration, overlays, etc.

Students will meet for eight weeks for 2- to 3-hour sessions, at which point they should be able to become authorized, or continue taking lessons to gain confidence printing solo. Upon completion, authorized press operators can continue printing independently through our keyholder program, open studios, or hourly rental.

Email info@spudnikpress.org to schedule a meeting for more information. Please include basic availability and a preferred date to begin classes. We suggest visiting the studio prior to registering for this opportunity.

Subsidized Offset Apprenticeship

Our subsidized apprenticeship program includes 24 hours of 1-on-1 instruction. Students will become fully authorized to operate the ABDick Offset press through printing projects on behalf of Spudnik Press, such as marketing materials, collaborative projects, and member newsletters. Classes cover everything from file prep, alternative plate making, double-sided printing, registration, overlays, etc. We are only able to work with one Subsidized Apprentice at a time.

Students will meet for eight weeks for 2- to 3-hour sessions, at which point they should be able to become authorized, or continue taking lessons to gain confidence printing solo. Upon completion, authorized press operators can continue printing independently through our keyholder program, open studios, or hourly rental.

Email info@spudnikpress.org to schedule a meeting for more information. Please include basic availability and a preferred date to begin classes. We suggest visiting the studio prior to registering for this opportunity.