So, I've finally gotten some scheduling done. Here are 4 wokshops that are happening at the studio in the next few months.
There's not much in March because I'll be away for half of the month, so the studio will be closed.
You can e-mail or telephone if you wish to register for a workshop. A 50% deposit is required to reserve a space in the workshop. Please register at least 3 days before the workshop. The classes are for a max. of 4 - 8 people depending on the amount of space needed. I always feel terrible having to tell someone that the class they want to register for is already full.
*all workshop prices include taxes.
Intro. to Letterpress
Feb. 16 from 10 am - 3 pm
Learn the basics of printing on a flatbed press with Akemi Nishidera at her studio. The Vandercook press is one of the most popular presses for letterpress printers and the little Showcard is perfect for small editions, gift tags, and quick prints. In this introduction class participants will learn to print from a combination of wood type, metal type, and metal cuts. This is a great workshop to take if you have an inkling that you might like to get your own press.
Cost $ 57.00 plus supply fee of $10.00.
Sun. Feb. 17 & Sat. 23, 10 am - 4 pm
In this intensive two day workshop participants will learn how to lock up a form and registration in order to print in two or more colours. Participants will create a limited edition of their own unique letterpress printed Broadsides that will be traded among participants. Participants should have 'Letterpress Printing Intro.' or have discussed their previous experience with the instructor.
Cost $153.70 for 2 day workshop plus a $15.00 supply fee.
Book Binding 101
8 Tuesdays starting April 1 from 6 - 9 pm
In this set of 8 workshops participants will learn about bookbinding terminology, tools, supplies and create a variety of book forms (concertinas, stab bound, single page, pamphlet, hardcover, experimental, etc.). Students will learn about the book structure and the importance of the papers that are used. Methods of embellishment for books will also be taught.
Cost $ 186.00 plus $20.00 supply fee
Progressions in Paper
4 Wednesdays starting April 16 from 6 - 9 pm
Four days of playing with paper! In this series we will explore the world of paper and methods of decorating good quality washi and western art papers. Techniques we will use are momigami, paste, orizome dyed, and suminagashi marbling. The resulting papers are, sturdy, unique and perfect for bookbinding, scrapbook projects, cards, collage and so much more!
Cost $72.08 plus $20.00 supply fee
Bind and Blab
Thursday March 27, April 24, May 29 & June 26 from 6 - 9 pm
Drop in for an informal gathering at the studio. Bring your book projects to work on, chat, trade information, share stories, opinions, ideas, meet people and have some tea. Oh, and if anyone is into making and trading Artists Trading Cards, you can call up and book a seat to create some cards, too!
Please call at least 2 days in advance to reserve a space, 416-214-1882.
Payment is by Visa, MC, cash or cheque. If you wish to pay in person please call or e-mail me to set up a time to visit the studio. Registration may be mailed to:
Akemi Nishidera, 51 Cummings St., Toronto, ON M4M 1M9
A deposit of 50% of the workshop cost is required upon registration to guarantee a space in the workshop. We will contact you by telephone or e-mail to confirm your registration. Supply Fees are due on the date of the workshop and are payable to the instructor in cash.
Cancellations are allowed up to three days before the date of the workshop and a cancellation fee of $15.00 will be charged. After that time, no refunds will be given.
We reserve the right to cancel a workshop if there is insufficient participation and in this case all fees will be refunded to the participants.
For more information contact Akemi.
257 Broadview Ave.
Toronto, M4M 2G6