Thursday, December 3, 2009

Book Arts Fair, Christmas Market, 2010 Workshops

Hello everyone!

Almost a year off and now I'm getting back into my work. Slowly.
First up, a reminder that KOZO Studio Gallery will be open for our Christmas Market Fridays (2 - 7 pm) and Saturdays (2 - 6 pm) beginning November 28th until Christmas Eve. We have lots of new "old wood type" for sale, and wonderful handmade gifts by some of my creative and artistic friends.
Also, the 25th Annual OCAD Book Arts Fair is on Sat. Dec. 5th from 10 am - 5 pm in the Great Hall of OCAD on 100 McCaul St. I'll be there and we'll be bringing a bunch of letterpress paraphernalia (wood type, metal type, cuts, ludlow mats...).


I've decided to do semi-private letterpress workshops for now. There will be no more than 3 participants per class! As Martha says, "It's a good thing". It will be less stress for me to prepare and participants will be able to focus on a project, receive more individual attention from me and have more time available at the presses to play.
In both classes participants will be able to use wood type, metal type, and an assortment of vintage cuts from Akemi's collection. The presses we'll be using are a Vandercook SP 15 prints up to 12 x 15 ") and a Showcard Mini flatbed press (prints up to 8 x 10").
Intro. to Letterpress covers the basics of printing, terminology, and of course, printing a series of cuts and type of your choosing.
In Letterpress 1 we'll create a two colour print with registration. We'll use a chase, learn to lock in a form and some basics of doing multi colour prints.

Dates available are:

Intro. to letterpress ($ 90.00)
Sat Jan. 16 from 10 - 1 pm (full)
Fri. Jan. 22 from 1 - 4 pm
Sat Jan. 23 from 10 - 1 pm (full)
Sat. Feb. 6 from 10 - 1 pm (full)
Fri. Feb. 12 from 1 - 4 pm
Sat. Feb. 20 from 10 - 1 pm (1 space left)

Letterpress 1 ($ 175.00)
Sun. Jan. 17 from 10 - 4 pm
Sun. Jan. 24 from 10 - 4 pm (1 space left)
Fri. Jan. 29 from 10 - 4 pm
Fri. Feb. 19 from 10 - 4 pm
Sun. Feb. 28 from 10 - 4 pm (full)

Thank you all for your patience during this past year. It's been a
very difficult 10 months and I'm glad to report that I actually want
to start working again. The beginning of January will be difficult as
it marks the first anniversary of our son's death. I've had wonderful
support from my community of friends and past students.
Thank you so very much!