Workshops

From linoleum block printing to making a living as an artist, PaperWorkers offers workshops relating to every aspect of being an artist and to a variety of media.


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

pronto plate workshop

Learn a Lithographic Print method from PaperWorkers' own Liza Butts

Details: This workshop will be held on Saturday, July 18th, 2020 from 10am - 4pm. Pronto plates are polyester plates that can be printed with a laser jet or can be drawn on directly with a litho crayon or sharpie. The class will cover printing with multiple images, using a combination of drawing methods and photo methods, as well as preparing your images on the computer. There is a lot of opportunity to layer images in this process! This process is great for making cards and alternative photo prints!! Bring a flashdrive with images that you like. Registration is $90 - an $85 fee plus a $5 supply fee. Students should bring their own paper. ​Each student will receive 5 pronto plates. Email will be sent prior to class with more details. 


About the InstructorLiza Butts is a multimedia artist from Birmingham, Alabama. She studied visual arts at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and received her BFA in Studio Art at Washington University in St. Louis. Following school, Liza lived in New York City where she worked at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. There, her love of printmaking was ignited and she began making monoprints with textiles. Liza has exhibited prints at the Harnett Biennial of American Prints in Richmond, Virginia, and at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey. 



Drypoint on Copper Plates Workshop

A Beginner's Workshop from Michael Merry 

DetailsThis workshop will take place on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 from 10am - 4pm. Michael Merry (BFA University of Alabama, MFA University of Delaware) will lead this beginner's workshop introducing basic principles and methods for working with hand tools on copper plates, inking and pulling prints. Registration is $90 - an $80 class fee plus a $10 supply fee which includes a 4x5 beveled copper plate. Students must bring burin or scribe and paper. A detailed email about paper will be sent out prior to class.



DIY Cut-Plate Narrative Relief Printmaking

An eco-friendly print technique from Chris Davenport 

          

DetailsThis workshop will take place on Saturday, September 12th, 2020 from 10am - 4pm. In this class we will use environmentally-friendly ink and recycled/reused materials to create narrative prints from cut plates. Preparing images, cutting plates, dampening paper, and printing wet on and off the press will be covered. This process is DIY centered, immediate, and super duper fun!! We may even hit the streets to forage for plates. Registration is $95 - an $85 fee plus $10 for supplies. 

About Christopher Davenport: I tell stories of ecology, place, and people through photographs, film, handmade paper, and the artist book. As a teaching artist, I lead courses in: Documentary and Conservation Photography, Image and Identity, The Art of Protest, Film and the Environment, Art & Ecology, and Environmental Research & Advocacy at The University of Alabama and Book Arts, Conceptual Arts, Fundamental Drawing, 2D design, and 4D Design (time-based contemporary art) at The University of Alabama in Birmingham.



DIY Paper-making

An eco-friendly print technique from Chris Davenport 

Details: This workshop will be held Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 from 10am - 4pm. ​In this class we will use environmentally-friendly and recycled/reused fibers to create handmade paper. Preparing fibers and vats, pulling and couching sheets, drying methods, inclusions, and creating watermarks will be covered. This process is DIY centered, immediate, and super duper fun!! We may even hit the streets for inclusions!!! Registration is $95 - an $85 fee plus $10 for materials. 

About Pocket Knife Press (Chris Davenport): I tell stories of ecology, place, and people through photographs, film, handmade paper, and the artist book. As a teaching artist, I lead courses in: Documentary and Conservation Photography, Image and Identity, The Art of Protest, Film and the Environment, Art & Ecology, and Environmental Research & Advocacy at The University of Alabama and Book Arts, Conceptual Arts, Fundamental Drawing, 2D design, and 4D Design (time-based contemporary art) at The University of Alabama in Birmingham.

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