Letterpress Schedule

The Workshop • Crow Designs Studio • 334 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pennsylvania

Fill out the form below to request a workshop.

Come see me vending at Arts on the Square! July 25th. I’ll be there with my prints, photos and  crow jewelry.

FIRST FRIDAY August 7: Photography by Russ Klapatch


JUly & AUGUST Workshops:

  • Introduction to Letterpress Printing. Learn how to use wood and metal type to make a printed piece. Possible projects are holiday cards, printed quotes to frame, and coasters. You’ll learn how to lock up type, ink it, select paper and use the Showcard proof press and/or the Kelsey platen presses. Classes are 3 hours long and class size is limited to 5. Paper and ink provided. $35 per person/group discounts of 2 or more. Student price: $25.

Friday, July  24, Happy Hour printing, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Includes wine and snacks.
Sunday, July 26, 1-4 p.m.
Monday, July 27, 6-9 p.m.
Wednesday, July 29, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, July  31, Happy Hour printing, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Includes wine and snacks.

Sunday, August 2, 1-4 p.m.
Monday, August 3, 6-9 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4, 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, August 8, 10-1
Sunday, August 9, 1-4 p.m.

  •  Poster Printing with Wood Type. Print posters up to 14 x 22 inches on a Showcard proof press. Use multiple colors. Classes are 3 hours long and class size is limited to 4. Paper and ink provided. Price: $35.  Previous experience using letterpress preferred, but not required.

Sunday, August 2, 1-4 p.m.
Monday, August 3, 6-9 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4, 6-9 p.m.

SCHEDULE A DATE:

  • NEW CLASS! Collagraph Printing. Build up texture and imagery using found objects like burlap, window screen, fabrics, glue, sand, gesso, paint, paper, scraping tools and more on a sturdy surface like mat board, masonite, linoleum, etc.. The surface can be inked up as a relief and then printed. Type can then be printed on top of the image. $35
  • Linoleum Block Printing. Create and cut your own relief art that can be  printed with letterpress type—you can use a line sketch or trace and transfer line art images.  Linoleum blocks of different sizes will be available. Blocks will be printed on the press and will cover how to hand print them at home. Price: $35, blocks up to 6 x 9 are provided, paper and ink included. You may purchase larger blocks ( 8 x 10 up to 12 x 12).
  • Open Session Letterpress Printing. Three hour print sessions; good for anyone with a special project, letterpress experience or advanced users. Minimal supervision/instruction. $30 or $10 an hour. Request a date.
  • Monotype Printing: Try out one of the most liberating forms of printmaking. Learn to create one-of-a-kind prints using direct drawing and painterly techniques. Explore color mixing, brushwork, and ghost images.  You will love this direct and expressive type of printmaking. No previous experience required. Price $40. Supplies included in price, but feel free to bring paper of your own and some images for inspiration.  $35. Request a date.
  • DIY Coasters. Want to make your own custom bar coasters? Pick from circles, square or rectangular shapes. Logos or custom art can be ordered ahead of time with two week’s notice. Coasters and ink provided. No experience needed. Price: $30 plus cost of polymer plate if needed. Request a date.

Looking for something else?

  • Print Party for up to 8 people. Reserve an afternoon or evening for your group. BYOB. Snacks provided Cost $125 for 4 hours.
  • Gift certificates available
  • Custom polymer plates can be ordered before session for an additional fee

Please fill out the form below to sign up for a workshop or for more information.

Presses: Showcard table top; prints up to 14 x 22 inches • Kelsey 6 x 10 tabletop

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