Second State Press offers a variety of classes exploring printmaking techniques. Class sizes are limited to no more than 8 students, unless otherwise noted.
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18th Century Paper Making/Printmaking Workshop
Class Dates & Times:
Class #1 Saturday, January 18th (at RittenhouseTown) and Saturday, January 25th (at Second State Press) (10AM-1PM)
Class #2 Saturday, February 15th and Saturday (at RittenhouseTown), February 22nd (at Second State Press) (10AM-1PM)
Instructors: Kim Jackson (papermaking) and Zach Lindenberger (printmaking)
This workshop is a combined effort between Historic RittenhouseTown (read all about them here) and Second State Press. Participants will spend the first half of the course examining and practicing 18th century papermaking techniques at the RittenhouseTown. On the following weekend, the handmade paper produced in the RittenhouseTown studio will travel to Second State Press and become the support for impressions from copper etching plates.
Class cost and material fee for SSP: $45
To join the class you must attend the papermaking workshop at RittenhouseTown ($35), sign up with RittenhouseTown here.
To register for the second half of the class please sign up bellow. Registration for the 2nd half of the class must happen prior to January 13th and February 10th.
Quick and Dirty Screen Printing
Class Dates & Times*:
January 12th Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
January 22nd Wednesday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
January 29th Wednesday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY EDITION! February 9th Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
February 12th Wednesday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
February 22nd Saturday 12 – 3 p.m.
March 8 Saturday 12 – 3 p.m.
March 16 Sunday 11- 2 p.m.
March 19 Wednesday 6 – 9 p.m.
Instructor: Ashley Limés
Quick and Dirty Screen Printing is the perfect class for someone who is new to printmaking and is ready to roll up their sleeves to have some fun. Screen printing is a popular printmaking medium that allows you to create multiple prints with relative ease and little equipment. In this class Philadelphia artist and Galbrith & Paul printer, Ashley Limés, will guide you through the main steps of making a screen print. Students in this class will learn how to draw a film positive, expose a shop screen, and print their design on paper. This class includes all materials, students only have to bring their ideas about something to draw. Students will leave with an edition of prints and the knowledge and confidence to create screen prints.
Class Cost & Material Fee: $83
* Don’t see a Quick and Dirty class that works for your schedule? This is a regularly offered class and more dates will be posted for each term.
100% refund for classes cancelled by Second State Press.
100% refund if you cancel your registration two weeks or more before the first day of a class.
50% refund if you cancel your registration one week or more before the first day of the class.
No refunds for missed sessions.