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Second State Press offers a variety of classes exploring printmaking techniques.   Class sizes are limited to no more than 8 students, unless otherwise noted.

SPRING CLASSES

Classes include:

  • Quick and Dirty Screen Printing
  • Forearms of Steel: Advanced Screen Printing
  • Create Custom Coasters
  • NEW: Printing on Fabric: Tea Towels
  • NEW: Under Pressure: Pressure Prints for Letterpress
  • NEW: We’re Better Together: Collaboration and the Lithographic Practice

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Quick and Dirty-WEB

Quick and Dirty Screen Printing

Class Dates & Times*:

Saturday, March 19th 12-3 PM
Saturday, April 16th 12-3 PM
Saturday, May 21st 12-3 PM
Saturday, June 4th 12-3 PM

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


Class Dates


* 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.

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Screen print detail by Ashley Limés

Forearms of Steel: Advanced Screen Printing

Class Dates & Times*:

Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th 11-3 PM

Instructor:  Ashley Limés

If you’ve made a photo silkscreen in the past and would like to strengthen your skills by learning the trick to tight registration with multiple layered screen prints and experiment with color, this is the class for you. We will create an edition of 10 screenprints with up to four colors, using a mixture of hand­-drawn and digital imagery. Instructor will contact students prior to class to gather a photo or digital image and prepare a digital image for student use in class. Cost of class includes materials and each student will go home with their own set of registration pins.

Instructor Bio: Ashley Limés holds a BFA in Printmaking and Art History from Temple University and has nurtured her printmaking skills with organizations such as The Print Center, Second State Press, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, The Women’s Studio Workshop, Space 1026, and her current position as a Textile Printer at Galbraith & Paul. Implementing the mediums of drawing and printmaking, her artistic practice focuses on the language of architecture and geology in order to create environments which promote a connection with ourselves and the external world.

Class Cost & Material Fee:  $200




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Create Custom Coasters

Sunday, April 17th 12-3 PM
Instructor: Jennifer McTague

Make a set of custom coasters and learn the basics of silkscreen printing and design in a three hour workshop at Second State Press. Students will draw designs, expose a screen, and print a set of 12 coasters. Come to the class with an idea, sketch, or get inspired by the collection of coasters designed by Fob Holders. *Please note date change, December’s class is on the 20th.

Class Cost & Material Fee: $50




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Printing on Fabric: Tea Towels

Sunday, May 1st 12-3 PM *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday, May 18th 6-9 PM
Instructor: Jennifer McTague

Learn how to print your own tea towel! Learn the basics of silkscreen printing on fabric and design in a three hour workshop at Second State Press. Students will draw designs, expose a screen, and print three tea towels or bandanas. Come to the class with an idea, sketch, or get inspired by prints at Second State Press.

Class Cost & Material Fee:  $50




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Under Pressure: Pressure Prints for Letterpress

Saturday, May 28th 12-3PM
Instructor: Alice Thompson

Learn how use Second State Press’ glorious No. 2 Vandercook Proof Press to make subtle, monochromatic pressure prints. We will create plates by collaging textured  low-relief materials into compositions that can be printed into an edition on the letterpress. All levels of art making and printmaking experience are invited to take this class, you need only to bring some sketches and ideas for compositions.

Instructor BioAlice Thompson is the Spring 2016 Fob Fellow for Second State Press. She holds a B.F.A. from Binghamton University (2004), and an M.F.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2006), with a concentration in drawing and printmaking. Her creative process is grounded in refined observational drawing skills. She creates evocative works on paper, and installations which incorporate natural and electric light by layering translucent cut paper on windows or in portable light boxes.

Class Cost & Material Fee:  $50




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We’re Better Together: Collaboration and the Lithographic Practice

Two-day workshop, 1-4 PM
Sunday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 29th

Instructor: Heather McMordie

In this unique take on a lithography workshop students will print one lithography edition as a class. In the first session, students will practice collaborative drawing and compose one drawing on stone. The following week, students will work together to print the edition. Each student will walk away with two prints from the edition and the confidence to tackle his or her next solo lithography project. This workshop is perfect for students will little to no lithography experience.

Instructor Bio: Heather McMordie is an artist and printmaker based in Philadelphia. A graduate of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and The University of Pennsylvania, Heather finds inspiration for her artwork in Philadelphia’s landscapes and soils. Her complexly layered prints and drawings explore the relationship between the printmaking process and geological processes.

Class Cost & Material Fee:  $140




 

 

Refund Policy

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.