Classes

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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.

WINTER CLASSES

Classes include:

  • NEW: Photogravure Workshop
  • Quick and Dirty Screen Printing
  • Forearms of Steel: Advanced Screen Printing
  • Repeat Pattern +Printing on Fabric
  • Printing on Fabric: Tea Towels

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Photogravure Workshop

Class Dates & Times:

Friday, January 27th 6-9 PM & Saturday, January 28th 10AM-7PM

Instructor: Nicolas Jenkins

Reproduce a full tonal photograph by developing, etching, and printing your own copper plate photogravure. In Nicolas Jenkins’ expansive two-day workshop students will learn the steps of this 19th century technique.

Participants will leave this class with an understanding of the photogravure process, an etched copper plate photogravure, and a number of proofs of their very own image.

Class Cost & Material Fee:  $250





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Quick and Dirty Screen Printing

Class Dates & Times*:

Saturday, February 25th 12-3 PM
Saturday, March 18th 12-3PM
Saturday, April 15th 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:  $90


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, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th 11-3 PM

Saturday, February 18th and Sunday, February 19th 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 screen prints 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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Repeat Fabric Class

Repeat Pattern + Printing on Fabric

Class Dates & Times*:

Sunday, January 29th   10AM- 4 PM

Sunday, February 19th  10AM- 4PM

Sunday, March 26th  10AM-4PM

Instructor:  Jennifer McTague

This class is perfect for someone who wants to turn their drawings into repeat patterns to print larger designs. Students in this class will learn how to draw a film positive, coat and expose a shop screen, and print their design on fabric.  This class includes all materials, students only have to bring their ideas about something to draw.  Students will leave with fabric printed with their design.

Class Cost & Material Fee:  $150


Dates


tea towel class

Printing on Fabric: Tea Towels

Class Dates & Times*:

Wednesday, January 18th    6-9 PM
Wednesday, February 15th 6-9 PM
Sunday, March 5th  12-3 PM

Instructor:  Jennifer McTague

This fun introductory class is perfect for someone who wants to learn the basics of printing on fabric. Students in this class will learn how to draw a film positive, expose a shop screen, and print their design on fabric.  This class includes all materials, students only have to bring their ideas about something to draw.  Students will leave with three tea towels with their deisgn

Class Cost & Material Fee:  $50


Dates



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.