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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.

FALL CLASSES

Classes include:

  • Quick and Dirty Screen Printing
  • Forearms of Steel: Advanced Screen Printing
  • New: Collaborative Relief Printing: Working Large
  • Repeat Pattern +Printing on Fabric
  • Printing on Fabric: Tea Towels
  • Collograph: Printing with Texture

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Quick and Dirty Screen Printing

Class Dates & Times*:

Saturday, October 15th 12-3 PM
Saturday, November 5th 12-3PM
Saturday, December 17th 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, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th 11-3 PM

Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th 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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Collaborative Relief Printmaking: Working Large

Saturday, October 22, 10 AM-4 PM
Instructor: Francine Affourtit

Developing large-scale works can be a daunting task. This one day course will teach you the process of working collaboratively to create a large-scale multi-block print. Each participant will design and carve one 10.75”x10.75” woodblock, which will become part of a larger print on Japanese Paper. By tackling each step in the process, participants will have the opportunity to test and trouble-shoot expressive techniques while taking part in a fun and low-pressure community project. Following this workshop, students will gain the knowledge, skills and inspiration to produce large-scale works on their own. Techniques for making large-scale works from a smaller press bed will be explained in detail. We will also address basic carving techniques as well as using and mixing inks. Stencils and other techniques to add layers will also be introduced.

Instructor Bio: Francine Kay Affourtit is a Philadelphia based artist, educator and arts organizer. She received her undergraduate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her graduate degree from Tyler School of Art as a Temple University Fellow. Francine has worked with several institutions and print studios worldwide, including residencies at Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Greece, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California and Dundee Contemporary Arts in Dundee, Scotland. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the International Print Center of New York, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, and Werkstadt in Berlin.

 

Class Cost & Material Fee: $100




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Collograph: Printing with Texture

Sunday, October 23, 1-4 PM
Instructor: Heather McMordie

Collograph is a beautifully simple printing process that uses subtle texture to create an image. Students will create low-relief printable collages and learn two methods of inking and printing. Bring found materials and favorite textures to incorporate into your plate! Class cost includes two hours of shop time to be used to print the final edition.

Class Cost & Material Fee: $70





Repeat Fabric Class

Repeat Pattern + Printing on Fabric

Class Dates & Times*:

Sunday, October 16th   10AM- 4 PM

Sunday, November 20th  10AM- 4PM

Sunday, December 18th  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, October 26th    6-9 PM

Wednesday, November 9th 6-9 PM

Sunday, December 11th  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.