Guild of Book Workers California Chapter
Sponsored Virtual Workshop
Print at Home : Craft Press Printmaking
Presented by Rebecca Chamlee of Pie In The Sky Press
October 31, 2020
1:00–4:00 pm, Pacific Time
Presented Live via Zoom
This three-hour live online class features discussion and demonstrations of printmaking techniques using a craft die-cutting machine. Also called Craft Presses, some adventurous printmakers have discovered that these roller presses originally designed for craft embossing and die-cutting offer a small, inexpensive and portable alternative to expensive etching and printing presses. Common brands include We R Memory Keepers Evolution Adjustable Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine, Bira Adjustable Cutting and Embossing Machine, Sizzix Big Shot and Big Shot Pro, QuicKutz Epic Six Tabletop Die Cutting & Embossing Machine, Fiskars Fuse Creativity Die Cut Machine and more.
Topics covered: Overview of machines, types of inks, tools, paper, inking and impression, registration, relief surface options, low-relief collagraphs, monotypes and intaglio. Each student will receive a detailed pdf handout with resources prior to the class plus sample prints of the techniques demonstrated in the mail following the workshop.
Intended Students: Artists, designers, printmakers, book artists and anyone interested in learning options for printmaking at home.
Skill level: No experience necessary. This workshop consists of demonstrations and interactive Q&A, with no advance preparation or supplies necessary to participate.
Workshop Fee: $60.00 USD for GBW members, $70.00 USD for non-members.
Deadline for registration: Oct. 16, 2020. Zoom link will be sent after registration with a follow-up reminder two days prior to the workshop.
To Register: click here to register. All questions regarding registration should be directed to email@example.com. There is a cancellation fee of 10% of the registration fee up to 30 days before the workshop. No refunds are given for cancellations made within the 30 days prior to the workshop. Registrations may not be shared and are non-transferable.
Rebecca Chamlee is a printer, book artist, writer and naturalist who has published letterpress printed limited-edition fine press and artist’s books under the imprint of Pie In The Sky Press since 1986. Her award-winning work is in prominent special and private collections throughout the U.S. and has been exhibited widely.
Rebecca is an associate professor at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles where she teaches bookbinding, letterpress printing, artists’ book classes and heads the Book Arts Minor program. She holds in-person and virtual workshops from her studio in Southern California and for book arts centers throughout the country.