New workshops from VABC

New workshops, contest, and project from the Virginia Arts of the Book Center:

It’s a great time to sign up for two letterpress workshops. Each class accommodates beginning or experienced printers, but the second requires some computer design or scanning awareness to make a file for photopolymer. (Designers or dabblers, go for it!)

Also below: a look ahead to the annual collaborative members project and the new poetry/broadside contest.

Introduction to Letterpress: Card Class
Sat, May 15, 1pm – 5pm

Make a simple, one-color card (20 words max). Come with an idea, or wait for inspiration when you browse our images and dingbats. 15 cards and envelopes provided.
Instructor: Kevin McFadden
Non-members $40
Members $25
To reserve your spot for this class please contact… Garrett Queen gsqueen@comcast.net

Designing Photopolymer for Letterpress

Sat, May 29, 1pm – 4pm

Photopolymer plates are created from digital files, enabling you to print virtually anything on letterpress that you can create on a computer (within specific guidelines). In this class you will learn the entire photopolymer process: how to conceptualize and design for photopolymer plates, how to prepare your digital files for plate creation and ordering, and how to print the photopolymer on the Vandercook.
Instructor: Kristin Adolfson
Cost: $65 base class + $35 scheduled followup printing (followup optional).
For members, $45/$25.
To reserve your spot for this class please contact… Garrett Queen gsqueen@comcast.net

If you’re contemplating joining as a member, you can participate in our collaborative project, “Indulgences.”
Contact Garrett Queen gsqueen@comcast.net

And poets, start getting those poems about books together. Enter our contest, “Chapter Verse,” deadline July 1. Tell friends. Instructions and entry form online.

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