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

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

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

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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