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Printmaking for Kids and Families: Summer Saturday Workshops at Shoestring Press

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Jun 28-Aug 23 2014
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June 18, 2014
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On Saturday, June 28th from 1 to 3pm, please join us for a Bookbinding Workshop for kids and parents, the first session of Printmaking Saturdays for Kids and Families at Shoestring Press. Kids and parents learn together to cut, fold, sew and glue basic and not-so-basic artist books.

Each session is priced per participant on a sliding scale, with families paying what they can in the range of $8 – $15. For example, one adult and two kids together would pay between $24 and $45 for the session. Thanks to generous funding from the Brooklyn Arts Council, we can focus on making the workshops affordable for anyone who wishes to participate. If the cost of classes is a significant barrier to participation, please drop by the shop to talk, and we would be glad to work something out!

While geared toward ages 8 – 12 and accompanying adults, our workshops teach techniques that can be adapted to many skill levels. We’ll teach basic skills, assuming no background in printmaking, but the ambitious will find plenty of room to explore.

All materials are included. Sessions are two hours long and run from 1pm to 3pm on each Saturday date. Families are encouraged to take all three workshops in the series, or drop in for just a few. The sessions need not be taken sequentially.

Date

Workshop

June 28

1 - Bookbinding: Learn to fold, cut, sew and glue basic and not-so-basic artist books

July 5

**no workshop, holiday weekend**

July 12

2 - Silkscreen printing: Explore silkscreen printing with hand-cut stencils

July 19

3 - Relief printing: Learn to print at home using everyday materials with relief techniques like potato printing, linocuts, and Styrofoam prints

July 26

1 - Bookbinding: Learn to fold, cut, sew and glue basic and not-so-basic artist books

August 2

2 - Silkscreen printing: Explore silkscreen printing with hand-cut stencils

August 9

3 - Relief printing: Learn to print at home using everyday materials with relief techniques like potato printing, linocuts, and Styrofoam prints

August 16

2 - Silkscreen printing: Explore silkscreen printing with hand-cut stencils

August 23

3 - Relief printing: Learn to print at home using everyday materials with relief techniques like potato printing, linocuts, and Styrofoam prints

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