SPF'19 Doodle Party at Laserwolf!
Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

SPF'19 Doodle Party at Laserwolf!

SPF'19 is nearing!! Join us for an epic 21+ Doodle Party at The Laser Wolf in Fort Lauderdale!

Put your beer goggles to good use, and enter the beer closet, if you dare! We will have the walls covered in blank paper for your doodling pleasure. Come in any time during open hours until last call. At the end of the night, we will take down your doodles to make the next volume of the SPF Doodle Zine with your contributing words, scrawls, comics, cartoons and doodles. You can pre-order your co-authored Doodle Zines, with all proceeds going to support SPF'19.

No purchase necessary to doodle, 21+ only at the bar.

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Simple Book Bindings Workshop
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Simple Book Bindings Workshop

Join instructor, Sammi McLean, in this short, intensive workshop aimed towards artists who are looking for quick and pain free ways to bind their book projects. Students will learn multiple variations of the pamphlet stitch binding and the Japanese stab binding as well as the x-book. These bindings are quick and easy and can be used to add a handmade touch to zines or other book projects without the need for large studio equipment or glue. Participants will learn to prepare their paper, calculate where to punch the holes, how to punch the paper, and how to sew it all together. Each student will leave with 2-5 small handmade books with the option to decorate covers with hand-carved stamps.

Preregister by calling (561) 233-2600
Admission is free to the public.

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Monoprinting with Gelatin Plates Workshop
Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

Monoprinting with Gelatin Plates Workshop

Participants will explore this creative and intuitive technique to create one-of-a-kind monotype prints with artist, Andrea F. Huffman. Using found objects, plant material, stencils and masks on an inked printing plate made from unflavored gelatin, multiple images and colors can be layered to explore the many possibilities to create intriguing designs. Students will create their own stencils as well as using commercial ones. Techniques for registration, clean borders and bleed prints will be covered. Paper and water soluble inks will be used for this workshop, however, applications for fabric will also be discussed. Participants will receive a handout with the recipe to make the plates on their own after the workshop.

Andrea F. Huffman
www.andreahuffman.com

Fiber artist Andrea Huffman received a Master’s degree in Art Education from Florida International University and taught art in Florida Public Schools for over 30 years. She has exhibited her art throughout Florida and nationally, receiving numerous awards and recognitions, including several grants and a Residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida. Although Andrea has retired from teaching in the public school system, she continues to share her passion for art, teaching classes and workshops in fiber art, printmaking and mixed media at museums, guilds and community outreach venues, including the Boca Museum Art School. Andrea is currently a studio resident at The Bailey Contemporary Art Center in Pompano Beach and a founding member of 6 Hands Collaborative.

Admission is free, but seating is limited so please sign up in advance online at IS Projects.

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Los Ultimos Film Screening and Q&A
Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Los Ultimos Film Screening and Q&A

Join us for a film screening of Los Ultimos!
Los Ultimos is a feature length documentary film by Pablo Pivetta and Nicolas Rodriguez Fuchs. Facing the deterioration of the machines and the advance of new technologies, the printing presses are closing their workshops. At the same time, a group of young people rediscovers the greatest technical innovation in the history of the written word: the typesetting printing. But it will be difficult for them to learn the trade since it has always been passed down from master to apprentice – and they are outsiders. The last graphic mechanic of the country will be in charge of teaching them. Will this ancient technique withstand the passage of time?

After the film, directors Pablo and Nicholas will be present for a Q&A session after which attendees will be invited on a tour of the IS Projects print studio!

To view the trailer visit https://vimeo.com/290326474

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SPF'19 Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale
Nov
9
12:00 PM12:00

SPF'19 Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale

SPF'19: The fourth edition of SPF: Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale descends upon FATVillage's largest exhibition space, The Projects, for a full day of print, book and zine chaos! 

+ exhibitor market
+ steamroller press
+ live print-making demonstrations
+ tours of IS Projects print-making studio
+ SPF Cabana, brought to you by Laser Wolf

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Making Your Mark Workshop
Oct
18
11:00 AM11:00

Making Your Mark Workshop

This workshop is taught by artist Rebeka Burns, is beginner friendly and open to all! At least 50% of workshop space is reserved for artists with disabilities. Fast, flexible, and adaptive portable approaches for building and printing images will be explored as tools for documentation, social commentary, and community-building. Participants will work together to create a series of large-scale collaborative prints, and a print to take home.

The workshop will begin with a discussion of contemporary works that use printmaking as a tool for political and social activism, and a demonstration of simple monoprint, collagraph, and relief techniques. All of the techniques learned can be completed indoors or out, without a printing press and using only a small set of easy-to-transport tools.

About the Instructor:
Rebeka Burns is a community-based artist and educator with 10 years of experience facilitating arts programming in hospitals, museums, prisons and shelters. She currently leads art programs for artists with disabilities at the Palm Beach Habilitation Center in Lake Worth. In December 2019, the Center will present the first annual UNDISCOVERED Art Festival, featuring visual and performing arts by more than 100 artists with disabilities, student, emerging and established artists.

Admission is free to the public, but seating is limited. For more details to reserve your spot, visit the Eventbrite

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Heck Yes! Heck No! Protest Poster Making Workshop
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Heck Yes! Heck No! Protest Poster Making Workshop

  • North Regional/Broward College Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Participants will create their own protest poster signs, one for (Heck Yes!) and one against (Heck No!). After a stamp carving demonstration, "Heck Yes!" and "Heck No!" stamps are printed onto signs using a hand-carved stamp before participants decorate with additional painted, drawn or collaged elements while appropriate 'yes/no' music is played during the workshop. Afterwards, instructors will photograph each participant and their signs to compile into a zine that will be printed and given to participants and sold during Small Press Fair 2019.

Admission is free to the public. Pre-registration required.
Call 954-201-2657 to pre-register (Leave name and telephone number) or, email
hstjohnayre@broward.org .

This workshop will be co-presented by Laura Sue Wilanksy and Kristin Beck.

Laura Sue Wilansky, a.k.a. The Silver Nightingale is a musician, proofreader, poet, arts journalist and visual artist working in collage, cartooning, beads, multimedia and more.
website:
http://www.SilverNightingale.com

Kristin Beck is a multidisciplinary artist and Florida native. Beck has tabled at SPF in previous years and led art workshops in Palm Beach and Broward County.
website:
http://ArtBuzzStudio.com

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Dale Zine Misprint Zine Workshop
Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

Dale Zine Misprint Zine Workshop

Collaborate with Dale Zine founders Steve Saiz & Lillian Banderas on a zine workshop using Dale Zines personal mis prints. Guests will get the chance to re-purpose various prints from Dale Zine artist titles ranging from 2009-till now. All zine making supplies will be provided.

About Dale Zines
Dale Zine, established 2009 in Miami, is an independent printer and publisher with the goal of giving a platform to multimedia artists and designers. With humble beginnings as a zine collaboration about Garfield, Dale has broadened into something of an open cultural space for the Miami community, with offerings ranging from all-age zine workshops to our independent radio show, pop-up events, and most recently a storefront in Downtown Miami.

Admission is free to the public


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Stamp & Letterpress Zine Cover Making Workshop
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Stamp & Letterpress Zine Cover Making Workshop

A Zine is a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images. Zines are motivated by self-expression and informed by the DIY movement. This workshop is geared towards artists who are already working within zines, but looking to make interesting and unique covers for their pre-existing projects.

In this workshop, participants will play with carved stamps as a starting point to create their own cover designs and we’ll add text using our showcard press and letterpress wood type to make a small edition!

All materials are provided. Please feel free to bring anything that you might want to incorporate into your zine covers. 

Admission is free to the public but seating is limited. Reserve your spot here.

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Psych Land: Opening Reception
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Psych Land: Opening Reception

Psych Land will be on view at the FAR Gallery September 28 - December 10, 2018 with an opening reception on September 28th, 2019 6-10 pm during the FATVillage Art Walk.

Psych Land features the work of Kyle Holland, Ingrid Schindall, and Beth Sheehan, all of whom use printmaking, papermaking, and book arts to explore ideas of place and personal narrative. A space becomes a place when imbued with memory and experience. It is often through place that we interpret ourselves and relate to others. Within the long history of art, physical landscape has frequently been used to express the psychological landscape of an era, culture, or individual—maybe most obviously seen in the example of Van Gogh’s descent into madness. The works in this exhibition start to unpack relationships between a sense of place and identity through the lens of the psyche.

Kyle Holland’s work blends physical landscape and psychological landscape as the ideas of hegemonic masculinity become a threat to self. Holland’s Southern upbringing largely influences his work with imagery pulled from hunting culture and the expectation that perfect masculinity is defined by risk, effortless strength, confidence, and superiority. Holland explores his struggle fitting into this rigid definition of manliness through unsettling, barren landscapes that fail to camouflage a vulnerable deer-like figure.

Ingrid Schindall’s work and practice often call to the oceans of her Florida upbringing. Drawing on her past, the artist’s work offers a look into thought and memory, delivered in a way that is reminiscent of meandering contemplation or the ebb and flow of ocean tides. Particularly within Schindall’s artist books there is a distinctly cerebral experience as text and image flow effortlessly between
action and reflection. The scene is set by tactility and earthy visuals, only interrupted by the waves of thought that dissolve the present for a moment. Often within the process of making, Schindall allows headspace and physical space to join further. In one instance, even pulling paper in ocean water so the salt and sand become part of the pages.

Beth Sheehan’s use of place and personal narrative finds a voice in nostalgia. The artist lacks the ability to retain episodic memory and has thus become obsessed with archiving and altering the fragmented versions of her past. Often appropriating strangers’ family photos as well as her own, Sheehan blurs the line between remembrance and resemblance. She refers to this feeling of familiarity for somewhere you’ve never been as “borrowed nostalgia.” By allowing herself and the viewer to question the “truth” of the memories she presents in her work, Sheehan suggests that truth might not be as important as perceived reality.

OPENING RECEPTIONS
Preview + Curator Conversation @ FAR Gallery:
Sept. 26th, 6-8pm

FATVillage Artwalks:
Sept. 28th, 6pm-10pm
Oct. 26th, 6-10pm
Nov. 30th, 6-10pm

Small Press Fair '19:
Nov. 9th, 12-6pm

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In Exchange: Opening Reception
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

In Exchange: Opening Reception

In Exchange is a group exhibition of regional artists whose work celebrates the collaborative nature of fine art printmaking and will accompany the fourth edition of Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale. Though this exhibition calls for work made in collaboration with printmakers, it is not solely focused on exhibiting printed editions in the traditional sense. Whether producing large-scale fabric installations or sculptural paper objects, exhibited works will be the result of an exchange between at least two artists, one with a focus in printmaking.

This exhibition will be on view September 28 - December 10, 2018 with an opening reception on September 28th, 2019 6-10 pm during the FATVillage Art Walk.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS
Jeannette Stargala + You
Amber Tutwiler + Sammi McLean
Christian Feneck + Melissa Vargas
Kimberly Heise + Ingrid Barreneche
Ashley Ortiz-Diaz + Christina Humphreys
Martin Mazorra + John Hancock + Raeleen Kao
Andrea Huffman + Deborah Gregg + Janet Gold
Jill Lavetsky + Shawna Moulton + Ingrid Sanchez
Yeisy Rodriguez + Michael Rothenberg + Kacee Reguera

OPENING RECEPTIONS
Preview + Curator Conversation @ FAR Gallery:
Sept. 26th, 6-8pm

FATVillage Artwalks:
Sept. 28th, 6pm-10pm
Oct. 26th, 6-10pm
Nov. 30th, 6-10pm

Small Press Fair '19:
Nov. 9th, 12-6pm

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Exhibition Preview + Curator Conversation
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Exhibition Preview + Curator Conversation

  • 521 Northwest 1st Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join guest curators, Beth Sheehan and Sammi McLean, on September 26th from 6-8pm at the FAR Gallery in FATVillage for a curator's conversation and preview of upcoming exhibitions, Psych Land and In Exchange.

McLean and Sheehan will discuss their perspectives as independent artists curating contemporary printmaking before leading the audience on a brief tour of the two exhibitions. Psych Land highlights three artists whose work explores psychological landscapes through print, handmade paper, and book arts, while In Exchange investigates the tradition of collaboration within fine art printmaking, bringing twenty-one local and regional creatives from all disciplines together on the press. Both exhibitions are presented by SPF South Florida and will accompany the fourth edition of Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale.

6:00 - 6:30 Preview
6:30 - 7:00 Curators discussion
7:15 - 7:45 Curator tour
7:45 - 8:00 Q&A

Elizabeth (Beth) Sheehan is a printmaker, papermaking, and book artist living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her work investigates ideas of memory and perception to explore her own lack of episodic memory. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Center for Book Arts, and the San Francisco Public Library. Sheehan has worked as a professional printer at Durham Press in Pennsylvania and at Harlan and Weaver in New York. She was also the Lead Binder and Bindery Manager at Small Editions in Brooklyn and teaches paper, print, and book workshops around the country.

Sammi McLean is a Florida-native and hybridized maker, working with installation and assemblage through the lens of printmaking. In addition to being a practicing visual artist, McLean has taught printmaking at various local institutions including the Norton Museum of Art, Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Armory Art Center. McLean received her MFA from Florida Atlantic University in Printmaking, teaches as an adjunct professor at FAU and serves as the Workshop and Gallery Coordinator for IS Projects in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Options in Small Press Publishing
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Options in Small Press Publishing

  • Creation Station Business - Main Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Neil Brideau of Radiator Comics will give a presentation on a variety of ways writers and artists can get their books, comics, and zines in front of readers' eyes. Neil will breakdown self-publishing, pitching to publishers, printing options, distribution, and involvement with festivals and awards. This illustrated presentation will include a hands-on zine making demonstration and a Q&A session with attendees.

Neil Brideau runs Radiator Comics, a distributor and publisher of handmade and small press comic books. Before moving to Miami in 2017, Neil lived in Chicago, where he worked at Quimby's Bookstore, an epicenter for self-publishing, and was a founding organizer of the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, and the Chicago Zine Fest. Neil self-publishes all-ages comics, exhibits extensively at comics and zine festivals, and was a juror for the 2017 Ignatz Awards.

Admission is free to the public.

Pre-registration required here.

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SPF'19 Doodle Party at Young At Art
Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

SPF'19 Doodle Party at Young At Art

SPF'19 is nearing!! Join us as we kick off the SPF’19 season with an epic Doodle Party at Young At Art Museum in Davie, during their YAA Teen Comicon event!

Get ready to geek out with us on all things comic and zine-related! We will have a wall int he museum covered in blank paper for your doodling pleasure. Come in any time during the event, 10am-6pm, or come by the week following until July 19th to doodle

After July 19th, we will take down your doodles to make the next volume of the SPF Doodle Zine with your contributing words, scrawls, comics, cartoons and doodles. You can pre-order your co-authored Doodle Zines, with all proceeds going to support SPF'19.

No purchase necessary to doodle, museum admission fee may apply. More info at www.youngatartmuseum.org.

This event is made possible with support from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, #CultureBuildsFL.

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SPF'18 After Party
Nov
10
to Nov 11

SPF'18 After Party

Join us for the official Spf'18 Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale After Party at The Laser Wolf. Grab some drinks as we watch the sun set on another SPF!

As the #official beer sponsor, #LaserWolf hosts the official SPF After Party! All exhibitors, partners and visitors of are invited to celebrate and drink after the close of #SPFFTL18 

Drinks!
Music!!
Food Truck!!!
Chill vibes!!
NO Jerks!!!!

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SPF'18: Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

SPF'18: Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale

SPF'18!!!! The third edition of SPF: Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale descends upon FATVillage's largest exhibition space, The Projects, for a full day of print, book and zine chaos! 

+ exhibitor market
+ steamroller press
+ live print-making demonstrations
+ tours of IS Projects print-making studio
+ SPF Cabana, brought to you by Laser Wolf and Wynwood Brewing
+ Reggae Beets, Frankie Dogs and Beaching Tacos food trucks

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Autumn Poetry Writing Workshop
Nov
5
5:30 PM17:30

Autumn Poetry Writing Workshop

  • African American Research Library and Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Poetry is an art of self-discovery and self-expression, free from rules or limitations. It can be a purely creative outlet as well as a tool for gentle healing. Anyone who can speak a language can write, and through these words we can find our unique voice. By getting in touch with our thoughts we learn to understand ourselves and our deepest truths. In this writing workshop, we'll explore our memories of, and intentions for, Autumn. We'll dig deep, pull out gems from our subconscious, and write poems to get our creative juices flowing. Expect a little bit of everything in this workshop: meditation, visualization, aromatherapy and writing. At the end of the workshop, anyone who wants to read their poem aloud, is encouraged to do so, knowing they are in a safe place to freely express their creative voice.

Instructor: Cat Coule

Cat Coule is a multi-disciplinary healer, activating the body, mind & soul to create powerful experiences. She is a writer, a teacher of poetry and meditation, and the founder of CatBeyond, an online brand offering jewelry and self-care accessories. Coule started teaching poetry workshops online through her YouTube channel in 2013 and began teaching in person in 2015. She's taught workshops at holistic centers, the Okeechobee Music Festival, and a 4-day poetry masterclass at Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

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Large Format Relief Workshop, Day 2
Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Large Format Relief Workshop, Day 2

Two-part workshop: October 7 and 21

Relief Printing is the oldest form of printmaking. This course is designed to teach students how to "think print" while carving away at an MDF block, then how to use that block to make multiple prints and how to layer images on top of one another

Students will work with a 20x20" block in class and will be sent home with a 40x40" block to prepare for the Steamroller Printing Extravaganza during SPF'18 on November 10th from noon to 6pm. All students enrolled in this class are also invited to participate in the steamroller event free of charge.  

Students will get a sense of how it feels to work in a communal space surrounded by artists with similar interests. Students will also learn how to use and respect a large fine art press. Students will leave the class with a working knowledge of shop etiquette, linoleum carving, and printing techniques as well as a small portfolio of prints and their own MDF block. 

This class will certify you to reserve and use our etching press during open studio hours.

$160

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Papermaking with Shawna Moulton
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Papermaking with Shawna Moulton

Try your hand at making your own paper with papermaker and book artist, Shawna Moulton! Experiment with several techniques including, making sheets, incorporating petals and other materials into the paper, and painting with paper pulp all while learning about the history of papermaking and seeing examples of contemporary uses of handmade paper. Each participant will make six sheets of paper and an envelope.

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SPF'18 Doodle Party at Laser Wolf
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

SPF'18 Doodle Party at Laser Wolf

SPF'18 is nearing!! Join us for an epic 21+ Doodle Party at The Laser Wolf in Fort Lauderdale!

Put your beer goggles to good use, and enter the beer closet, if you dare! We will have the walls covered in blank paper for your doodling pleasure. Come in any time during open hours until last call. At the end of the night, we will take down your doodles to make the next volume of the SPF Doodle Zine with your contributing words, scrawls, comics, cartoons and doodles. You can pre-order your co-authored Doodle Zines, with all proceeds going to support SPF'18.

No purchase necessary to doodle, 21+ only at the bar.

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Guerilla Printing with Rebeka Burns
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Guerilla Printing with Rebeka Burns

In this beginner-friendly workshop, fast, flexible, and portable approaches for building and printing images will be explored as tools for documentation, social commentary, and community-building. The workshop will begin with a discussion of contemporary works that use printmaking as a tool for political and social activism. After a demonstration of simple monoprint, collagraph, and relief techniques, we'll generate a small collection of prints based on issues that matter to you. All of the techniques learned can be completed indoors or out, without a printing press and using only a small set of easy-to-transport tools.

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Simple Bindings Demo during Resident Night
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Simple Bindings Demo during Resident Night

Visitors are welcome to join Ingrid Schindall, Director of SPF'18 and Owner of IS Projects, in the print lab to learn multiple variations of the pamphlet stitch binding and the Japanese stab binding as well as the x-book. These bindings are quick and easy and can be used to add a handmade touch to zines or other book projects without the need for large studio equipment or glue. Participants will learn to prepare their paper, calculate where to punch the holes, how to punch the paper, and how to sew it all together.

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Large Format Relief Workshop, Day 1
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Large Format Relief Workshop, Day 1

Two-part workshop: October 7 and 21

Relief Printing is the oldest form of printmaking. This course is designed to teach students how to "think print" while carving away at an MDF block, then how to use that block to make multiple prints and how to layer images on top of one another

Students will work with a 20x20" block in class and will be sent home with a 40x40" block to prepare for the Steamroller Printing Extravaganza during SPF'18 on November 10th from noon to 6pm. All students enrolled in this class are also invited to participate in the steamroller event free of charge.  

Students will get a sense of how it feels to work in a communal space surrounded by artists with similar interests. Students will also learn how to use and respect a large fine art press. Students will leave the class with a working knowledge of shop etiquette, linoleum carving, and printing techniques as well as a small portfolio of prints and their own MDF block. 

This class will certify you to reserve and use our etching press during open studio hours.

$160

registration link coming soon

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Zines for Pines during Culture Hour at Art and Culture Center/Hollywood
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

Zines for Pines during Culture Hour at Art and Culture Center/Hollywood

SPF teams up with Art and Culture Center/Hollywood for Zines for Pines workshop with Kim Heise during Culture Hour. Zines for Pines participants will create a page of the Pine Rockland Zine, the nature-themed publication that supports conservation of South Florida's most endangered habitat type. Each page will be photocopied and assembled together into a collaborative zine that participants can take home with them after the workshop. The zine will also be the next month’s issue of Pine Rockland Zine with the creators of each page as guest contributors to the publication. 

Images and information about the plants, animals, and landscape of pine rocklands will be provided for reference, and participants will be asked to choose one that inspires them to make a page about in order to help others better understand, love and conserve this globally imperiled habitat. Materials will be provided for a wide variety of expressions including collage, drawing, painting and calligraphy.

Materials she'll bring : "some collage and drawing materials like magazines, paper, fabrics, markers, pencils, calligraphy pens, card stock, watercolor brushes, paint, water jars and pallets. I can also bring thread for binding and wax. If you could provide access to a photo-copier/printer, and if possible, needles for book binding (SPF bringing) and some other collage materials and drawing utensils.

More info about SPF Fort Lauderdale, Small Press Fair at ww.spf-ftl.com.

More info about Kim Heise at www.kimheise.com.

 

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Teen Zines with Sharene Mullings
Oct
2
5:30 PM17:30

Teen Zines with Sharene Mullings

This fun, hands-on workshop will provide teen participants with zine-making techniques, a brief history of zines and will culminate with participants producing their own 8-page zine and/or contributing a page to a compilation zine. The group will learn methods of folding, binding and reproducing their zines. Participants may use provided materials and are welcome to bring any materials they would like to use for drawing, collaging or sewing.

Instructor: Sharene Mullings

Free for teens

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New Letterpress: Inkwipes & Abstract Expressionism with Christopher Fritton
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

New Letterpress: Inkwipes & Abstract Expressionism with Christopher Fritton

Letterpress printing is often restricted to the grid, offering opportunities only in the X and Y axes, but it is possible to break those boundaries and create prints that defy categorization. Students will learn how to use the letterpress in novel, unintended ways that produce more expressionistic results. In 3 hours, attendees will create a series of one-of-a-kind ink wipes that can be used as backgrounds for other typographical experiments, or left as-is. Come learn how to paint with the letterpress!

Instructor: Christopher Fritton

$25

http://www.isprojectsfl.com/workshops/11-9-17-new-letterpress-inkwipes-abstract-expressionism-with-christopher-fritton

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Letterpress Business Cards
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Letterpress Business Cards

In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of letterpress printing on a table-top platen press by creating their own business cards. Students will learn how to set type, lock up a form, ink and adjust the press, print, and clean the press. Each student will leave with a stack of their own custom letterpress printed business cards.

This class will certify all participants to use our lead type and table top presses during open studio hours

Instructor: Sammi McLean

$80

http://www.isprojectsfl.com/workshops/11-4-17-letterpress-business-cards

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Woodcut Fun with Sean Starwars
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Woodcut Fun with Sean Starwars

Learn how to make a woodcut print with Sean Starwars! This class will introduce you to the wide wide world of relief printmaking – in particular the fascinating realm of the Woodcut! Students will conceptualize, design, cut and print their woodblocks in order to complete a print and to explore the potential of the multiple! This class is open to all skill levels.

*Students must bring resource materials for images. All other materials will be provided.

This class will certify you to reserve and use our etching press during open studio hours.

Instructor: Sean Starwars

$150

http://www.isprojectsfl.com/workshops/woodcut-fun-with-sean-starwars

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Let's Get Inky! Teen Zines with Sharene Mullings at ArtHouse
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Let's Get Inky! Teen Zines with Sharene Mullings at ArtHouse

This fun, hands-on workshop will provide teen participants with zine-making techniques, a brief history of zines and will culminate with participants producing their own 8-page zine and/or contributing a page to a compilation zine. The group will learn methods of folding, binding and reproducing their zines. Participants may use provided materials and are welcome to bring any materials they would like to use for drawing, collaging or sewing.

Instructor: Sharene Mullings

Free for teens

http://www.isprojectsfl.com/workshops/lets-get-inky-teen-zines-with-sharene-mullings-at-arthouse

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Guerilla Printmaking with Rebeka Burns
Oct
22
3:00 PM15:00

Guerilla Printmaking with Rebeka Burns

In this beginner-friendly workshop, fast, flexible, and portable approaches for building and printing images will be explored as tools for documentation, social commentary, and community-building. The workshop will begin with a discussion of contemporary works that use printmaking as a tool for political and social activism. After a demonstration of simple monoprint, collagraph, and relief techniques, we'll generate a small collection of prints based on issues that matter to you. All of the techniques learned can be completed indoors or out, without a printing press and using only a small set of easy-to-transport tools.

Instructor: Rebeka Burns

$30

http://www.isprojectsfl.com/workshops/lets-get-inky-guerilla-printmaking

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Sketchbook Club: Habits
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Sketchbook Club: Habits

This workshop is focused on helping participants to understand their relationship to artmaking, so naturally, the class will be formatted around conversation and a cozy sketchbook session. Students will be drawing, writing, collaging, and talking throughout the class. They will be guided through a series of prompts examining their relationship to their artwork, and the ways they stop themselves from making space for it in their lives. The goal is to offer students strategies for developing a sketchbook habit that they can maintain, and helping them to defend their artmaking practice. Students may or may not arrive with an intention to explore a specific topic, and all experience levels are encouraged to participate.

STUDENTS MUST BRING:

One Sketchbook: Brand-new, in-progress, or so hated by the participant that they want to cover everything in it. Must have at least 20 - 30 pages that they are willing to do all kinds of things to.

  • Favorite Pen
  • Erasable Pencil
  • Scissor or X-acto Knife
  • Glue Stick (Acid-Free/pH Neutral)

STUDENTS MAY WISH TO BRING:

Other sketchbooks, for reference and very brief discussion. (Your favorite, your least favorite, the one from that trip you took where you were more inspired than ever, the only one you ever actually finished, or any other special sketchbook in your collection. If you have no other sketchbooks or don’t want to bring them, that is completely fine. Please sticky note one or two pages in each that you want to discuss. We won’t look at anything you don’t wish to share.)

No more than thirty (30) pages of collage material (colored paper, magazines, book, etc. You don’t want to spend your time sifting through it, you only want to bring things you know you would use.)

  • Watercolors/Ink
  • Litho crayon
  • Conte crayon
  • Postage stamp

Instructor: Sammi McLean

$15

http://www.isprojectsfl.com/workshops/sketchbook-habits

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SPF'17 Doodle Party at Laser Wolf
Oct
14
to Oct 15

SPF'17 Doodle Party at Laser Wolf

SPF'17 is nearing!! Join us for the final Doodle Party of the SPF'17 season with a "mature-audience" Doodle Party at The Laser Wolf in Fort Lauderdale!

Put your beer goggles to good use, and enter the beer closet, if you dare! We will have the walls covered in blank paper for your doodling pleasure. Come in any time during open hours until last call. At the end of the night, we will take down your doodles to make the Volume 2, Issue 3 SPF'17 Doodle Zine with your contributing words, scrawls, comics, cartoons and doodles. You can pre-order your co-authored Doodle Zines, with all proceeds going to support SPF'17.

No purchase necessary to doodle, 21+ only at the bar.

Beat the event day rush and purchase early-bird SPF'17 beer wristbands at a discounted rate for the Laser Wolf bar, sponsored by Cigar City Brewing and Oskar Blues Brewery, at Spf'17: Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale.
 

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Watercolor Monoprinting with Collage
Oct
8
12:00 PM12:00

Watercolor Monoprinting with Collage

Monotypes, known as “the painterly prints”, combine with collage in this fun, experimental workshop. Students will learn how to create visually free but technically precise prints by using watercolor paints and vellum. Students will then respond to their prints by collaging back into them with various cut and assembled imagery. All materials will be provided, however, students are encouraged to bring photographs, textures, mixed paper samples… anything they feel inspired to collage with. Students will get a sense of how it feels to work in a communal space surrounded by artists with similar interests. Students will also learn how to use and respect a large fine art press. Each student will have time to work on several unique prints during the class.

Instructor: Sammi McLean

This class will certify you to reserve and use our etching press during open studio hours.

$90

For registration and payment options please click the link:

http://www.isprojectsfl.com/workshops/watercolor-monoprinting-with-collage

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Flat Back Binding
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Flat Back Binding

Instructor: Ingrid Schindall

In this workshop, each student will learn how to make the classic flat back closed cover book. Participants will learn how to prepare paper, sew a text block and glue up the spine in the first session. Then we will learn how to measure the text block, cut and cover the book board and then attach the cover to the text block.

Each student will leave this class with their journal, new skills and a sincere appreciation for this ancient craft.

$80

For registration and payment options please click the link:

http://www.isprojectsfl.com/workshops/sketchbook-club-flat-back

 

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