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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Let's Get Inky! Large Format Relief Printing
Oct
1
to Oct 15

Let's Get Inky! Large Format Relief Printing

Sunday,  October 1  12 - 5pm and Sunday,  October 15  12 - 5pm

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 SPF'17 Steamroller Printing Extravaganza on November 11th 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

http://www.isprojectsfl.com/workshops/10-9-16-large-format-relief-printing

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SPF'17 Doodle Party at IS
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

SPF'17 Doodle Party at IS

Join us in celebration for Is Projects's three year anniversary while gearing up for Spf'17: Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale with a Doodle Party at IS Projects in the FATVillage Arts District

We will have the front gallery walls covered in blank paper for you to doodle your heart out! 

At the end of the night, we will take down your doodles to make the Volume 2, Issue 2 SPF'17 Doodle Zine with your contributing words, scrawls, comics, cartoons and doodles. 

We'll be Doodle Partying with cookies by Dan the Cookie Man, soda, beer and Doodle Zine pre-orders, with all proceeds going to support SPF'17. 

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September Collagraph Printmaking Intensive
Sep
15
to Sep 17

September Collagraph Printmaking Intensive

Instructor: Sammi McLean

Friday, September 15th: 6 - 8pm

Saturday, September 16th and Sunday the 17th: 10am - 6pm (with break for lunch)

In this 3 part workshop, participants will explore texture and form in the uniquely sculptural process of Collagraph printing. Collagraph encourages experimentation through reusing and recycling found textures of all types. Participants will learn how to control value and line through a variety of methods of collaging mixed materials onto a print matrix, as well as the subtleties of inking and wiping a plate. Participants will leave this workshop with an edition of original prints pulled off an etching press.

Materials for collaging will be provided, however, participants are encouraged to bring any materials they feel inspired by, including but not limited to, lace, plant material, bubble wrap, string, or even locks of hair! Feel free to get weird.

$250

For more information please check:

http://www.isprojectsfl.com/workshops/collograph-printmaking-intensive

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Sketchbook Club: Habits
Sep
13
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

From $15

For more information please check:

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

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September Screenprinting Intensive
Sep
8
to Sep 10

September Screenprinting Intensive

Friday September 8: 6 - 8pm

Saturday September 9 and Sunday the 10th: 10am - 6pm (with break for lunch)

This is a 3 part all inclusive screenprinting intensive. Screenprinting is one of the most well known and versatile forms of fine art printmaking. This technique can be used to print anything from gig posters to t-shirts to fine art prints. Participants will plan their image, create their films, prepare and burn screens, and print an edition of their own prints.

This workshop is limited to 4 participants so everyone will receive specific and personal instructions and assistance. This intensive is designed not only to produce an edition but to also instill the foundation of screenprinting knowledge so that all participants can do this process on their own later on. 

All necessary materials will be provided, however you are welcome to bring anything you'd like to print on for example: blank t-shits, old magazine pages, aprons, napkins, etc

This class will certify participants to use our screenprinting facilities during studio hours. 

$250

For more information please check:

www.isprojectsfl.com/workshops/collograph-printmaking-intensive

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SPF'17 Doodle Party at Tate's Comics
Aug
24
to Sep 22

SPF'17 Doodle Party at Tate's Comics

Visit Tate's Comics Aug 24 - Sept 22 to contribute your doodles to Vol. 2, Issue 1 of the SPF Doodle Zine! We'll have the gallery walls at Bear and Bird Gallery covered in blank paper waiting for your doodles. Join us for the culminating party, on Friday, September 22, 5-9pm, participants can to order a doodle party zine for $5 with all proceeds going to support SPF'17.

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The History of Zines with Cristina Favretto
Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

The History of Zines with Cristina Favretto

Girls' Club hosts Cristina V. Favretto, Head of Special Collections at University of Miami’s Otto G. Richter Library, for a lecture and discussion on the history of zines. Learn about the medium and zine culture, trace its history with examples from the UM Special Collection Library from the 1700s to today.

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EXILE's Zine Warmup Workshop
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

EXILE's Zine Warmup Workshop

Join the EXILE Books team as we get warmed up for SPF Fort Lauderdale!

Stop by IS Projects to participate in a generative zine workshop. It's time to sharpen our zine-making skills and learn fresh tricks from stitch binding and grommet, to essential folding techniques. Learn something new, meet your fellow zine makers, and feel inspired to make your own zine. Let's gear-up for the Small Press Fair!

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Large Format Relief Printing
Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

Large Format Relief Printing

$120.00

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 SPF'16 Steamroller Printing Extravaganza on November 12th 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. 

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Letterpress Business Cards
Oct
22
12:00 PM12:00

Letterpress Business Cards

$75.00

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. We will learn a brief history of Letterpress while experiencing the collaborative nature of the craft. Each student will leave with a stack of their own custom letterpress printed business cards (or calling cards.)

Click here to register!

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Large Format Relief Printing
Oct
9
12:00 PM12:00

Large Format Relief Printing

$120

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 SPF'16 Steamroller Printing Extravaganza on November 12th 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. 

Click here to register!

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