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

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 snacks, cookies, soda, beer and Doodle Zine pre-orders, with all proceeds going to support SPF'17. 

SPF'17 is the second annual Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale, organized by Girls' Club and Is Projects, an opportunity for the regional print-making, book-making and zine-making community to share ideas and showcase new work for one special day in Fort Lauderdale.

SPF is made up of a MARKET of over 50 exhibitors of prints, books, zines and everything in between, a giant STEAMROLLER printing event, live DEMOS that bring to life different print-making processes and techniques, hands-on WORKSHOPS that invite the inner artist in all to break out and create, a STAGE for the exploration and discussion of the print/book/zine sub-culture in South Florida, and of course, local beer and food trucks!!

Exhibitor application now available, apply at www.spf-ftl.com/apply.

More info at www.spf-ftl.com.

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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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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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
12:00pm12:00pm

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
12:00pm12:00pm

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
12:00pm12:00pm

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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