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WORKSHOP: Greeting Card Embellishment
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

WORKSHOP: Greeting Card Embellishment

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$35 per person. REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE, PAY WHEN YOU ARRIVE.

In this workshop, you will learn four techniques to use handmade paper to dress up blank greeting cards. These techniques can also be used for simple bookbinding. 

  • handmade paper affixed to the outside of the card

  • handmade paper affixed by pamphlet stitch

  • precise cutting to make peek-a-boo windows

  • peek-a-boo window + gift card origami envelope

You will leave with 4 completed cards with envelopes, and 6 more card/envelope set to continue with your favorite techniques at home.

MATERIALS PROVIDED:

  • 10 cards - Fabriano Medioevalis Italian cotton paper

  • 10 envelopes - Fabriano Medioevalis Italian cotton paper

  • one 30"x20" sheet of handmade lokta paper

  • one bookbinding needle

PLEASE BRING THESE ITEMS IF YOU HAVE THEM:

  • bone folder

  • X-acto knife

  • cutting mat

  • metal ruler

  • pencil

  • bookbinder's awl


Click here to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greeting-card-embellishment-workshop-tickets-50813592824

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Arts Alive!
Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

Arts Alive!

Colored pencil drawings and collage by Patricia Sundgren Smith.
Patricia has been an artist for many years, but has recently begun drawing whales swimming through the redwoods. These are stunning and she’s having trouble keeping up with the demand. She’ll also be showing some paper collages — prepare to be inspired by what is possible with paper and pencil!

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Pastels on the Plaza
Oct
6
8:00 AM08:00

Pastels on the Plaza

Come see Lynn and tons of other local artists as they draw on the sidewalk to raise money for Northeast Children’s Services. This annual event is a great way to see artists’ backsides, meet them and chat, shop the farmers’ market and listen to live music. A good time for all ages.

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Modern Calligraphy with Brianne Taylor
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Modern Calligraphy with Brianne Taylor

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You've certainly seen Brianne's work around town, especially if you've seen the sign outside Blossoms florist on 5th, or Dick Taylor's seasonal mini bars. (You know the Vanilla Raspberry and Black Currant & Orange ones?) She does that swoopy modern calligraphy so well, and now she's going to show us how!

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WORKSHOP: Hand Lettering
Jun
7
2:30 PM14:30

WORKSHOP: Hand Lettering

Hand lettering isn’t calligraphy… it’s sketching and drawing letterforms as illustrations. (Calligraphy is writing fancy letterforms in one shot.) We’ll be following a few exercises from Mary Kate McDevitt’s book “Hand-Lettering Ledger.” This is a great book (and you’ll be getting one!) for learning and practicing lettering skills. 

Saturday, June 16, 10am-noon.
$40.
Register on Eventbrite.com (link below!), pay when you arrive on June 16.
Attendees will receive the book, two pens, a pencil and instruction.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hand-lettering-workshop-tickets-46416843027?aff=ehomecard

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WORKSHOP: Street Printing
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

WORKSHOP: Street Printing

Bring a t-shirt, bag, or piece of fabric you wish to print onto. We'll go out on the street and ink up grates, manhole covers and other metal things and print directly on your fabric. You may have seen a viral video on Facebook of this, and yes, it is that cool!    
RAIN WILL POSTPONE THIS CLASS.

Register on Eventbrite.com:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/street-printing-tickets-45606539387

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Arts Alive! x North Coast Open Studios
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Arts Alive! x North Coast Open Studios

Just My Type Letterpress Paperie is happy to announce that our May art show will be the North Coast Open Studios group preview show! Come out for snacks and cider by local makers Beck's Bakery, Cypress Grove Chèvre and Humboldt Cider Co., and get a sneak peek of what you'll see when you visit artists in June. North Coast Open Studios guidebooks will be available for pick up at Just My Type Letterpress Paperie during Arts Alive!, too. This is the 20TH ANNUAL North Coast Open Studios, so let's get out there and support our amazing art community!

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Linoleum Carving & Printing
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Linoleum Carving & Printing

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This two-day workshop is recommended for people who are really interested in diving into block carving. It will require a fair amount of hand pressure, coordination, focus and patience. After this class, you’ll have many of the tools needed, as well as the skills, to carve and print at home.
$80 pays for materials and instruction.
April 14: Come with an idea in mind, bring a photo or an image on paper. I’ll help you translate it to the block and we’ll begin carving.  Take your block home and finish carving it over the next week. 
Materials provided (Day 1): One 4”x6” mounted linoleum block, one professional-grade detail carving tool.
April 21: Hopefully, you’ll have finished carving your block, and we can print! We’ll roll out the proper amount of ink, and pull prints by hand, using a wooden spoon.
Materials provided (Day 2): One soft rubber brayer, one tube black Charbonnel ink, one wooden spoon.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/linoleum-block-carving-printing-tickets-44198426684

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Arts Alive! HSU Printmakers
Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

Arts Alive! HSU Printmakers

I’m happy to announce we’ll be hosting the HSU Printmakers’ annual showing. Major thanks to Sarah Whorf, the Printmaking professor at Humboldt State for wrangling the students and their work! Come in during the month of April and get inspired by these young and talented artists.

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