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Start Date: Jul 23, 2018 Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)

Hone your Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock printmaking) skills in this weeklong intermediate to advanced workshop through the making of a 7” x 9”, two to four color woodblock print of your own design. Special demonstrations during the workshop will include Bokashi (color gradation) and printing in transparent color layers. If you already have experience with the carving and printing basics of Mokuhanga and are interested in trouble shooting, building upon your skillset, or learning further nuances unique to this process, then this workshop is for you.

Prerequisite: Prior experience in Mokuhanga required.

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Start Date: Aug 4, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

In this workshop we will learn Gothic Blackletter calligraphy. Gothic looks difficult and complex but is fun and easy to learn and is appropriate for all levels including brand new beginning students of calligraphy. This highly condensed style of calligraphic writing was a popular style of writing in the 12th to 15th centuries. Learning this style of writing will give you a direct experience of history as well as an introduction to or further exploration of the world of calligraphy. We will learn the lowercase and capitals of Gothic Textura and will explore some variations as well.

Prerequisites: Previous experience with calligraphy is helpful but not necessary. This class is open to all levels of experience.

Start Date: Aug 9, 2018 Days: Thu Fri Sat Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm (Thu, Fri, Sat)

Think nature-inspired.  Think plant dyes.  Think paper and cloth.  Put them together in a natural collaboration to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind artist books and elegant box structures that will amaze and inspire you.  Each day will involve a new technique of surface design using plant material gathered from the Oregon countryside and a new box or book fabrication.  We’ll make our own bookcloth, investigate a variety of book structures, and construct simple box shapes. 

Prerequisites: None

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Start Date: Aug 24, 2018 Days: Fri Sat Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm (Fri, Sat)

More fun than you can imagine!  Two full days of preparing papers: marbling, paste paper, indigo, contact printing, all kinds of surface design, and some new adventures.  This class is a round robin of many techniques and a wealth of inspiration.  Students will leave with a portfolio of decorated papers to use in personal projects throughout the year.

Prerequisites: None