Hamilton at Home Workshop: Rebecca Chamlee - Craft Press Printmaking

Saturday, May 1 3:00 – 6:00pm CDT

This three-hour live online class features discussion and demonstrations of printmaking techniques using a craft die-cutting machine. Also called Craft Presses, adventurous printmakers have discovered that these roller presses originally designed for craft embossing and die-cutting offer a small, inexpensive and portable alternative to expensive etching and printing presses. Common brands include We R Memory Keepers Evolution Adjustable Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine, Bira Adjustable Cutting and Embossing Machine, Sizzix Big Shot and Big Shot Pro, QuicKutz Epic Six Tabletop Die Cutting & Embossing Machine, Fiskars Fuse Creativity Die Cut Machine and more.

Date & Time:
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 3:00pm – 6:00pm CDT

Online via Zoom

Workshop Cost:
$90 Total
Workshop fee is $75 and Materials fee is $15.

Topics Covered:
Overview of machines, types of inks, tools, paper, inking and impression, registration, relief surface options, low-relief collagraphs, monotypes and intaglio. Each student will receive a detailed pdf handout with resources prior to the class plus sample prints of the techniques demonstrated in the mail following the workshop.

Materials List/Tools:
This workshop consists of demonstrations and interactive Q&A, with no advance preparation or supplies necessary to participate.

Experience Level:
No experience necessary. This workshop is great for fine artists, designers, painters, printmakers, book artists and non-artists with an interest in learning options for printmaking at home. Knowledge of basic printmaking is helpful, but not mandatory.

What You’ll Need:
We recommend joining on a laptop, large tablet, or desktop computer with a microphone. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom.

Rebecca Chamlee is a writer, printer and book binder who has published letterpress printed, hand bound limited-edition fine press and artist’s books under the imprint of Pie In The Sky Press since 1986. Her award-winning work is in prominent special and private collections throughout the U.S. and has been exhibited widely. Rebecca is an associate professor at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles where she teaches bookbinding, letterpress printing and artists’ book classes and heads the Book Arts Minor program. She also holds workshops at her studio and book arts centers throughout the country.

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