August First Friday (& Saturday) - On Location Tintype Portrait Studio by Emily Brewer
Aug
4
to Aug 5

August First Friday (& Saturday) - On Location Tintype Portrait Studio by Emily Brewer

On Location Tintype Portrait Studio by Emily Brewer

FIRST FRIDAY - AUGUST 4th, (5 to 9pm)  &  SATURDAY - AUGUST 5th, (1 to 5pm) @ Striped Light

For two days our gallery will be converted to a tintype portrait studio operated by local photographer Emily Brewer. What exactly is a tintype you ask? A tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. (Thanks Wikipedia!)

Want to have your portrait taken? Book an appointment, or walk in during the event. Refer to www.tntypes.com/faq to prepare or email any questions to info@tntypes.com. Your portrait is taken during the event and varnished the following day. The photos will be available for pick up at Striped Light starting Monday August 7th.  The introductory price for a 4x5 tintype portrait at this event is $50. Please be sure to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

 

Our storefront and gallery will be open to the public during this event! Come by for more flatfile deals, snacks, drinks and more! This event is free and open to the public.

 

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Letterpress MICROWORKSHOP
Jul
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Letterpress MICROWORKSHOP

Learn the basics of typesetting and leave with your printed project in this super-fast super-fun whirlwind evening at Striped Light.  This is the little brother (or the economy model if you prefer),  to our lengthier basics class. Running two hours with a project we'll reveal at the beginning of class you'll be guaranteed a letterpress adventure!

No previous experience with printmaking is necessary to take part in this class and all materials are provided.   Participants will learn how to operate our presses and how hand-set a small composition using the studio's vast collection of antique lead and wood typography.

Zip over to our classes page to register!

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Letterpress MICROWORSHOP
Jul
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Letterpress MICROWORSHOP

Learn the basics of typesetting and leave with your printed project in this super-fast super-fun whirlwind evening at Striped Light.  This is the little brother (or the economy model if you prefer),  to our lengthier basics class. Running two hours with a project we'll reveal at the beginning of class you'll be guaranteed a letterpress adventure!

No previous experience with printmaking is necessary to take part in this class and all materials are provided.   Participants will learn how to operate our presses and how hand-set a small composition using the studio's vast collection of antique lead and wood typography.

Zip over to our classes page to register!

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Friday Flat File Freakout Print Sale: A Fundraiser for Striped Light
Jul
7
5:00pm 5:00pm

Friday Flat File Freakout Print Sale: A Fundraiser for Striped Light

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!

Prints at $1, $5, $10, 15, 20, 30...you get the idea.

It's been a slow summer so we're rolling out our flat files to offer prints from the past at super special prices. Super rare and quirky printed material in all sizes. There will be a half dozen giant pieces (40" by 48") for sale for only $50.

 

This is a one night event, tell a friend and don't miss it. Can't be in Knoxville, TN this Friday? Great news, we have work for sale on Etsy and our website!

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Custom Coaster Club - Letterpress Basics Workshop
Jul
6
6:15pm 6:15pm

Custom Coaster Club - Letterpress Basics Workshop

Striped Light letterpress studio has put together an evening especially for Bartenders and the people who love them.  Participants will each get compose their own special message or phrase using vintage hand-set type, and print an edition of coasters on our antique presses.

Everyone will proudly leave having learned a lot about an exciting traditional craft, carrying a stack of 150 letterpress printed coasters.  Whether you're a Bartender who wants to make some for your own use, or a loyal barfly that is looking for that special something for a person who has given you so much - this workshop is going to be a blast. For a in-process, sneak peek of what you'll be up to click here.

https://vimeo.com/215262541

Better sign-up fast! There are only eight spots in the class. No prior printing or design experience is needed. All necessary materials are provided! Zip over to our classes page to register.

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Hand Cut Vinyl Sticker Workshop with Bud Ries
Jun
24
2:00pm 2:00pm

Hand Cut Vinyl Sticker Workshop with Bud Ries

Design and make your own vinyl stickers.

No experience, no problem!

Learn how to cut and create your very own long lasting bumper stickers, decals, and weather-resistant labels in this class. You will leave this class with a stack of your own personalized stickers AND the knowledge and skills to make them at home.

There's no limit to how many stickers you can make in this two hour session. We provide you with the supplies and know how to make your own.

No experience required and all materials provided. We only have eight spots in this class. Head to our classes page ASAP to reserve your spot!

Cost: $20.00

 

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Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics Workshop
Jun
16
6:15pm 6:15pm

Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics Workshop

This class will teach the primary skills of letterpress printing using vintage handset typography.  You will learn how properly compose, lock-up and print a form on our table-top platen presses.  A run of 100 cards will be made of each participants work. Better sign up quick, this workshop fills up fast! 

All necessary materials are provided. No previous experience in letterpress or printmaking is needed. Click here to zip over to our classes page!

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Custom Coaster Club - Letterpress Basics Workshop.
May
26
6:15pm 6:15pm

Custom Coaster Club - Letterpress Basics Workshop.

Striped Light letterpress studio has put together an evening especially for Bartenders and the people who love them.  Participants will each get compose their own special message or phrase using vintage hand-set type, and print an edition of coasters on our antique presses. 

Everyone will proudly leave having learned a lot about an exciting traditional craft, carrying a stack of 150 letterpress printed coasters.  Whether you're a Bartender who wants to make some for your own use, or a loyal barfly that is looking for that special something for a person who has given you so much - this workshop is going to be a blast. 

No prior printing or design experience is needed. All necessary materials are provided! Zip over to our classes page to register

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Micro­Fiction: Six Word Stories AKA The Hemingway Challenge - Letterpress Basics Workshop
May
20
12:00pm12:00pm

Micro­Fiction: Six Word Stories AKA The Hemingway Challenge - Letterpress Basics Workshop

Take this exciting opportunity to play with our extensive collection of antique wood and metal typography. Learn all about the fine craft of letterpress printing while exploring a very concise set of writing rules. There will be a six word limit, punctuation of your choice, and a goal of telling a compelling story. Example: "For sale: baby shoes, never used." This course will cover all the basics of typesetting and introduce you to printing on our flatbed cylinder proof presses.

Each participant in the class will printing an edition of their composition and exchanging work with the others in the workshop. At the end of this session everybody will be leaving with a full suite of prints documenting work of the day.

No experience is necessary and all materials are provided! Zip over to our classes page to register.

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Hand Printed Bookmarks - Letterpress Basics Workshop
May
5
6:15pm 6:15pm

Hand Printed Bookmarks - Letterpress Basics Workshop

The glowing screen is no substitute for the printed page. Share your love of books and get a hands-on lesson in letterpress with our hand printed bookmarks workshop. Everyone in the class leaves with a stack of their own bookmarks and a head full of knowledge about printing. Trades with fellow participants are highly encouraged. We will be using antique printing presses and vintage lead typography.

No prior printing or design experience is needed. All necessary materials are provided! Head on over to our classes page to register.

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Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics
Apr
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics

This class will teach the primary skills of letterpress printing using vintage handset typography.  You will learn how properly compose, lock-up and print a form on our table-top platen presses.  A run of 100 cards will be made of each participants work. Better sign up quick, this workshop fills up fast! 

All necessary materials are provided. No previous experience in letterpress or printmaking is needed.

Zip on over to our classes page to register!

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The Flyest of the Flyers - Risograph Basics
Mar
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Flyest of the Flyers - Risograph Basics

Need a show-stopping statement piece? Tying to figure out how to get folks to attend your seance, cd release or circus? This workshop is for you! The Risograph, a digital duplicator with an aesthetic and mechanical process similar to screenprint has a unique look that will grab your audience and launch them to your event with rocket-like velocity! This class gets you familiarized with our Risograph machines in combination with hand layout techniques to make dynamic, multi-color flyers, signs and announcements. 

Completing this class gets you certified to use our Riso machines during open shop hours every Thursday through Saturday.  Zip on over to our classes page to register.

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Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics Workshop
Feb
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics Workshop

This class will teach the primary skills of letterpress printing using vintage handset typography.  You will learn how properly compose, lock-up and print a form on our table-top platen presses.  A run of 100 cards will be made of each participants work. Better sign up quick, this workshop fills up fast! 

o prior experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. Just bring your ideas! Head on over to our classes page to register.

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Ex Libris - Handprinted Bookplates - Letterpress Basics Workshop
Jan
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Ex Libris - Handprinted Bookplates - Letterpress Basics Workshop

Do you adore physical media? Here at Striped Light we certainly do.  So we are offering a very special workshop that will help you celebrate the love you have for your personal library.   This workshop will focus on creating your very own custom handset and hand-printed letterpress bookplates.  Each participant will design and print an edition of 100 impressions of their composition.   This class is perfect for bibliophiles, graphic design nerds, and anyone who loves the finer things in life.   We will be using antique printing presses and vintage lead typography. 

Give this class as a gift to yourself,  take the workshop to make an edition for that special someone,  or just enroll that special person for one of the most culturally enriching and tactilely satisfying evenings that be had in all of East Tennessee. 

No prior printing or design experience is needed for this Letter Press Basics workshop and all necessary materials are provided. The cost of the class is $70. Zip on over to our classes page to register!

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Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics
Jan
6
6:15pm 6:15pm

Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics

This class will teach the primary skills of letterpress printing using vintage handset typography.  You will learn how properly compose, lock-up and print a form on our table-top platen presses. 

No previous experience is necessary and all materials are provided. A run of 100 cards will be made of each participants work. Better sign up quick, this workshop fills up fast! 

No previous experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Zip over to our classes page to register!

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'House Rules' aka 'Read the Sign' - Letterpress Basics Workshop
Dec
23
6:25pm 6:25pm

'House Rules' aka 'Read the Sign' - Letterpress Basics Workshop

Are you tired of people doing things you don't want them to do? We all are. Take this workshop and you will be able to post 'on the wall' exactly what can and cannot happen in your space. You will learn how to properly hand-set lead and wood type and the operation of our flatbed cylinder proof presses. 

We will be printing your personal decree on heavyweight chipboard and adding small metal eyelets to each corner; which will allow for easy hanging and maximum durability. In addition to the edition of prints you make of your own composition, you'll have the opportunity to trade work with other members of class and leave with a pretty nifty collection. 

No previous experience with printmaking is necessary to take part in this class and all materials needed will be provided. Zip over to our classes page to register!

Photo of workshop in session courtesy of Caitie McMekin

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Micro­Fiction: Six Word Stories AKA The Hemingway Challenge - Letterpress Basics Workshop
Dec
16
6:15pm 6:15pm

Micro­Fiction: Six Word Stories AKA The Hemingway Challenge - Letterpress Basics Workshop

Take this exciting opportunity to play with our extensive collection of antique wood and metal typography. Learn all about the fine craft of letterpress printing while exploring a very concise set of writing rules. There will be a six word limit, punctuation of your choice, and a goal of telling a compelling story. Example: "For sale: baby shoes, never used." This course will cover all the basics of typesetting and introduce you to printing on our flatbed cylinder proof presses.

Each participant in the class will printing an edition of their composition and exchanging work with the others in the workshop. At the end of this session everybody will be leaving with a full suite of prints documenting work of the day.

All materials are provided and no previous experience is necessary. Click here to register.

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Market Square Holiday Market
Dec
10
to Dec 11

Market Square Holiday Market

  • Holiday Farmers Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're taking it to the streets. Come snag a pile of unique handprinted and handmade articles from your friends at Striped Light. The spinning wheel of deals will be back in effect!

We'll be set up for the holiday market on Saturday Dec 3rd, 10th and 17th. 

For more information about the Knoxville Holiday Market click here!

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Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics Workshop
Dec
9
6:15pm 6:15pm

Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics Workshop

Personal Calling Cards

This class will teach the primary skills of letterpress printing using vintage handset typography.  You will learn how properly compose, lock-up and print a form on our table-top platen presses.  A run of 100 cards will be made of each participants work. Better sign up quick, this workshop fills up fast! 

All Materials are provided. Zip over to our classes page to register!

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Handset Holiday Wishes - Letterpress Basics Workshop
Nov
30
6:15pm 6:15pm

Handset Holiday Wishes - Letterpress Basics Workshop

No doubt you’ve had an idea for a holiday, thank you or random sentiment that you’d love to share. The holidays are approaching and here’s your chance. Let's make a stack of them! Say what you want to say, again and again, spread holiday joy with our Basics of Letterpress workshop.

 In the process of producing your hand-made cards this workshop will cover the basics of typesetting using antique wood and metal typography. Knowledge of operating a flatbed cylinder proof press will also be covered. At the end of the session each participant of the class will leave with at least 25 folded cards and a head full of letterpress knowledge!

All materials are provided and are included in the workshop fee. All you need to bring are your ideas!

Head over to our classes page to register!

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Riso Holiday Card Workshop
Nov
26
5:00pm 5:00pm

Riso Holiday Card Workshop

Unique Gifts, Cards for Your Favorite People or Shameless Self Promotion, Tis the Season!

The holidays are approaching and you want to send out something unique and personalized. Or maybe there’s a stack of flat or folded cards you’ve been meaning to make for an upcoming pet’s birthday or promotional mailer for your new artisanal toothbrush business. Man, have we got the workshop for you! Welcome to the wonderful picto-friendly world of the Riso.

The Risograph is a digital duplicator with an aesthetic and mechanical process similar to screenprint. Draw, collage and arrange text and image by hand or digitally, then this machine allows for quick production of a stack of one, two or three color prints.

This class gets you familiarized with our Risograph machines in combination with hand layout and registration techniques to make mailers, folded and flat cards. Completing this class gets you certified to use our Riso machines during open shop hours every Thursday through Sunday. 

Please bring images and text the day of the workshop (if there is a specific design you have in mind). Supplemental materials will be available for those that would like to experiment. All paper for cards and additional supplies will be provided.

Zip over to our classes page to register!

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Striped Light First Friday Exhibition - ASAFE PEREIRA: AMITY
Nov
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Striped Light First Friday Exhibition - ASAFE PEREIRA: AMITY

Asafe Pereira

"Amity serves as a visual love letter to friends who allow themselves to be vulnerable with me. Every form has unique characteristics which device themselves to be alluring in their own way. My longing to create and photograph comes from the desire to know those I love in a deeper way. The vulnerability they share I reward with anonymity. The familiarity and comfort we indulge in ignites an excitement in me which pushes me to create. Choosing to leave my subjects faceless feeds the thrill I have for searching out patterns and lines only their bodies have."

Click here for the FB event page.

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Prints Gone Wild 2016 - Brooklyn, NY
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Prints Gone Wild 2016 - Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn’s own legendary Cannonball Press has again assembled an extraordinary menagerie of graphic artists under one roof who will be present displaying and selling their prints for $50 or less for one night only on Nov. 4th 2016, at LITTLEFIELD NYC.

As part of New York Fine Art Print Week, organized by the International Fine Print Dealers Association in conjunction with the Annual IFPDA Pint Fair, long-time champion of the affordable art cause Cannonball Press has brought together these great artists so that New York can have a chance to see first-hand the incredible resurgence in affordable fine art printing that is happening across the country.

Come join us for live printing, beer, music, and an alpha display of awesome cheap prints!!!  

WHEN: ONE NIGHT ONLY! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2016 - 6pm to 1am

WHERE:  LITTLEFIELD NYC - 22 Degraw St. Gowanus Brooklyn, NY 11217

Head to the Facebook event page for more info!

We'll see y'all in NYC!!

 

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'Action-Comedy-Drama-Thriller' - Letterpress Basics
Oct
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

'Action-Comedy-Drama-Thriller' - Letterpress Basics

Learn about how to make prints with us while honoring a “quote” from your
favorite movie. Maybe you live by the words of the great Chuck Norris, or
maybe "Goonies" changed your life. Participants in this class will learn
how to set wood and metal type, and get to print an edition of prints in this
action packed thrill-filled roller-coaster ride that would make even Arnold
Schwarzenegger sweat from all the excitement. Trading prints with your
classmates with be a hoot!

Zip on over to our classes page to register!

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Opening Reception: Black March - New Work by Jonathan Purtill
Oct
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Opening Reception: Black March - New Work by Jonathan Purtill

BLACK MARCH includes drawings / prints of heads in the process of being destroyed and a curated reading room of literature dealing with CIA mind control techniques and demonic possession fetishes. 

I want to chart the psychic consequences of the 1978 declassifaction of the MKULTRA program beginning with the satanic ritual abuse panic of the 1980s and ending with the aesthetics of 1990s American heavy metal. 

www.jonathanpurtill.com

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Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics
Oct
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics

This class will teach the primary skills of letterpress printing using vintage handset typography.  You will learn how properly compose, lock-up and print a form on our table-top platen presses.  A run of 100 cards will be made of each participants work. Better sign up quick, this workshop fills up fast! 

All necessary materials for this workshop are provided. No previous experience in letterpress is needed. Come, learn and have a great time. Zip over to our classes page to register.

 

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