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Custom Coaster Club - Letterpress Basics Workshop
Jul
6
6:15 PM18:15

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.

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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
2:00 PM14:00

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
6:15 PM18:15

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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The Flyest of the Flyers - Risograph Basics
Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

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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Ex Libris - Handprinted Bookplates - Letterpress Basics Workshop
Jan
21
5:00 PM17:00

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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'Action-Comedy-Drama-Thriller' - Letterpress Basics
Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

'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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Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics
Oct
1
5:00 PM17:00

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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'Print, Twist and Repeat' - Risograph Basics
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

'Print, Twist and Repeat' - Risograph Basics

This Hands on Press workshop gets you familiarized with our Risograph machines through printing layers and experimenting with overlays and angles. A Risograph is a duplicating system deceptively packaged to look like a xerox machine, creating copies with a technology and look similar to screenprint.

Beautifully interpreting both graphic and photographic imagery in a variety of colors, this machine is a unique tool for building abstract printed compositions. Using text and image supplied both by you and the Striped Light archive, participants of this class will duplicate, deconstruct and reassemble content into compositions through layering, repetition and rotation. Everyone will create an edition of prints, allowing each person to leave with several copies of their own work as well as a portfolio with their classmates work.

 

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 'House Rules' aka 'Read the Sign' - Letterpress Basics
Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

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

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.

The cost of this workshop is $70.

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'Personal Calling Cards' - Letterpress Basics Workshop
Sep
3
5:00 PM17:00

'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 business or personal calling 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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Risograph Basics: 'The Flyest of the Flyers'
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Risograph Basics: 'The Flyest of the Flyers'

Need a show-stopping statement piece? Tying to figure out how to get folks to attend your seance, sale 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. There will also be templates available to design CD cases and J-Cards for those that are interested in publishing music!

Completing this class gets you certified to use our Riso machines during open shop hours every Friday and Saturday. The cost of this workshop is $50 with a max class size of 5.

Head over to our classes page to register! 

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Large Linoleum Letterforms - 2 Day Workshop
May
21
to May 22

Large Linoleum Letterforms - 2 Day Workshop

The appreciation of letterforms is not reserved for graphic designers. This introductory level carving and printing class is for anyone taken by the allure of great typography. Our two-day workshop will focus on printing beautiful, hand-carved renderings of singular letters. Whether your interests are in following beautiful classics, exploring ornate display typefaces, or modifying and inventing your own characters; the instructor will have a vast array of reference books and type catalogs for you to draw inspiration from. All materials will be supplied and no previous experience is necessary.

This workshop runs two days; Saturday, May 21st from 11am to 4pm and Sunday, May 22nd from 11am-4pm. The cost is $115. 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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'Micro­Fiction: Six Word Stories AKA The Hemingway Challenge' - Letterpress Basics
May
13
6:15 PM18:15

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

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 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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Letterpress Printshop Certification
Mar
16
6:15 PM18:15

Letterpress Printshop Certification

Becoming a Studio Renter at Striped Light

Have you already taken your basics of letterpress class with us?

Do you want to start renting press-time to work on your own projects?

Take this workshop and you will go from just having your letterpress feet wet, all the way to swimming in the deep end.  This class is full of technical information and demonstrations.  It will cover: how to mix and modify ink, how to adjust multiple aspects of the presses, how to run the paper cutter, how to plan complicated prints, and how to order special materials.

Zing over to our classes page to register. All necessary materials for this class are provided. The cost of this workshop is $65.

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'Letterpress is For Lovers' - Basics of Letterpress
Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

'Letterpress is For Lovers' - Basics of Letterpress

Couples Only!

Looking for the perfect Valentines gift for your partner?

Have you always wanted to learn how to print?

This class is the perfect solution. Save some dough with this super seasonal couples rate while learning how to typeset and print on our cylinder proof presses. Spend the afternoon with us playing with our type collection and making sweet, sweet prints.

No previous printmaking experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Paying for one spot means your plus one can attend at no additional charge. You are most welcome. <3

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'The New You' - Ultimate Alter-Egos & Stunning Stage Names - A sneaky Personal Calling Cards Workshop - Letterpress Basics
Feb
5
6:15 PM18:15

'The New You' - Ultimate Alter-Egos & Stunning Stage Names - A sneaky Personal Calling Cards Workshop - Letterpress Basics

Who are you? Really?  You can become anyone you want in this fun filled basics of letterpress class.   Just like in our regular "Personal Calling Cards" class you can print cards to suit your serious day to day needs; but, on this particular occasion we will be encouraging most of the participants to bend the truth a bit, or maybe throw it out the window completely.   You can be Clark Strong the Shark Wrestler - or - Christie Jeans a Cocktail Inspector from Butte Montana.  

Real phone number on the card? Sure, if you want it.  Let your aliases' artistic license take flight.   Each member of the class will design and print 100 impressions of their card using traditional hand-set letterpress type and our table-top platen presses. 

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'House Rules' aka 'Read the Sign' - Letterpress Basics
Jan
13
6:15 PM18:15

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

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. The cost of the workshop is $65. Zip over to our classes page to register

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'Personal Calling Cards' - Letterpress Basics
Jan
8
6:15 PM18:15

'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 materials are provided. It's super helpful to have an idea of what content you would like to have on the calling card before the workshop. The cost of the class is $65. Head over to our classes page to register!

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Risograph Holiday Card Workshop
Dec
9
6:15 PM18:15

Risograph 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 handmade. 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.

The cost of this workshop is $50. Head to our classes page to register!

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'Handset Holiday Cards' - Letterpress Basics
Nov
28
12:00 PM12:00

'Handset Holiday Cards' - Letterpress Basics

No doubt you’ve had an idea for a Holiday, Thank You or Random Celebratory Sentiment card that you’d love to make a stack of. The holidays are approaching and here’s your chance! Say what you want to say, again and again and again with our Basics of Letterpress workshop devoted to card making.

 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 cost. Zip over to our classes page to register! 

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Riso Holiday Card Workshop
Nov
18
6:30 PM18:30

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 handmade. 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. The cost of this workshop is $50. Zip over to our Classes page to register.

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'Personal Calling Cards' - Letterpress Basics
Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

'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!  

Zip over to our classes page to register. All necessary materials are provided. Cost of this workshop is $65.

 

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"A Book of Excuses" - Letterpress Basics
Sep
9
6:15 PM18:15

"A Book of Excuses" - Letterpress Basics

Explore the wide selection of vintage lead typography found in the Striped Light collection while you compose exquisite specimens of your most outrageous excuses.  “Excuses for what?... one might ask” -  well we need not know just yet, but as a class we will be creating a potentially useful collection for your future reference.   In this workshop you will learn how to properly set movable type and operate our studio's flatbed cylinder proof presses. After all the excuses are set, a title for the book will be declared, and all the pages then be printed.  Everybody in the class will leave with at least two copies of the finished book.  Please come to the class with a prewritten excuse to begin our work; if you come empty-handed you better have a "good reason."

The cost of this workshop is $65 and all materials are provided!

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Letterpress Printshop Certification - Sat, August 22nd, noon - 4pm
Aug
22
12:00 PM12:00

Letterpress Printshop Certification - Sat, August 22nd, noon - 4pm

Becoming a Studio Renter

Have you already taken your basics of letterpress class with us?

Do you want to start renting press-time to work on your own projects?

Take this workshop and you will go from just having your letterpress feet wet, all the way to swimming in the deep end.  This class is full of technical information and demonstrations.  It will cover: how to mix and modify ink, how to adjust multiple aspects of the presses, how to run the paper cutter, how to plan complicated prints, and how to order special materials.

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Ojo De Dios Microworkshop
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

Ojo De Dios Microworkshop

Forget what it's like to use your hands?

Equal parts meditation and good luck charm, the Ojo De Dios is an ancient practice originating from groups of indigenous people of the Americas. Woven in solitude (as a form of mediation or prayers) or in a group (as a form of community interaction), Ojo De Dios are objects of celebration and good luck often given as gifts of housewarming. We are introducing Ojo De Dios, the first of our Microworkshops as a way to highlight and encourage community engagement and interaction with others in a creative setting. Several variations and sizes of the object will be demonstrated and there will be plenty of time and materials provided to walk away with several completed Ojos. All necessary materials are provided. If you wish to bring specific yarn or string to work with that's is also an option.

The cost of this workshop is $20

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Poster Printing For Your Band - Letterpress Basics
Jul
25
11:00 AM11:00

Poster Printing For Your Band - Letterpress Basics

Have you or your bandmates ever dreamt of having traditional letterpress posters made for your show or event?  Then Saturday, July 25th is your lucky day. In this special project-based letterpress class you will learn to set antique movable type while making an edition of posters. Each participant in the workshop will design their own composition using Striped Light's vast collection of wood and lead typography. We will have flats of background color prepared for you in advance to choose from and print your show's information on top of. These posters will have a vibrant, classic look and you will leave with 50 of them! Use some for promotion and the rest to sell as merch....or gift them all to your devoted fan base. Welcome to the big time.

No previous experience with printmaking is necessary to take part in this class. All materials needed will be provided.

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Handstitched Flag Making with Kelsey Tanner
Jul
11
1:00 PM13:00

Handstitched Flag Making with Kelsey Tanner

Sew Your Own Freak Flag!

In this class you will hand stitch and take home your very own personal flag. This course covers several stitches (some functional, some decorative), how to finish fabric edges, and even how to set grommets! You will walk away from the class with a flag and a better understanding for patching, mending, embroidery, and anything else you may hand stitch in the future. All materials necessary are provided. If you wish to have specific fabrics and embellishments on the flag please bring them as well.

The cost of this workshop is $50

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Letterpress Printshop Certification
Jul
1
6:30 PM18:30

Letterpress Printshop Certification

Becoming a Studio Renter

Have you already taken your basics of letterpress class with us?

Do you want to start renting press-time to work on your own projects?

Take this workshop and you will go from just having your letterpress feet wet, all the way to swimming in the deep end.  This class is full of technical information and demonstrations.  It will cover: how to mix and modify ink, how to adjust multiple aspects of the presses, how to run the paper cuter, how to plan complicated prints, and how to order special materials.

The cost of this workshop is $65. All necessary materials are provided.

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Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics
Jun
24
6:30 PM18:30

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! 

The cost of the workshop is $65. All necessary materials will be provided.

 

 

 

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Haiku in Bicycle Season - Letterpress Basics
Jun
17
6:30 PM18:30

Haiku in Bicycle Season - Letterpress Basics

Learn all about the art of letterpress printing while expressing your love for cycling, all at the same time. As a class we will be printing short poems written by each participant that will be hand-set using Striped Lights vast collection of antique metal and wood typography. In addition to the edition of prints you will make of your own composition, each member of the class will trade and exchange copies of their work so that everyone leaves with a nifty collection of displayable bike poetry.

No previous printmaking experience is necessary and all materials are provided. The cost of this workshop is $65.

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