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Print

The Print Studio at MAKE is home to screenprinting, film photography printing, laser cutting and engraving, and Risograph printing. It also hosts the Digital Lab with digital design software, as well as 9'x9' workspaces available for rent.

 
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print studio

In our print studio, we make posters, T-shirts, booklets, laser engravings, and other graphic pieces—and we teach you how to make them, too. We have the capacity to screen print on paper or fabric, make prints from film photography, create zines or unique printed material with our Risograph, and learn the digital design skills to bring inspired ideas to print. Every student that takes a class leaves with several of their own pieces.
 

PRINT studio Classes

Intro to Screen printing

Price: $55
Supply fee: $15
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 16+

Learn the basic skills of screen printing from the talented folks at Yellowhammer Creative. This workshop provides you with a casual, fun introduction to the materials and processes you use to use silkscreen for printing, including a brief look at how screens are created, how to select and mix inks, and how to make a smooth print onto paper and fabric. Each student will leave with their own screen printed t-shirt and poster.

NOTE: This class is a pre-requisite for Intermediate Screen Printing.


Intermediate Screen printing: Two-color Tea Towels & Totes

Price: $130
Supply fee: included
Pre-requisite: Intro to Screen Printing
Ages: 16+

The intermediate screen printing class gives a closer look at the process of printing with silkscreen, focusing on each step in preparing artwork for two-color printing. First we will focus specifically on preparing screens for printing (for which students will create their own artwork), including selecting design, coating screens, and using the darkroom; then we will focus on two-color printing techniques where the ink meets the paper.

You’ll need to provide your own two color design prior to class to use for your custom towels and totes - don’t worry, no need to be an expert graphic designer. We’ll be able to help get your designs from almost any sketch. We will have some stock designs to choose from as well.


Bookbinding Basics

Price: $60
Supply fee: $25
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: 16+ (12 and up are welcome if signed up with an adult)

For those interested in bookbinding, or those who like to write, or those who are just avid note takers, this is the class for you. Come and learn how to sew a non-adhesive binding with Johanna Smick. Johanna received her BFA in Printmaking from Washington University, and her certificate in Bookbinding and Restoration from the North Bennet Street School in Boston. She now lives in Birmingham where she has her own bindery and print studio.

There are many types of longstitch bindings. In this class we will cover one of the most basic kinds sometimes called an Italian or slotted longstitch. This simple yet elegant binding is a favorite for my journals and accessible to all skill levels. We will be using covers made from board and book cloth, but once you learn this structure you can easily use other materials such leather, paper, or even vellum.


Bookbinding: Limp Paper Binding

Price: $125
Supply fee: $25
Pre-requisite: none
Ages: Kids 12 and up are welcome if signed up with an adult

For those interested in bookbinding, or those who like to write, or those who are just avid note takers, this is the class for you. Come and learn how to sew a non-adhesive binding with Johanna Smick. Johanna received her BFA in Printmaking from Washington University, and her certificate in Bookbinding and Restoration from the North Bennet Street School in Boston. She now lives in Birmingham where she has her own bindery and print studio.

This structure is traditionally made with vellum and was primarily used as a quick binding during the 16th and 17th centuries before the advent of production binderies. This structure is commonly used in conservation but is an attractive option for new bindings as well. In this 2 evening class we will cover the use of sewing frames and hand sewn end bands, and we will be using handmade paper in place of vellum.