SUMMER 2018 CLASSES
Regular Cost of Classes: $260 members / $270 non-members / $295 become member & register
Early Registration Discounted Cost of Classes: $240 members / $250 non-members / $275 become member & register
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Instructor: Jamaal Barber
Sundays: June 3 - July 22, 2018
The main focus in this class is the design and printing of woodcuts that are enhanced using screenprinting techniques. The goal is to foster creativity and generate unique one-of-a-kind woodcut prints. Students will master the fundamentals so you can experiment confidently. The basics of both woodcut and screenprint techniques will be covered. If your primary interest is screenprinting, please consider taking the Intro to Silkscreen class.
Jamaal Barber earned his BA in Communication Arts from East Carolina University in 2003. While in school he won the 2002 JOSA award for drawing and 1st Place in Graphic Design for the Rebel Magazine. In 2013 after seeing a screenprinting demo, Barber started experimenting with printmaking and has made it his primary focus and form of creative expression. Barber’s art has been on display at Zucot Gallery, Community Folk Art Center, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, The Southern Gallery, Kai Lin Art, and the University of Maryland Driskell Center.
Intro to Letterpress
Instructor: Meghan Paine
Tuesdays: June 5 - July 24, 2018
Students will learn the basics of letterpress, from setting type, lock-up, printing and cleaning plus the redistribution of type. Students will be comfortable using both Chandler and Price Presses as well as Vandercooke Presses by the end of the 8-week session. Class will include instruction for registration of type and image, as well as teach proper studio etiquette clean up and safety. Students of all levels are welcome.
Meghan Paine is an Atlanta printmaker with a degree in literature from Harvard University. Her love for the history of the printed word led her to letterpress in 2009. She is a regional director for the Ladies of Letterpress and an active member of the printing community. She runs Iron Heart Press, printing with lead, wood, and photopolymer on a C&P 12x18, a C&P 8x12, a Vandercook 325G, a Heidelberg 10x15, and her very first press, an Adana 8x5.
Intro to Screenprint
Instructor: Brett Miotti
Wednesdays: June 6 - July 25, 2018
CLASS IS FULL
In this course students will learn the basics of screenprinting. The instructor will demonstrate and guide students in preparing hand drawn and digitally printed art for photosensitive emulsion, creating stencils, preparing and exposing screens, and setting up to print both single-color and multi-color projects. Students will also be given the opportunity to explore different experimental techniques that can be employed with a print. This is a project-based course and students will be able to apply these techniques creating a print. Most supplies are included, but students will provide paper and ink. Students of all levels are welcome, some Photoshop experience preferred, but not required.
Brett Miotti received his BFA in Visual Communications from Savannah College of Art and Design. In addition to his education, he has experience in multiple disciplines, having worked for several companies, such as Hatch Show Print, Adult Swim, Green Olive Media and Big Red Rooster. As a designer, he explores many avenues of design employing screenprint and letterpress techniques. It’s his desire to continue to experiment with the many textures and techniques of printmaking and marry those methods to design whenever possible. Inspiration often comes from: art; music; film; travel; nostalgia; space exploration; coffee.
Located near downtown Atlanta, APS offers the community classes in a wide range of techniques, utilizing equipment available in our printmaking studio. The small, hands-on classes foster creative exchange with instructors and fellow students, and all classes are led by professional artists actively working in Atlanta’s print community, as well as, talented visiting artists. Choose a class that explores a new interest, or refines previous experience. Both beginners and advanced professional artists will find classes at appropriate skill levels. On the occasion that a class requires some experience, we will note that in the course listing. Class sizes are limited so that each student will receives quality-individualized instruction. Please read on for detailed descriptions of classes and workshops, pricing, and instructors’ biographical statement listed below.
Aside from our regular schedule of classes and workshops, we are also happy to provide demonstrations and workshops for adults or children throughout the community. Learn more about custom workshops in our outreach programs.
REGISTERING FOR A CLASS OR WORKSHOP
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Contact Kathy Garrou with any questions about classes/workshops.
For cancellations made at least 10 days prior to the first class/workshop, we will refund 100% of the full tuition minus a $10 administrative fee, or give 100% credit towards a future APS class to be used within the following 3 months. For cancellations made with less than 10 days notice, you will receive a 50% refund. No refund is available if student cancels within 48 hours of the class/workshop unless we are able to fill your spot from a waiting list.
APS reserves the right to cancel any class because of low enrollment; you will be notified and your class fee will be refunded.
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If an 8-week courses is too long a commitment, please consider registering for one of our short format Tiny Press Sessions .
The Tiny Press Sessions are a new series of 3-hour stand alone workshops.
Each Tiny Press Session is $75 APS Members / $85 Non Members / $110 Register & Become a Member