Demonstration Schedule

All demonstrations are free and do not require registration. Just drop in!

Detroit Institue of Arts: Sandpaper Monoprints, 12–5PM

This workshop approaches monoprints in a unique way: we use sandpaper in place of the printing block and wax crayons serve as the “ink.” A piece of muslin fabric takes the place of the “paper,” and the image is transferred by ironing the back of the sandpaper which melts the wax crayon onto the fabric.
Location: Shed 5, Table 35

Simple Prints for All! w/Jen Farrell of Starshaped Press, 12–5PM

Join Starshaped Press at Table 4 for printmaking that’s fun for all ages. We’ll have two homemade presses set up with Michigan-themed artwork so you can make tiny prints to display. See how easy it is to make simple relief prints with the whole family.
Location: Shed 5, Table 4

Live Printing with Ocelot, 12–5PM

Ocelot Print Shop will do a live screen printing of a three color design on tote bags free for the taking, and will have prints and tees for sale designed and printed by the four co-owners of the shop.
Location: Shed 5, Table 5

‘Stupid Tarot’ Readings, 12–2PM and 3–5PM

Emmy Bright will offer ‘Stupid Tarot’ readings from her hand-printed artist-deck and book of interpretations.  This work does not follow form of regular tarot readings, but presents opportunities for logic, magic, and feeling to entertwine.  These readings might offer wisdom, opinion, observation and diversion from things such as: The Past,  The Future,  Relationships, and Other Important Matters.  The readings will definitely be free, and it is possible that they will be useful.
Location: Shed 5, Table 33

Paper Making with Johan Solberg, 12–2PM and 3–5PM

Johan Solberg, of the Center for the Book at the University of Iowa, of the will demonstrate the art and craft of Japanese papermaking techniques. Finished paper samples will be available for viewing and handling.
Location: Shed 5, Table 34

Letterpress Printing w/Don Kilpatrick of Detroit Woodtype Co., 12:15–1PM

Don will be demonstrating his process of illustrative woodcut. He will demonstrate how to finish a carving that is nearing completion, as well as how to print a finished woodblock on the Poco proofing press. He will explain and quickly show alternative methods to printing ones’ woodcuts without the use of a press, and with easily accessible and simple everyday tools.
Location: Shed 5 Demo Area

Paper Marbling with Christine Darragh of Dark Oak Bindery, 
1:05–1:35PM and 3:40–4:10PM

Christine Darragh of Dark Oak Bindery will demonstrate the steps of paper marbling, a traditional technique used to prepare and decorate paper for bookbinding. Marbling is a style of monotype, and yields a single printed image before the surface is cleared and the process begun again.
Location: Shed 5 Demo Area

WSU Press: Readings from the Made In Michigan Writer’s Series,
1:15–2:00PM and 3:15–4PM

The Made in Michigan Writers Series is devoted to highlighting the works of distinguished statewide writers to showcase Michigan’s diverse voices. The series publishes poetry, creative nonfiction, short fiction, and essays by Michigan writers with the aim of encouraging the recognition of the state’s artistic and cultural heritage throughout Michigan, the Midwest, and the nation.
Location: Signal-Return (1345 Division Street, Detroit MI)

Wood Engraving with Jim Horton, 1:40–2:10PM

Ann Arbor based wood engraver and educator Jim Horton brings years of experience along with a variety of traditional wood engraving tools and historical equipment to share during his Sunday demonstration.
Location: Shed 5 Demo Area

How I Make Woodcut Printing Blocks with Martin Mazorra, 2:15–2:45PM

BEHOLD the Brooklyn-based man from Monongahela, Martin Mazorra—who will be present during the hour and minute set forth and demonstrating his extraordinary woodcut techniques LIVE. WITNESS the careful planning and agile dexterity with which he maneuvers highly honed gauges and chisels to reduce mere construction materials into a hand-hewn printing cornucopia, that he uses to harvest a hearty bounty of polychrome ephemera. Relish the rich mixture of textures and complex array of reductive marks in the delectable presentation of finished examples Mazorra will make available for your perusal.
Location: Shed 5 Demo Area

Traditional Bookbinding Techniques, 2:50–3:35PM

Signal-Return’s Printer-in-Residence Lee Marchalonis showcases major steps in the creation of a 19th-Century Springback Account Book, including the sewing of the textblock, formation of the paper lever, and covering will be explained and shown. 
Location: Shed 5 Demo Area


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