SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH [12–3PM], $25
This family workshop promotes early literacy, playing with the making and printing of concertina name books, dwelling with the idea of the reversal of text and letters in printmaking. Parents can assist children to try several simple techniques to write and transfer letters, make and print letters and text with collagraph techniques and gradient inks, and take home a personalized name book for display.
For children age 6 - 12; participants will be using sharp craft knives; parental participation and supervision is necessary.
Instructor Bio: Holding House is an art workspace in SW Detroit, dedicated to offering equitable art access to the Detroit community through multi-disciplinary, family-friendly art experiences. Co - owner Adrienne Dunkerley is a primary school librarian, arts educator, and printmaker from the Detroit area, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is most interested in the promotion of multiple literacies with students, actively collaborating with international educators across Europe and working with families at the International School of Lausanne.
Saturday, April 8th [10AM–2PM], $80
This workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of typesetting. Participants will be creating letterpress printed pocket notebooks using a mixture of wood type, lead type, and vintage printer's blocks. Saddle stapler, corner rounder, Kingsley foil stamper, and Embos-o-graf will be available for a variety of finishing techniques.
Instructor Bio: Don Kilpatrick - Don Kilpatrick III moved to Detroit in 2007 to begin his career at the College for Creative Studies as a faculty member in the Illustration Department of which he has been the department chair since 2010. A successful freelance illustrator, Kilpatrick's work has been featured in publications such as Fortune, the L.A. Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he has exhibited his art work in New York, Philadelphia, and Miami. The Butcher's Daughter hosted Kilpatrick's first solo exhibition in November of 2012, and another solo exhibition in December of 2013
SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH [10AM–4PM], $100
Explore the delight of Risograph printing by making multi-colored posters using chromatic typography. This workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals of Risograph printing for making multi-color prints and familiarize participants with the mechanics of the Risograph printer. We’ll also explore approaches to making chromatic type and lettering. Participants will produce small editions of posters.
Instructor Bio: Ryan Molloy is an inter-disciplinary designer and educator. Ryan Molloy is currently a professor of graphic design at Eastern Michigan University. Prior to EMU he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin’s Design Division where he also received his M.F.A. in Design. Molloy has a B.Arch. degree as well, and he has worked as both an architect and a graphic designer. His design work has received several awards including the Art Directors Club Young Guns award. Molloy was a co-coordinator for the Open Book Workshop, an experimental book workshop based on the 2010 exhibition Open Book: An International Survey of Experimental Books. Ryan Molloy and Leslie Atzmon received a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grant for the workshop and the book The Open Book Project. He is currently developing chromatic fonts for letterpress printing.
SATURDAY, APRIL 8 [10AM-1PM], $60
In this collaborative screen printing workshop, create artwork to print on-site using hands-on, computer-free methods. Contribute your own handmade, one-color artwork to your workshop's collaborative 4-color print, which could be on a poster, tote bag, or t-shirt.
Instructor bio: Ocelot Print Shop is a community screen printing shop in Detroit that is dedicated to providing a collaborative work space to members of our community, offering non-traditional education in the form of classes and skill shares, and offering full design and screen print services.
SATURDAY, APRIL 8 [9-3 PM], $100
Leave your exceptions at the door. This is workshop is about doing. You will be introduced to the basic principles of poster design and letterpress printing while producing a poster for a Detroit grassroot organization.
Instructor Bio: Amos Kennedy is an internationally celebrated letterpress printer, based in Detroit. Kennedy says "I was told years ago that everything you do is political and so my art is really a political statement. And the story of my art, when someone can actually cipher it out, is a statement of what I envision the world to be."