Join us in the studio over three weeks to explore surface design through Paper, Press & the Bound Edition. A collaboration between Brian Queen, Feast Letterpress, Leslie Drisdale and Natalie Gerber Studio. Drawing on nearing 50 years of collective experience in their mediums you’ll learn to pull paper, explore letterpress printing and tie your work together with a finished cloth covered bound album.
WEEK 1 - Papermaking This introductory workshop with Brian Queen will cover Western style hand papermaking including pulp preparation, basic sheet forming, couching, pressing and drying. Several decorative techniques will be explored including layering, inclusions, pigmenting paper pulp, stencils, and pulp painting. Cotton and abaca fibers will be utilized as well as preprocessed pulp made from linen rag and blue jeans. Paper made in this class will be tailor-made for the next two classes of letterpress printing and finish binding.
WEEK 2 – Letterpress Printing For the second portion of the series, join Feast Letterpress to hand print lino carvings onto your hand crafted paper. The workshop will begin with hand carving your design into lino blocks followed by the process of mixing ink and printing on a hand fed 1920’s Chandler and Price letterpress. You will also get the opportunity to hand set lead type for a title card for the cover of your bound album.
WEEK 3 – Book Binding In the final leg of the series Leslie will guide participants as they create a Shrigley binding to house one print from everyone in the class and their favourite handmade paper sheets. The covers will be made with printed textiles from Natalie Gerber Studio, completing the cycle of cloth to paper, print on paper to cloth covered binding.
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RETURNS & EXCHANGES
All Natalie Gerber merchandise is quality guaranteed, if you are not satisfied with your purchase please let us know.
Merchandise returned must be unused and in new condition to be eligible for a refund or exchange. Your refund will be credited back to the original method of payment. A credit will be posted to your account approximately two days after the date of processing. It may take up to two billing cycles for the credit to appear on your monthly credit card statement.
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Natalie Gerber Attn: Returns PO Box 281, Station M Calgary, AB T2P 2H9 Canada Invoice # ___________
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