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Printshop Social: Printing on Fabric!
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Printshop Social: Printing on Fabric!

Our monthly shop letterpress social! On the 2nd Friday of the month join us for refreshments and a fun crafty project lead by someone from our shop. Great event for couples, friends, colleagues, or solo.

This month, join Becca in printing on fabric. We'll provide muslin and linen scraps and you can choose from vintage printers cuts or our stock polymer plates to print pieces to be used for napkins, tea towels, patches etc.

This class is $15 and includes all materials and refreshments. Registration and prepayment is required. Sign up online here!.

 

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Printshop Social: Letterpress Paper Flowers
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Printshop Social: Letterpress Paper Flowers

Our monthly shop letterpress social! On the 2nd Friday of the month (first Friday this month because of Mardi Gras!), join us for refreshments and a fun crafty project lead by someone from our shop. Great event for couples, friends, colleagues, or solo.

This month, join Rebecca to create paper flower from an assortment of colorful papers and prints. Once you learn a few basic techniques, you'll be able to grow your own paper flower garden! Perfect with Valentine's Day around the corner!

This class is $15 and includes all materials and refreshments. Registration and prepayment is required. Sign up online here!.

 

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Intro to Letterpress
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Letterpress

Introduction to Letterpress printing. Join Instructor Kathryn Hunter (owner of Blackbird Letterpress) in the printshop to learn the basics of the letterpress printing process. We'll cover hand setting type, mixing ink, makeready, and printing on a cylinder press and a platen press. We will discuss printing various forms: relief (lino cuts), hand set type, and photo polymer plates. Each student will be able to get on the press and take home pieces printed in class.

This class is $125, registration and prepayment is required in advance. All materials are provided. Space is limited to 6 students. 

Sign up for this class here!

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Paper Flowers
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Paper Flowers

*this class is cancelled due to low enrollment*

In this fun evening class, you'll create a small bouquet of paper flowers, made from an assortment of colorful papers and prints. Once you learn a few basic techniques, you'll be able to grow your own paper flower garden! 

This class is $35 which includes all materials and is lead by Rebecca, a printer and designer at Blackbird. 

Registration and prepayment is required. Sign up online here!

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Printshop Social: Letterpress Postcards
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Printshop Social: Letterpress Postcards

Our monthly shop letterpress social! On the 2nd Friday of the month, join us for refreshments and a fun crafty project lead by someone from our shop. Great event for couples, friends, colleagues, or solo.

This month, join Rebecca for a bit of printshop social-activism, as we collaborate to design and print a set of postcards to send to our elected representatives. As a group, we'll decide on an idea and hand-set the type, and everyone will get a chance to print on the Vandercook letterpress. Then we'll make our voices heard! We'll even provide the stamps.

This class is $15 and includes all materials and refreshments. Registation and prepayment is required. Sign up online here!.

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Printshop Social: Print Your Own Banner
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Printshop Social: Print Your Own Banner

Our monthly shop letterpress social! On the 2nd Friday of the month, join us for refreshments and a fun crafty project lead by someone from our shop. Great event for couples, friends, colleagues, or solo.

This month, join Hope in making a banner to celebrate the hot and humid summer days! We will print letters, cut them on one of our antique presses, and string them up with plenty of opportunities to embellish. Welcome a new baby home, celebrate a birthday or brighten up a room with a custom paper banner.

This class is $15 and includes all materials and refreshments. Registation and prepayment is required. Sign up online here!.

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Printshop Social: Pop-Ups!
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Printshop Social: Pop-Ups!

Our monthly shop letterpress social! On the 2nd Friday of the month, join us for refreshments and a fun crafty project lead by someone from our shop. Great event for couples, friends, colleagues, or solo.

This month, Rebecca will demonstrate some basic techniques for designing pop-up books and cards. We'll print from our collection of type and metal and linoleum images to customize our poppin' creations. All materials provided.

This class is $15 and includes all materials and refreshments. Registation and prepayment is required. Sign up online 

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May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Printshop Social: May CANCELED

It's the 2nd Friday of the month and usually at Blackbird that means Printshop Social time--but we are taking the month off! Have fun at Hot Art Cool Nights in Midcity and stop by the Midcity Makers Market, corner of Government St and S Eugene. We'll be back next month with a fun project for you!

***don't miss our open house one week before! May 6 from 10 am till 3 pm. We will have information about classes, demos and a special featured artist in our pop-up shop!

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Letterpress Paper Flowers
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Letterpress Paper Flowers

In this fun evening class, you'll create a small bouquet of paper flowers, made from an assortment of colorful paper printed with letterpress patterns. Perfect to give to Mom on Mother's Day! You'll also take home a step-by-step guide so you can grow your own paper flower garden!

This class is $30 which includes all materials and is lead by Rebecca, a printer and designer at Blackbird. 

Registration and prepayment is required. Sign up online here!

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Intro to Letterpress
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Letterpress

Introduction to Letterpress printing. Join Instructor Kathryn Hunter (owner of Blackbird Letterpress) in the printshop to learn the basics of the letterpress printing process. We'll cover hand setting type, mixing ink, makeready, and printing on a cylinder press and a platen press. We will discuss printing various forms: relief (lino cuts), hand set type, and photo polymer plates. Each student will be able to get on the press and take home pieces printed in class.

This class is $125, registration and prepayment is required in advance. All materials are provided. Space is limited to 6 students. 

Sign up for this class here!

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Printshop Social: Instant Zine
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Printshop Social: Instant Zine

Our monthly shop letterpress social! On the 2nd Friday of the month, join us for refreshments and a fun crafty project lead by someone from our shop. Great event for couples, friends, colleagues, or solo.

This month, our press operator and zine enthusiast Hope will show you how to make a zine from one piece of paper. We will print from our collection of metal and linoleum images, and fold it into a tiny instant zine you can take home. All materials provided.  

Class is $15. Registration and pre-payment is required Sign up online here!

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Printshop Social: Matchbook Notebooks
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Printshop Social: Matchbook Notebooks

The first of our monthly shop letterpress social! On the 2nd Friday of the month, join us for refreshments and a fun crafty project lead by someone from our shop. Great event for couples, friends, colleagues, or solo.

This month Rebecca will demonstrate how to print on the C&P platen letterpress – and teach you how to sew your print into a mini pocket (or wallet) sized matchbook-style notebook. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, and enjoy some hands-on art making on our vintage equipment.

Sign up online here! This class is $15, and includes all materials and refreshments.

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