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Single Word Mini-Poster Letterpress Workshop

Do you have a New Year's resolution? If you do, could you sum it up in one word? Think how powerful a single word would be. I would like to show you how to take your resolution word and turn it into a mini letterpress poster to inspire you all year long. I will introduce you to the art of letterpress and show you how to compose a word with antique wood type and set it on my vintage sign letterpress. Then you can print an edition of your single word mini posters to take home with you. Post them around the house as a reminder or share with friends. 

Two sessions available:

Saturday, January 12th, 2018  12:00-2:00  OR

Saturday, January 12th, 2018  2:30-4:30  

Minimum class size: 2, Maximum class size: 6 per session

Location: Lisa Kesler Studio at 117 E. Main Street in Tolono, Illinois

Cost: $55  Includes all materials.

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Series of Six Private Classes

New for 2019!! This is a series of six individual 2-hour workshops tailored to fit your interests. Suitable for beginners or intermediate artists, aged 14 and up. All materials provided. 

Private classes provide very flexible scheduling and one-on-one contact with the instructor so you can learn exactly what you want and need. Possible areas of study include: Drawing, Acrylic Painting, Mixed Media Painting, Linoleum Block Printmaking, Letterpress Printing, Other Relief Printmaking Techniques.

Classes can be once a week, twice a week, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on your preference. Enroll early for best choice of dates and times. Once enrollment has been confirmed, we will contact you to get your preferences.

Location: Lisa Kesler Studio at 117 E. Main Street in Tolono, Illinois

E-mail with questions or for more information.

Click HERE to enroll.



Series of Three Private Classes

This is a series of three individual 2-hour workshops tailored to fit your interests. Suitable for beginners or intermediate artists, aged 14 and up. All materials provided. 

Private classes provide very flexible scheduling and one-on-one contact with the instructor so you can learn exactly what you want and need. Possible areas of study include: Drawing, Acrylic Painting, Mixed Media Painting, Linoleum Block Printmaking, Letterpress Printing, Other Relief Printmaking Techniques.

Classes can be once a week, twice a week, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on your preference. Enroll early for best choice of dates and times. Once enrollment has been confirmed, we will contact you to get your preferences.

Location: Lisa Kesler Studio at 117 E. Main Street in Tolono, Illinois

E-mail with questions or for more information.

Click HERE to enroll.



One Private Class 

This is an individual 2 1/2 hour workshop tailored to fit your interests. Suitable for beginners or intermediate artists, aged 14 and up. All materials provided. 

Private classes provide very flexible scheduling and one-on-one contact with the instructor so you can learn exactly what you want and need. Possible areas of study include: Drawing, Acrylic Painting, Mixed Media Painting, Linoleum Block Printmaking, Letterpress Printing, Other Relief Printmaking Techniques.

Enroll early for best choice of dates and times. Once enrollment has been confirmed, we will contact you to get your preferences.

Location: Lisa Kesler Studio at 117 E. Main Street in Tolono, Illinois

E-mail with questions or for more information.

Click HERE to enroll.


Intro to Linoleum Block Printing  2018

In this workshop you will learn the basics of cutting a linoleum block and printing a small edition of single color prints. Through hands-on exercises, students will become familiar with the tools and techniques used in the process and introduced to good design practices. Paper, ink, and blocks will be provided. No previous experience necessary. Ages 14 and up welcome.

Saturday, October 28th, 2018  1:00-4:00

Minimum class size: 2, Maximum class size: 7

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Hand Painted Linoleum Block Prints  2018

In this workshop you will learn the same basics of cutting a linoleum block and printing a small edition of single color prints, as in the beginning workshop. Then we will go a step further and add color to your black and white print using watercolors and gouache.  Paper, ink, blocks, and paint will be provided. No previous experience necessary. Ages 14 and up welcome.

Saturday, October 14th 1:00-4:00 (carving and printing) and

Saturday, October 21st  1:00-3:00 (painting)

Minimum class size: 2, Maximum class size: 7

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Linocut House Workshop  2018

In this two-day workshop you will learn the basics of cutting a linoleum block and printing by hand. You will design and carve various images and print them on Japanese tissue paper, then mount them on the sides of a solid block of wood, adding color with acrylic paint. This technique was featured in an instructional article I wrote for Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine. The process can be done at home without any special equipment. 
Paper, ink, blocks, and paint will be provided. No previous experience necessary. Ages 16 and up welcome.

Saturday, November 18th 1:00-4:30 (carving and printing) and

Saturday, November 25th 1:00-4:00 (painting and varnishing)

Minimum class size: 2, Maximum class size: 6

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