Lisa Kesler Studio

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Intro to Linoleum Block Printmaking
Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Linoleum Block Printmaking

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. After you complete the class, you will know how to create your own linoleum block prints at home. Paper, ink, and blocks will be provided. No previous experience necessary. Ages 14 and up welcome.

Minimum class size: 2, Maximum class size: 7

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Wood Type Poster Workshop
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Wood Type Poster Workshop

Come to my studio and get your hands on some antique wood type! I will show you how to set type for a small letterpress poster. Then you can print an edition of your posters on my big old 1963 Vandercook letterpress to take home with you.

Minimum class size: 2, Maximum class size: 7

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Linoleum Block Wood Structures Workshop
Aug
5
to Aug 7

Linoleum Block Wood Structures Workshop

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Whether you are new to the printmaking process or have some experience under your belt, instructor Lisa K. Kesler- artist/printmaker from Illinois will be there to guide and inspire you as you create print made images and apply them to an unusual surface! Participants will be introduced to the linoleum block printmaking process. From there you will learn how to transfer a drawn image onto the linoleum and learn about the different types of carving tools and the best carving techniques. Lisa will show how to apply ink to the block and print their designs onto a sheet of Japanese tissue paper. The printed tissue would be allowed to dry for at least 48 hours. Participants will then paint their wood houses with acrylic paints before mounting their tissue paper prints to the sides with acrylic varnish. No previous experience necessary, all supplies included. The class meets twice.

August 5th, 12:00 - 4:00 and August 7th, 12:00 - 4:00

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Handmade Rubber Stamps Workshop
Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

Handmade Rubber Stamps Workshop

In this one-night workshop, instructor Lisa K. Kesler - artist/ printmaker from Illinois - will guide students through the basics of designing and carving their own rubber stamp and through the process of making their own set of cards. Each participant will get their own thick block of rubber to carve, use colors to enhance their designs, and six flat cards with envelopes to frame or send to friends and family afterward. No previous experience necessary, all supplies included.

August 8th 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Wood Type Poster Workshop
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Wood Type Poster Workshop

Come to my studio and get your hands on some antique wood type! I will show you how to set type for a small letterpress poster. Then you can print an edition of your posters on my big old 1963 Vandercook letterpress to take home with you.

Minimum class size: 2, Maximum class size: 7

Cost: $75 Includes all materials.

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Handmade Valentines Rubber Stamp, Cards and Gift Tags
Feb
8
5:30 PM17:30

Handmade Valentines Rubber Stamp, Cards and Gift Tags

Grab a friend and come join us for some carving and stamping fun. I will show you the basics of designing and carving your own rubber stamp and then guide you through the process of making your own Valentine cards, gift tags, or little prints. Each participant will get their own thick block of rubber to carve, six flat cards with envelopes, and a few blank gift tags. I will supply the carving tools, ink, and an assortment of my own little stamps to experiment with.

Instructor: Lisa Kesler

Cost: $35 Includes all materials

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Single Word Letterpress Mini Poster Workshop
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Single Word Letterpress Mini Poster 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.

Instructor: Lisa Kesler

Minimum class size: 2, Maximum class size: 6

Cost: $50 Includes all materials

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