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604 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN, 37206
United States

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upcoming classes and workshops

INTRO TO LETTERPRESS

June 1st —July 27th

Wednesday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Classes take place at Sawtooth Print Shop

In this introductory course to letterpress printing, students will create one-of-a -kind print editions in the studio space of printmaking duo Nieves Uhl & Chris Cheney, collectively known as Sawtooth Print Shop. Students will work from the shops’ collection of wood and metal type as well as carved image blocks as they gain an understanding of the steps involved in making a letterpress print. Students will gain a working knowledge of how to typeset a form and ready a press for printing, as well as how to run a printing press to make their prints.  No experience required. All materials are provided although a sketchbook is highly encouraged.

 

Register at http://www.watkins.edu/community-education

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INTRO to Linoleum Carving

June 1st —July 27th

Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Classes take place at Sawtooth Print Shop

In this introductory course to linoleum block carving, students will learn to transform their ideas into carvings and print limited editions at Sawtooth Print Shop, the studio of Nieves Uhl & Chris Cheney. Students will learn how to safely carve blocks that will be printed by hand on an antique press. Students will gain a working knowledge of how to ready a press from printing their carved blocks, as well as how to run a printing press to make their prints. No experience required. All materials are provided although a sketchbook is highly encouraged.

 

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENPRINTING

June 6th — August 8th

Monday 6 to 9 p.m.

Classes take place at Watkins and are taught by Chris Cheney

Silkscreen printing is a popular and versatile printing method commonly used to create posters, t-shirts and labels. In this class, students will learn the whole process from preparing an image to developing a screen to running a set of prints on paper. Instruction will include demonstrations and hands-on practice using stencil methods as well as transparencies. Most materials included in the lab fee.

Register at http://www.watkins.edu/community-education

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