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Letterpress Workshop with District Dogs Design

StudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0011WEBStudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0023WEBStudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0028WEBGet yourself acquainted with the art of letterpress printing! This workshop will introduce you to a pair of tabletop letterpress’ and give you the opportunity to print your very own set of uniquely designed coasters! We’ll go over the basics of press operation and maintenance, traditional and modern practices and techniques, commonly used materials, and much, much more. As this is a 3 hour workshop, all participants will use the same preset design and colours.

You’ll take home:
– One dozen letterpress printed coasters – perfect for gift giving or keeping for yourself!
– Handout with letterpress resources
– Gift packaging for your newly printed coasters to ensure their safe travel home.

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Two dates available:
Sunday, September 13th OR Saturday, November 7th, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver (BC)

Cost: $115.00 plus tax | max 12 students

To register online, click here or visit London Fields Shoppe in-person.

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District Dogs Designs is a small letterpress studio located in North Vancouver, BC that create hand drawn images and hand carve them into linoleum blocks which are printed on hand-cut paper using a century old, extraordinarily heavy (2300lbs!) Chandler & Price platen press.

What is letterpress? Letterpress is AWESOME! Jarin and Catherine use grand industrial age equipment, capable of reproducing fine images with a striking impression. The characteristics of letterpress are unmatched in digital printing. It shows depth, plays with light, and has wondrous tactile qualities.

images by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

note: Workshops are a final sale and are non-refundable. Class dates / times are non-transferable.

London Fields Shoppe :: Workshops!

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We’re starting to roll out our Fall / Winter workshop schedule! I’ll be sharing more details about each course on the blog in the coming weeks. Many of these sessions sold out super quick during our last offering, so I recommend that you grab a seat now to avoid any disappointment. We’re still working on a few new weeknight events as well, so stay tuned!

Click here for a full list of workshops including registration details!

workshops + images (clockwise): calligraphy | image by blush sky photography, brush lettering | image by [stu-di-o] by jeanie, art of food and prop styling | image by the Artful Desperado, letterpress, wreath making | image by Rogue Florist.

 

got craft? spring 2014 :: DIY workshops

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Got Craft? aims to bring together a community that fosters handmade and D.I.Y. culture. As a part of this goal, we feature hands-on workshops at every event (both free and paid). Looking to learn a new skill? Need something to do on Mother’s Day or a gift? Check out our workshop line up below. Remember, space is limited, so register today!

Beginner Sign Painting Workshop with BIG TOP Sign Arts
Saturday, May 10th
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
$65.00 plus tax
REGISTER HERE

Did you attend the screening of the Sign Painter movie last summer? Sign Painter, John Lennig from BIG TOP SIGN ARTS, will be at Got Craft? hosting a workshop discussing brush lettering in general and specifically the BullNose letter style, one of the most basic of hand painted styles. Consisting of 6 basic strokes, John will teach you how to create both upper and lower case letters as well as proper brush handling, brushcare, and the types of paints used. The first half of the hands-on workshop will cover the above, along with getting your brushes into the paint and practicing the 6 basic strokes. While the second half will move into letters and finish up with the creation of a few pieces to take home. “The Swoop” will also be discussed, demonstrated, and if time allows, be put to use in the finished pieces.

Read more here

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DIY Nailin’ it Workshop with Element Botanicals
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
between 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
$5.00 plus tax
Drop in only || Register at the front desk

Join Amber Haase, owner of Element Botanicals and DIY body care enthusiast at this super fun “hands on” workshop and learn how easy it is to blend your own “clean” nail polish! In this drop-in session, you will learn how to create a custom blend nail polish (one) that you will take home with you. Ditch the commercial nail polishes that contain nasty chemicals and try your hand at custom blending a “3 free” polish. Amber will guide you as you create your own nail polishes that are free of harsh irritants using natural colours, pigments and micas.

Read more here

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Linocut Workshop with District Dogs Design
TWO DAYS – Saturday, May 10th AND Sunday, May 11th, 2014
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
registration closed

This workshop will introduce you to the linocut printing process including materials, designing, carving, and printing. Day 1, we will touch on designing for relief printing, transferring your illustrations, and carving. You will be able to take your linocut block and tools home to complete the carving at your own pace. In day two, we will discuss printing methods, tools and equipment, inks, paper and mediums. Then we’ll get inky!

Read more here

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All class fees include entry to Got Craft? on Saturday, May 10th and / or Sunday, May 11th, 2014 from 10-5pm at the Maritime Labour Centre located at 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver (EXCEPT for the drop-in session). Please contact info(at)gotcraft(dot)com if you have any questions or require additional information.

image one via [stu-di-o] by jeanie || image two via Spark Box Studio

Linocut Workshop with District Dogs Design

linocut-workshopJoin District Dogs Design at Got Craft? for a 2 day, try your hand at relief printing with a linocut workshop! Oh wait..I know, you already did this in school! Well, this is your chance to take another stab at it.

This workshop will introduce you to the linocut printing process including materials, designing, carving, and printing. Day 1, we will touch on designing for relief printing, transferring your illustrations, and carving. You will be able to take your linocut block and tools home to complete the carving at your own pace. In day two, we will discuss printing methods, tools and equipment, inks, paper and mediums. Then we’ll get inky! You will pull a minimum of 6 of your own prints to take home with you! Tools will be provided to each participant with a $30 cash deposit. Part with your deposit and you can take all your tools home!

You’ll take home:
-Minimum of 6 prints – perfect for hanging on yours and your families and friends walls!
-Handout with linocut printing resources
-For $30 (cash only): Carving tools, Brayer, Bench hook/inkplate and more!
-Packaging to get your fabulous prints home safely.

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Linocut Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th AND Sunday, May 11th, 2014
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street
Cost: $60.00 plus tax (includes entry to Got Craft?) | REGISTER HERE

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District Dogs Designs is a small letterpress studio in the District of North Vancouver, BC that creates hand-drawn, hand-carved, hand-pulled – totally hand-made paper goods such as greeting cards, notepads, coasters, prints, artwork and even limited t-shirts!

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letterpress workshop

letterpress-layoutJoin District Dogs Design at Got Craft? on Saturday, December 14th or Sunday, December 15th and get yourself acquainted with the art of letterpress printing! This workshop will introduce you to a pair of tabletop letterpress’ and give you the opportunity to print your very own festive gift tags! Jarin and Catherine will go over the basics of press operation and maintenance, traditional and modern practices and techniques, commonly used materials, and much, much more. Since this is a two hour session, all participants will use the same preset design and colours.

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You’ll take home:
One dozen letterpress printed gift tags – perfect for gift giving
Handout with letterpress resources
Gift packaging for your newly printed tags to ensure their safe travel home.

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Letterpress Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, December 14th OR Sunday, December 15th, 2013
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street

$25.00 plus GST (5%) – includes admission to Got Craft? (same day as your session) and items listed above
Advance registration is required | Spaces are first come first serve | Limit 12 students per session

Register online here. Please make sure to check in at the front desk 15 minutes before the workshop begins.

update: Saturday’s workshop is sold out!

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District Dogs Designs is a small letterpress studio in the District of North Vancouver, BC that creates hand-drawn, hand-carved, hand-pulled – totally hand-made paper goods such as greeting cards, notepads, coasters, prints, artwork and even limited t-shirts!

web | blog | facebook | twitter

image one via sam bradd