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November Workshops

StudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0016WEBCan you believe that November is just under two weeks away? Here’s a preview of our November workshops! Spaces are limited. See links below for registration details!

Linocut with District Dogs Designs
Try your hand at relief printing by Linocut with District Dogs Designs! 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 materails, designing, carving, and printing.

Two part series:
Sunday, November 1st, 2015 AND
Sunday, November 8th, 2015
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Click here for a full course description and to register online.

StudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0019WEBLetterpress with District Dogs Designs
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 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.

Saturday, November 7th, 2015
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Click here for a full course description and to register online.

RogueFlorist
Wreath Making with Rogue Florist
Join Kerri Pfeifer of Rogue Florist for a wreath-making workshop, just in time for the holidays! You’ll be provided with a handmade wreath form made from grapevines and willow branches, and all the greenery and flowers.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Click here for a full course description and to register online.

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

images 1+2 via [stu-di-o] by jeanie // image 3 via rogue florist

NEW :: Brush Lettering Workshop Level 2 at Got Craft?

Studiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0004WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0009WEB1236124_10152830527308011_4130611553228634865_nBuilding on the beginner brush lettering workshop where students learned how to use the brush to create the basic strokes that make up letters, John Lennig of Big Top Sign Arts returns with a level two session for those looking to build on their skills. Using the techniques covered in level one, John teaches you how to take the same brush to create the block letter, which is similar to the Bullnose, but has square corners on the stroke endings. This workshop will cover script, both slanting and upright, composition and layout, negative space, and the vital concept of B & L – big and little // bold & light (based on the book – Mastering Layout on the Art of Eye Appeal by Mike Stevens).

John will also discuss topics such as “Don’t go making up your own letter styles until you understand the fundamentals of letter construction”, materials, and if you have any specific questions, he encourages you to bring a list! For those that attended one of John’s previous workshops, please bring your #6 Langnickel Nocturna brush to class (a new one will be issued if you can’t find it).

You’ll take home:
Your take home project
A #6 Langnickel Nocturna brush
A small container of paint

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This workshop takes place at:
Got Craft?
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver (at Victoria Drive)

REGISTER online >> here << or in person at London Fields Shoppe located at 692 East Hastings (at Heatley Street) in Vancouver (open 11-5pm Wednesday to Sunday).

Space is limited to 10 students.

image via [stu-di-o] by jeanie // see John’s bio here

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!

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image one via sam bradd

letterpress workshop

Love type? Curious about letterpress? Sam Bradd will be hosting one letterpress workshop at Got Craft? on Saturday, December 8th and one workshop on Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at the Croatian Cultural Centre from 3-5pm on each day. Register now and try your hand at a tabletop letterpress!

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to use a small Kelsey 3×5 press. These tiny presses can fit on a table, and are good for working in small spaces.

The workshop will have two parts. Sam will explain various parts of working with traditional and modern letterpress techniques, safe working practices, and sourcing things. Bring your questions! Each workshop participant will have the opportunity to make one dozen letterpress printed gift tags. Since this is a two hour session, all participants will use the same preset design and colour.

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 8th, 2012 OR Sunday, December 9th, 2012
3-5pm
$15.00 plus HST (12%) – includes admission to Got Craft? and supplies
Sign up here!

Advance registration is required. Spaces are first come first serve. Limit to 10. 

Update: Saturday is sold out. 3 spaces remain on Sunday

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Letterpress printing makes a unique impression that can be seen and felt. It excels at highlighting crisp type and lines on soft paper. Before offset and digital printing, all printing was done by letterpress – one letter, one line at a time. Newspaper pressrooms were full of typesetters skilled at reading backwards and upside down. High schools had a printshop and children were encouraged to learn this trade. But as technology changed, letterpress printing fell out of favour and many presses were recycled for scrap.

Currently, letterpress is enjoying a revival. People are charmed by the handmade effects of working with antique equipment and taking the time to make things by hand. You can find letterpress wedding invitations, posters, stationery, business cards – and now letterpress workshops at Got Craft?.

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DIY lounge with Spool of Thread, embroidery workshop with Leanne Prain, and button making with Yelp are included with your door admission (space permitting).