Tuesday, June 16, 2009


print gocco is a japanese color screenprinting system developed in 1977 by noboru hayama. resembling a toy, the compact and self-contained printer is clean, quick and easy to use. at one time, nearly every third household in japan owned a gocco. In the 1990’s, print gocco slowly started to develop a following in the indi-craft movement, gaining notoriety as a cost-effective and efficient method of printing multiples. in 2005, just as gocco seemed to be building momentum in the west, the plug was pulled. riso corp.-the parent company of print gocco, claimed a sharp decrease in sales due to increased use of home computers was to blame.

but die hard fans of gocco have kept the dream alive. we invite you to celebrate the gocco with us on july 19th from 1-4. the cost of the class is $95.00 in advance or $100.00 at the door. each student will be provided with a screen, inks, and tons of paper. students will be allowed to print multiples of a design on heavy stock paper...gocco factory style.

we will also explore other printing techniques as well.

check out this website to learn more!


Monday, June 8, 2009

blueprints = cyantoypes = yay!!!

photogram on cotton created by jennifer d.
cyanotype workshop!!!!!!
date: sunday 14 june 2009
1:00 am - 4:00 pm

cost: $95 in advance, $100 at the door
cost includes all materials, chemicals, and notes. priority will be given to those who register early. please email us to register.
the cyanotype process:
the cyanotype process, also known as the blueprint process, was first introduced by john herschel in 1842 and has remained virtually unchanged since its invention.
class objective:
the class will introduce students to the history of the cyanotype process. students will learn how to mix chemicals to make sensitizing solutions and application techniques for coating various papers, fabric, and wood (experimentation is encouraged). images may be created from film, transparencies and/or glass plate negatives. photograms may be created with botanical specimens, feathers, lace, stencils, and other objects (no film, camera, or negatives needed for photograms). most of the class will take place outside, as sunlight will be used to expose the cyanotypes.
this workshop is adaptable for participants of all ages and levels of experience.

flour paste + paper = fiesta!!!

cynthia's alien pinata...
amanda's paper peony
john's skull and other creations
what, what...
tish's color explotion

Monday, June 1, 2009


come kick off the start of summer with paper nerds!

our next workshop is sunday june 7 from 1 to 4 PM. we'll be making super awesome fun pinatas, and the cost is only $40. please let us know if you'd like to register and we'll put you on the list. all ages are welcome. we hope to see you soon!

other upcoming classes:
June 14. Cyanotypes (cost: $95, class limit of 6)
July 19. Gocco Prints/Screen Prints (cost: $95, class limit of 6)
August 2. Pocket & Envelope Books (cost: $55)
August 23. Flag Books (cost: $45)

To register email us:
Tish Brewer: brewertl@gmail.com
Shannon Phillips: shannondp@gmail.com