This class introduces printmaking and book arts through various processes including linoleum block carving, collagraph printing with found materials, origami, and bookbinding methods.
For printmaking, students will begin by designing a simple relief print, experimenting to create patterns, and folding a printed origami box to house a small artist book. Over the course of the class, students will formulate an idea, or theme, for their prints as they get a taste of carving linoleum and wood, and practice printing multiples to use in their handmade books.
Bookmaking will cover the basics of making paper from scratch using recycled materials, and bookbinding techniques to bind your paper into a journal you can actually use. Participants will walk away with a journal they made 100% from scratch and the skills to make more paper at home!

No class on Tuesday, July 4th.

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Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

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