Monday, November 10, 2008

GET SCHOOLED: Workshops at Kozo Gallery/Studio (November - December)

Check out the workshops available at Kozo Gallery/Studio!!

First Annual Nenga Jou Workshop!

Date: Sunday November 23 + Sunday November 30, 2008
Time: 10am - 4:30pm
Fees: $95 + $15 for materials (woodlock, papers, pigments)

Good quality, authentic tools provided: carving tools, hake brushes, barens.
NOTE: 10% off for cheques received before November 20th

Week one is for carving, week two is for learning to print.
CREATE A JAPANESE NEW YEAR CARD and at the same time learn the basics of MOKUHANGA with instructor, Elizabeth Forrest. Learn reduction carving and printing with at least 2 colours using waterbased pigments to create a small edition of new years cards. Please come with a "cow" idea or sketch. Plan for a 14 x 9 cm image.

Register now to avoid disappointment.
For further information and to register: email Elizabeth at



Dates: Saturday November 22 OR November 29
Time: 10am - 3pm
Fee: $ 57.00 + GST
Supply Fee of $10.00 due in cash on first day of class.

Learn the basics of printing on a flatbed press with Akemi Nishidera at her studio. The Vandercook press is one of the most popular presses for letterpress printers and the little Showcard is perfect for small editions, gift tags, and quick prints. In this introduction class, participants will learn how to get a clear relief print from a combination of wood type, metal type, and metal cuts. Prints will be done in one colour and proper inking, locking, operation of the presses and proper use of cuts and type will be stressed. This is a great workshop to take if you have an inkling that you might like to get your own press.

Please note that two-colour registration, creating a form in the chase and composing type is not covered in the Intro. to Letterpress class. This is done in Letterpress 1.



Date: Sunday December 7 + December 13
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: $150 + GST (for 2 day workshop)
Supply Fee of $15 is due in cash on the first day of class

In this intensive two day workshop participants will learn how to set type, lock up a form and register for two colour printing. Everyone will create a limited edition of their own unique letterpress printed Broadsides that will be traded among class. Participants should have 'Intro. to Letterpress ' or have discussed their previous experience with the instructor.



Date: Wednesday December 10
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Cost: $30 + GST
No Supply Fee

Bring your own card stock, envelopes, tags, etc. to this workshop and print from a variety of our vintage letterpress Holiday cuts. A festive red will be going on one press and rollers of green and blue will be going on the small press. Participants should be able to print one to two dozen single colour cards. At last year's workshop, everyone turned out great original cards and tags!



Date: Sunday December 14
Time: 11am - 4pm
Cost: $50 + GST
Supply Fee of $10 is due in cash on the day of the workshop

Miniature books are one of my favourite things to make! Participants will create several small books that are perfect for hanging on a tree, giving as a gift, or using as a special card or album. Projects will be based on simple book structures such as the concertina, stab binding and origami fold star. Special attention will be paid to embellishing techniques for the pages and covers and spines. A variety of washi, chiyogami and other beautiful papers will be used on the covers, as well as findings, glass beads, ribbons, closures, etc.

To register for a class, payment can be made by Visa or Cheque.
Cheques should be made out to Akemi Nishidera and mailed to:
Akemi Nishidera
51 Cummings Street
Toronto, ON M4M 1M9
For Visa payment and for more information please contact Akemi
e-mail: tel: 416-214-1882


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