WORKSHOPS


In Cahoots Residency is offering printmaking and book binding workshops in 2020!

All workshops take place on Saturdays in the studios at In Cahoots Residency, in Petaluma, California. You may register by clicking the sign up button next to each workshop or with the online registration form. Registration is first-come first-served. Once you submit the registration form, you will receive an email confirming that there is space is the class and instructions on how to pay the class fee by check or through Venmo or Paypal. Materials fees are separate and are paid in cash directly to the instructor on the day of the class.

I hope you can join us at one or more of these workshops!

Something to Say: Letterpress Printing
Macy Chadwick
March 21, 11am-5pm
$90 plus $10 materials
limit 5 students

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Explore our wonderful collection of lead and wood type at In Cahoots during an afternoon of typographic play. Hand-set a phrase, a poem, or your own manifesto to print on the letterpress.

In this workshop, we will learn how to set type, mix ink, lock up the press bed and print on the Vandercook letterpress. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided- come join the fun and print your own edition of 10 letterpress prints or cards!.

Macy Chadwick is the founder and director of In Cahoots Residency. She has over 20 years of experience as a letterpress printer, book artist and educator. Macy has taught at San Francisco Center for the Book, Academy of Art University, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University and California College of the Arts as well as in her own studio.

Cut Paper
Sara Burgess
March 28, 12-4pm
$75 plus $20 materials
limit 6 students

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Making a paper cut has something magical to it. The lines you create are never the same and always surprising in shape. The paper is stronger than one imagines and we learn to maximize the possibilities.

In this session we will look at the rich history of cut paper and explore paper options and cutting techniques.

For this workshop you do not need drawing experience, it is challenging for beginners and advanced!

All materials provided. Consider bringing, but not necessary: any imagery you would like to draw from.

Sara Burgess has worked with paper, printing and books arts for over 25 years. She has taught and exhibited in North America and Europe and enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of paper art.

Limp Paper binding
John DeMerritt
May 9, 12-5pm
$100 plus $20 materials
limit 8 students

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Limp bindings are books with a flexible cover made of a single piece of durable paper based on a medieval limp vellum structure with the book sewn on supports that are laced onto the cover. It is a durable, flexible, lightweight structure that ages beautifully. Minimal equipment is needed to produce this elegant simple book.

In this workshop, we will sew a book in sections, on a support of leather or linen cord. That book block will then be glued at the spine and lined, after which we will fold and lace in a “limp” cover made of strong handmade paper to the text block.

This workshop is suitable for beginning and intermediate students who have sewn books before and for bookmakers who want to explore historical structures.

John DeMerritt owns and operates John DeMerritt Bookbinding, in Emeryville, CA. His studio produces books and portfolios for artists, galleries, fine press publishers and institutions. John has taught and lectured at The SF Center for the Book, The Kala Institute, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper, Visual Studies Workshop, Oregon College or Arts and Craft, The Guild of Bookworkers, The North Bennett Street School, Dartmouth College and Paper and Book Intensive. From 2000 to 2013, he taught Book Structure at the San Francisco Art Institute. John and his wife, Nora Pauwels, publish collaborative projects with artists under their imprint DeMerritt | Pauwels Editions.

Monotype Series
Rebecca Foster
May 16, 12-5pm
$95 plus $20 materials
limit 8 students

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Learn the capabilities of monotype- a dynamic print process that incorporates drawing, painting, stencils, collage and more. In this workshop we will investigate the use of stencils, rainbow rolls, viscosity and offset rolls, as well as chine colle/collage. Embrace improvisation on the press and develop a series of prints simultaneously, allowing the images to evolve layer by layer.

All materials will be provided. Consider bringing thin eastern paper samples and or found ephemera for collage.

Rebecca Foster is an artist and educator with over ten years experience teaching visual art studio courses. Rebecca earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught at multiple Bay Area colleges including California College of the Arts and San Francisco Art Institute. She is a creative problem solver and optimist with a love for community-centered learning, environmentalism, and all things print.

Storage Book Binding
Macy Chadwick
June 27, 11-5pm
$95 plus $20 materials
limit 8 students

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This unique book structure is the perfect way to house small objects and collage elements within a book. The storage book­­ was originally designed by Hedi Kyle; this concertina binding incorporates double cardstock pages that allow space for mylar windows, cut­outs, enclosures and more! Zoom in on particular parts of images, store found objects within pages, and discover unexpected combinations as you look through the pages of your book. Macy will provide an assortment of images and materials to work with for creative play.

Macy Chadwick is the founder and director of In Cahoots Residency. She has over 20 years of experience as a letterpress printer, book artist and educator. Macy has taught at San Francisco Center for the Book, Academy of Art University, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University and California College of the Arts as well as in her own studio.

Natural Dyes: Drawing color from the land
Rebecca Foster
August 29, 12-5pm
$95 plus $20 materials
limit 12 students

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This workshop will investigate the practice of creating and applying natural dyes. Drawing from the local environment we will utilize foraged seasonal plants and fruit and vegetable skins or pits to create natural dye vats including indigo, perhaps the most well-known natural dye. The class will work with shibori techniques to create resists on fabric to produce unique patterns. We will take advantage of the dry sunny summer month of August in beautiful Petaluma and hold the workshop outside. The class will also cover creating your own natural dyes in your home studio and developing inks from natural pigment for use in painting and printmaking.

Some fabric will be provided consider bringing additional small, white, natural fiber items (such as a t-shirt, pillow cases, or tea towels) to work with in the dye vats.

Rebecca Foster is an artist and educator with over ten years experience teaching visual art studio courses. Rebecca earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught at multiple Bay Area colleges including California College of the Arts and San Francisco Art Institute. She is a creative problem solver and optimist with a love for community-centered learning, environmentalism, and all things print.

Overlaption on the Letterpress
(Linoleum block printing)
October 10, 11am - 5pm
$100 plus $20 materials
limit 6 students

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With an emphasis on creative play, this workshop will expand possibilities for creating visual images with linoleum blocks. Each participant will carve three simple linoleum block shapes and print them in overlapping layers on the letterpress, harnessing chance and discovery. Demonstrations will include carving techniques for linoleum printing, registration of multiple colors, mixing ink and printing on the Vandercook letterpress.

Macy Chadwick is the founder and director of In Cahoots Residency. She has over 20 years of experience as a letterpress printer, book artist and educator. Macy has taught at San Francisco Center for the Book, Academy of Art University, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University and California College of the Arts as well as in her own studio.