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NEW! Experimental Letterpress
This 3-day workshop will begin on Friday morning with a special trip to the Print Collection Room of the NYPL. We will looks at one of the very rare remaining works of H.N. Werkman, the Dutch experimental printer who created art in occupied Holland in the late 1930's, as well as works by artists that inspired Werkman. H.N. Werkman was a Dutch artist/printer who worked directly on the press with only the barest outlines of composition and color to guide him, using traditional printing elements in decidedly non-traditional applications to create richly colored, beautifully layered prints.
After our Library visit, we will return to the Print Shop for instruction in the basic operation of the Vandercook presses, and demonstrations of techniques used by Werkman, as well as other non-traditional approaches to letterpress techniques. Press time will be shared to maximize the opportunity to create experimental works. If time permits, we will create a print exchange.
Deadline to register: One week before the class starts.

Lynne Avadenka
March 16 - 18 , Friday through Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Lynne Avadenka combines words and images, working in a variety of media. Avadenka has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Women's Studio Workshop. Recent awards include a fellowship from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, residencies at the Hadassah- Brandeis Institute in Waltham, Massachusetts, the Oberpfalzer Kuntslerhaus, in Schwandorf, Germany and at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia. She was a guest faculty member of Darthmouth College in the spring of 2009 and she has taught at the Center for Book Arts in New York, the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina and the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. You can learn more about her work at

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