HILARIOUS COMEDY JOKES
Jan
28
10:00 am10:00

HILARIOUS COMEDY JOKES

Saturday, January 28 [10–4 PM], $90

World got you down? Come join cultural critic, comics creator, and former ONION staffer Anne Elizabeth Moore in a graphic exploration of silliness. Whether you can draw or not, write or not, and whether or not you think you are funny, you will engage in a series of increasingly silly and meaningless exercises intended only to make you and your new friends laugh. Participants will exercise their funny bones in pursuit of a collaborative print project.

Instructor: Anne Elizabeth Moore

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Valentine Cards
Feb
4
10:00 am10:00

Valentine Cards

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 [10-4 PM], $90

In this one-day workshop students will be print original greeting cards for their loved ones using Signal-Return’s collection of letterpress type and ornaments. Students will learn to properly compose, lockup, register and print their postcard on the platen presses and proof presses.

Instructor: Signal-Return Staff

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Youth Workshop: Valentine Cards
Feb
5
1:00 pm13:00

Youth Workshop: Valentine Cards

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5 [1-3 PM], AGES 8-18, $25

In this special workshop just for kids (7 years and up), participants will make a small edition of valentines to share with family and friends.  Using Signal-Return’s simple proof presses, we will print from original blocks we create in the first half of the workshop. Each participant will leave with 5 cards and envelopes.

Instructor: Ronica Dhar

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Valentine Cards
Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

Valentine Cards

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 [10-4 PM], $90

In this one-day workshop students will be print original greeting cards for their loved ones using Signal-Return’s collection of letterpress type and ornaments. Students will learn to properly compose, lockup, register and print their postcard on the platen presses and proof presses.

Instructor: Signal-Return Staff

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Feb
12
1:00 pm13:00

Youth Workshop: Valentine Cards

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 [1-3 PM], AGES 8-18, $25

In this special workshop just for kids (7 years and up), participants will make a small edition of valentines to share with family and friends.  Using Signal-Return’s simple proof presses, we will print from original blocks we create in the first half of the workshop. Each participant will leave with 5 cards and envelopes.

Instructor: Ronica Dhar

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Large Linoleum Letterforms
Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Large Linoleum Letterforms

Saturday, February 18 [10–4PM]
$90 + Materials Cost

The appreciation of letterforms is not reserved just for graphic designers; this introductory level carving and printing class is for anyone taken by the allure of great typography.  This workshop will focus on printing beautiful hand-carved renderings of singular letters. Whether your interests are in following simple classics, exploring ornate display typefaces, or modifying and inventing your own characters; the instructor will have a vast array of reference books and type-catalogs for you to draw inspiration from.

Instructor: Joel Grothaus is an artist and designer who also works as Shop Tech at Signal-Return. He graduated in 2010 from the College for Creative Studies with a BFA in Illustration.

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Bold Broadsides
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

Bold Broadsides

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25 [10-4 PM], $90

Have a favorite phrase, lyric, or motto that you want to print as a poster? This workshop teaches the basic techniques for composing wood type in order to make a bold text-based poster statement. In addition to learning how to work with type, attendees will gain knowledge in locking-up and printing their composition on a manual proof press. 

Instructor: Lee Marchalonis

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Laptop to Letterpress
Mar
2
Mar 18

Laptop to Letterpress

THURSDAY, MARCH 2 [6–9 PM] + SATURDAY, MARCH 18 [10–4PM]
$180 (TOTAL FOR BOTH SESSIONS) + COST OF PLATE (APPROX. $35)

In this two-part workshop, participants will learn how to take an idea from digital design to letterpress print.  In the first session you will learn how to prepare your digital file for plate production. In the second session you will learn how to print your type-high plate. Instruction will include inking and printing the plate and you will leave with a small edition of your work.

NOTE: Student is responsible for cost of plate, approx. $35.

Instructor: Joel Grothaus is an artist and a designer, as well as the Shop Tech at Signal-Return, He graduated in 2010 from the College for Creative Studies with a BFA in Illustration

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LETTERPRESS BASICS: MOTTOS, MANTRAS AND MOVEABLE TYPE
Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

LETTERPRESS BASICS: MOTTOS, MANTRAS AND MOVEABLE TYPE

SATURDAY, MARCH 4 [10-4 PM], $90

This class will teach the primary skills of letterpress printing using vintage handset typography. Each participant will learn how to properly compose, lock-up, and print a form on our presses.  A small edition will be made of each design, and every student will receive a folio holding a complete suite of the prints created during this whirlwind workshop. Please come prepared with a short motto or mantra that you’d like to share with the world.

Instructor: Signal-Return Staff

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Letterpress Basics: Mottos, Mantras and Moveable Type
Jan
14
10:00 am10:00

Letterpress Basics: Mottos, Mantras and Moveable Type

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 [10-4 PM], $90

This class will teach the primary skills of letterpress printing using vintage handset typography. Each participant will learn how to properly compose, lock-up, and print a form on our presses.  A small edition will be made of each design, and every student will receive a folio holding a complete suite of the prints created during this whirlwind workshop. Please come prepared with a short motto or mantra that you’d like to share with the world.

Instructor: Joel Grothaus

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YOUTH WORKSHOP: Greetings & Gratitude
Dec
18
11:00 am11:00

YOUTH WORKSHOP: Greetings & Gratitude

Sunday, December 18, [11am-1pm]
Ages 5-18, $25

In this special workshop just for kids (8 years and up), participants will make a small edition of thank you cards for the holiday season. Using Signal-Return's simple proof presses, we will print from original blocks we create in the first half of the workshop. Each participant will leave with 5 cards and envelopes. 

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Letterpress Basics: Holiday Cards
Dec
17
10:00 am10:00

Letterpress Basics: Holiday Cards

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, [10-4 PM]
$90

In this one-day workshop, participants will be printing their own set of holiday cards. They will be using Signal-Return’s collection of type and ornaments, learning how to properly compose, lock-up, register and print their cards. Each participant will leave with 25 printed cards.

Instructor: Signal-Return Staff

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Letterpress Basics: Holiday Cards
Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Letterpress Basics: Holiday Cards

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, [10-4 PM]
$90

In this one-day workshop, participants will be printing their own set of holiday cards. They will be using Signal-Return’s collection of type and ornaments, learning how to properly compose, lock-up, register and print their cards. Each participant will leave with 25 printed cards.

Instructor: Signal-Return Staff

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Letterpress Basics: Holiday Cards
Dec
3
10:00 am10:00

Letterpress Basics: Holiday Cards

Saturday, December 3, [10-4 pm]
$90

In this one-day workshop, participants will be printing their own set of holiday cards. They will be using Signal-Return’s collection of type and ornaments, learning how to properly compose, lock-up, register and print their cards. Each participant will leave with 25 printed cards.

Instructor: Signal-Return Staff

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Letterpress Basics: Holiday Cards
Nov
19
10:00 am10:00

Letterpress Basics: Holiday Cards

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, [10-4 pm]
$90

In this one-day workshop, participants will be printing their own set of holiday cards. They will be using Signal-Return’s collection of type and ornaments, learning how to properly compose, lock-up, register and print their cards. Each participant will leave with 25 printed cards.

Instructor: Signal-Return Staff

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Gift Journals
Nov
12
10:00 am10:00

Gift Journals

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 [10–4 PM]
$90

This one-day workshop will start with an introduction to printing using our collection of wood type and illustrations to create covers on heavyweight cardstock. After lunch participants will transform paper into booklets using a few different binding techniques, some more formal and decorative, some basic and very quick. Each person should be able to create multiple simple booklets during the workshop. 

Students should bring: bone folder, ex-acto knife and unused blades (available at Blick)

Instructor: Lee Marchalonis is Signal-Return’s printer-in-residence. Lee has degrees in printmaking and book arts and has taught at Parsons the New School and the Center for Book Arts in New York and Pyramid Atlantic in Maryland. She has printed professionally at Yee-Haw Industries in Knoxville and at the Kala Institute in Berkeley.

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Letterpress Basics: Holiday Cards
Nov
5
10:00 am10:00

Letterpress Basics: Holiday Cards

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, [10-4 pm]
$90

In this one-day workshop, participants will be printing their own set of holiday cards. They will be using Signal-Return’s collection of type and ornaments, learning how to properly compose, lock-up, register and print their cards. Each participant will leave with 25 printed cards.

Instructor: Signal-Return Staff

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Printed Wrapping Paper
Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

Printed Wrapping Paper

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 [10–4 PM]
$90

In this one-day workshop, participants will explore relief printing in order to create a variety of hand-printed patterned papers. Using Signal-Return's proofing presses, we will be able to combine traditional and contemporary techniques, including wood type, metal rule, hand-carved linoleum blocks, and photopolymer plates made from digital files. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own small printing blocks, so bring a simple design to carve (no larger than 5" x 5")if you'd like. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Lee Marchalonis is Signal-Return’s printer-in-residence. Lee has degrees in printmaking and book arts and has taught at Parsons the New School and the Center for Book Arts in New York and Pyramid Atlantic in Maryland. She has printed professionally at Yee-Haw Industries in Knoxville and at the Kala Institute in Berkeley.

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Letterpress Basics: Mottos, Mantras and Moveable Type
Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

Letterpress Basics: Mottos, Mantras and Moveable Type

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, [10-4 pm]
$90

This class will teach the primary skills of letterpress printing using vintage handset typography. Each participant will learn how to properly compose, lock-up, and print a form on our presses.  A small edition will be made of each design, and every student will receive a folio holding a complete suite of the prints created during this whirlwind workshop. Please come prepared with a short motto or mantra that you’d like to share with the world.

Instructor: Signal-Return

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Custom Sketchbook
Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Custom Sketchbook

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 [10–4PM]
$90 (+ $15 materials cost)

Create the sketchbook you’ve always wanted! Participants will start by choosing paper stock (choose from a medium- or a heavyweight) and determining format, then we will bind and cover to make a durable sketchbook that won’t fall apart. Further customization options such as an elastic or ribbon closure and inset label will be demonstrated. If you have a favorite paper you’d like to use, please bring it.

Price includes $15 material fee. Studio provides the following materials: paper, sewing thread, bookboards, a selection of decorative papers and fabrics, adhesive, glue brushes.

Students should bring: bone folder, ex-acto knife and unused blades (available at Blick)

Instructor: Lee Marchalonis is Signal-Return’s printer-in-residence. Lee has degrees in printmaking and book arts and has taught at Parsons the New School and the Center for Book Arts in New York and Pyramid Atlantic in Maryland. She has printed professionally at Yee-Haw Industries in Knoxville and at the Kala Institute in Berkeley.

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Laptop to Letterpress
Sep
15
6:00 pm18:00

Laptop to Letterpress

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 [6–9 PM] + SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 [10–4PM]
$180 (TOTAL FOR BOTH SESSIONS) + Cost of plate (approx. $35)

In this two-part workshop, participants will learn how to take an idea from digital design to letterpress print.  In the first session you will learn how to prepare your digital file for plate production. In the second session you will learn how to print your type-high plate. Instruction will include inking and printing the plate and you will leave with a small edition of your work.

NOTE: Student is responsible for cost of plate, approx. $35.

Instructor: Joel Grothaus is an artist and a designer, as well as the Shop Tech at Signal-Return, He graduated in 2010 from the College for Creative Studies with a BFA in Illustration

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TYPE ON TOTES!!
Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

TYPE ON TOTES!!

Saturday, September 10 [10–4PM]
$90

Working with our collection of wood type, design and print your own small edition of cotton tote bags.

Instructor: Lee Marchalonis is Signal-Return’s printer-in-residence. Lee has degrees in printmaking and book arts and has taught at Parsons the New School and the Center for Book Arts in New York and Pyramid Atlantic in Maryland. She has printed professionally at Yee-Haw Industries in Knoxville and at the Kala Institute in Berkeley.

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Letterpress Basics: Business Cards
Aug
27
10:00 am10:00

Letterpress Basics: Business Cards

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 [10–4 PM]
$90

This workshop covers the techniques for composing and setting metal type in order to make your own
business card. In addition to gaining typesetting skills, attendees of the workshop will learn how to set up, use, and clean a tabletop platen press which can be used for a variety of other small-scale print applications.

Instructor: Signal-Return Staff

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YOUTH WORKSHOP: GREETINGS & GRATITUDE
Aug
23
10:00 am10:00

YOUTH WORKSHOP: GREETINGS & GRATITUDE

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 [10:00-12:00PM] 
AGES 7-17, $25

In this workshop, students will explore the basic tools and principles of letterpress printing by individually creating a small edition of cards made for sharing their greetings and gratitude with others. Using Signal-Return's proofing presses, we will be able to print from the original blocks we create in the first half of the workshop. Participants may bring a simple design to reproduce (no larger than 3" x 5") but all are welcome to collaborate with the instructor on their design, during the session.

BIO: Ronica Dhar is a writer, educator and letterpress lover who enjoys promoting literacy and well being.  She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, taught English for over fifteen years in the kindergarten through college community, and works part-time in the shop at Signal-Return.

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YOUTH WORKSHOP: Eye for "I"
Aug
16
10:00 am10:00

YOUTH WORKSHOP: Eye for "I"

Tuesday, August 16 [10–12PM]
Ages 7-17, $25

In this workshop, students will explore the basic tools and principles of letterpress printing by creating a small edition of illustrated, narrative broadsides inspired by pictographs and rebus puzzles. We will collectively choose one group of cuts and carvings from the Signal-Return collection, then individually use the proofing presses to make three prints of this foundation for our image-driven stories.  Additional text will be individually added by hand.  Copies of our broadsides will be collectively displayed here at the press at the end of the summer.

BIO: Ronica Dhar is a writer, educator and letterpress lover who enjoys promoting literacy and well being.  She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, taught English for over fifteen years in the kindergarten through college community, and works part-time in the shop at Signal-Return.

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Bold Broadsides
Aug
13
10:00 am10:00

Bold Broadsides

SATURDAY AUGUST 13 [10-4 PM]
$90

Have a favorite phrase, lyric, or motto that you want to print as a poster? This workshop teaches the basic techniques for composing wood type in order to make a bold text-based poster statement. In addition to learning how to work with type, attendees will gain knowledge in locking-up and printing their composition on a manual proof press. 

Instructor: Joel Grothaus is an artist and designer who also works as Shop Tech at Signal-Return. He graduated in 2010 from the College for Creative Studies with a BFA in Illustration.

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YOUTH WORKSHOP: GREETINGS & GRATITUDE
Aug
9
10:00 am10:00

YOUTH WORKSHOP: GREETINGS & GRATITUDE

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 [10:00-12:00PM] 
    AGES 7-17, $25

    In this workshop, students will explore the basic tools and principles of letterpress printing by individually creating a small edition of cards made for sharing their greetings and gratitude with others. Using Signal-Return's proofing presses, we will be able to print from the original blocks we create in the first half of the workshop. Participants may bring a simple design to reproduce (no larger than 3" x 5") but all are welcome to collaborate with the instructor on their design, during the session.

    BIO: Ronica Dhar is a writer, educator and letterpress lover who enjoys promoting literacy and well being.  She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, taught English for over fifteen years in the kindergarten through college community, and works part-time in the shop at Signal-Return.

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    Letterpress Basics: Mottos, Mantras and Moveable Type
    Aug
    6
    10:00 am10:00

    Letterpress Basics: Mottos, Mantras and Moveable Type

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, [10-4 pm]
    $90

    This class will teach the primary skills of letterpress printing using vintage handset typography. Each participant will learn how to properly compose, lock-up, and print a form on our presses.  A small edition will be made of each design, and every student will receive a folio holding a complete suite of the prints created during this whirlwind workshop. Please come prepared with a short motto or mantra that you’d like to share with the world.

    Instructor: Signal-Return Staff

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    Letterpress Basics: Postcards from Detroit
    Jul
    30
    10:00 am10:00

    Letterpress Basics: Postcards from Detroit

    SATURDAY, JULY 30 [10–4 PM]
    $90

    In this class you will learn the basic skills of letterpress printing, working with our collection of vintage wood and metal type. Each participant will learn how to properly compose, lock-up and print a form on our presses. A small edition will be made of each postcard and every participant will receive a folder with a complete set of the prints created during this workshop.

    Instructor: Signal-Return Staff.

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    YOUTH WORKSHOP: Eye for "I"
    Jul
    26
    10:00 am10:00

    YOUTH WORKSHOP: Eye for "I"

    Tuesday, July 26 [10–12PM]
    $25

    In this workshop, students will explore the basic tools and principles of letterpress printing by creating a small edition of illustrated, narrative broadsides inspired by pictographs and rebus puzzles. We will collectively choose one group of cuts and carvings from the Signal-Return collection, then individually use the proofing presses to make three prints of this foundation for our image-driven stories.  Additional text will be individually added by hand.  Copies of our broadsides will be collectively displayed here at the press at the end of the summer.

    BIO: Ronica Dhar is a writer, educator and letterpress lover who enjoys promoting literacy and well being.  She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, taught English for over fifteen years in the kindergarten through college community, and works part-time in the shop at Signal-Return.

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    YOUTH WORKSHOP: Greetings & Gratitude
    Jul
    19
    10:00 am10:00

    YOUTH WORKSHOP: Greetings & Gratitude

    Tuesday, July 19 [10:00-12:00pm] 
    Ages 7-17, $25

    In this workshop, students will explore the basic tools and principles of letterpress printing by individually creating a small edition of cards made for sharing their greetings and gratitude with others. Using Signal-Return's proofing presses, we will be able to print from the original blocks we create in the first half of the workshop. Participants may bring a simple design to reproduce (no larger than 3" x 5") but all are welcome to collaborate with the instructor on their design, during the session.

    BIO: Ronica Dhar is a writer, educator and letterpress lover who enjoys promoting literacy and well being.  She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, taught English for over fifteen years in the kindergarten through college community, and works part-time in the shop at Signal-Return.

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     YOUTH WORKSHOP: Eye for "I"
    Jul
    12
    10:00 am10:00

    YOUTH WORKSHOP: Eye for "I"

    Tuesday, July 12 [10–12PM] Ages 7-17
    $25

    In this workshop, students will explore the basic tools and principles of letterpress printing by creating a small edition of illustrated, narrative broadsides inspired by pictographs and rebus puzzles. We will collectively choose one group of cuts and carvings from the Signal-Return collection, then individually use the proofing presses to make three prints of this foundation for our image-driven stories.  Additional text will be individually added by hand.  Copies of our broadsides will be collectively displayed here at the press at the end of the summer.

    BIO: Ronica Dhar is a writer, educator and letterpress lover who enjoys promoting literacy and well being.  She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, taught English for over fifteen years in the kindergarten through college community, and works part-time in the shop at Signal-Return.

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    Introduction to Linoleum Carving and Printing
    Jul
    9
    10:00 am10:00

    Introduction to Linoleum Carving and Printing

    SATURDAY, JULY 9 [10–4 PM]
    $90 + Materials Cost

    Linoleum carving is a common method used by printers to create illustrations and other shape-based elements in their print projects. This beginner-friendly workshop explores the materials and techniques needed to create a hand-carved image that is printable on a letterpress.

    Instructor: Joel Grothaus is an artist and designer who also works as Shop Tech at Signal-Return. He graduated in 2010 from the College for Creative Studies with a BFA in Illustration.

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    YOUTH WORKSHOP: Greetings & Gratitude
    Jun
    28
    10:00 am10:00

    YOUTH WORKSHOP: Greetings & Gratitude

    Tuesday, June 28 [10:00-12:00pm] 
    Ages 7-17, $25

    In this workshop, students will explore the basic tools and principles of letterpress printing by individually creating a small edition of cards made for sharing their greetings and gratitude with others. Using Signal-Return's proofing presses, we will be able to print from the original blocks we create in the first half of the workshop. Participants may bring a simple design to reproduce (no larger than 3" x 5") but all are welcome to collaborate with the instructor on their design, during the session.

    BIO: Ronica Dhar is a writer, educator and letterpress lover who enjoys promoting literacy and well being.  She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, taught English for over fifteen years in the kindergarten through college community, and works part-time in the shop at Signal-Return.

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    YOUTH WORKSHOP: Eye for "I"
    Jun
    21
    10:00 am10:00

    YOUTH WORKSHOP: Eye for "I"

    Tuesday, June 21 [10–12PM] 
    Ages 7-17, $25

    In this workshop, students will explore the basic tools and principles of letterpress printing by creating a small edition of illustrated, narrative broadsides inspired by pictographs and rebus puzzles. We will collectively choose one group of cuts and carvings from the Signal-Return collection, then individually use the proofing presses to make three prints of this foundation for our image-driven stories.  Additional text will be individually added by hand.  Copies of our broadsides will be collectively displayed here at the press at the end of the summer.

    BIO: Ronica Dhar is a writer, educator and letterpress lover who enjoys promoting literacy and well being.  She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, taught English for over fifteen years in the kindergarten through college community, and works part-time in the shop at Signal-Return.

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    Letterpress Basics: Business Cards
    Jun
    18
    10:00 am10:00

    Letterpress Basics: Business Cards

    SATURDAY, JUNE 18 [10–4 PM]
    $90

    This workshop covers the techniques for composing and setting metal type in order to make your own business card. In addition to gaining typesetting skills, attendees of the workshop will learn how to set up, use, and clean a tabletop platen press which can be used for a variety of other small-scale print applications.

    Instructor: Signal-Return Staff

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    Portfolio Binding Workshop
    Jun
    4
    10:00 am10:00

    Portfolio Binding Workshop

    Saturday, June 4 [10–4PM]
    $90 + Materials Cost

    In this one-day workshop students will learn to make a cloth spine portfolio with ties suitable for 11x17” prints or smaller. A great workshop for artists, designers, or photographers looking for an elegant professional container to showcase and store their work.

    Instructor: Lee Marchalonis is Signal-Return’s printer-in-residence. Lee has degrees in printmaking and book arts and has taught at Parsons the New School and the Center for Book Arts in New York and Pyramid Atlantic in Maryland. She has printed professionally at Yee-Haw Industries in Knoxville and at the Kala Institute in Berkeley.

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    Letterpress Basics: Postcards from Detroit
    May
    28
    10:00 am10:00

    Letterpress Basics: Postcards from Detroit

    SATURDAY, MAY 28 [10–4 PM]
    $90

    In this class you will learn the basic skills of letterpress printing, working with our collection of vintage wood and metal type. Each participant will learn how to properly compose, lock-up and print a form on our presses. A small edition will be made of each postcard and every participant will receive a folder with a complete set of the prints created during this workshop.

    Instructor: Signal-Return Staff

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    Experimental Letterpress Posters with Visiting Artist Sarah Nicholls
    May
    14
    10:00 am10:00

    Experimental Letterpress Posters with Visiting Artist Sarah Nicholls

    Saturday, MAY 14 [10–4PM]
    $90

    Pressure printing is a relief technique that uses low relief collage and stencils on the press. The results are prints with rich, painterly, spontaneous layers and textures. Participants can combine this technique with more graphic approaches to text and image, using wood type to create dynamic, layered imagery in the poster format. Students will be introduced to relief printing on a proofing press, experiment with new techniques, and think creatively about design. 

    Instructor: Sarah Nicholls is a visual artist who makes pictures with language, books with pictures, prints with type, and animations with words. Her limited edition artist books are in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Stanford, UCLA, and the University of Pennsylvania, among others. For twelve years she ran the studio and education programs at the Center for Book Arts in New York.

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