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All our workshops are designed to offer you high-quality instruction and information in a relaxed and friendly setting. Ideas can be discussed and projects undertaken gradually at the pace of the student. Small group sizes and an informal atmosphere mean that you can learn from practice, observation, and discussion with other students. Workshops are held in our shop’s studio space, unless otherwise specified. Check back often for event dates and schedules. WE ARE 1976 loves to collaborate with artists, schools, art clubs, and other organizations for workshops. Please contact us for more information.

 

New!!! Holiday Block Print on Fabric Workshop



 

Happy that Shamsy has another printmaking workshop just for the holidays! Learn how to block print on your own fabric wrap to decorate your presents or create your own traditional furoshiki wrap! Students will learn how to carve the block with their design, ink it and print directly on the fabric.


WORKSHOP :  Block Print on Fabric with Shamsy
DATE : 
 Saturday, November 22nd 2014, starting at 11am-12:30ish
COST : 
 $60, includes all supplies
REGISTER :
  in our shop or online
LOCATION  :
  1902 N. Henderson Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206



Just added! New Calligraphy Workshop!



 

Just in time for the holidays! We're excited to add one more workshop this Autumn with Lynsday Wright where you will learn the basics of Modern Calligraphy. In this workshop, you will learn about pointed pen calligraphy basics and how to create your own whimsical lettering style. You will then put your new skills to use making some fun gift tags and greeting cards for your holiday season. No previous experience with calligraphy is necessary. All supplies are included and you will leave class with one pen staff, three nibs, 1oz. black ink, pad of paper, grids, alphabet, and project material (gift tags, folded cards, and envelopes)!


WORKSHOP :
 Modern Calligraphy with Lynsday Wright
DATE :
 Wednesday, November 12th, 2014  starting at 7pm
COST :
 $95, includes all paper and supplies
REGISTER :
 in our shop or online
LOCATION  :
 1902 N. Henderson Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206



Autumn 2014 Workshop


We're also able to accommodate larger groups and company workshop days!


PRINTMAKING AND LETTERPRESS:

Wed, 8/20/14, 11:30am-2:30pm Business Card Letterpress at Henderson

Thur , 8/21/14, 6:30pm-9:30pm Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop at Bishop

Tue, 8/26/14, 11:30am-2:30pm Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop at Bishop

Wed, 9/3/14, 11:30am-2:30pm Business Card Letterpress at Henderson

Thur, 9/04/14, 6:30pm-9:30pm Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop at Bishop

Tue, 9/16/14, 11:30am-2:30pm Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop at Bishop

Wed, 10/01/14, 11:30-2:30pm Business/Notecard Letterpress Workshop at Bishop

Thur, 10/2/14, 6:60pm-9:30pm Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop at Bishop

Wed, 10/15/14, 11:30am-2:30pm Business Card Letterpress Workshop at Henderson

Thur, 10/16/14, 6:30pm-9:30pm Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop at Bishop

Tue, 10/28/14, 11:30am-2:30pm Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop at Bishop

Wed, 11/5/14, 11:30am-2:30pm Business Card Letterpress Workshop at Henderson

Thur, 11/6/14, 6:30pm-9:30pm Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop at Bishop

Wed, 11/19/14, 11:30am-2:30pm Business/Notecard Letterpress Workshop at Bishop

Thur, 11/20/14, 6:30pm-9:30pm Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop at Bishop


PRINTMAKING with SHAMSY ROOMIANI:

Sat, 10/25/14, 11:00am-12:30pm Botanical Printing Workshop at Henderson

Sat, 11/8/15, 11:00am-12:30pm Carve Your Own Rubber Stamp at Henderson

Sat, 11/22/15, 11:00am-12:30pm Holiday Block Printed Wrap Workshop at Henderson JUST ADDED!


BOOKBINDING with TISH BREWER:

Sat, 10/11/14, 10:30am-12:00pm Accordion Envelope Bookbinding at Henderson

Thur, 10/23/14, 6:30pm-8:30pm Leather Bookbinding at Henderson

 




Summer 2014 Workshops




Heres our new schedule for the rest of spring and summer. Besides the letterpress workshops, we're so happy that Tish and Shamsy are back for their very popular workshops. Please take note of the location, most of the printmaking workshops will be at our Bishop location, but we also have some scheduled at Henderson. Please feel free to call us or email us at info@weare1976.com if you have any questions!


PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS (all at Bishop Arts Location)

Wed, 5/14/14 Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop

Thur, 5/15/14 Business Cards and Notecards Letterpress Workshop

Tues, 5/20/14 Greeting Card Letterpress Workshop

Wed, 5/21/14 Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop

Tues, 5/27/14 Business Card Letterpress Workshop

Wed, 5/28/14 Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop

Wed, 6/4/14 Greeting Card Letterpress Workshop

Tues, 6/17/14 Business Card and Notecard Letterpress Workshop

Wed, 6/18/14 Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop

Tues, 6/24/14 Business Card and Notecard Letterpress Workshop

Tues, 7/15/14 Business Card Letterpress Workshop 

Wed, 7/16/14 Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop

Tues, 7/22/14 Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop

Wed, 7/23,14 Greeting Card Letterpress Workshop


TERRARIUM WORKSHOP

Thur, 6/05/14 Terrarium Workshop (Bishop Arts Location)

Sat, 6/21/14 Terrarium Workshop (Henderson Avenue Location)


RUBBER STAMP WORKSHOP

Sat, 6/07/14 Carve Your Own Rubber Stamp (Henderson Avenue Location)

Wed, 6/11/14 Carve Your Own Rubber Stamp (Bishop Arts Location)





New 2014 Letterpress Workshop Schedule


 


Here's our new letterpress workshop schedule for 2014! We've added a new workshop in the mix! Here's the schedule listed out. You can sign up on our online store or in person at both shop. 


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Click here (1,2,3) to see some photos from our Typesetting Poster Workshop. 

We are super excited about our new FROM THE DESK OF... WORKSHOP. Students will have the opportunity to print 150 one-color personal letterpress business cards, 50 folded (A1 size) notecards on Crane Lettra Pearl White 110#C and line 50 envelopes from French Paper; we'll have various colors of envelopes for students to choose from.* Students can pick from three templated design options that we provide or student can produce their own design.  Once you've signed up for the workshop, we will send you an email within 24 hours for you to complete so that we can fill in the relevant personal information to the design that you chose. Please send artwork and forms back immediately, we send off for polymer plates, which you can keep and reuse, and want to make sure that they are delivered to us in time for the workshop. THIS WORKSHOP IS VERY DATE SENSITIVE to make sure that we get your plates in time for the workshop. Please take notes of the dates in the individual workshops.

Students can pick from these design options:

- Option A - Traditional
- Option B - Polka Dots
- Option C - Southwest
- Option D - Design Your Own 
- Option E - Custom Design (additional $125 per hour design fee)


See the examples below. Because of the complexity and time sensitive nature of this workshop, please feel free to email us at info@weare1976.com or come by to either shops if you have any questions.



Option A. Students will mix their own inks from the color they choose..



Option B. We will be printing on the either the Challenge or the Vandercook...



Option C. Students keep the polymer plate with their design.



Option D. All Artwork MUST be submitted and approved by us by specified date. And MUST be sent in Adobe Illustrator EPS file with vector artwork only and outlined type. There is more information on the workshop page.


A late charge of $50 for expedited shipping for the polymer platewill apply if artwork is submit after the deadline states . We cannot guarantee that we will receive your polymer plate on time if you do not submit your artwork and information prior to the deadline. Because of the materials and preparation required, these workshops are non-refundable and non-transferrable, this also applies in cases where artwork is submitted past the deadline.

 

 




Letterpress Workshop Schedule and Registration


 

Hi! If you're interested in signing up for one of our workshops, you can do so on our webstore. All the class descriptions, times, details will be listed there.

In brief, all our printmaking workshops are project driven so you will leave with either a set of prints, stationary, or cards. We provide all materials and previous experience is not necessary. Depending on the workshop, we print with either a Challenge 15GP, Vandercook 325, or C&P. Because of the handmade nature and process of letterpress, all workshops are only 2-3 people. It's a ton of fun and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask us at info[at]weare1976.com.

We're always adding more workshops to our schedule. So, don't worry, if it says sold out. The best way to find out when we added more classes to the rooster, please email us at info[at]weare1976.com to be added to our newsletter.

Also, you can check out past workshops here, here, here...






Adding More Workshops!



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We got tons of great feedback from our workshops, so we wanted to add a few more of the more requested workshops to our schedule! Here's are most up-to-date listing of available workshops! You can get more info and register on our online shop. Just remember, due to the nature of letterpress, our workshops are small, so they fill up fast.*



*Since we hold workshops at both of our locations, please take note of the location. Most of our workshops are for adults only (18 years old and up) since they involve the use of tools, machinery, or heavy equipment, specifically the letterpress workshops. We do have child-friendly classes, which will be noted as such. Also, because of the amount of preparation needed and the cost of materials associated, all workshops are non-refundable and dates cannot be switched. Also, all students will be required to sign a waiver form prior to any workshop. Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@weare1976.com if you have any questions.


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GREETING CARD LETTERPRESS WORKSHOP 

Using our collection of wood type, learn to set type and print on our C&P Press. We'll provide all the supplies, paper, ink and each student will have the opportunity to print 20 one-color greeting cards (or notecards) and we will fold and line custom envelopes to match your cards. We will provide all the materials, including thick cotton card stock for your cards in a variety of sizes. Please bring an apron to wear during the workshop (and clothes you don't mind getting dirty). 

Class : Greeting Card Letterpress Workshop - (New! Just added!)
Code : 1976Workshop011
Date  : Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Time : 1:00 - 4:00
Size : 3 students
Location : 313 N. Bishop Avenue, Dallas 75208
Cost : $125, register online


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CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP WITH SHAMSY 

Back by popular request, we're doing another Cyanotype workshop with Shamsy.  Learn how to make cyanotypes with the magic of the sun and three dimensional objects. We will coat our own paper with light sensitive material and position our selected objects directly on the paper and expose them with the power of the sun! Each person will leave with completely original sun prints as well as a handy dandy instructional packet, jam packed with useful resources! Too see pics from the previous workshop, click here.

*** feel free to bring any small objects (no bigger than 5") to use as your subjects.
The flatter the object, the better. Ex: string, wrench, scissors, plant material etc...

Class : Cyanotype Workshop with Shamsy - (New! Just added!)
Code : SRWS08
Date  : Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Time : 10:30am
Size : 8 students
Location : 1902 N. Henderson Avenue, Dallas
Cost : $75, register online

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NOTECARD LETTERPRESS WORKSHOP

Using our collection of wood type, learn to set type, mix a custom pantone ink color, and print on our C&P Press. We'll provide all the supplies, paper, 10 envelopes with tie string, and ink. Each student will have the opportunity to print 10 one-color notecards and we will line the envelopes with beautiful origami paper. You can design personal stationery, a favorite saying, or party invitations.  Please bring an apron to wear during the workshop (and clothes you don't mind getting dirty). 


Class : Notecard Letterpress Workshop
Code : 1976Workshop006 
Date Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time:  : 6:30-9:30
Size : 3 Students
Location : 313 N. Bishop Avenue, Dallas 75208
Costs : $115, register online

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TYPESETTING POSTER LETTERPRESS WORKSHOP

There's a reason why Anthony Burrill's poster is so popular. Simple, honest, and straight to the point. You'll have an opportunity to print your favorite quote or saying with this workshop.  Using our collection of wood type, learn to set type, mix a custom pantone ink color, and print on one of our cylinder presses. Each student will have the opportunity to print an edition of 20 11"x17" posters. To see an example, check out our new Valentines Print "Carbonite Confessions" or you can do something playful like our OYO print (as seen above). Please bring an apron to wear during the workshop (and clothes you don't mind getting dirty). 

Class : Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop  - (New! Just added!)
Code : 1976Workshop012
Date Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time:  : 6:30-9:30
Size : 2 Students
Location : 313 N. Bishop Avenue, Dallas 75208
Costs : $180, register online

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TYPESETTING POSTER LETTERPRESS WORKSHOP

There's a reason why Anthony Burrill's poster is so popular. Simple, honest, and straight to the point. You'll have an opportunity to print your favorite quote or saying with this workshop.  Using our collection of wood type, learn to set type, mix a custom pantone ink color, and print on one of our cylinder presses. Each student will have the opportunity to print an edition of 20 11"x17" posters. To see an example, check out our new Valentines Print "Carbonite Confessions" or you can do something playful like our OYO print (as seen above). Please bring an apron to wear during the workshop (and clothes you don't mind getting dirty). 

Class : Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop (New! Just added!)
Code : 1976Workshop013
Date Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time:  : 6:30-9:30
Size : 2 Students
Location : 313 N. Bishop Avenue, Dallas 75208
Costs : $180, register online

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TYPESETTING POSTER LETTERPRESS WORKSHOP

There's a reason why Anthony Burrill's poster is so popular. Simple, honest, and straight to the point. You'll have an opportunity to print your favorite quote or saying with this workshop.  Using our collection of wood type, learn to set type, mix a custom pantone ink color, and print on one of our cylinder presses. Each student will have the opportunity to print an edition of 20 11"x17" posters. To see an example, check out our new Valentines Print "Carbonite Confessions" or you can do something playful like our OYO print (as seen above). Please bring an apron to wear during the workshop (and clothes you don't mind getting dirty). 

Class : Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop - New! Just Added!
Code : 1976Workshop014
Date Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Time:  : 6:30-9:30
Size : 2 Students
Location : 313 N. Bishop Avenue, Dallas 75208
Costs : $180, 
register online


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MONOGRAM COASTER LETTERPRESS WORKSHOP

Using our collection of wood type, learn to set type, and print small monogrammed coasters, mini cards, or gift tags. Students will have an opportunity to print one letter each and take home 20 cards. Please bring an apron to wear during the workshop (and clothes you don't mind getting dirty). 


Class : Monogram Coaster and Gift Tag Letterpress Workshop
Code : 1976Workshop010 
Date Sunday, May 05, 2013
Time:  : 1:00 to 4:00
Size : 4 Students
Costs : $90, register online

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TYPESETTING POSTER LETTERPRESS WORKSHOP

There's a reason why Anthony Burrill's poster is so popular. Simple, honest, and straight to the point. You'll have an opportunity to print your favorite quote or saying with this workshop.  Using our collection of wood type, learn to set type, mix a custom pantone ink color, and print on one of our cylinder presses.  Each student will have the opportunity to print an edition of 20 11"x17" posters. To see an example, check out our new Valentines Print "Carbonite Confessions" or you can do something playful like our OYO print (as seen above). Please bring an apron to wear during the workshop (and clothes you don't mind getting dirty). 

Class : Typesetting Poster Letterpress Workshop - New! Just Added!
Code : 1976Workshop015
Date Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Time:  : 6:30-9:30
Size : 2 Students
Location : 313 N. Bishop Avenue, Dallas 75208
Costs : $180, register online




CARVE YOUR OWN VALENTINES DAY RUBBER STAMP WORKSHOP



We just added another workshop...

Have a lot of people to show your love to? Show them just how special you think they are with your very own carved stamps and hand printed muslin bags! If that weren't enough, you get a set of five cards and envelopes to use with your hand carved stamps for a truly handmade Valentine! Show your peeps you went the extra mile for them this year!

Includes:
- an assortment of your very own hand carved stamps
- muslin bags for candy and treats
- set of five cards and envelopes

** We have a kid's version of this class available too with rubber stamps (instead of carving with sharp tools)
Ages 7+.



Class
: CARVED WITH LOVE WORKSHOP with SHAMSY ROOMIANI
 
Code : SRWS07

Date  : Saturday, Feb 2nd, 2013

Time : 10:00-11:30am

 Size : 8 students

 Cost : $35 (all supplies included), register online

Location : 1902 N. Henderson Avenue Dallas, TX 75206





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