Treated myself to a little break from working on the computer and went to a workshop at the Bubbler last week. So much fun! I know this is going to sound silly, but I was so focused on the bookmaking part of the workshop that it didn't really sink in that there would be screen printing (even though it was Lesley Numbers). What a treat to walk in and see such cool screens awaiting our use!
First of all, Lesley Numbers is the artist in residence and she has so much planned! I was inspired just walking into the room and I highly recommend that you make time for a visit. I have never gotten to see such a large collection of her prints in one place and it was quite a treat.
We got to print paper with various screens and then Katharine DeLamater (also of Polka Press) taught us a simple book structure which we made using one of our printed papers. And, yes, I confirmed that I am horrible at bookmaking. I just never quite get all the folds precise enough for nice square edges. But I'm going to be adding tabs and stickers and washi tape, so you won't even notice.
There are many other activities planned for Lesley's residency. I am particularly looking forward to the exhibit of Tarot cards and am enjoying the tarot card readings. But check out all the things that Polka Press has planned at their studio as well!