Please note that Museum Members receive 10% off the price of tuition. Advanced registration is required. Please call (713) 522-4652 to register.

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Class: Fundamentals of Letterpress I

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This class is the first step toward joining our Printers’ Guild and completing personal projects in our letterpress studio. Join accomplished printer Steve Sylvester as he discusses the use and history of type, and proper means of handling materials and tools in the studio. Special attention will be given to terms and special features of […]

Instructor: Steve Sylvester

Class: Introduction to Lithography

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Learn the basics of stone lithography from Charles Criner, the Museum’s Artist in Residence. In addition to learning the history of lithography, students will learn how to process a stone through graining the stone, applying an image, and then etching the stone. Students will print on the Museum’s 1830s starwheel lithography press, and then learn […]

Instructor: Charles Criner

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Charles Criner

Charles Criner is the Artist in Residence at The Printing Museum. Charles is the kind of artist that likes to “exhaust” the medium. He “pulls” his prints in black and white, then in color, and on top of that he sometimes adds acrylic over the print to produce original paintings on paper. He, however, is also parsimonious, or rather, enjoys the limitations of using only three colors and no more to make his prints. Furthermore, he is the kind of artist / craftsman who prizes the concrete relationship between himself and his work. Criner always pulls prints himself, never letting other professional printers do this for him.

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Class: Repurposed Books

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This class presents ways to re-use “good” books gone “bad!” These projects are designed to show off our love of books and make use (or re-use) of their shape and format. Learn to use thrift shop books to create a variety of unique decorative and useful conversation pieces. Projects include: a Classic Book-into-Portfolio case; a […]

Instructor: Lee Steiner

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Lee Steiner

Lee Steiner has been teaching herself and others hand papermaking and the book arts for more than a dozen years and has maintained her own art business and studio for eons.

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Class: Partition Box Making

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Need a box to hold your freshly printed postcards, stationary, book, or other specialty item?  Boxmaking requires many of the same techniques as bookbinding to measure, construct, and cover, but is modified to create open structures.  Come learn how to make a custom, partitioned, cloth-covered, hinged box. Bring 4 or 5 small items that are […]

Instructor: John-Michael Perkins

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John-Michael Perkins

John-Michael Perkins is originally from Jackson, Tennessee. He received his MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama and has lived in Houston since 2013. Besides everything book arts related, his hobbies include reading, drawing, spinning basketballs on his finger, and cooking.

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Class: Paper Marbling

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Remember the beautiful, multicolored patterned papers you often see in the covers of old books?  You can learn to make them yourself in this one-day workshop. We will learn many of the traditional patterns, such as the Stone marble, Get Gel, Nonpareil, Peacock, Feather, French curl, Spanish wave, and more. We will learn proper use […]

Instructor: Tony Vela

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