diy | printmaking with brooklyn creative + course horse

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Last weekend, I drove into Brooklyn (I'm getting better at navigating Brooklyn, yay!) and took a diy printing workshop from the folks at Brooklyn Creative (BkC).  BkC is a haven for art, craft and photography lovers, and they offer tons of fantastic classes.  The space we worked in was so fresh and inspiring.  

Thanks to CourseHorse, an incredible online resource that helps New Yorkers find classes, for making it possible, and for being so incredibly simple to use!  

We learned three printing processes - direct transfer, indirect transfer, and xerox transfer (my favorite method)!  Our BkC instructors, Caitlin and Caroline, were so knowledgeable, friendly, and hands on.  After being taught the three methods, we were able to make as many prints as we wanted.  Here are some fun printing action pictures.

My favorite method of printing was the xerox transfers.  We actually had to mix ink and linseed oil, roll out the ink, and I felt so legit!  Caitlin and Caroline walked us through the process so well that I actually felt like I had been doing this for years.  

At the end of the night, we were given an info-packed syllabus to take home that has supply lists and step-by-step instructions for each method of printing - I cannot wait to purchase these supplies and make some more prints at home.  I'll be sure to share the process with you all!  

Also, thanks to CourseHorse, I met my diy buddy Chelsea of Lovely Indeed.  It was like meeting my long lost bestie.  

I decided to take along a film camera - a Minolta XG 1 - and try out some good old fashioned photography.  After waiting patiently for the film to be developed (the only downfall to film), I LOVE the way the photos turned out.  What do you think?

If you're from the NYC area, I highly recommend checking out the other classes listed on CourseHorse and BkC.  Such lovely people to work with and learn from!

till tomorrow,

11 comment(s) - I love hearing from you!:

  1. Amazing! I wish I could find classes like that here in Puerto Rico. Printmaking or letterpress or anything crafty really. P.S. Your photos are great too!

  2. I wish I lived in New York! I would LOVE to learn how to do xerox transfers, it looks so fun :)

  3. Wow sounds like such a fun class! I want to learn printmaking! I'll have to see if there's anyplace in DC that offers such a class. Also, your film photos look great!! Take more!!!! :D

  4. Very cool, wish I was closer, I would so take advantage.

  5. What an amazing project, and such a fun evening!

  6. i LOVE the way the photos came out!!!!! and you should def give me one of those prints for my apt ;)

  7. So awesome Rebecca!! Way to take advantage of such a cool opportunity!!

  8. I am so jealous you get to live there! Also, I am finally coming for a week in August we should totally schedule a fun blogger meetup.... just for me:)

    1. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! So stoked! I'm planning something...right now.


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