Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

Community Marbling day!

IT'S MARBLETOWN AGAIN.

WHERE: Ladybones HQ, 435 23rd Street.  Call on the phone (number below) when you arrive so that we can run downstairs and let you in!

WHEN: Saturday Sept 20, 12 - 5 PM

WHAT: Community Day/Marble Party!

BRING?: If you want to marble something in particular, you must prep it first: for fabric, wash with Synthropol first, then soak in a mixture of alum and water.  Both alum and Synthropol are available at local art stores.  For paper, you just need to lightly coat with alum… thicker, smoother papers work better.  Also, if you have acrylic paints in some fun colors that you want to marble with, bring those as well!

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Aug
24
10:30 AM10:30

Zine Cover Printing (Part Two)

a selection of letterpress zine covers

a selection of letterpress zine covers

register here!

get ready for the sf zine fest!  in this class, you'll take your (finished) zine guts and house them in an awesome DIY letterpress cover.  this is a start-to-finish class; by the end of the second sessions, your zines will be ready to go.

the first session will be a design session: you will decide whether you want to make your zine cover (a) using found imagery and wood type in our print shop (b) from a block you carve yourself or (c) from a digital file output to polymer plate.  you will also decide what cover paper you want to use, and what ink color, and calculate the depth of your spine. 

our unofficial motto

our unofficial motto

the second session will be a full day of printing, where each zinester signs up for time on-press, though everyone's encouraged to come for the whole day: you'll learn much more that way!  between the two sessions, you will have carved your block or picked up your plate, and your paper will be prepped, so we can get right on press.  in the evening we will have an optional folding/binding/stapling party, with papercuts, snacks, and love.

class fee is $125 plus materials.  sign up here.

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Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Community Night (zine edition)

august community night comes to you courtesy of the sf zine fest!! we're stupid excited and can't wait to get pamphlet-stitching. Come on by --- make a one-of-a-kind collage, draw a brand new zine, assemble one you've already got, or just good old-fashioned hang out.  we'll have plenty of paper and thread.  and a glue stick.  and tape.  see you there (call to be let in)

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Aug
17
1:30 PM13:30

Zine Cover Printing Class (Part One)

a selection of letterpress zine covers

a selection of letterpress zine covers

register here!

get ready for the sf zine fest!  in this class, you'll take your (finished) zine guts and house them in an awesome DIY letterpress cover.  this is a start-to-finish class; by the end of the second sessions, your zines will be ready to go.

the first session will be a design session: you will decide whether you want to make your zine cover (a) using found imagery and wood type in our print shop (b) from a block you carve yourself or (c) from a digital file output to polymer plate.  you will also decide what cover paper you want to use, and what ink color, and calculate the depth of your spine. 

our unofficial motto

our unofficial motto

the second session will be a full day of printing, where each zinester signs up for time on-press, though everyone's encouraged to come for the whole day: you'll learn much more that way!  between the two sessions, you will have carved your block or picked up your plate, and your paper will be prepped, so we can get right on press.  in the evening we will have an optional folding/binding/stapling party, with papercuts, snacks, and love.

class fee is $125 plus materials.  sign up here.

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Jul
8
8:30 PM20:30

Pop Up! at A Little Lodge

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Come join us for a one-night pop up in the Inner Sunset.  We'll have prints, books, cards, journals, and surprises!

WHAT: Pop up!  One night only!  Prints, books, cards, journals, and surprises.
WHEN: Thursday July 10, 6 - 9 PM.
WHERE: A Little Lodge, 1306 12th Avenue (at Irving)
WHY: Local love and friendship.
SNACKS?  No.  BEER?  Yes.  CORNHOLE? Maybe.

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

book launch (small plates) @ sfcb

so happy and proud to announce the launch of annemarie munn's small plates book, Destruction/Construction, produced through a grant from the San Francisco Center for the Book!  please join us at the launch party for all three of the small plates artists:

Lisa Rappoport

Bryan Kring

Annemarie Munn

The party will be held at the San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103. 

 

small plates books are small, affordable artist's books, each measuring 4" x 4", priced at $44, produced in editions of 100.  many folks in our community got their letterpress printing/bookbinding start as interns in the small plates/Imprint projects at SFCB, so it's a program especially dear to our hearts.

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Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

community night returns!

Our first community night in our new space is this coming tuesday!

 

Here are the details:

 

when: tuesday, june 17th, 7 pm

where: 435 23rd st, at illinois, in the dogpatch! (San francisco Storage building)

how: because we're in an office-type room upstairs from storage units, access is a little tricky (there is a gate with a key code, and then a door with a key code).  just call us when you arrive --- phone number is at the top of the page --- and we'll run down and let you in.

parking: there is plenty

public transport: the t line!

biking: watch out for the train tracks

 

If you've never been to a community night, it's essentially an art party.  we'll have an art or craft project you can work on, or you can bring your own.  there are snacks and things to drink, and we talk about what we've been working on and how the life of making stuff is going.  community nights are a way to connect with each other as friends and craftspeople, and we enjoy them so much.

 

Because moving is expensive, we'll also have some stuff for sale this time --- prints, journals, excess paper, and a few sundries that we needed in the old space but won't need in the new (like lamps, for instance).

 

We can't wait to see you there!  We've missed you, and we've so appreciated your support and concern as we said goodbye to our old space and embarked upon the new!

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Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

The Open Portfolio: Session Two

The bindery at Book Island

The bindery at Book Island

Click here to sign up.  Limited to eight students.

Creating a portfolio is a fascinating, deeply personal process.  A successful portfolio will invite the viewer to linger, and house your work in a way that enhances it through physical context.   If your work calls for a particular look or feel that is not captured by an off-the-shelf portfolio, or if you want to take the presentation of your work to the next level aesthetically, you may be drawn to building your own portfolio or lookbook.

The Open Portfolio is a two-session class meant to guide you through the process of creating your own custom portfolio.  The first session will be an open, round-table discussion and planning session; bring your content, your ideas, swatches, tools, and anything you want to incorporate into the design or overall concept.  We will look at examples of portfolios already made for distinct purposes, and each student will leave with a plan for the creation of their unique portfolio.  In the second, longer session, we will bring our ideas into being; materials will be prepped between sessions to allow each student to fully execute the creation of their custom portfolio by the end of the second session. Students will have the choice of using covering materials provided by the instructor or providing their own.

This class is geared towards anyone interested in making a portfolio or lookbook that truly suits his or her needs.  Some experience with or knowledge of bookbinding techniques will be helpful, but is not required. Some experience with cutting and folding paper would also be helpful, but is not required.

Session One: April 21st, 6 - 8 PM

Session Two: April 28th, 5 - 9:30 PM

Price: 150.00

Click here to sign up.  Limited to eight students.

PLEASE NOTE: This class will take place at Book Island, which is in San Francisco in the SOMA/Inner Mission neighborhood, not at Ladybones HQ.

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Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

The Open Portfolio: Session One

some examples of professional portfolios

some examples of professional portfolios

Click here to sign up.  Limited to eight students.

Creating a portfolio is a fascinating, deeply personal process.  A successful portfolio will invite the viewer to linger, and house your work in a way that enhances it through physical context.   If your work calls for a particular look or feel that is not captured by an off-the-shelf portfolio, or if you want to take the presentation of your work to the next level aesthetically, you may be drawn to building your own portfolio or lookbook.

The Open Portfolio is a two-session class meant to guide you through the process of creating your own custom portfolio.  The first session will be an open, round-table discussion and planning session; bring your content, your ideas, swatches, tools, and anything you want to incorporate into the design or overall concept.  We will look at examples of portfolios already made for distinct purposes, and each student will leave with a plan for the creation of their unique portfolio.  In the second, longer session, we will bring our ideas into being; materials will be prepped between sessions to allow each student to fully execute the creation of their custom portfolio by the end of the second session. Students will have the choice of using covering materials provided by the instructor or providing their own.

This class is geared towards anyone interested in making a portfolio or lookbook that truly suits his or her needs.  Some experience with or knowledge of bookbinding techniques will be helpful, but is not required. Some experience with cutting and folding paper would also be helpful, but is not required.

Session One: April 21st, 6 - 8 PM

Session Two: April 28th, 5 - 9:30 PM

Price: 150.00

Click here to sign up.  Limited to eight students.

PLEASE NOTE: This class will take place at Book Island, which is located in San Francisco in the SOMA/Inner Mission neighborhood, not at Ladybones HQ. 

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Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Last-Minute, Last-Chance Marbling Class

Ladybones Print Collective presents: a last-minute, last-chance marbling class with Lynsey Ayala!

WHEN: next Thursday, January 23, 7 PM

WHERE: 1564 Market between Page and Van Ness (if google maps sends you to the Castro, it's wrong. Try googling our neighbor, 1554 market, for reliably accurate google maps results. We don't know why this is happening).

WHO: everyone (up to 8 people).

WHAT: In this class you will get to try out some basic marbling methods on paper and fabric with acrylic paints.  We will briefly discuss setting up carrageenan gel, and then dive right in to creating patterns & transferring them to our substrates.  We will discuss stone, feather, thistle, peacock, and other patterns, both traditional and abstract.

HOW MUCH: $40. Bring cash or check to class.  Materials will be supplied. One time only, crazy amazing opportunity.

HOW TO SIGN UP: To reserve a spot in the class, RSVP to ladybonesprintcollective@gmail.com.  Please, ONLY RSVP if you are definitely going to attend, as the class is limited in size.  That's just respectful, y'all. ;)
 

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Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Ladybones Community Night #3

We'll have the space heater blasting at next week's Ladybones Community Night.  And drinks and snacks as usual. Bring a project to work on, or watercolor with us --- it's an art party, man! Bring an extra brush if you remember.

WHERE: 1564 Market (between Van Ness and Page)
WHEN: Wednesday December 11th at 7 PM
WHAT: hang out, shop talk, art party!

Can't wait to see you all.

And if you have a project you'd like to throw on the press one of these days, let us know and we'll work something out --- the Vandercook is now available for renting.

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