The Steel House Education programming is designed for both adults and young adults.

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ARGENTUM: Silverpoint Workshop

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Instructors: Richard Iammarino
Co-presented by Steel House Projects this workshop is offered in tandem with the July Exhibition, ARGENTUM, which surveys over 50 years of silverpoint drawing by Richard Iammarino. On view at 639 Main street, July 7-29. Iammarino will introduce various techniques to prepare drawing surfaces for use with silverpoint. Silverpoint is one of several types of metalpoint techniques where a drawing is made by dragging and marking a metal styli on a prepared surface. Terrific for small scale works, either from observation or imagination.
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Intro Letterpress Intensive

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 9am-4pm
Instructors: Richard Reitz Smith, Karin Spitfire
This is a terrific workshop for anyone looking immerse themselves in the joys and techniques of layout, design andoperation of our letterpress.
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Skateboards: With Custom Graphics and Sticker Decals

Date: Monday, August 7, 2017 - Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time: 9am-12pm
Instructors: Tom Weis, Alexis Iammarino, Juan Ocampo
Ready to get totally RAD? Using Steel House’s wood shop, build a functional skateboard of your own design, complete with custom art employing a variety of printmaking, illustration, and street art techniques. ** PLEASE NOTE: We offer $20 off when you bring/send a friend to register. Send inquiry, to education@rocklandsteelhouse.com, Subject "Friend Offer" This class requires a minimum of 8 students, so tell your friends!!
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Art of Automata: Building Painted Mechanical Toys

Date: Monday, August 14, 2017 - Friday, August 18, 2017
Time: 9am-12pm
Instructors: Isabella ZP Feracci & Annie Bailey
Design and build a mechanical toy! Bring to life inanimate objects and original characters by using simple machines. Draw, measure, mark, cut and assemble through a series of hands-on exercises. Participants will build their own animated toy using a variety of basic hand and power tools and assorted hardware. ** PLEASE NOTE: We offer $20 off when you bring/send a friend to register. Send inquiry, to education@rocklandsteelhouse.com, Subject "Friend Offer" This class requires a minimum of 10 students, so tell your friends!!
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Artists Books on the Letterpress

Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 9am-4pm
Instructors: Richard Reitz Smith, Karin Spitfire

Simple and elegant! A Pamphlet Binding is a concise entree into bookmaking. You will print and construct small editions of an 8-page (max) hardcover book. You will learn to handset type to print your favorite poems, quotes, or whatever text appeals to you. Then combine that with images using lino-block, collograph and other methods printed on the letterpress.

You will learn several basic variations of the pamphlet book format, plus sewing techniques and cover construction options. All printing will be completed by the end of the workshop. You may not finish binding your edition, but you will know how to do so at home.

A complete list of tools and materials will be sent upon registration. Bring:

  • a bone folder
  • exacto knife
  • ruler
  • special paper you want to print on
  • decorative paper or book cloth for a cover (some options will be provided for each of these)
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Shooting in Manual Mode

Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time: 1-4
Instructors: Sarah Rice
This class will teach you how to use your digital or film camera in the manual mode. We’ll start at the beginning and teach you about aperture, shutter speed, film speed, how they interact and how to manipulate them to achieve what you want with your photography. If you can’t quite remember (or never learned), come hang with us in a relaxed, friendly, supportive atmosphere and ask any questions you want. We'll work individually with you and your cameras to make sure you’re comfortable. By the end you’ll have much more control over your images and your camera. It’s best if you bring the camera you normally use, and that it is one where manual operation is possible. Check your camera - if it’s a newer digital camera, make sure there’s an M mode.
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Mobile Phone Photography // Adult offering

Date: Monday, August 21, 2017 - Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 6-8pm
Instructors: Sarah Rice
Bring your phone! Take advantage of the camera you have with you all the time! Learn what it’s capable of and what apps to use to maximize that potential. We’ll go over the best ways to photograph with your phone, then get to work making pictures. Please bring your phone * PLEASE NOTE: This awesome class requires a minimum of 10 students to run. We offer $20 off when you bring/send a friend or sibling to register. Get your friends together!! & Send inquiry, to education@rocklandsteelhouse.com, Subject "Friend/Sibling Offer"
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Mobile Phone Photography // Youth offering

Date: Monday, August 21, 2017 - Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 1-3pm
Instructors: Sarah Rice
Take advantage of the camera you have with all the time! Learn what it's capable of and of what apps to use to maximize that potential. We'll go over the best ways to photograph with your phone, then get to work making pictures. * PLEASE NOTE: This awesome class requires a minimum of 10 students to run. We offer $20 off when you bring/send a friend to register. Get your friends together!! & Send inquiry, to education@rocklandsteelhouse.com, Subject "Friend Offer"
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Skateboards: With Custom Graphics and Sticker Decals

Date: Monday, August 7, 2017 - Thursday, August 10, 2017
Time: 9am-12pm
Instructors: Tom Weis, Alexis Iammarino, Juan Ocampo
Ready to get totally RAD? Using Steel House’s wood shop, build a functional skateboard of your own design, complete with custom art employing a variety of printmaking, illustration, and street art techniques. ** PLEASE NOTE: We offer $20 off when you bring/send a friend to register. Send inquiry, to education@rocklandsteelhouse.com, Subject "Friend Offer" This class requires a minimum of 8 students, so tell your friends!!
More information →
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Art of Automata: Building Painted Mechanical Toys

Date: Monday, August 14, 2017 - Friday, August 18, 2017
Time: 9am-12pm
Instructors: Isabella ZP Feracci & Annie Bailey
Design and build a mechanical toy! Bring to life inanimate objects and original characters by using simple machines. Draw, measure, mark, cut and assemble through a series of hands-on exercises. Participants will build their own animated toy using a variety of basic hand and power tools and assorted hardware. ** PLEASE NOTE: We offer $20 off when you bring/send a friend to register. Send inquiry, to education@rocklandsteelhouse.com, Subject "Friend Offer" This class requires a minimum of 10 students, so tell your friends!!
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Mobile Phone Photography // Youth offering

Date: Monday, August 21, 2017 - Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 1-3pm
Instructors: Sarah Rice
Take advantage of the camera you have with all the time! Learn what it's capable of and of what apps to use to maximize that potential. We'll go over the best ways to photograph with your phone, then get to work making pictures. * PLEASE NOTE: This awesome class requires a minimum of 10 students to run. We offer $20 off when you bring/send a friend to register. Get your friends together!! & Send inquiry, to education@rocklandsteelhouse.com, Subject "Friend Offer"
More information →
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Intro Letterpress Intensive

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 9am-4pm
Instructors: Richard Reitz Smith, Karin Spitfire
This is a terrific workshop for anyone looking immerse themselves in the joys and techniques of layout, design andoperation of our letterpress.
More information →
Booklet color a

Artists Books on the Letterpress

Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 9am-4pm
Instructors: Richard Reitz Smith, Karin Spitfire

Simple and elegant! A Pamphlet Binding is a concise entree into bookmaking. You will print and construct small editions of an 8-page (max) hardcover book. You will learn to handset type to print your favorite poems, quotes, or whatever text appeals to you. Then combine that with images using lino-block, collograph and other methods printed on the letterpress.

You will learn several basic variations of the pamphlet book format, plus sewing techniques and cover construction options. All printing will be completed by the end of the workshop. You may not finish binding your edition, but you will know how to do so at home.

A complete list of tools and materials will be sent upon registration. Bring:

  • a bone folder
  • exacto knife
  • ruler
  • special paper you want to print on
  • decorative paper or book cloth for a cover (some options will be provided for each of these)
More information →
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Shooting in Manual Mode

Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time: 1-4
Instructors: Sarah Rice
This class will teach you how to use your digital or film camera in the manual mode. We’ll start at the beginning and teach you about aperture, shutter speed, film speed, how they interact and how to manipulate them to achieve what you want with your photography. If you can’t quite remember (or never learned), come hang with us in a relaxed, friendly, supportive atmosphere and ask any questions you want. We'll work individually with you and your cameras to make sure you’re comfortable. By the end you’ll have much more control over your images and your camera. It’s best if you bring the camera you normally use, and that it is one where manual operation is possible. Check your camera - if it’s a newer digital camera, make sure there’s an M mode.
More information →
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Mobile Phone Photography // Adult offering

Date: Monday, August 21, 2017 - Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 6-8pm
Instructors: Sarah Rice
Bring your phone! Take advantage of the camera you have with you all the time! Learn what it’s capable of and what apps to use to maximize that potential. We’ll go over the best ways to photograph with your phone, then get to work making pictures. Please bring your phone * PLEASE NOTE: This awesome class requires a minimum of 10 students to run. We offer $20 off when you bring/send a friend or sibling to register. Get your friends together!! & Send inquiry, to education@rocklandsteelhouse.com, Subject "Friend/Sibling Offer"
More information →