CLASSES

CASP regularly hosts public classes and workshops in its state of the art Print Studio and Metals Studio & Foundry.

Metal Masks: Beginning – Intermediate Metal Fabrication

metal maskDates: Saturdays, September 16th, 23rd, 30th – October 7th, 14th, 21st
Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Cost: $150
Instructor: Jonathan Whitfill with special guest Chad Plunket
Location: CH Foundation Metals Studio at CASP, 1106 5th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401
Class Description: This class teaches metal fabrication and welding while each student builds a sculptural mask. Students will learn metal bending, cutting, and shaping techniques. They will also have the option of integrating found object metal into the design. To register, please contact info@casp-arts.org or click here.
Additional information: Students will have access to open studio hours (Saturdays 1:00PM-6:00PM) following class sessions. All materials for the class project are included in the class fee except for found object metal.

 The Basics of Letter Press: Beginner Level

Dates: Thursdays, September 21st, 28th – October 5th, 12th
Time: 
6:30PM-8:30PM
Cost: $70
Location: 
Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio at CASP, 1106 5th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401
Instructor: Kyle J. Bassett
To register, please contact info@casp-arts.org or click here.

Class description: Over the course of four weeks, you can learn the ins & outs of letterpress at the Helen Devitt Jones Print Studio! Under the guidance of Print Fellow & Dust Devil Press founder, Kyle J. Bassett, you will learn all of the technical skills necessary to utilize all the Print Studio has to offer. The goal of this course is focused on proficiency rather than creativity. While students will get to print their own posters during the final print-a-palooza, our goal will be for students to feel comfortable enough with the equipment so that they can take advantage of Open Studio Hours at a cost of only $5-an-hour! Once students complete this course, they will also be able to register for Victoria Bee’s Intermediate Level letterpress course later this year. The course overview is as follows.

Week 1: In the first class, students will be introduced to the studio. We will go over all of the rules that govern how we print & take care of equipment. Students will learn safety procedures, best-practices, and the language of Letterpress. Other activities included learning the layout of the California Job Case & an overview of the history of Letterpress.

Week 2: This class will focus on the most common mistakes that any printer can make. There’s a lot… We will also review material from the previous class before we begin to set type for students to make their own custom stationary on the proof-press!

Week 3: The day hath cometh! For this class, students will take turns operating the Vandercook printing press. We will all decide on a large format poster which includes multiple colors, texts, & images. Students will prove that they can properly operate, maintain, & clean the press.

Week 4: Our final class will be a free-for-all print-a-palooza! The studio will be open from 4:00PM-10:00PM so that everyone has the chance to print a unique series of large-format posters!