South Lake Union
Events Calendar

June 13 Events

May 26 - June 20, South Lake Union

OUR HEARTS LIVE HERE Initiative - 2020 Graduation

At KCTS 9, we believe that our COMMUNITY is our greatest strength in times of adversity.  The novel coronavirus has significantly changed the ways we interact with our family, friends and neighbors. In an effort to spread some joy during the difficult moment we’re all living in, we’re launching the OUR HEARTS LIVE HERE initiative.

Graduation season is upon us, and we want to celebrate and honor all of the grads from pre-school to law-school and everything in between, who are missing out on this year’s ceremonies.

Submit a photo of your graduate (or yourself!) below for us to feature on-air on KCTS 9 and on our social media channels. You can also use #OurHeartsLiveHere to submit photos and share your grads with your neighbors.

Congrats to the class of 2020!

Want to see photos from our decorating or Mr. Rogers sweater challenges? Click here.

Finally, please share this with your family, friends and neighbors! The more people who participate the more we show we’re all in this together.

Here’s how to participate:

1) To submit your photo(s), fill out this form and include your name, e-mail and photo of your graduate(s). Use the hashtag #OurHeartsLiveHere to share your work with the community.

2) Follow all social distancing guidelines and stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who doesn’t live in your residence.

Our favorite submissions will be featured in spots aired on KCTS 9.

June 13, 12:00 pm, School of Visual Concepts

Long-Distance Letterpress: Frikkin’ Lasers

Learning about letterpress printing when you can’t take an in-person class is definitely a challenge. But, until we can figure out how to deliver a 1,000 lb. Vandercook to you via the internet, we’ve got a better idea. Come take an SVC long-distance letterpress workshop, where you’ll pick up skills and a big dose of inspiration from some of the brightest stars in letterpress, and then receive a copy of the class project via snail mail. For at least a millennium, people have cut away a medium like wood, inked it, and printed from it—as veteran technology journalist and printing historian Glenn Fleishman will attest. Using a 2D laser cutter, such as a Glowforge, is a game-changing way to create relief printing plates in the 21st century.

$50 registration here.

In this live discussion and demonstration, you will get an overview of major milestones in printing history, and then learn how to marry 2D laser cutting to letterpress printing. Glenn will create some laser engraved and cut pieces in real-time, including a keepsake you’ll get in the mail, and answer all of your questions on the following:

Printing substrates used historically Digital design software and tools used for laser cutting Appropriate substrates and bases to use with lasers How to calculate costs When to use laser cutting versus engraving Adhesives and materials to bring the printing plate to type-high level


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