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Letterpress I (A): Hand Typesetting Basics (Nights)
February 28 - March 21
Nights Section (A):
February 28 – March 21, Five Tuesday Evenings, 6-10 pm
In this 18-hour beginner’s course in letterpress printing, students will learn the basics of hand typesetting, printing on the Center’s Vandercooks, and the process of editioning. We will cover the essentials of good presswork including inking and impression then move on to discuss typefaces, paper and the essentials of printing hand-set type. This class is ideal for those who wish to learn to print simple, text-based projects on the Vandercook, such as business cards, thank you/holiday cards, or poetry/prose. No experience required.
Letterpress I, part of our Core Curriculum and taught by our Core Instructors, is now offered in two parts: Letterpress I (A) and Letterpress I (B). Taking both A and B is equivalent to taking our Letterpress I (A+B) section and, along with Renter Training, will qualify you for unlimited access to our facility and equipment, as well as providing a great foundation in letterpress printing for those beginning professional or artistic careers in letterpress.
An artist and commercial letterpress printer for the last 15 years, Rich O’Russa specializes in highly personal printed matter–from stationery, calling cards, and announcements to broadsides, posters, chapbooks, and artist editions. He is the proprietor of ITDO Creative.
Tuition: $450 non-members / $425 members. Become a member.
Note: This class can be bundled with Letterpress I (B) for a total of $700 non-members / $675 members. Call the Center at 212-481-0295 to receive the package price.