Letterpress I (B): Edition Basics
April 4 - April 25
April 4 – 25, 4 Tuesday Evenings, 6 – 10 pm
In this 18-hour class beginners course in letterpress printing, students will explore the fundamentals of text and image, and learn a variety of ways of printing relief images on the Vandercook. Techniques for making images include learning the basics of linoleum or woodblock carving. Students will also have access to the Center’s collection of decorative and image blocks. Everyone will create an edition of prints of their own design.
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. You may enroll for in either (A) or (B) in any order.
Sarah Nicholls is a visual artist who makes pictures with language, books with pictures, prints with type, and animations with words. Her limited edition artist books are in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Stanford, UCLA, and the University of Pennsylvania, among others. For twelve years she ran the studio and education programs at the Center for Book Arts in New York. She teaches at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design. More information at www.sarahnicholls.com
Tuition: $450 non-members / $425 members. Become a member.
Note: This class can be bundled with Letterpress I (A) for a total of $700 non-members / $675 members. Call the Center at 212-481-0295 to receive the package price.