Letterpress I (B): Edition Basics
July 6 - July 27
July 6-27, 4 Thursday Evenings, 6 – 10 pm
In this 16-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.
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 (A) for a total of $700 non-members / $675 members. Call the Center at 212-481-0295 to receive the package price.