Polymer on the Press
August 26 - August 27
August 26-27, Saturday – Sunday, 10am-4pm
In this 18-hour weekend letterpress class, students will focus on transforming their designs and ideas into handmade photopolymer plates and printing on the Center’s Vandercooks. Class will focus on creating imagery by hand and through digital files to convert to plates. Through out the weekend we will work together to trouble-shoot your designs and the proper printing of the plates. We will cover good presswork including the basics of printing as well as dealing with tight registration and multiple color runs. You will be able to create over this weekend personal projects that range from basic invitations, to business cards or posters! Most materials included with registration, just bring a pencil & notebook, and $15 for the polymer plates.
No print experience necessary.
Amber McMillan received her BA in Visual Arts and Economics from Oberlin College. She has been an active member of the Center for Book Arts NYC since 2003. She is the proprietor of Post Editions, a small press specializing in radical editions. Amber has served as an instructor at the Center for Book Arts since 2005 and has worked with the Education Committee to develop curricula for Core and Outreach courses.
Tuition: $350 non-members / $325 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.