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May 8- June 12, 5 Monday Nights, 6-9:30 pm
*No class Monday Monday May 29th, Memorial Day*
In this 18-hour intermediate-level letterpress class, artists and designer will have the opportunity to transform their ideas into photopolymer plates and print them on the Center’s Vandercook presses.Find out more »
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June 6-27, Four Tuesday Evenings, 6 -10 pm
In this 16-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. Can be combined with Letterpress I (B) to qualify for studio rental in our Printshop.Find out more »
June 17-18, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
In this two day workshop, Learn basic printing techniques on the Vandercook proof press, and come away with a collaborative printed edition. We will learn a few basic variations on the single sheet book, perfect for making a portable edition. We will print up our ideas collaboratively on the press, using wood and metal type, and edition our simple books together. Everyone will come away with multiple copies of a one-page book, models for future reference, and ideas for the future. No previous printing experience required.
July 6-27, 4 Thursday Evenings, 6 - 10 pm
This 16-hour class introduces students to the basics of letterpress printing through the creation of your very own edition of prints. Students will explore the fundamentals of text and image, and learn a variety of ways of printing relief images on the Vandercook.Find out more »
July 8, Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Join us for a day of exploration. We will play with the use of pochoir or stenciling in combination with letterpress printing from polymer plates. Students will learn basic letterpress printing with photopolymer plates. We will edition our work with hand cut stencils. The end result of this class will be a lovely print or card. Students must register by Saturday July 1st.Find out more »
Monday - Friday, July 17-21, 10 am - 4 pm
Learn the basics of hand typesetting and explore the contemporary practice of letterpress printing. We will cover the essentials of good presswork including inking, and impression and move on to discuss typefaces, paper, incorporating illustrations and adding color.
Letterpress 1 is part of our Core Curriculum and is taught by our Core Instructors. This class (along with Renter Training) will qualify you for unlimited access to our facility and equipment, and is essential for those beginning professional or artistic careers in letterpress.Find out more »
July 18 - August 15, 5 Tuesday Nights, 6-9 pm
In this class we will give words a physical presence. Using your own language, or that of a favorite writer, each student will make an edition of broadsides, either handset or using polymer plates. We will problem solve, fine tune our printing and learn some techniques for adding texture and backgrounds. There will be a visit from one of the poets from the Fine Press Publishing Seminar, who will read and discuss their work, giving students an opportunity to get inside the language.Find out more »
July 31 - August 4, Monday-Friday, 10 - 4 pm
Following a short review of press operation and printing techniques, we will raise your printing skills to the next level. This class is designed to support students who have taken a letterpress class and want to work on their own projects in a structured and supportive environment. Students interested in producing a small edition of artist books, a series of posters or prints, a suite of invitations or other printed stationary, or other projects, will be assisted along the way in troubleshooting their inking, impression, and finishing skills.Find out more »
August 5-6, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
Let’s expand our printing into the fourth dimension: time. Join us for a brief exploration of the use of the Vandercook proof press as a tool for producing basic prints of text and/or images that move. We’ll break down the mechanics of analog, frame-by-frame animation and use low-tech printing methods to make simple flip books. The basics of letterpress including press operation and typesetting will be covered. Some previous printing experience is encouraged, but not required.
August 11 - 13, Friday - Sunday, 10 am - 4 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. Can be combined with Letterpress I (B) to qualify for studio rental in our Printshop.Find out more »