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5-Day Section (A+B)
January 24-28, Wednesday - Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
In this 30-hour core course Learn the basics of hand typesetting and 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.Find out more »
February 3, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Curious about letterpress but not sure if it’s up your alley? Come to this one-day workshop and get your feet wet. You will learn how to set type, lock up a form, and print an edition on the Vandercook proof press. Walk away with your very own business cards!Find out more »
February 10, Saturday, 6-9 pm
A fun evening of making valentines to give out to friends and lovers. Bring them along, or come yourself and play on our vandercook presses, printing wood, metal type and images. Make some valentines that show the work of your hands.
No experience required.
February 10-11, Saturday& Sunday, 10am - 4pm
In this weekend workshop participants will create prints/cards/ephemera from photo polymer plates using the platen press. The focus of the course will be the fundamentals of printing on the platen presses. Students should be prepared with a small image or text a week prior to the workshop. No previous experience required, all skill levels welcome.Find out more »
February 15 - March 15, 5 Thursday Nights, 6-9 pm
Have a project in mind that you need help with? Get clear advice about the order of operations, explore materials to get different effects, and refine your printing skills using either handset type or printing from polymer plates. Make a one of a kind, or an edition and learn the tricks of the trade.Find out more »
February 17-18, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
A portrait is a beautiful and complex image that captures the essence of a person. Nancy Loeber as a part of her art practice has mastered capturing a portrait on press through a beautiful reductive block technique. In this class students will learn from her how to analyze an image and reduce it to layers to create their own unique image. Students will learn about cutting tools, materials, carving sequence and ink mixing and how to print their own edition of images. All Materials provided.Find out more »
March 3, Saturday, 10 am-1 pm or 2-5 pm
Dies can save you so much time on a project by giving you scoring lines in addition to cutting out shapes. You can even make pop ups! Get comfortable setting up the Vandercook with a die blanket and using some dies, and learn how to make the die line drawings to send out to get dies made. 3 hour workshop.
No experience required.
March 4, Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
In this one-day workshop, students will become skilled printmakers using one of the most painterly mediums in relief printing. Monoprint—a method first advanced as a serious art form by Edgar Degas—is one of the favorites of contemporary artists for the expressive possibilities it embodies.Find out more »
March 10, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Ever wanted to print a book but don’t think you have time? Printing and making books can be quick and fun! In this class we will explore three book forms that can be made from a single sheet of paper. Students will learn how set up the press for printing single page books, and will leave the class with three printed books. This is a great class for Zine makers, artists, and poets that want to start learning about making books!Find out more »
March 11, Sunday, 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 February 17th.Find out more »