Past Events › Printing
December 9, Saturday, 10am-4pm
Make the card you’ve always wanted to give! In this one-day workshop, participants will be printing their own set of holiday cards. Students will use the Center’s collection of type and ornaments to compose, lock-up, register, and print their own holiday cards. Each participant will leave with 25 printed cards.Find out more »
December 2, 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 five 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 five printed books. This is a great class for Zine makers, artists, and poets that want to start learning about making books!Find out more »
November 18-19, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
In this course, Students will learn the basics of relief carving and printing on a Vandercook letterpress. We will explore a variety of techniques such as reduction carving, two plate registration, and selective inking. Students will leave the class with the ability to print multiple copies of complex layered images.
No previous printing experience required.
November 11-12, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
Explore the world of letterpress printed book cloth. In this weekend workshop you will learn the art of designing and printing book covers from the CBA's wood type collection. Students will. Design several book cloth covers using cotton muslin and bind simple books to create journals to collect their ideas. No print experience necessary.Find out more »
November 7 - December 5, 5 Tuesday Evenings, 6-9 pm
Following a short review of press operation and printing techniques, we will raise your printing skills to the next level. What methods can you use to combine text and image? How do you improve your printing results? How do you complete a project involving multiple parts?
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 edition 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 »
November 2 - December 7, 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 »
October 14-15, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
Join Felicia Rice in the ongoing collaboration that resulted in DOC/UNDOC, a multimedia, interactive artists’ book about immigrant experience and hybrid identity that features the work of book artist Felicia Rice, performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña, art historian/critic Jennifer González, video artist Gustavo Vazquez and sound artist Zachary Watkins. Felicia invites you to join in the ongoing DOC/UNDOC collaboration during this weekend intensive. We will take the DOC/UNDOC to its next iteration by re-interpreting its visual and verbal elements.Find out more »
October 7-9, Saturday - Monday (Columbus Day), 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 »
September 30, Saturday, 10am-4pm
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.Find out more »
September 23, Saturday, 2 pm -7 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 »