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Monday - Fridany, July 10-14, 10 - 4pm
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 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 12-13, 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.