If you are an aspiring print-maker who has taken Letterpress I, or else, has some foundational letterpress experience under your belt, now is the time to take your learning to the next level. Starting on June 3rd, the Center for Book Arts is offering a week long Letterpress II course. As artists, it is essential to learn our medium inside and out, and that is exactly what this course aims to help you do.
The instructor, Barbara Henry, has been a long-time educator at the Center as well as acting as the curator of Browne & Co., Stationers for over 20 years. Working for many years with their historic type collection, Barbara is an expert hand typographer, and a master of the medium of letterpress.
Her stated objective is to “demystify the printing process.” The difference between a print and a fine-print can be as simple as one small adjustment, and Barbara Henry will be here to show you how to do it.
You will learn about the Vandercook Press, how it functions and how get the most out of it. After thirty hours of intensive practice, you will be able to make informed decisions on exactly how to get the print you want. Bring your own project and, with any luck, the week will end with you walking home with the most perfect print you’ve ever made.
-Francesca Austin- Ochoa
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