Intro to Language on Press (Letterpress II)

Event Info

This in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20, from 10:00am—4:00pm.

  • Saturday, November 19, 10:00am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 20, 10:00am – 4:00 pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on November 12 at 11:59pm.


About the Workshop:

This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Roni Gross. This workshop is for students who have taken Letterpress I (or have equivalent experience). This class covers more advanced letterpress techniques.

Participants will learn the tricks of the trade, including setting and printing type on press. Use the medium of letterpress to produce vibrant prints that utilize what this process does best. Play with color and typefaces, gaining proficiency and learning new skills.

In a structured and supportive learning environment, students will further refine their printing skills. Skills learned will include the best order of operations for executing a more advanced letterpress project, refining approaches to pressure and inking on letterpress, and learning the properties of different kinds of paper. 

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal student-to-teacher ratio. Register now before the remaining spots fill up!


Required Materials:

All staff, artists, students, and guests are required to show proof of vaccination upon entering CBA and must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times. If you have a medical or religious exemption, please email corina@centerforbookarts.org. Required Materials:

  • Pencil and paper for taking notes
  • Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get stained

All other materials will be provided by Center for Book Arts at no additional cost.


About Roni Gross

Roni Gross is a book artist whose work is in the collections of The Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale, and many other public and private collections. She runs Z’roah Press which produces limited edition sculptural books.

Gross has been an instructor at Center for Book Arts teaching letterpress technique and much more for a number of years. In 2019 she initiated the Book Talk series that continues to feature a diverse range of artists and scholars.


All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on November 12 at 11:59pm. Participants are required to comply with CBA’s Covid-19 health and safety measures.

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