Letterpress Collage

Event Info

This two-day, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Saturday & Sunday, December 3—4, from 11:00 am—4:00 pm.

  • Saturday, December 3, 11:00am—4:00pm
  • Sunday, December 4, 11:00am—4:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on November 25, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

Join instructor Roni Gross for this opportunity to use letterpress as collage material and play on the letterpress in an experimental way!

In this two day workshop, participants will print with wood type on the first day, making source material that they will share on the second day. Participants will learn how to lock up their wood forms and print with multiple colors and formats. On the second day, they will draw from the pool of prints, abstracting the originals through a series of exercises and collage techniques to generate new relationships.

Participants will enjoy exploring the large collection of wood type at CBA and printing with it as both abstract pattern and readable language. They will experience the qualities of letterpress ink, in terms of overlapping colors and increasing transparency. Sharing their prints as a pool of source material, they will work with the printed work through a variety of exercises which will transform the original work and create unforeseen connections.

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:

  • All materials will be provided
  • On the second collage day, participants are welcome to bring anything that can be glued to a base sheet.

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, the Bodleian Library, Manchester University and many other public, private, and international 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 27, 2022 at 11:59pm. Participants are required to comply with CBA’s Covid-19 health and safety measures.

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