Letterpress I: Introduction to Press Operation

Event Info

This five-week, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Tuesdays September 17–October 15, 2024, from 6:00pm–9:00pm.

  • Tuesday, September 17, 6:00pm–9:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 24, 6:00pm–9:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 1, 6:00pm–9:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 8, 6:00pm–9:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 15, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on Tuesday, September 10, at 11:59pm.

About the Workshop:

This in-person beginner’s class on letterpress printing at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Amber Braverman.

In the workshop, students will learn how to set both metal and wood type, along with using the tools and Vandercook proof press. We will play with some modular shapes and explore alternative ways to create pattern and shapes. Amber Braverman will teach the essentials of printing hand-set type like inking and impression and selecting typefaces and paper.

This class is ideal for those who wish to learn to print simple text-based projects on the Vandercooks such as business cards, correspondence cards, and/or poetry and prose.

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

Required Materials:

Required Materials:

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

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

About Amber Braverman

Amber Braverman is the proprietor of Post Editions, a letterpress studio focused on collaboration with artists and writers.

As an educator, Braverman hopes to share her passion for the craft of printmaking with her students. She has been teaching letterpress printing, image-making, and book forms at CBA since 2006.

She began her journey into the world of book arts from a young age and studied letterpress printmaking through apprenticeship and job printing. She currently resides in Garrison, New York.  

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 September 10th at 11:59pm. The price of this class is $525 tuition plus a $25 materials fee.

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