Letterpress I: Hand Typesetting
July 16 - July 20
5-Day Section (A+B):
July 16-20, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm
In this 30-hour crash course in letterpress printing, students will learn the basics of hand typesetting, printing on the Center’s Vandercook presses, the process of editioning, and contemporary practices of letterpress printing. We will cover the essentials of good presswork including inking and impression then move on to discuss typefaces, paper, and incorporating illustrations and color. Students will have the opportunity to design and print a creative project such as a broadside, cards/stationery, or fine art print. No experience required.
Letterpress 1 is part of our Core Curriculum, taught by our Core Instructors. This class (along with Renter Training) will qualify you for unlimited access to our facility and equipment, as well as providing a great foundation in letterpress printing for those beginning professional or artistic careers in letterpress. Alternatively, Letterpress I is now also offered in two successive parts: Letterpress I (A) and Letterpress I (B).
Sarah Nicholls is a visual artist who makes pictures with language, books with pictures, prints with type, and animations with words. Her limited edition artist books are in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Stanford, UCLA, and the University of Pennsylvania, among others. For twelve years she ran the studio and education programs at the Center for Book Arts in New York. She teaches at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design. More information at www.sarahnicholls.com
Tuition: $800 non-members / $750 members. Become a member.