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December 8, 2018 - December 9, 2018
December 8-9, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
This two-day workshop on the Vandercook press will explore the use of pressure printing and layering to create imagery for a broadside or simple book structures. Pressure printing is a relief technique that uses low relief collage and stencils directly on the press. The results are prints with rich, painterly, spontaneous layers and textures. This low-tech process allows you to create layered, multi-colored backgrounds and imagery. Discussion and demos will focus on the effects of various materials and textures on this alternative letterpress printing process, as well as page layout and color theory. No printing experience required. This class is suitable for anyone from beginners hoping to dip their toes in, to experienced printers looking to expand their knowledge and play with pattern
Beth Sheehan is a printmaker, paper maker, and book artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently the bindery manager at Small Editions in Brooklyn. Sheehan was also a 2015-16 Scholar for Advanced Studies in Book Arts at the Center for Book Arts, NY. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum, GA; and the Center for Book Arts, NY, among others. Sheehan has taught workshops at Cooper Union, the Morgan Conservatory, Dieu Donné, and the Center for Book Arts.
Tuition: $325 members / $350 non-members. Become a member.