June 14, 2011
Summer letterpress classes at the Center
Have you always been meaning to learn to set type? To print something letterpress? To play with wood type? One of the most popular classes on our schedule is consistently Letterpress I. These courses provide the building blocks for studies in Letterpress Printing and are great for everyone from the serious student to those interested in getting their feet wet. This summer we have two sections coming up, one on Tuesday nights starting July 5th and another for a week during the day in August, the 8th through the 12th. Students will learn the essentials of good presswork including inking, imposition, and impression and move on to discuss typefaces, paper, incorporating illustrations and adding color. You will develop your own small projects such as broadsides or cards. Bring words and ideas to class and be ready to roll up your sleeves!
Letterpress I is a prerequisite for renting in the printshop, so if you get hooked on printing you can continue on after the class is over and work on your own projects.
There's still availability in both sections; check out the registration details here and sign up for a class this summer.