BOOK ARTS: INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS PRINTING (CANCELED)
Saturday, September 28, 2013 – Saturday, October 5, 2013 / 10:00 am
Letterpress printing is seen by many as the antidote to computer design and production. One can create large numbers of multiples easily, while still retaining the hand-printed, tactile aspects of relief printmaking. Letterpress has both a rich and colorful history going back nearly 400 years and an immense contemporary popularity in the arts and design industries. In this class we will learn about the history of letterpress and its current applications, as well as how to set moveable metal type with images and wood type and print on a Vandercook Press. You'll learn how to use a composing stick, measure with a pica pole, lock up in a press, mix ink and pull prints. You will have the chance to create both a collaborative and an individual project during this two-day class. Due to space constraints enrollment is limited, so register early! NOTE: This class takes place off-site at Meridian Press, Katherine's home letterpress studio. Educators: This class is offered for 0.5 in-service credit. Please check your renewal requirements to see if this credit can be applied to your license. Please call 775.398.7260 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request in-service credit.
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