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Experimental Letterpress

This class will explore various analog techniques for creating polymer plates. Students will have opportunities to experiment with hand painting, drawing or scratching on film and more. These techniques lend themselves to a variety of image styles – abstract, representational or hand produced typography. Once plates are produced, student will then learn the basics of letterpress printing on the Vandercook Cylinder Press. No previous experience required.

Early Enrollment Discount through January 1 / Member price  $292.50

  • Tuition: $325
  • Location: Kala Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Thea Sizemore
  • 4 Classes
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 — March 20, 2019
  • 6:30pm — 9:30pm
  • $30 Materials Fee payable to the teacher on the first day of class

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About the Instructor:

Thea Sizemore has been a practicing artist for over 20 years focusing primarily on printmaking, bookarts, and illustration. Originally an east coast native, she has studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the California College of the Arts (where she received a BFA in printmaking with emphasis on bookarts). Her personal work tends to revolve around mixed media hand-bound book forms. Thea is also the founder and printer of Kavamore Press, a custom letterpress and design studio which has recently relocated to South Berkeley.