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Hand Lettering to Polymer Plate Letterpress

hand lettering into polymer plate letterpress

Find new meaning in your doodles, scripts and quirky lettering! In this class, students will create hand drawn type and elements that will be digitally scanned and translated to photopolymer plates for letterpress printing on the Vandercook Cylinder Press. This 4-session class will cover various techniques for creating hand-drawn fonts, how to create black and white digital art from drawings, plate making and press operation.

Early Bird Discount through July 1 / Member Price $292.50

  • Tuition: $325
  • Location: Kala Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Thea Sizemore
  • 4 Classes
  • Thursday, August 21, 2019 — September 11, 2019
  • 6:30pm — 9:30pm
  • $20 Materials Fee. Payable to the teacher on the first day of class


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.