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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! Transform your hand lettering into polymer plate letterpress prints. We’ll walk you through the entire process from creating hand drawn letters and type elements to digitally scanning your design and making a photo polymer plate for letterpress printing on the Vandercook Cylinder Press. The four-session class will cover: various techniques for creating hand-drawn fonts, how to create vector art from drawings, plate making, press operation and printing. All levels welcome.

Early Bird Discount through January 1 / Member Price $283.50

  • Tuition: $315
  • Location: Kala Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Thea Sizemore
  • 4 Classes
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 — November 15, 2018
  • 6:30pm — 9:30pm
  • $40 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.