Intro to Letterpress
An introduction to letterpress printing using linoleum cuts and handset type to make a print. Through examples and ideas, we will talk about combining words and images to create an expressive print. Using a Vandercook proof press, we will learn to hand set lead and wood type, carve images with linoleum, and combine them into a letterpress print. We will also cover how to ink the press, lock up the press bed with type, set up linoleum for printing and clean the press. Participants will help each other on press as we print everyone’s project, learning multiple troubleshooting techniques. Using two presses – one for linoleum, one for type – participants will print a small edition of a two-color print.
Accessibility (Service Animals) –
This class takes place in the Heinz Printmaking Studio and may require materials or processes that are hazardous for animals. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to enrolling so we can assess if we are able to accomodate you and your service animal safely and efficiently.
- Tuition: $450
- Location: Heinz Printmaking Studio
- Instructor: Mary V. Marsh
- 4 Classes
- Saturday, March 23, 2024 — April 13, 2024
- 10:00AM — 3:00PM
- $35 Materials Fee - Payable to the instructor on the first day