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Letterpress Handset Type

This class will get back to the roots of the printed word. Students will be introduced to the satisfying practice of hand setting type for letterpress. Using the Kala’s collection of lead and wooden type, students will develop their own small composition such as a greeting, postcard, business or calling card to be printed on the Vandercook Cylinder Presses. This one day class will cover locking up type, press operation, adjusting rollers and packing. All levels welcome.

Early Bird Discount through January 1 / Member Price $135

  • Tuition: $150
  • Location: Kala Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Thea Sizemore
  • 1 Classes
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 — May 19, 2018
  • 10am — 5pm
  • $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.