We could all use some joyful affirmations right now! Put your inspiring words, family mottos, aspirational quotes or an uplifting Instagram mantra on poster during this 2 day weekend letterpress workshop. The course will cover letterpress printing basics including hand-setting type, general press operation and registration. Participants will embrace the power of the press to spread positivity by producing multiples of their inspirational poster project.
Thea Sizemore has been a letterpress printer, artist and instructor for over 20 years. She holds BFA in printmaking with emphasis on bookarts from the California College of the Arts with additional studies at Cleveland Institute of Art. As founder of Kavamore Press, a custom letterpress and design studio in South Berkeley, Thea works with private clients and various artists to create ephemera for projects including some for the Carpenter Center for the Arts at Harvard, The Guggenheim and the SFMOMA. In recent years, Thea’s personal work has focused on projects that use the power of print to connect and engage community including a mail art project called “Social Media Snail Mail”, an ongoing series of free letterpress posters and public printing protest events.