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Letterpress Pressure Prints

Letterpress Pressure Prints with Meg Pohlod

Join us for an immersive workshop delving into the captivating world of letterpress pressure printing! In this hands-on session, participants will explore the unique techniques and creative possibilities of pressure printing, a versatile method within the realm of traditional letterpress. Participants will discover the fundamentals of pressure printing, from understanding the principles of pressure to experimenting with various textures and substrates.

Through guided activities and individualized instruction, participants will have the opportunity to design and produce their own stunning prints, learning effective composition and layering techniques along the way. No experience necessary, all are welcome!

Accessibility – This class takes place in the Heinz Printmaking Studio (located on the third floor) and requires participants to climb two flights of stairs as there is no elevator access. Please email classes@kala.org regarding any  accessibility needs prior to enrolling so we can assess if we are able to accommodate you safely and efficiently.

  • Tuition: $220
  • Location: Heinz Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Meg Pohlod
  • 2 Classes
  • Saturday, Sunday, October 12, 2024 — October 13, 2024
  • 10:00AM — 4:00PM
  • TBD - Payable to the instructor on the first day


About the Instructor:

Meg Pohlod is a print artist based in Reno, Nevada and the Bay Area. She is the current Fellowship Award Artist at Black Rock Press, and an Instructor of Record at the University of Reno. Prior to this award she was the lead Printmaking Faculty at Laney Community College in Oakland, California. From 2018-2022 the Artist Residency Manager at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. She received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Alberta in 2017. Her printmaking practice stems from an interest in the concepts of recollection and resolution, and questions what happens to the body, both internally and externally, when distressing memories are triggered. This visual research offers a unique and personal lens from which to view theories of memory and contemporary discourses of trauma, family, what is remembered and how it is manifested. Pohlod has exhibited work, and been a visiting artist nationally and internationally. She is currently working on an international collaboration project with artist and educator Heather Leier.