Learn to set movable lead type and print on a table-top hand press in the IPRC print shop. You’ll learn the vocabulary of printing and typesetting while getting a feel for this beautiful and historical process. Leave the class with a printed card and the satisfaction that comes with using 100-year-old equipment! Successful completion of this one-day class allows IPRC members access to open studio print hours so you can keep on printing! This class is held downstairs and runs from 11am-5pm.
Learn to create imagery on a letterpress with alternative printing methods. This class is designed to expand upon traditional letterpress printing by exploring techniques other than hand-set type. Students will learn methods for quickly flooding the paper with color, texture, and imagery. An experimental approach will be taken to allow printers to create freely and spontaneously. These techniques are great for producing background texture to support additional content, but may also stand alone. Students will learn several techniques and create a small edition of prints employing one or more of them.
Completion of the Intro to Letterpress class is required.
Open to all students, but prior completion of Intro to Letterpress is highly recommended. It is REQUIRED to complete the Intro to Letterpress Class for permission to print in the letterpress studio during open hours.