Letterpress

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Intro to Letterpress: (weekend 2-day edition)
This introductory class covers the fundamentals of  letterpress printing in IPRC’s friendly and affordable studio. The traditional craft is taught through demonstrations and hands-on experiences during an engaging two-day workshop. Students learn to set type by hand with IPRC’s collection of over 150 fonts of lead and wood type. Over the course of the weekend students will gain a basic understanding of the printing process and its powerful history. Materials are provided for students to create a small edition of prints. Successful completion of this 2 day class allows IPRC members access to open studio hours to keep on printing!

Completion of this course grants you access to the letterpress print shop to print during open studio hours.  

2 Day Workshop – Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 2 pm – (4 hours each day, 8 total hours)

COST: $150.00

 

Wood Type Poster Class
Create impactful large scale prints in this class focused on IPRC’s diverse collection of wood type. Gain advanced skills on our two large format poster presses while exploring the unique impression quality achieved with wood type. You’ll learn about the history of wood type and how it is made with a hands-on demonstration of wood type created with a DIY pantograph router. Leave the class with two large collaborative prints and a deeper appreciation for this historic art form.

Intro to Letterpress Class is not required, but recommended.
You must take the Intro to Letterpress class to gain access to the studio.
Evening Workshop 5-9 pm
COST: $75.00

 

Experimental Images with Letterpress
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.

Intro to Letterpress Class is not required, but recommended.
You must take the Intro to Letterpress class to gain access to the studio.
Evening Workshop 5-9 pm
COST: $75.00

 

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