Introduction to Letterpress and Relief Printing
Instructor: Peggy West
Have you ever wanted to print your own cards, book covers or posters? This one-day workshop will walk new and novice printers through the mechanics of letterpress printing on our vintage Vandercook printing press. Participants will learn basic shop and safety procedures, choosing and cutting paper, handsetting metal type, using quoins and tools to complete a press "lock up," mixing inks for printing, and hand pulling a complete set of thank you cards. Care and cleaning of the Vandercook press will also be addressed. Completion of this course qualifies participants to schedule open studio printing times in the PAG Print Room. No prior experience necessary.
Saturday 9:00-2:00 pm
November 13, 2021
Materials: All Materials Provided. Please bring a snack or sack lunch.
We are committed to the health and safety of students, instructors and patrons, Our organization will be following recommended guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health: Anyone exhibiting symptoms will not be permitted in the building. Masks are recommended for everyone when social distancing is not possible. Each classroom will contain hand sanitizer and sanitizing stations.
All classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Students will be notified of class cancellation by 2 pm the day before class. Students can either retain a credit toward a future class or receive a full refund in 3-5 business days.