Introduction to Letterpress

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$ 65.00

January 24th, 2019 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Thea Sizemore
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: January 24th, 2019 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: January 24th, 2019 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

If you have heard about letterpress but are not really sure what it is or how it works, this class will allow you to peer inside the rich history and engaging techniques of letterpress printing. This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press. Participants will learn the basics of setting type using SFCB’s vast collection of lead type and decorative ornaments as well as inking, locking up and pulling a print. 

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop Fee (includes $10 materials fee): $65.00

Date & Time: Thursday, January 24, 2019 :: 6:30-9:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Thea Sizemore

Thea Sizemore has been a practicing artist for over 15 years focusing primarily on printmaking, bookarts, and illustration. As an east coast native, she has studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the California College of the Arts (where she received a BFA in printmaking with emphasis on bookarts). Her personal work tends to revolve around mixed media hand-bound book forms. Thea is also the founder and printer of Kavamore Press, a custom letterpress and design studio in West Oakland. In addition to private clients, Thea works with various SF Bay Area artists to create ephemera for projects. Recent projects include a Futurefarmers book produced for the Guggenheim and a collaboration with artist Libby Black for the SFMOMA. To read more visit

Past Student Reviews:

[What did you like most about the workshop?] “Getting enough of an introduction to letterpress to learn that I'm excited to do more. I also loved approaching the lesson plan as a group project.”

“I want to take the core letterpress series!”

“Thea's love of this art form is contagious, and even though she is a master at it, she taught it in a way that brought in us beginners.”

$ 65.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States