Cylinder Core 2 :: Power of the Broadside in-person workshop
February 26th, 2022 9:30 AM
- Instructor: Lisa Rappoport
- Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Wait-list
- Workshop Start: February 26th, 2022 9:30 AM
- Workshop End: February 26th, 2022 5:30 PM
- Sessions: 1
- In-person or Online?: In-person
This is an in-person workshop. All students and the instructor are required to be vaccinated (honor system) and agree to wear a mask for the duration of the class. If you choose to complete the registration process you are agreeing to these terms.
Cylinder Core Certificate Program
The handfed cylinder proof press, also known as the Vandercook press, has a special place in both print history and in teaching book arts. Immediate and accessible, yet nuanced and specific, it is the press that introduced many of us to letterpress. The four class Cylinder Core Certificate Program allows students to move quickly through the press basics while also addressing relief printing in general. Students who finish the four core classes are qualified to rent press time as well as move on to more advanced classes and techniques.
Cylinder Core 2 :: Power of the Broadside
Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.
Builds on skills from Cylinder Core 1
How composition, justification and registration combine on press
Basic letterpress design
Composition of a tight line
Making a line cut work with type
Locking up a form in a chase
Case memorization for speed in composition and distribution
Proficiency in using the composing stick
- Increased familiarity with the cylinder (Vandercook) press
All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.
Materials to Bring: None
Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00
Scholarships available; click here to apply
Date & Time: Saturday, February 26, 2022 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Note: Please read the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.
About the Instructor | Lisa Rappoport
Lisa Rappoport publishes poetry broadsides and artists' books under the imprint Littoral Press. Since 1998 she has produced a series of broadsides by the poets who teach at the Community of Writers; she has also printed poetry broadsides for Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights Books, the Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, the Northern California Book Awards, and many others (last but not least, the Poets Pulling Prints series of the SFCB). Her poetry has appeared in Nostos, Five Fingers Review, Literal Latte, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 1998 Icarus Poetry Competition and the recipient of a poetry residency at Centrum. Her poetry collection Penumbra was published by Longship Press in 2019. Her book The Short Goodbye received the Alastair Johnston Fine Press Award and was a runner-up in the Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design. Her work has been displayed nationally and is in collections throughout the U.S. You can visit her website at littoralpress.com
Past Student Reviews:
“Lisa was great at giving us both practical knowledge of the Vandercook press and allowing us to have flexibility and time to figure things out. I appreciated her instruction and the structure of the class.”
“It was very informative, engaging, and hands on. Lisa was extremely helpful and a great teacher to learn from.”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133