Cylinder Core 3 :: Posterized in-person workshop
April 2nd, 2022 9:30 AM
- Instructor: Alan Hillesheim
- Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Wait-list
- Workshop Start: April 2nd, 2022 9:30 AM
- Workshop End: April 2nd, 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 3 :: Posterized
Develop your letterpress design skills and aesthetic while increasing your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine your registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, roller height, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own small poster!
Builds on skills from Cylinder Core 1 and 2
Press mechanics and proper use of the press
Make-ready / packing
Setting gauge pins
- 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
Prerequisites: Cylinder Core 1 & 2
Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00
Scholarships available; click here to apply
Date & Time: Saturday, April 2, 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 | Alan Hillesheim
Alan Hillesheim has degrees in English Literature from UC Berkeley and the University of Chicago. Thus, lost in the woods without a compass, he apprenticed at Jim Robertson's Yolla Bolly Press, over his head in the black art. There he happened upon a dysfunctional paper-folding-machine which resembled a Norwegian snow sled wrecked by six drunks. He fixed it. And then began a 23 year adventure both printing and fixing machines from the golden age of letterpress. In addition to running Digger Pine Press into the ground, he also builds wooden boats for oar and sail.
Past Student Reviews:
“He provided so many valuable tips for problem solving along with the confidence that we could be creative with it.”
“He is very accessible and answers every question. He has a really broad range of knowledge and is cheerful and approachable.”
"It was educational and fun. I was engaged the whole time. Alan gave us space to be creative and wrap our heads around things, but was available to walk me through any tough spots."
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133