Cylinder Core 4 :: Digital into Analog
August 17th, 2019 9:30 AM
- Instructor: Thea Sizemore
- Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: August 17th, 2019 9:30 AM
- Workshop End: August 17th, 2019 5:30 PM
- Sessions: 1
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. Click here to learn more about the Core Certification Program and find out how you receive a discount.
Cylinder Core 4 :: Digital into Analog
Bring digital back into analog in this final core course and learn to print from photopolymer plates. Apply your letterpress skills to artwork created digitally to make fantastic plates for printing. Walk away with a stack of greeting cards printed from polymer plates.
Builds on skills from Cylinder Cores 1, 2 and 3
Introduction to polymer plate printing
Knowledge of various polymer plate bases and benefits/costs of each one
Build on press setup skills
Build on ink mixing skills
Develop press cleanup speed
- Increased familiarity with running the cylinder (Vandercook) press
All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.
Materials to Bring: None
Prerequisite: Cylinder Core 1, 2, 3
Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00*
*EARLY BIRD Special: Students who sign up for a full 4-workshop series of summer classes (May through August) BEFORE April 30 may do so at the reduced rate of $640. *To receive this discount, register via phone (415-565-0545) or in-person.
*Full Series Special: Students who sign up for a full 4-workshop series of summer classes (May through August) AFTER April 30 may do so at the reduced rate of $700. *To receive this discount, register via phone (415-565-0545) or in-person.
Date & Time: Saturday, August 17, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
Location: This workshop will take place at 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 | 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 http://www.kavamorepress.com/(link is external).
Past Student Reviews:
“Core 4 forces students to work with different types of paper, rearrange and strategize on the press, lock up several times, change ink colors -- it's a really well-scoped class with just barely enough time to pull off the entire target assignment.”
“Thea was very patient despite having a full class of 8 students. Our time with Thea had just enough of everything i needed to work on, and enough novel problems because of the complexity of the project, that I learned several problem-solving techniques and even was able to help other students diagnose issues and help some other students. As for my own printing issues, it was great to get practical advice from someone who is actively printing all the time and has mastery of the art.”
“Thea truly is a Press Maven. She has so many tips and troubleshooting ideas that she is so generous with. Not only is she clear with instructions but she is very patient and makes sure to touch base with all students throughout the class.”
“Thea is a great instructor.”
Secondary Core :: Jobbing Platen Certification
Polymer Core 1 :: Digital Design for Letterpress
Polymer Core 2 :: Photopolymer Platemaking Lab
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133