Letterpress Printing on a Vandercook Cylinder Press: Core Curriculum

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$ 525.00

August 11th, 2013 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Thea Sizemore
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: August 11th, 2013 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: September 7th, 2013 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 4

This series of workshops is a comprehensive introduction to typesetting and printing on a Vandercook cylinder press with metal type, wood type, and photopolymer plates. Students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects as well as create collaborative works with their fellow classmates. The instructor will cover advanced typesetting and press lockup, ink mixing, multiple-color registration, and the basics of press mechanics. Letterpress Printing on a Vandercook Cylinder Press qualifies students to rent time on SFCB’s Vandercook presses.


Materials to bring: None

Materials Fee: $50.00 payable to the instructor to cover the cost of paper and other supplies. Plus a $50.00 type deposit if students leave set type in the studio; your instructor will explain the type deposit in detail in the first workshop session.

Date & Time: Sundays, August 11, 18, 25 & Saturday September 7 | 9:30am - 5:30pm

*Note: The start and end date of this class have been pushed back one week from the original posting*

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 http://www.kavamorepress.com/.

$ 525.00