Introduction to Letterpress Printing

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$ 65.00

March 22nd, 2016 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Lara Durback
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: March 22nd, 2016 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: March 22nd, 2016 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 + Materials Fee: $65.00

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | 6:30-9:30pm

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

Note: Please review our Registration Policies before signing up for a class. If you are registering within 3 days of the start date for this class, please call 415-565-0545 ex.105 to complete your registration 

About the Instructor | Lara Durback

Lara Durback teaches letterpress classes that integrate the use of foraged materials at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She has worked as the Studio Director of the Book Art Studio at Mills College. She especially enjoys fixing Vandercooks. Lara taught a letterpress course at Naropa University's Summer Writing Program, and gave a talk on printing at SFMOMA's Shop Talk series. You can see her printing and/or writing work in Drift MagazineMrs. MaybeBombay Gin, the UK journal Hi Zero, and The Artist's Book Yearbook 2012-13Tripwire, and her archiving work at is external). In 2013, with designer Andrew Kenower, she produced the letterpress publication Field WorkPoems on the Occasion of Mark diSuvero at Crissy Field for SFMOMA. 
$ 65.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States