Polymer Core 2 :: Photopolymer Platemaking Lab
June 8th, 2016 6:30 PM
- Instructor: Annemarie Munn
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Closed
- Workshop Start: June 8th, 2016 6:30 PM
- Workshop End: June 8th, 2016 9:30 PM
- Sessions: 1
This three-hour workshop teaches students how to make detailed photopolymer plates that result in high-quality letterpress prints. The course includes discussions of how to produce both metal-backed and sticky-backed plates from film and digital files.
Before registering for this workshop, we recommend taking our Polymer Core 1 :: Digital Design for Letterpress or contact Chad Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to prepare for this class.The Photopolymer Platemaking Lab qualifies participants to rent SFCB’s photopolymer plate maker.
Materials to Bring: None.
Prerequisite: Before taking this workshop, we recommend taking our Polymer Core 1 :: Digital Design for Letterpress or contact Chad Johnson at email@example.com to find out how to prepare for this class.
Workshop Fee: $65.00
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 :: 6:30-9:30pm
Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Note: Please read over 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 | Annemarie Munn
I'm always looking for more old presses to print on and learn about, and the weirder the better; so far I've printed on 14 different models of letterpress, plus four different kinds of foilstamper, and counting. I especially love printing with unusual forms or on unusual substrates, and experimenting with hot foil stamping processes. I usually create my illustrations and hand lettering by painting with Sumi ink, then printing the images from polymer plates, though of course I also love wood and lead type and old found images (who doesn't?). I draw inspiration from the gridded city landscape around me (I love to tell little neighborhood stories!) and from my more-rural upbringing --- when I close my eyes I see chickens and a half-acre of vegetables in rich brown dirt; when I open them again, the ground is made of sand and the roar of the surf mixes with the N-Judah streetcar rattling by. And each time I touch a letterpress, I am thrown back to the days when a broadside would arrive in the mail on childhood Christmases, each with a different poem cracking the world right open.
Past Student Reviews:
"Annemarie was wonderful; she gave us a great overview."
"Annemarie is super instructive, patient and fun."
"Just a shout out to Annemarie for making it such a welcoming and fun learning environment. Much appreciated!!"
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