Pressure Printing

$ 180.00

April 30th, 2017 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Macy Chadwick
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: April 30th, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: April 30th, 2017 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1
Looking for a way to create fabulous letterpress prints without the hassle of setting lead type or making a polymer plate? Look no further than this daylong workshop where collage and letterpress combine for stunning and unique results. This versatile image-making technique, uses simple and easy to find materials to create gorgeous atmospheric prints on the Vandercook cylinder press.

In a day of creative play, explore pressure printing, in which prints are created from a low-relief collaged plate; the resulting image is something like a rubbing, something like a print, and always interesting. You can achieve fabulous results from even the simplest combination of textural elements. As a second layer, you’ll have the option to choose from SFCB’s great collection of vintage wood type to enhance your pressure prints with graphic elements. Come away with a variable edition of 5-10 prints. Your new pressure printing skills will enhance your books, broadsides, and invitations. 

Materials to Bring: Textured papers, fabric, tape, string.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: scissors, utility knife, pencil.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $180.00

Date & Time: Sunday, April 30, 2017 :: 10am-5pm

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

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Macy Chadwick

Macy Chadwick, MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, has taught at the Academy of Art University, Colorado College, Oregon College of Art and Craft, the New York Center for Book Arts, and in her own studio. She worked as studio assistant to Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press in Berkeley for three years. Publishing as In Cahoots Press, Macy produces limited edition books & prints, and explores mixed media sculptures involving text. Her artist's books have been displayed nationally and are in collections in the U.S. and abroad. You can see Macy's work on her website.

Past Student Reviews:

"Terrific instructor, great space and equipment to work with, lots of time to experiment and print!"

"Learned a new way to print on a Vandercook. Very inspirational. Macy was very informative and explained things clearly. The class was well organized."  

"She is an excellent teacher: well-prepared, clear, patient and extremely knowledgable. She brought lots of examples, had great ideas and exercises, and really worked with us so that the class was successful."


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