Introduction to Letterpress
July 12th, 2017 6:30 PM
- Instructor: Robin Weinert
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: July 12th, 2017 6:30 PM
- Workshop End: July 12th, 2017 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: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 :: 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 | Robin Weinert
Robin Weinert is an artist and printmaker living and working in Oakland CA. He has a BFA in printmaking from Maryland Institute College of Art, and a decade of experience in the commercial printing industry here in the Bay Area. Robin owns Oakland Printing Co. A specialty printing company, which focuses on letterpress, foil stamping, embossing and die cutting. His handmade books can be found in the collections of the University of Iowa, and Yale University, among others.
Past Student Reviews:
“Just enough info to get us started and lots of time to work on our projects. Good individual attention.”
“Great all around. The instruction Robin was very helpful and made the class really enjoyable.”
“Lots of thorough information about the processes and history, being able to run a print through 2 different presses. Teacher was very knowledgable.”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133