Introduction to Letterpress
July 26th, 2017 6:30 PM
- Instructor: Bettina Pauly
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: July 26th, 2017 6:30 PM
- Workshop End: July 26th, 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 26, 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 | Bettina Pauly
Bettina is living in San Francisco as a book artist and working as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She teaches workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book, the Academy of Art University and O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing.
Past Student Reviews:
“We made a LOT of stuff. Bettina explained things clearly and gave context for different types of binding, but it was mostly about *doing* it ourselves, which I appreciated. I also liked the small class size.”
“Thanks for a fun first class!”
“Friendly, knowledgeable, listened to our interests and questions and gave considered answers.”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133