Cylinder Core 3 :: Posterized

$ 200.00

August 8th, 2017 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Leigh McLellan
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 8th, 2017 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: August 9th, 2017 10:00 PM
  • Sessions: 2
Design and aesthetic. Increase your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine you registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, roller height, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own small poster!

Cylinder Core Certificate Program

The handfed cylinder proof press, also known as the Vandercook press, has a special place in both print history and in teaching book arts. Immediate and accessible, yet nuanced and specific, it is the press that introduced many of us to letterpress. The four class Cylinder Core Certificate Program allows students to move quickly through the press basics while also addressing relief printing in general. Students who finish the four core classes are qualified to rent press time as well as move on to more advanced classes and techniques. Click here to learn more about the Core Certification Program and find out how you receive a discount.


Cylinder Core 3 :: Posterized

Develop your letterpress design skills and aesthetic while increasing your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine your registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, roller height, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own small poster!

Competencies Gained:

  • Builds on skills from Cylinder Core 1 and 2

  • Knowledge:

    • Press mechanics and proper use of the press

    • Press/job setup

    • Proper cleanup

  • Skills

    • Make-ready / packing

    • Setting gauge pins

    • Mixing ink

  • Equipment

    • Increased familiarity with the cylinder (Vandercook) press

All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.


Materials to Bring: None

Prerequisites: Cylinder Core 1 & 2

Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00

Date & Time: Tuesday & Wednesday, August 8 & 9, 2017 :: 6:30-10pm

Location: This workshop will take place at 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read 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 | Leigh McLellan

Leigh McLellan typeset, letterpress printed, and hand bound letterpress books and broadsides from 1974 to 1990 under her imprint, Meadow Press. She has been an instructor at the San Francisco Center for the Book since 2002. She has also taught letterpress printing, bookbinding, and decorated papers at Mills College and the California College of Arts and Crafts, as well as workshops at the San Francisco Public Library, Stanford University, Pyramid Atlantic in Washington, DC, the Women's Graphic Center in Los Angeles, and the University of Iowa. Her work is in many library collections across the country, including the San Francisco Public Library, the University of San Francisco, Mills College, The University of California Bancroft Library, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England, among many others. Her work has been exhibited widely. In a related field, she has been an independent commercial book and graphic designer since 1976, working mostly for publishers in the Bay Area. In both pursuits, she has won many design awards. See Leigh's Meadow Press work at http://meadowpressbooks.com and her commercial design work at http://www.leighmcdesign.com.


Past Student Reviews: 

“Leigh was organized and at same time inspired freedom of experimentation and individual styles.

“Clear instructions based on years of experience.” 

"Leigh guided us step by step through each class.  She was so patient and explained every detail without rushing us. Thank you!!!"


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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States