Introduction to Letterpress

$ 65.00

August 7th, 2017 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Lara Durback
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 7th, 2017 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: August 7th, 2017 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1
This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

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: Monday, August 7, 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 | Lara Durback

Lara Durback teaches letterpress classes that integrate the use of foraged materials at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She has worked as the Studio Director of the Book Art Studio at Mills College. She especially enjoys fixing Vandercooks. Lara taught a letterpress course at Naropa University's Summer Writing Program, and gave a talk on printing at SFMOMA's Shop Talk series. You can see her printing and/or writing work in Drift MagazineMrs. MaybeBombay Gin, the UK journal Hi Zero, and The Artist's Book Yearbook 2012-13Tripwire, and her archiving work at www.deepoakland.org. In 2013, with designer Andrew Kenower, she produced the letterpress publication Field WorkPoems on the Occasion of Mark diSuvero at Crissy Field for SFMOMA. 


Past Student Reviews:

"Lara was great about getting through the basics so that we could create our own things.”

“She was great at making sure everyone got their turn at creating something awesome”

“I liked learning about the presses and getting to experiment!” 

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