Introduction to Letterpress

$ 65.00

November 29th, 2017 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Bettina Pauly
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: November 29th, 2017 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: November 29th, 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, November 29, 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:

“Bettina's overview of letterpress was great: history, handout info, and inspirational personal experience. Also great hands on demo of how the press works, how to set type and actually print a piece!”

“The class was fun as a hands on group process. Bettina's passion for letterpress and printing was personal and inspirational. Thanks Bettina!”

 

$ 65.00
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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States