Introduction to Letterpress
December 29th, 2017 6:30 PM
- Instructor: Bettina Pauly
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Closed
- Workshop Start: December 29th, 2017 6:30 PM
- Workshop End: December 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: Friday, December 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!”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133