Introduction to Letterpress PLUS!

$ 90.00

January 6th, 2018 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Lara Durback
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: January 6th, 2018 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: January 6th, 2018 5:00 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: $90.00

Date & Time: Saturday, January 6, 2017 :: 1-5pm

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 Bombay Gin, the UK journal Hi Zero, and The Artist's Book Yearbook 2012-13, & Tripwire, & The Elephants. She printed a lot of strange letterpress zine collaborations under the imprint NoNo Press. Her book, A Lizard, a Smashed Safe, and a Pillow (Encountered on a Walk in Oakland), was released by Publication Studio Oakland in 2016. (http://publicationstudio.cloud/a-lizard)


Past Student Reviews:

 “I learned a lot in the amount of time available. Lara was great, knows her stuff and was very helpful to everyone.”

“Lara was great in explaining both the history and different types of tools / equipment in letterpress. It was nice to have time to work on two items. I loved that we were able to come up with our own ideas and print them!”

“Lara was great!” 

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