Cylinder Core 4 :: Digital into Analog

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$ 200.00

March 24th, 2018 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Thea Sizemore
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: March 24th, 2018 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: March 24th, 2018 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

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 4 :: Digital into Analog

Bring digital back into analog in this final core course and learn to print from photopolymer plates. Apply your letterpress skills to artwork created digitally to make fantastic plates for printing. Walk away with a stack of greeting cards printed from polymer plates.

Competencies Gained:

  • Builds on skills from Cylinder Cores 1, 2 and 3

  • Knowledge:

    • Introduction to polymer plate printing

    • Knowledge of various polymer plate bases and benefits/costs of each one

  • Skills

    • Build on press setup skills

    • Build on ink mixing skills

    • Develop press cleanup speed

  • Equipment

    • Increased familiarity with running the cylinder (Vandercook) press

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

Materials to Bring: None

Prerequisite: Cylinder Core 1, 2, 3

Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00

Date & Time: Saturday, March 24, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

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


About the Instructor | Thea Sizemore

Thea Sizemore has been a practicing artist for over 15 years focusing primarily on printmaking, bookarts, and illustration. As an east coast native, she has studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the California College of the Arts (where she received a BFA in printmaking with emphasis on bookarts). Her personal work tends to revolve around mixed media hand-bound book forms. Thea is also the founder and printer of Kavamore Press, a custom letterpress and design studio in West Oakland. In addition to private clients, Thea works with various SF Bay Area artists to create ephemera for projects. Recent projects include a Futurefarmers book produced for the Guggenheim and a collaboration with artist Libby Black for the SFMOMA. To read more visit is external).

Past Student Reviews:

“Thea was exceptionally accommodating and helpful.”

“What I liked most about the class were all the small tips and tricks that Thea taught us.”

“Thea was full of small tips and advice for working more efficiently and she gave everyone lots

of personalized attention.”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
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