Alternative Image Making on a Cylinder Press

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$ 130.00

April 5th, 2018 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Bettina Pauly
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: April 5th, 2018 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: April 12th, 2018 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

Pressure printing is a unique alternative to incorporating imagery into letterpress prints. The process uses a flexible plate made from layered paper pieces that gets printed behind another piece of paper over a flat, inked surface. In this workshop students will learn how to deconstruct an image, build a plate by hand, and print their plates. The instructor will discuss methods for transcribing pictures into cut paper and the process of layering plates to create gradients and detail. Students will learn the basics of letterpress printing and leave with a small edition of their own relief printed imagery.

*This workshop is open to beginners.

Materials to Bring: Pen or pencil and paper for note taking, an image to use for the project.

Optional and availble at SFCB for student use during workshop: scissors, utility knife.

Workshop Fee (includes $10 materials fee): $130.00

Date & Time: Thursdays, April 5 & 12, 2018 :: 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


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:

 “I think she did a wonderful job on teaching the class. Took us through the machines and she has a great understanding how things work.”

“Bettina was excellent.”

“I liked that we were able to print our own design and choose how to print it, and take a copy home.”

“Pleasant and knowledgeable. A good teacher.”

$ 130.00
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States