Introduction to Letterpress
August 17th, 2018 6:30 PM
- Instructor: Robin Weinert
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: August 17th, 2018 6:30 PM
- Workshop End: August 17th, 2018 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 Fee (includes $10 materials fee): $65.00
Date & Time: Friday, August 17, 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
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.
About the Instructor | Robin Weinert
Robin Weinert is an artist and printmaker living and working in Oakland CA. He has a BFA in printmaking from Maryland Institute College of Art, and a decade of experience in the commercial printing industry here in the Bay Area. Robin owns Oakland Printing Co. A specialty printing company, which focuses on letterpress, foil stamping, embossing and die cutting. His handmade books can be found in the collections of the University of Iowa, and Yale University, among others.
Past Student Reviews:
“I liked the workshop environment, Robin's laidback nature and the hands-on experience.”
“It was great, would recommend to others.”
“I liked getting to make my own design and getting to operate the press myself. I also liked that we were able to help each other - that way we got to see the process more than once.”
“Such a cool experience to get to try using the machines. I want to come back for another class sometime!”
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