Introduction to Letterpress

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$ 65.00

September 25th, 2018 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Robin Weinert
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: September 25th, 2018 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: September 25th, 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: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 :: 6:30-9:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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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:

“It was hands on in learning about and using the letterpress, which is exactly what I was looking for! Robin was very informative, and was enthusiastic about answering questions and providing us students with the help we needed.”

“We got to explore around the shop, everything was very open and welcoming for us. Others around the Center, who were not in the workshop, were also very friendly; A great community.”

“Robin was great! Like I said earlier, very helpful and encouraging. His passion for letterpress shines through his teaching.”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States