Introduction to Letterpress

$ 65.00

October 22nd, 2018 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Bettina Pauly
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: October 22nd, 2018 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: October 22nd, 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: Monday, October 22, 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 | 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:

 “Teaching style was perfect. Besides being nice, Bettina was comprehensive and inspiring. I am not necessarily becoming a letterpress expert but now I feel like I have a sense of all aspects of process. Bettina's a gem!”

“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.”

“Pleasant and knowledgeable. A good teacher.”

$ 65.00
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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States