Introduction to Letterpress
January 24th, 2019 6:30 PM
- Instructor: Robin Weinert
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: January 24th, 2019 6:30 PM
- Workshop End: January 24th, 2019 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: Thursday, January 24, 2019 :: 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:
“Super-interesting topic, a really cool venue and equipment (the presses, the type, etc.), and, most of all a really excellent instructor. Robin is clearly very knowledgeable and experienced, but also approachable, dynamic, patient, and funny.”
“I got talked into coming, and I was really glad I did it! An outstanding class!”
“Knowledgeable but not in the least pushy, great at both listening to students AND at conveying the material! Overall a really effective instructor!”
“Loved to engage in the process of laying out a design with real, physical letters & flourishes!”
“Ready to learn more!”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133