Cylinder Core 2 :: Power of the Broadside
July 9th, 2019 6:30 PM
- Instructor: Leigh McLellan
- Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: July 9th, 2019 6:30 PM
- Workshop End: July 10th, 2019 10:00 PM
- Sessions: 2
Cylinder Core Certificate Program
The handfed cylinder proof press, also known as the Vandercook press, has a special place in both print history and in teaching book arts. Immediate and accessible, yet nuanced and specific, it is the press that introduced many of us to letterpress. The four class Cylinder Core Certificate Program allows students to move quickly through the press basics while also addressing relief printing in general. Students who finish the four core classes are qualified to rent press time as well as move on to more advanced classes and techniques. Click here to learn more about the Core Certification Program and find out how you receive a discount.
Cylinder Core 2 :: Power of the Broadside
Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.
Builds on skills from Cylinder Core 1
How composition, justification and registration combine on press
Basic letterpress design
Composition of a tight line
Making a line cut work with type
Locking up a form in a chase
Case memorization for speed in composition and distribution
Proficiency in using the composing stick
- Increased familiarity with the cylinder (Vandercook) press
All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.
Materials to Bring: None
Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00*
*EARLY BIRD Special: Students who sign up for a full 4-workshop series of summer classes (May through August) BEFORE April 30 may do so at the reduced rate of $640. *To receive this discount, register via phone (415-565-0545) or in-person.
*Full Series Special: Students who sign up for a full 4-workshop series of summer classes (May through August) AFTER April 30 may do so at the reduced rate of $700. *To receive this discount, register via phone (415-565-0545) or in-person.
Date & Time: Tuesday & Wednesday, July 9 & 10, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
Location: This workshop will take place at 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Note: Please read 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 | Leigh McLellan
Leigh McLellan typeset, letterpress printed, and hand bound letterpress books and broadsides from 1974 to 1990 under her imprint, Meadow Press. She has been an instructor at the San Francisco Center for the Book since 2002. She has also taught letterpress printing, bookbinding, and decorated papers at Mills College and the California College of Arts and Crafts, as well as workshops at the San Francisco Public Library, Stanford University, Pyramid Atlantic in Washington, DC, the Women's Graphic Center in Los Angeles, and the University of Iowa. Her work is in many library collections across the country, including the San Francisco Public Library, the University of San Francisco, Mills College, The University of California Bancroft Library, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England, among many others. Her work has been exhibited widely. In a related field, she has been an independent commercial book and graphic designer since 1976, working mostly for publishers in the Bay Area. In both pursuits, she has won many design awards. See Leigh's Meadow Press work at http://meadowpressbooks.com and her commercial design work at http://www.leighmcdesign.com.
Past Student Reviews:
“I learned SO MUCH!!!”
“The instructor’s knowledge & lifting experience, plus her direct “mentor” approach with students was exceptional.”
“Leigh was so thorough and really took her time explaining the fundamentals.”
“Amazing experience overall. I already signed up for the next course with Leigh!”
“Leigh was an incredible instructor. Although she pushed us, she cares so deeply about what we walk away with. She's very passionate about letterpress and it shows through her work she presents and the way she teaches.”
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