Introduction to Letterpress PLUS

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$ 90.00

April 4th, 2020 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Robin Weinert
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: April 4th, 2020 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: April 4th, 2020 5:00 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): $90.00

Date & Time: Saturday, April 4, 2020 :: 1-5pm

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

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


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 really liked the hands-on experience and that I got to create something.”

“The instructor Robin. He was excellent. Very informative, personable, his teaching style was very "user friendly" for a novice. He kept the class moving along and encouraged questions. This class was a great introduction to The Center For the Book. I am looking forward to more classes in the future!”

“What a wonderful working studio!”

“Robin is a great instructor. A class is only as good as the instructor!”

$ 90.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States