Cylinder Core 1 :: Experience Letterpress!

$ 200.00

January 25th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Paula Gloistein
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: January 25th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: January 25th, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

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 1 :: Experience Letterpress!

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. In this class you will learn how to print your own cards!

Competencies Gained:

  • Knowledge:

    • Introductory history of the art and craft of relief printing

    • How letterpress printing works

  • Skills:

    • Introduction to the type case, composition and the composing stick

    • Introduction to studio practices

    • Pulling a print

  • Equipment:

    • Introduction to the cylinder (Vandercook) press and safety points

    • Movable type and cuts

All paper for SFCB's Core Certificate Program projects has been generously provided by Mohawk.


Materials to Bring: None

Prerequisite: None; optional: Introduction to Letterpress

Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00*

*Early Bird Special :: Winter 2020- Students who sign up for the full workshop series (January-April, 2020) by December 31, 2019 will receive a reduced rate of $640. {Students who register after December 31, 2019 will receive a $100 discount}.

Date & Time: Saturday, January 25, 2020 :: 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 | Paula Gloistein

Paula Gloistein has an MA in Humanities from Dominican College which really has very little to do with her work as a photographer, designer, and letterpress printer. After more than ten years in the wedding biz, she recently opened a small shop, big day design lounge, that showcases handmade wedding accessories, custom invitations, and workshops for crafty couples.


Past Student Reviews:

“We got to do everything from setting the lines, to mixing ink, to locking the lines, to printing, to cleaning the press. it was awesome.”

“I wanted to make cards and I got to make cards. It was a small class which was awesome, totally hands on, and Paula was super patient and helpful.”

“Paula was really patient and helpful.”


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