Cylinder Core 3 :: Posterized
March 31st, 2020 6:30 PM
- Instructor: Alan Hillesheim
- Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: March 31st, 2020 6:30 PM
- Workshop End: April 1st, 2020 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 3 :: Posterized
Develop your letterpress design skills and aesthetic while increasing your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine your registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, roller height, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own small poster!
Builds on skills from Cylinder Core 1 and 2
Press mechanics and proper use of the press
Make-ready / packing
Setting gauge pins
- 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
Prerequisites: Cylinder Core 1 & 2
Workshop + Materials Fee: $200.00
Date & Time: Tuesday & Wednesday, March 31 & April 1, 2020 :: 6:30-10pm
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 | Alan Hillesheim
Alan Hillesheim has degrees in English Literature from UC Berkeley and the University of Chicago. Thus, lost in the woods without a compass, he apprenticed at Jim Robertson's Yolla Bolly Press, over his head in the black art. There he happened upon a dysfunctional paper-folding-machine which resembled a Norwegian snow sled wrecked by six drunks. He fixed it. And then began a 23 year adventure both printing and fixing machines from the golden age of letterpress. In addition to running Digger Pine Press into the ground, he also builds wooden boats for oar and sail and, most recently, fanciful wooden toys for a four year old. He is still writing the novel he started 25 years ago, Different Eyes.
Past Student Reviews:
“Alan was super helpful with my font challenges and helped me search for missing letters. I loved that he emphasizes that nothing is a mistake."
“I really enjoyed Alan's attitude (nothing is a mistake in letterpress!) and getting to do most of the printing process by myself. I thought he called out a lot of interesting/informative details as we were each printing on different presses.”
“Alan Hillesheim is one of the best instructors I've had at SFCB. Good grasp on the material, did a good job of pushing students to do a little more on their own than they were really comfortable with, so we had to get in their and take chances. He was also really supportive when things went wrong, which made me feel very much at ease.”
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