Letterpress Decorative Paper

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$ 180.00

March 7th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Lisa Rappoport
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: March 7th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: March 7th, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

In this workshop both printing novices and those with some experience alike will use the Vandercook proof press to richly decorate blank sheets of paper. In the spirit of playful experimention, we’ll use SFCB’s collection of wood type and photopolymer plates, along with lino cuts and found objects (very flat ones only!) such as leaves, fabric, and string, to print multi-layered gift wrap, book covers, or artwork suitable for framing. Explore pressure printing, ghost printing, and serendipity. Each student takes home 10 sheets of their own creation, plus a sampling from the rest of the class.     

Materials to Bring: Optional: Additional elements for pressure printing (paper or fabric cut-outs, leaves, wire, string, etc.); linoleum block cuts or photopolymer plates. No need to bring anything unless you want to.

Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $180.00

Date & Time: Saturday, March 7, 2020 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

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 | Lisa Rappoport

Lisa Rappoport publishes poetry broadsides and artist’s books under the imprint Littoral Press. Since 1998 she has produced a series of broadsides by the poets who teach at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley workshops; she has also printed poetry broadsides for Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights Books, W.S. Merwin, and many others (last but not least, the Poets Pulling Prints series of the SFCB). Her poetry has appeared in Caesura, Five Fingers ReviewLiteral Latte, the anthology Pluto: New Horizons for a Lost Horizon, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 1998 Icarus Poetry Competition and the recipient of a poetry residency at Centrum. Lisa has taught at the New College in San Francisco, at Kala Art Institute, and in her own studio. Her work has been displayed nationally and is in collections throughout the U.S.  You can visit her website at http://littoralpress.com.

Past Student Reviews:

[What did you like most about the workshop?] “Balance of creative time and hands-on printing. "

“Lisa was very knowledgeable and had a relaxed, yet attentive teaching style.”

“I had a great time and learned a lot both about pressure printing and about working with type - thanks!”

$ 180.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States