Introduction to Letterpress
August 13th, 2020 6:30 PM
- Instructor: Bettina Pauly
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Closed
- Workshop Start: August 13th, 2020 6:30 PM
- Workshop End: August 13th, 2020 9:30 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): $70.00
Date & Time: :Thursday, August 13, 2020 :: 6:30-9:30pm
Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Note: Please read over 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 | Bettina Pauly
Bettina is living in San Francisco as a book artist and working as a letterpress printer with Kim Vanderheiden at Painted Tongue Studios, Oakland, California. She teaches workshops at the San Francisco Center for the Book, the Academy of Art University and O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. She loves books and boxes both as physical objects and as containers of meaning. She is interested in a variety of folded, sewn and woven structures in which she can incorporate her printing.
Past Student Reviews:
“Our teacher did not miss a beat as she skipped from press to press to press to provide answers and help to each of our three teams of student.”
[What did you find most valuable about the workshop?] “The instructor! Her knowledge and enthusiasm were great.”
[What did you find most valuable about this workshop?] “Learning how to set type on the press, make a print, and clean up the press.”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133