Cylinder Core 1 :: Experience Letterpress!

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$ 200.00

June 6th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Lisa Rappoport
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: June 6th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: June 6th, 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: Students who sign up for the full workshop series (May through August, 2020) by April 30, 2020 will recieve a reduced rate of $640 (vs. $800 full price). 

*Students registering for the full Core series (May through August, 2020) after April 30 will receive a $100 discount. 

Date & Time: Saturday, June 6, 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 | 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 find most valuable about the workshop?] “Lisa was great at giving us both practical knowledge of the Vandercook press and allowing us to have flexibility and time to figure things out. I appreciated her instruction and the structure of the class.”

“Instructor very organized--and helpful.”

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


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