Cylinder Core 3 :: Posterized

 Registration is closed for this event
$ 200.00

July 11th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Thea Sizemore
  • Workshop Extra: Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: July 11th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: July 11th, 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 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!

Competencies Gained:

  • Builds on skills from Cylinder Core 1 and 2

  • Knowledge:

    • Press mechanics and proper use of the press

    • Press/job setup

    • Proper cleanup

  • Skills

    • Make-ready / packing

    • Setting gauge pins

    • Mixing ink

  • Equipment

    • 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*

*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, July 11, 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 | Thea Sizemore

Thea Sizemore has been a practicing artist for over 15 years focusing primarily on printmaking, bookarts, and illustration. As an east coast native, she has studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the California College of the Arts (where she received a BFA in printmaking with emphasis on bookarts). Her personal work tends to revolve around mixed media hand-bound book forms. Thea is also the founder and printer of Kavamore Press, a custom letterpress and design studio in West Oakland. In addition to private clients, Thea works with various SF Bay Area artists to create ephemera for projects. Recent projects include a Futurefarmers book produced for the Guggenheim and a collaboration with artist Libby Black for the SFMOMA. To read more visit http://www.kavamorepress.com/.


Past Student Reviews:

[What did you find most valuable about this workshop?] “Simply learning more techniques and having more freedom with the presses. Really helped me feel more confident in working by myself.”

“Good pace, easy to follow. Love playing with type. Thea made sure everyone’s final product was the best possible. Excellent individual attention.”

“SFCB has an amazing amount of type.”

“Her experience shows.”


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