Throwing Shade :: Letterpress Printed Lampshades

This event is POSTPONED. Please email for information about future workshops.
$ 190.00

July 12th, 2020 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Lisa Rappoport
  • Workshop Type: Printing, Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: July 12th, 2020 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: July 12th, 2020 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

In this workshop both printing novices and those with some experience will use the Vandercook proof press to decorate blank sheets of paper with words and/or images. Each student will choose from SFCB’s collection of type, ornaments, and photopolymer plates to create their own design. Everybody takes home one assembled barrel-style lampshade plus an additional sheet to turn into a lampshade on their own.  

Materials to Bring: None.

Workshop Fee (includes $25 materials fee): $190.00

Date & Time: Sunday, July 12, 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

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.”

[What did you find most valuable about this workshop?] “Lisa's knowledge and style of teaching.” 

$ 190.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States