Sintra Board Relief Printing

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June 15th, 2024 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Thea Sizemore
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Sessions: 1
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $180

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Masks are no longer required for workshops, though anyone is welcome to wear one if they wish.

Sintra board is an affordable PVC foam board that can be carved into with speed and ease, yet yields printed results that are similar to that of lino or wood cuts.

The morning portion of the class will explore mark making on Sintra with a variety of tools from traditional cutting tools to ball point pens, and even use of household items that can be pressed into the surface. In the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to use new skills to produce one or two color print editions on the cylinder press.

Course will include basic cylinder press operation; class is open to novice printers and printmakers.

 >> Prerequisite: None <<

Materials to Bring: 

  • Household items for mark making (think small objects, strange utensils or textured items)
  • 5 x 7" images to develop into relief print

Date & Time: Saturday, June 15, 2024 :: 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. Registration will close approximately three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. We recommend you not wait to register, as workshops that don't meet our minimum enrollment will be canceled, sometimes as much as a week in advance.

About the Instructor | Thea Sizemore (she/her)

Thea Sizemore has been a letterpress printer, artist and instructor for over 20 years. She holds BFA in printmaking with emphasis on book arts from the California College of the Arts with additional studies at Cleveland Institute of Art.

As founder of Kavamore Press, a custom letterpress and design studio in South Berkeley, Thea works with private clients and various artists to create ephemera for projects including some for the Carpenter Center for the Arts at Harvard, The Guggenheim and the SFMOMA. In recent years, Thea's personal work has focused on projects that use the power of print to connect and engage community including a mail art project called “Social Media Snail Mail”, an ongoing series of free letterpress posters and public printing protest events. To view more of her work, visit

Past Student Reviews:

"I loved how experimental it was! Loved printing on the press! Thea was a wonderful teacher - all in all a fabulous time."

"Instructor was knowledgeable, worked with participants throughout the workshop, and genuinely engaged with the process and outcomes for everyone."

"Great experimentation, and everything was clearly explained. I had plenty of time to work and print!"

"Great energy from the instructor, appreciated the “lecture” to place paper cutting within its larger art frame."

375 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
United States