Introduction to Lego Letterpress Printing

August 4th, 2024 12:00 PM

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

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $130
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Masks are no longer required for workshops, though anyone is welcome to wear one if they wish.

Jump into the fun and fabulous world of letterpress and play around with the design possibilities that unconventional materials like Legos bring to the table, and leave with a stack of prints.

This class will provide an introduction to creating one color prints using flat tile blocks to create pixel oriented images. The instructor will provide bases and tiles for use in class to create relief 'plates' that will be printed on a Cylinder press. Don't miss out on this easily accessible media that appeals to everyone's inner child. Come play with us!

This workshop is intended for adult kids - sorry, legal minors!

>> Prerequisite: None <<

Materials to Bring: None. All tools and materials will be provided. 

Date & Time: Sunday, August 4, 2024 :: 12-5pm

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 really enjoyed that we got to take home the prints that we made in the workshop. Thea clearly explained the operation of the letterpress and answered all of our questions (how the base blocks were made; lego sourcing) and had the materials ready to go (including sample letter layouts and flat bricks pre-organized into tupperware)."

"It was a lot of fun! I enjoyed the freedom to explore colors and techniques while still having Thea there to answer any questions I had. She made the class very informative, creative and FUN!"

“Thea really knows her stuff, and was an excellent teacher."

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