Introduction to Letterpress
The letterpress printing process dates back to the 15th century and the time of Gutenberg. We’ll cover typesetting, inking, printing, and paper selection as you become familiar with the terminology and VisArts’ presses. You’ll have time to create multiple pieces and trade work with classmates, which will help you build a small collection of handmade letterpress art.
- You will need to provide any specialty paper for individual projects; basic paper and other materials and equipment are provided. A galley deposit of $20 is required for setting and printing type; this deposit will be returned on the last day of class after your type has been redistributed.
About the Instructor
Heidi Reszies is a multidisciplinary artist who holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her visual art is included in the National Museum of Women in the Arts CLARA Database of Women Artists. Heidi is currently a letterpress instructor in the VCUarts Department of Graphic Design, and is the creator/curator of Artifact Press, publisher of limited edition letterpress poetry chapbooks and broadsides.See More Classes By Instructor