Introduction to Letterpress (A)
Explore the letterpress printing process, which 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.
- Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
You will need to provide any specialty paper for individual projects; basic paper and other materials and equipment are provided. This class uses a historic printing press which requires the ability to stand and use your legs and arms simultaneously to operate.
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. Her poetry collection titled Illusory Borders is forthcoming from The Operating System in 2019, and her collection titled Of Water & Other Soft Constructions was selected by Samiya Bashir as the winner of the Anhinga Press 2018 Robert Dana Prize for Poetry (forthcoming in 2019). Find her at heidireszies.comSee More Classes By Instructor