Letterpress + Block Printed Merch (Ages 12-14)
We're getting the band back together! Join artist Sam Christian and learn to use the letterpress studio to create rad band posters, cool stickers, and merch. Letterpress is a form of relief printmaking that uses a printing press and typesetting individual letters to create words and designs for printed media. Bands originally used this form of printmaking to advertise their concerts and shows.
- This is an On-site course. Students must follow current CDC + VDH guidance outlined on our website: visarts.org
About the Instructor
Focusing in multiple mediums, Sam’s primary forms are Linocut printmaking, Fiber Arts (sewing and quilting) and Comic Art. Sam is a native of Richmond’s East End who has worked to craft a practice around the beauty and inequities found in the East End and communities like it. Through eco-conscious printmaking that highlights the deep history of the East End community and artistic partnerships
in schools and community spaces, Sam has been instrumental in cultivating light and love in the spaces they call home. Being no stranger to the obstacles facing students of the East End, both academic and social, Sam looks for any opportunity to shift the narrative and make space for young artists.