ONSITE: Introduction to Letterpress
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.
- 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.
This studio is not wheel chair accessible from the interior due to two steps, but is accessible through an exterior door.
Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit visarts.org. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit visarts.org.
About the Instructor
Natalie Kay is the owner of Off the Beaten Press. She lives and works in Richmond, VA but plays all over. An avid traveler, she finds inspiration for her designs everywhere she goes. Natalie grew up in the Washington, DC area and has a degree in Graphic Design from James Madison University, where they taught her the difference between a typeface and a font. She has a huge passion for design which translated naturally to printmaking. She loves to letterpress and shares that love with her students through classes at the local art center.
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