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ONSITE: Introduction to Letterpress

February 06, 2022

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 […]

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A: Letterpress Valentines + Cards with Natalie Kay (Ages 7+ with an adult)

February 06, 2022

Do you want to show someone how much you love them this Valentine's Day? Make your own letterpress card! We'll walk through the design and typesetting process. A selection of designs will be typeset and ready to print on the Challenge Proof press and mini Kelsey platen press—the perfect way to put your personal touch […]

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ONSITE: Letterpress + Block Printed Merch (Ages 12-14)

January 26, 2022

We're getting the band back together! Join artist Sam Page and learn to use the letterpress studio to create rad band posters, cool stickers, and merch. Letterpress is a form of relief printmaking which uses a printing press and typesetting (individual letters) to create words and designs for printed media. Bands originally used this form […]

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ONSITE: Letterpress Printing for All Levels

October 25, 2021

This course encompasses the basics of letterpress printing through demonstrations, guided projects, and hands-on experience. Participants will explore composition, typography, color, and how these elements relate to actual letterpress printing using a wide array of lead/wood type, engraved imagery, and hand-operated printing presses. This course will cover introductory letterpress terminology, typesetting, composition, PMS color-mixing, and […]

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ONSITE: Letterpress Posters + Merch (Ages 12-14)

October 25, 2021

We're getting the band back together! Join artist Sam Page and learn to use the letterpress studio to create rad band posters, cool stickers, and merch. Letterpress is a form of relief printmaking which uses a printing press and typesetting (individual letters) to create words and designs for printed media. Bands originally used this form […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Letterpress

October 25, 2021

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 […]

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ONSITE: Next Level Letterpress

October 25, 2021

Take your letterpress skills to the next level with multiple-color prints. We'll use the Platen and Challenge presses and explore other advanced typesetting methods. You’ll receive lots of guidance as you work on your own individual projects.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Letterpress (A)

July 13, 2021

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 […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Letterpress (B)

July 13, 2021

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 […]

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ONSITE: Linocut Portraits

April 19, 2021

In this class, we’ll focus on carving and drawing techniques to help you create compelling portrait prints. We’ll practice white line and black line approaches to hatching and crosshatching to create subtle gradients of tone. Each student can expect to leave class with two small editions of linocut portraits!

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ONSITE: Reductive Color Woodcut

April 19, 2021

Create multicolored relief prints from a single block using the magic of reductive woodcut! We’ll learn how to plan and carve a reductive print, and then crank them out in the VisArts letterpress studio. We’ll make two different prints (one smaller, one larger).

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ONLINE: Linocut Portraits

February 09, 2021

In this class, we’ll focus on carving and drawing techniques to help you create compelling portrait prints. We’ll practice white line and black line approaches to hatching and crosshatching to create subtle gradients of tone. Each student can expect to leave class with two small editions of woodcut portraits!

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ONLINE: Relief Printmaking at Home

February 09, 2021

Explore the foundations of relief printmaking in rubber, linoleum and wood. Through online group workshops, and one-on-one meetings, we’ll develop your design skills, then carve and print relief prints at home, with inexpensive and easily available supplies. Students should expect to leave the class with three small editions of relief prints.

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Letterpress Coasters (All Ages)

October 07, 2019

Learn about letterpress and use VisArts’ letterpress equipment to print coasters! Use a classic form of printmaking with our 50-year-old Challenge and Vandercook presses to experiment with a new way of making art in multiples.

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Letterpress Coasters (All Ages)

October 07, 2019

Learn about letterpress and use VisArts’ letterpress equipment to print coasters! Use a classic form of printmaking with our 50-year-old Challenge and Vandercook presses to experiment with a new way of making art in multiples.

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Introduction to Letterpress (C)

October 05, 2019

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 […]

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Introduction to Letterpress (B)

October 05, 2019

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 […]

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Introduction to Letterpress (A)

October 05, 2019

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 […]

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