Traditional Letterpress with Handset Type - 14 Jan 2017

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Traditional Letterpress with Handset Type - 14 Jan 2017

105.00

One-day workshop with Kristin Walker
January 14th, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuition $90
Materials $15

Description:  In this workshop students will learn explore the art of hand-typesetting with lead type and printing on an old-fashioned letterpress.  Students will learn the layout of the California Job Case and the instructor will present a small bit on the history of hand-typesetting.  Students will bring their own writing or other piece of text to set, and will learn how to set type, proof it, and print it using the letterpress.  If they are taking either of the other sections, we will cover how to register linocut or polymer images with the handset block of type and we will also cover how to incorporate hand-typesetting into other printmaking. 

All materials are provided, including paper, inks.  Participants should have some text in mind, several lines long: a poem, a song verse, etc.

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