Letterpress classes at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts
- Hello everyone, feel free to forward this to anyone in the Seattle area who might be interested in taking a letterpress printing class:
There's still time to sign up for letterpress printing classes at the School of Visual Concepts.
The 10-week quarter starts January 21st, and weekly classes are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30.
If you've been thinking of trying your hand at designing and printing with lead & wood type, you should do it this quarter. If you sign up before Friday, January 17th, you'll get free tuition for any one of these Spring quarter classes:
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>Brainstorming and Creativity
>Copywriting Workshop or
>Intro to Figure Drawing.
The following are course descriptions for our two letterpress classes this Winter:
Letterpress Printing: Broadsides with Jenny Wilkson
Wednesday or Thursday evenings
In this course, students of all levels will create broadsides using SVC's collection of lead and
wood type and Vandercook cylinder letterpresses. Beginning students will learn how to compose type by hand, create linoleum cuts, and operate the presses, while advanced students will create more elaborate pieces. We'll also submerge ourselves in the history and terminology of letterpress and get to know the local printing community through guest lectures and studio tours.
Letterpress Printing: Books with Jules Remedios Faye
In this class you'll work on SVC's platen presses to design and produce
a simple book structure. Each student will design and print a two-page spread which will be part of a collaborative class book. We will bind the book in class so each student will take home a finished book. The emphasis will be on discussing how craftsmanship, book structure, content, typographic treatment and overall graphic design work together. We will also discuss printing from plates vs. from type, and we'll cover other nuts and bolts of printing and binding.
Beginners and intermediate students are welcome.
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