There are numerous excellent letterpress resources online that will help in your education
(you're using one now).
Your next stop should be David Rose's INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS PRINTING
IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Among its many features is a good bibliography of printing instruction manuals. Like quite
a few folks on this list I first learned to print via a book---in my case "General Printing"---
before I had the benefit of instruction.
Having said that, here are two more workshop locations to consider:
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Columbia College's Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts
Both are beautiful and well-equipped facilities
And to learn more about your Vandercook visit <http://vandercookpress.info>.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "taybarrett" <taylor@...> wrote:
> HI all,
> I am Taylor. I live in Missoula, Montana and I am about to attempt to teach myself the
> of letterpress. I recently aquired a Vandercook #4, I have not yet tried to use it as I
> discovered I was missing some parts which are now enroute. Besides the parts the
> machine is oiled and clean and ready to go. I plan on using photopolymer plates
> my real talent is in illustration. I fell in love with letterpress after designing my own
> wedding invitations, I love the way my artwork looks pressed into paper.
> I must admit that I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. I know I need to attend a workshop
> just can't figure out where. I am tentatively planning a trip to Austin TX to see South by
> Southwest and was wondering if anyone here knows of a press willing to teach (for a fee
> course) or of a good workshop in the area.
> I am also making a trip to San Francisco on the 17th of February. I have looked at
> at the Center for the Book but the classes are full or on the wrong days. Any one in San
> Fran willing to teach around that date?
> Other areas that would be easy for me to get to are Portland and Seattle.
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am looking forward to learning a lot
> this chat.
- Hello Taylor,
We teach letterpress as part of Printmaking. I will have a
Letterpress/binding Intensive course this summer. It lasts for 5 weeks
and may be taken for no credit or credit as desired. Austin has
Slugfest and Flatbed Press that have workshops.
cheers, charlie Jones
>>LaNana Creek Press
13001 SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
- Yes, I have just been emailing with a Meridith Miller from flatbed
press who says they can provide private lessons! I may have found my
match. Thanks Charles
On Feb 6, 2006, at 2:01 PM, Charles Jones wrote:
> Hello Taylor,
> We teach letterpress as part of Printmaking. I will have a
> Letterpress/binding Intensive course this summer. It lasts for 5
> and may be taken for no credit or credit as desired. Austin has
> Slugfest and Flatbed Press that have workshops.
> cheers, charlie Jones
> LaNana Creek Press
> 13001 SFA Station
> Nacogdoches, TX 75962
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