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$640

Letterpress: An Introduction

Thursday
6:00PM - 9:30PM
Jun 15 - Aug 10
Location To Be Announced
3.50 CEUs

Dikko Faust Typographer; letterpress printermaker; founder, Purgatory Pie Press

Letterpress is versatile and adaptable, and mixes easily with other printmaking processes. Through hand typesetting vintage metal and wood typefaces, students will gain a broader understanding of typography. Printing blocks and plates range from completely manual, hand-cut and collaged, to digital photopolymer plates. Accurate color registration is simple and easy. The image can range from hard edge to feathered and painterly, and the relief impression adds a third dimension. Operation and maintenance of different kinds of letterpress is included. Sessions begin with a demonstration followed by studio time to work on projects that range from type-based graphic designs to fine art limited editions.

FIC-2867-A

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