Letterpress Basics: Linoleum Block Printing

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Letterpress Basics: Linoleum Block Printing

from 200.00

Perfect for printing greeting cards, fine art prints, or soft bound journal covers, this class will guide you through the age-old process of turning a block carving into a texturally pleasing letterpress print. 
Classes are held over two consecutive Saturday evenings (6pm - 9pm). New sessions begin monthly. We will send you a follow up email to coordinate the exact dates that work for you.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This two-day course provides an introduction to letterpress printing on the platen press. Students will be shown examples of letterpress prints and will become familiar with options for their own designs. Students will be guided in proper procedures for inking, impression, preparing paper, and the safe operation of the press.
Each student will design and carve their own fine art prints from a linoleum block, mix inks and learn how to set up a letterpress machine for registration and printing.
Students will be expected to clean up after themselves and also assist in duties common to the class as a whole.

PRE-REQUISITES
No previous letterpress experience is required, however linoleum block carving knowledge/experience is preferred.

The following items are to be supplied by Darling Press:
• apron (for you to use and take home!)
• paper for sketching
• pens and pencils
• linoleum block and carving tools
• 50 sheets of paper for printing
• ink for printing
• solvent resistant gloves

** If you would like to purchase this class as a gift, please leave us a message during checkout, and we will issue a hand calligraphed gift certificate to the lucky student.

Classes start at $200 per student.
Bring a friend and save $50.00 each (save $100, total)!
Just select the "couple rate."

 

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