Women's Studio Workshop: Words Have Meaning - A Letterpress Workshop

Monday, Jul 09 2018;    Tuesday, Jul 10 2018;    Wednesday, Jul 11 2018;    Thursday, Jul 12 2018;    Friday, Jul 13 2018;
9:00 AM To 4:00 PM

722 Binnewater Lane, Kingston, NY 12041


Letterpress printing is a tactile art form. Each step of the process is a physical act, from sketching ideas on paper to gathering the type and making the impression. In this class, led by printer Stephanie Carpenter, you’ll explore letterpress printing using written language. You will delve into this topic by breaking down words and letterforms into modular components to communicate specific meanings. Working with both traditional and contemporary approaches to creating relief prints, participants will use a variety of materials such as wood, metal, and plastic type, along with carved linoleum blocks to create unique work that tells a story. You’ll also combine type and images to add depth and dimension to our prints. Demonstrations will include pressure printing, monoprinting, typesetting, and registering multiple layers and colors. Participants will have the opportunity to produce a variety of printed pieces as either small editions or monoprints. All experience levels are welcome.

Visit our website for more details on this and other workshops during our Summer Art Institute.