Introduction to Letterpress PLUS
September 29th, 2019 1:00 PM
- Instructor: Robin Weinert
- Workshop Type: Printing
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: September 29th, 2019 1:00 PM
- Workshop End: September 29th, 2019 5:00 PM
- Sessions: 1
If you have heard about letterpress but are not really sure what it is or how it works, this class will allow you to peer inside the rich history and engaging techniques of letterpress printing. This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press. Participants will learn the basics of setting type using SFCB’s vast collection of lead type and decorative ornaments as well as inking, locking up and pulling a print.
Materials to Bring: None.
Workshop Fee (includes $10 materials fee): $90.00
Date & Time: Sunday, September 29, 2019 :: 1-5pm
Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.
About the Instructor | Robin Weinert
Robin Weinert is an artist and printmaker living and working in Oakland CA. He has a BFA in printmaking from Maryland Institute College of Art, and a decade of experience in the commercial printing industry here in the Bay Area. Robin owns Oakland Printing Co. A specialty printing company, which focuses on letterpress, foil stamping, embossing and die cutting. His handmade books can be found in the collections of the University of Iowa, and Yale University, among others.
Past Student Reviews:
“It was a great introduction to the Center for the Book as well as printing. It makes me want to learn more.”
“Knowledgeable and friendly, a great instructor.”
“I've always wanted to learn more about letterpress so this was a perfect intro class. Very rewarding seeing a project through in one session.”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133