Intro to Letterpress

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Intro to Letterpress

Learn the basics of letterpress in the Alberta Printmakers studio!

Instructor: Michelle Wiebe
Duration: One-day Workshop
Date: April 10, 2022
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Course Description

Get started with letterpress printing and try our new platen press! Looking for a quick and beautiful way to do relief printing? Using printing presses will give you the speed and flexibility to take your art to the next level. Compatible with linocut printing, polymer plates, and woodcuts, this class gives you the knowledge to lock these things up with lead type or on their own in our two user friendly presses!

Intro to Letterpress will cover:

  • Operation of Vandercook SP-15 Cylinder Press
  • Operation of Craftsman Superior Platen Press
  • Tools and terminology forletterpress
  • Basic lock-up techniques
  • Printing linocut and type
  • Machine clean-up
  • Troubleshooting printing issues

Cost: $125, supplies included, prices not subject to GST
Class Size: Class is limited to six participants
Ages: Adults 18+ years old

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Instructor Bio

Michelle Wiebe is a Cochrane-based artist focused primarily on painting, printmaking and letterpress. With a great fondness for all things print, you can find her fixing rusty presses or spending time printing at Alberta Printmakers. Michelle is a passionate instructor with a deep love for teaching, she makes it her goal that students leave her class with quality work and the confidence to continue building their new skills.

Intro to Letterpress with Michelle Wiebe, April 10, 2022 | In-person at Ablerta Printmakers studio

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