Introduction to Letterpress

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Introduction to Letterpress

Alberta Printmakers

Instructor: Michelle Wiebe
Cost: $135, prices not subject to GST
Date: June 2, 2024, one day workshop
Time: 10am – 4pm

​Get Started with letterpress printing and try our Vandercook press, Platen press, and the new Nolan 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 their two user friendly presses!

The instructor will cover:

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

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  • Class limited to six participants
  • Adults 18+ years old
Instructor Bio

​Michelle Wiebe is a Cochrane, Alberta-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.

Facebook: Michelle Wiebe Art

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