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Introduction to Letterpress

With Instructor Michelle Wiebe

Date: October 1, 2023Time: 10am – 4pm

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 one-day 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
  • Tools and terminology for letterpress
  • Basic lock-up techniques
  • Printing linocut and type
  • Machine clean-up
  • Troubleshooting printing issues

Cost: $125, prices not subject to GST
Class Limit: Six participantsClass Ages: Adults 18+ years old

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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.Instagram: @mw.artco

Introduction to Letterpress Instructor - Michelle Wiebe