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Intermediate Letterpress

June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am

This one-day 5-hour course will provide participants with additional knowledge of and practical experience with, letterpress printing. After a brief review of basic principals this class will review printing onthe platen press, including the tabletop platen and the small floor model press as well as the roller presses. Two-color techniques will be discussed, including techniques for hand-inking. We will also briefly touch onletterpress printing on fabric and linoleum block cutting. Students will then design and begin printing their own letterpress project. It may be that these projects will be complex enough to require additional working time, which can be arranged during a Supervised Printing session. Students who complete Intermediate Letterpress may be eligible, with the approval ofthe Book Arts Shop Steward, to print unsupervised in the studio, as long as they are current Brickyard Collaborative members. This class will betaught by Mitchel Ahern, who runs Brickyard Collaborative Book Arts studio and mitchelka Show Card Press He is a volunteer staff member at the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, Mass., and participates in Reflex Letterpress and Flower City Arts Book Arts Center. He has exhibited at the DeCordova Museum and solo in group shows at many galleries including Atlantic Works Gallery, Galatea and many others. He combines letterpress and letterpress printing on fabric with his performance art practices on projects suchas Boston Haiku Times at the Figment festival on the Boston Greenway.

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June 29, 2019
10:00 am