First, we will start with making thumbnails, encompassing the idea of creating layout through art principles. Next, we will establish the content. This is your moment to create something meaningful and hands-on. Once we know the imagery and text to incorporate, we will find the fonts through metal and wood type. We will assemble these letters into words, adjacent to image blocks, and create a design that is truly you. We will set these up in a metal frame called a chase, bring it over to a historically remarkable press, lay on the ink (in any color of your choice), place down the paper, and roll over the work like a big stamp. It's quite tedious, but an incredibly rewarding experience to create art in the same way people have done for decades, even dating back to Colonial times.
I'm a graphic designer and community organizer with a passion for hands-on art skills. I've been well-versed for over 5 years in the printmaking process of letterpress, a centuries-old method to creating anything from posters and broadsides to invitations and books. I received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Marywood University in 2015 with a concentration in letterpress arts, completing my thesis on the The Graphic Design Techniques and Cultural History of Radical Publications, which was presented in both Boston and Seattle. I have a wide understanding of the historical implications of printing and its affects on democracy, social justice, and independence. I have technical knowledge of the presses within the shop and explain their usages and best methods to design and create a piece of artwork you'll love.
We will be using brayers, specialty inks, wood and metal type, chases, and presses. Some of these items are typically very…
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We will be working out of The Workshop on Adams Avenue in Scranton, PA. This creative space is is complete with all the tools and materials we will need. This location is only open for exclusive letterpress workshops (like this!) and monthly art events.
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만 13세 이상의 게스트 최대 5명 참여 가능 Guests can have no experience whatsoever. I will be teaching the very basics so you will walk away with fundamental concepts of letterpress printmaking.
Come with an idea for a message you'd like to say. Many people like to print lyrics, poems, phrases, and more.
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