I’ll be offering 2 new letterpress workshops at PCNJ!
Special bonus: If you’re a Philly kid and interested in taking one of the workshops, I’d be happy to hook you up with transportation to and from as well.
2011 PCNJ Winter Brochure
These two workshops are designed to be independent, but can work together if you take both of them. In the first, we’ll work individually on our reductive blocks, but combine them to create a collaborative (perhaps jumbled) print. Through reductive relief printmaking, we will use one block to achieve multiple colors and perfect registration.
In the second workshop, we’ll create a jumbled poetry broadside with handset lead type. You’re welcome to bring additional papers to use, including the prints from the previous class!
Here are the brochure’s descriptions:
Reductive Relief on the Letterpress with Caroline Garcia Ziegler
Saturday, February 19 & Sunday, February 20, 10am-4pm. Fees: M – $ 180, NM – $ 200, Materials Fee: $15
Learn how to achieve perfect registration with multiple colors through reductive printing on a Universal I letterpress. Students will learn about the tools, materials, carving sequence and printing methods associated with the reductive process, and experience the magic of a sophisticated rainbow roll! All students will have the opportunity to carve and print an individual component of a collaborative poster.
Typesetting and Jumbled Poetry with Caroline Garcia Ziegler
Thursday, February 24, 10am-4pm. Fees: M – $85, NM – $ 100, Materials Fee: $15
Get a little dirty while learning the language of the letterpress! We will set movable metal type one at a time on a composing stick and collaborate to create a jumbled poetry broadside! Learn typesetting terminology and techniques, and how to navigate the California type case. We will each select a typeface and set a line of text which will then be assembled into our poem and printed. If you joined Caroline for the Reductive Relief class, you’re welcome to bring some of your prints created in that class to print our jumbled poetry on!