San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This beginning-level workshop is designed to familiarize the uninitiated with the world of letterpress by offering hands-on experience with the Vandercook cylinder press and the tabletop platen press. Participants will learn the difference between the types of presses as well as the basics of setting type using SFCB’s vast collection of lead type and decorative ornaments. Introduction to Letterpress Printing will also give a full overview of the why and the how of the SFCB Letterpress Certificate Program. Plus, students will get $25 off any core curriculum registration if they sign up during this workshop.
Materials to bring: None
Materials Fee: $10
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San Francisco Center for the Book
The San Francisco Center for the Book fosters the joys of books and bookmaking, the history, artistry, and continuing presence of books in our culture and enduring importance as a medium of self-expression. We provide both a home for Bay Area book artists and a place where the wider community can discover book arts. Everyone is welcome here, experienced practitioners and newcomers alike. Over 300 workshops annually offer learning at all levels: from introductory to focused advanced courses spanning traditional bookbinding, cutting-edge printing techniques and experimental book forms. Exhibitions are designed to inform and inspire visitors. Free public programs include opening receptions for the exhibition program, poetry readings, book release parties for our publications, gallery talks, Open Houses and other community events like the annual Earth Day Extravaganza and Roadworks Street Fair.