Thursday, January 9, 2014 / Lancaster
Get ready to get your hands dirty and learn the art of letterpress. AIGA Central PA and the .918 Club present a workshop for those with a love for all things hand printed.
In this hands on, five part workshop you will be guided through everything from hand-setting type to how to set up your own letterpress print shop, and put your own designs on the press.
Classes are held every other Thursday starting in January. Your registration fee will cover the cost of all supplies and materials needed to complete the basic projects. Class size is limited to 18 participants, so please respond right away to secure your spot!
Session 1: Thursday, January 9, 2013: 7 to 9pm Instruction: history of letterpress, learning the California Job Case; Hands-on demonstration: hand setting a line of type, proofing, locking up the form, inking the press, printing, press clean-up, type distribution
Session 2: Thursday, January 23, 2012: 7 to 9pm Designing a special event card. Hands-on demonstration: choosing a cut, setting type, proofing, locking up the form
Session 3: Thursday, February 6, 2013: 7 to 9pm Hands-on demonstration: press make ready, registration, printing, press clean-up
Session 4: Thursday, February 20, 2013: 7 to 9pm Instruction: how to set up your own letterpress print shop, equipment & supply list, letterpress suppliers and sources, organizations and support groups Open shop: time to design a personal project, selecting and setting type, proofing, printing, clean-up
Session 5: Thursday, March 6, 2013: 7 to 9pm Open shop: press make ready, registration, printing
Saturday, April 12, 2014 / Lancaster
It's back! The date for this school year's portfolio review is April 12—be looking for the announcement for when registration opens because it always fills up fast. Not on our mailing list? Sign up here.
Come dressed in your best, along with a résumé and your portfolio (print and/or digital). You’ll have the chance to present and receive feedback in several one-on-one real interview sessions with the professionals who live, eat and breathe design for a living.
More details coming soon.
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