Printmaking: Letterpress

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Winter 2018 quarter

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In this hands-on studio class, students will learn basic letterpress techniques. As an introduction to the medium, students will learn about different fonts, type setting, different papers, and press operation. This is a studio based class in which students will work both independently and together. In addition to printing, students will create a technical journal documenting their discoveries and also develop a written artist statement. At the end of the session, students will present and participate in a group critique to investigate and support their accomplishments.

Program Details

Fields of Study

visual arts

Preparatory For

Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration


Winter Open

Location and Schedule

Final Schedule and Room Assignment

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Mon/Wed 6-8 pm

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning

Special Expenses

Students are expected to purchase materials such as a sketchbook for lab notes and fine art printmaking paper. Depending on the individual scale and scope of each assignment, students should expect to spend between $30.00-$50.00. These items are available in the Greener Bookstore and the Printmaking Supply Store located in the classroom.