PNCA is offering a set of summer intensive courses from June 18-23rd that I’m pleased to take part in. Registrants can choose from seven different tracks, including a letterpress class that I will teach. I will be working on a small edition broadside print, using it as a teaching tool for demonstrations and discussion. In turn, students will design and print their own editioned poster, broadside, or simple folded book structure. The focus will be on hand set type and creative image making. Participants will receive instruction on how to trouble-shoot challenges involved in printing: we will discuss how to achieve fine printing through exact make-ready and packing techniques, careful typesetting and registration, ink mixing for color matching, foolproof lockups, and proper impression on the Vandercook Proofing Press.
As part of the class, students will be able to opt in to two special add ons:
A private weekday visit to Stumptown Printers to see the workings of a small “job shop”, and a guided tour of the C.C. Stern Type Foundry on June 16th to witness the process of metal type casting.
Register here: http://ce.pnca.edu/adult