Letterpress II

with CB Sherlock
Thursday, April 4; 6-8pm
Sat-Sun, April 6 & 7; 9am-5pm

This class is designed to develop skill and confidence for working independently on a Vandercook press. Acquire technical skills with edition printing, mixing custom ink colors, roller height adjustment, and tympan change. Explore the making of books — sequence and narrative, page layout, image and text interplay, typography, and other considerations that go into producing several single sheet books.

Certificate: 18 hours, Category B

$290 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $65 supply fee

Intermediate Screen Printing: Fun with Layers

with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Thursdays: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 6-9pm
Screen printing experience required

This project-driven course will focus on the methods, techniques, and procedures employed in screen printing an edition of prints with multiple layers. Gain fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to confidently explore and experiment within the medium of screen printing, including registration methods and techniques, creating analog and digital color separations and artwork for films, mixing inks, printing effectively, and planning for successful screen prints with all of the above. Each participant will create at least one edition of prints over the course of the class and will have the opportunity to participate in a group print exchange. Participants will also have the option to make simple prints on apparel.

Certificate: 18 hours, Category C

$290 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $65 supply fee

Typesetting Off The Grid

with Jason Yoh
Sat-Sun, April 27 & 28; 10am-4pm
Letterpress I or equivalent required

In weekend intensive, focus on typesetting and printing techniques that move beyond straight lines and right angles to set type that curves, angles, and bounces. Explore historic and innovative methods and tools for handset typographic composition in order to manipulate type and create dynamic lock-ups on MCBA’s Vandercook cylinder presses.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category B

$195 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $50 supply fee