Class #85: Saturdays, September 14 & 21, 10am-6pm
Broadsides ~ the original ‘posters’ ~ are the perfect excuse to explore the art of pairing relief imagery with hand-set type on a Vandercook cylinder press. This letterpress intensive will start with a history of broadsides, and discuss design approaches, linoleum carving techniques, and cutting images from sheet magnet for letterpress printing. On the second day, you’ll learn the history of type, related terminology, and how to hand-set type. We’ll cover paper and ink considerations, basic press set-up, operation and registration, as well as understanding general press mechanics to achieve even printing and clean impressions.
Nif Hodgson is a San Francisco artist working in traditional and contemporary printmaking and letterpress techniques. She has been an artist-in-residence at Kala since 2000 and is currently pursuing a master's degree at San Francisco State University. Her work has been shown in national exhibitions, as well as throughout the Bay Area. And her artist books are available through the Seager Grey Gallery. She is the recent recipient of the Murphy, Cadogan & Phelan Fellowship and the Leo D. Stillwell Scholarship. http://nifhodgson.com/