Introduction to Letterpress and Relief Printing

Peoria Art Guild

Introduction to Letterpress and Relief Printing

Instructor: Peggy West

Department: Printmaking

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Experience the fun and satisfaction of hand-printing your own cards, coasters and small prints on an antique printing press! In this four-week class, students will learn the basics of letterpress printing from metal and wood type, ornamental type, relief blocks and printer’s cuts. Students will learn how to plan a design, set type by hand, lock up a form, and operate a platen press. Students will have opportunities to experiment with two-color printing, ornamental designs, patterns and abstraction, as well as traditional printing methods. All materials will be provided. No prior printing experience needed.

Cost: $85

Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 pm 

September 30- October 21, 2020

Ages: 18+

Materials: None