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Intro to Letterpress

102.00

Sat + Sun July 21+22, 12-4pm

Learn the basics of the intricate technique of letterpress printing. The first day will cover the theory (terminology, equipment, the mysteries of the type case, and more); the second will cover the practice (setting type, lock-up and make-ready on the press, and printing). This course will give students a basic overview of ICPC’s three presses and collection of type, preparing them to take more advanced workshops or work on their own projects.

Ages 14+

Instructor:
Kalmia Strong is a bookmaker, printer, and arts organizer. An alumna of the University of Iowa Center for the Book, she is program director at PS1, creative coordinator at the UI Libraries, and resident bookbinder for the Paper Nest. She regularly teaches book & print workshops for children and adults and instigates collaborative projects.

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