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Pressure Prints and Collagraphs on the Proofing Press


Saturdays, April 20 & 27, 4-7pm

Registration Deadline: Apr 20 (last-minute sign-up okay!)

Adults 18+

Learn how to use letterpress proof presses to create atmospheric prints using collage and paper-cutting techniques. Pressure printing and collagraphs are inexpensive methods that make use of the proof press’ sensitivity to small differences in the thickness and texture of materials and can yield subtle and complex imagery that can illustrate a broadside, cover a book, or be its own art print. Participants will learn the basics of these techniques and then have ample time to experiment, creating a sampler of prints to trade and take home.

Instructor: Mackie Garrett is a poet and letterpress printer. He makes 'zines, chapbooks, broadsides, and posters at ICPC. He has an undying love for loud electric guitars and typewriters.

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Earlier Event: April 19
Earthwords Showcase