Summer Intensive Letterpress Class Offering

Student locking up a type form at PNCA

Student locking up a type form at PNCA

The Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering a set of summer intensive courses from June 18-23rd, 2018 that we’re pleased to take part in. Registrants can choose from seven different tracks, including a letterpress class that Rebecca will teach. Using the design and production of a broadside as the framework for the class, she will demonstrate the creative and technical processes involved in a multi-color print.  Students will design and print their own editioned poster, broadside, or simple folded book structure in tandem. Participants will receive instruction on how to trouble-shoot challenges involved in printing, including discussion on how to achieve fine printing through exact make-ready and packing techniques, careful typesetting and registration, ink mixing for color matching, foolproof lockups, and proper impression on the Vandercook Proofing Press.

As part of the class, students will be able to opt in to two special add ons:
A private weekday visit to Stumptown Printers to see the workings of a small "job shop", and a guided tour of the C.C. Stern Type Foundry on June 16th to witness the process of metal type casting.

Register here: PNCA Summer Intensive

Rebecca Gilbert