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Spring Short Session Printmaking

Letterpress – Spring Short Session
April 28 – May 3, 2024 (4 studio days)
Jenn Graves
Printing, Books, and Boxes, Oh My!

This workshop will start by covering the fundamentals of letterpress printing on the Vandercook press, giving students an opportunity to set and print both metal and wood type. We’ll explore other matrices and techniques—linocuts, legos, pressure printing—and alternate substrates such as bookcloth. And we’ll learn folded, adhesive, and sewn book structures. Students can expect to complete several letterpress-printed books and, if time permits, construct a clamshell box. Experimentation and collaboration will be encouraged. All levels. Letterpress studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Otis College of Art and Design Extension Program (CA), International Printing Museum (CA); exhibitions: Love Letters Pride,Ink on Paper Letterpress Showcase (CA), Reverting to Type: Protest Posters at Standpoint Gallery (London); collections: Escalette Permanent Art Collection (CA), University of Washington Libraries (WA); residencies: The International Printing Museum (CA), InCahoots (CA). | @jenngraves

Watch this process video about Jenn’s Vote.

Jenn Graves, Vote, letterpress-printed wood type on paper
Jenn Graves, Vote, letterpress-printed wood type on paper