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Print & Letterpress L Summer Session 1

Print & Letterpress Summer Session One
May 27–June 8
David Wolfe
Freedom of the Press

From its beginning letterpress printing was the method for disseminating ideas. From political broadsides to daily newspapers, printing has been the great equalizer in our society. Students will learn woodcut and the proper use of letterpress type and presses as they investigate how to best express their ideas. We’ll study the history of free speech in print and make posters and broadsides that combine words and images. Students will print small editions and consider distribution methods in a digital age. All levels. Code 01L

Studio artist and owner of Wolfe Editions (ME); teaching: Maine College of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Bowdoin College (ME), Wellesley College (MA), Dartmouth College (NH), Haystack (ME), Ox-Bow (MI); Maine Traditional Arts Fellow, Master Printer for Penland Winter Printmaking Residency 2009.

David Wolfe, "Hot You," letterpress printed from woodcut and CNC cut, 10-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches