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Print & Letterpress L Summer Session 1

Print & Letterpress Summer Session One
May 29–June 3
Kathryn Hunter
Letterpress in Motion

This workshop will use letterpress printing to create movable paper objects. We’ll look back at vintage examples, from articulated figures to volvelles, and how they were used as toys and information tools. Students will print type and images and then use dies to create a small edition of a figure or a simple volvelle, or they will design and print a small edition of prints that can be cut up and made into articulated objects. We’ll cover printing–with handset type, photopolymer plates, and linoleum blocks–and die cutting. Beginning level: experienced students welcome.

Studio artist, owner of Blackbird Letterpress; teaching: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR), Ladies of Letterpress conferences, Louisiana State University; exhibitions: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, University of Mississippi-Oxford, Redux Contemporary Art Center (SC); design commissions: Metropolitan Museum (NYC), Norton Simon Museum (Los Angeles), illustrations in the Keeper of the Tales trilogy by Ronlyn Domingue. 

kathrynhunterfineart.com | @kathrynhunterartist
blackbirdletterpress.com | @blackbirdletterpress

Kathryn Hunter, National Park Spinner/Volvelle, paper, ink, metal brad, 6 inches diameter
Kathryn Hunter, National Park Spinner/Volvelle, paper, ink, metal brad, 6 inches diameter