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Print & Letterpress L Summer Session 4

Print & Letterpress Summer Session 4
July 4-15, 2021
Jim Sherraden
Letterpress: Opening and Pushing the Envelope

This workshop will cover intro-to-advanced letterpress and intro-to-advanced image carving on multiple surfaces. If it will go through the press, we’ll try it: wood type, metal type, hand-carved blocks, the leaves in the fields. We’ll look past the use of type as letters and investigate its value as forms. Once our imagery is created, words can be integrated. We’ll aim for excellence, not perfection, and students will go home with a carload of work. No presses or type will be injured! Each day will include the three Cs of the workshop: courtesy, community, and comedy. All levels. Letterpress studio.

Studio artist; manager, master printer, and archivist at Hatch Show Print for 30 years (Nashville); Tennessee Distinguished Artist Award; work toured nationally with the Smithsonian; author of Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop.

letterpress poster with layered color and three mule prints
Jim Sherraden, "Mule Skinner Blues," oil-based ink; letterpress from woodblock and wood type, 26 x 40 inches