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[BKARTS] FW: Upcoming Classes at Pyramid Atlantic (Silver Spring, MD)



On behalf of someone not on the list.
 
Abby Uhteg

 
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From: Letterpress Discussion List on behalf of Val Lucas
Sent: Wed 12/28/2005 10:32 AM
To: LETPRESS@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Upcoming Classes at Pyramid Atlantic (Silver Spring, MD)



Pyramid Atlantic Art Center is offering several letterpress-related classes
this spring.

A new offering: Letterpress Clinics, held once a month.
February 12, March 12, April 9 & May 14 from 1:30 - 4:00
$45 per session

Have you had a letterpress project in mind, but no press to print it on?
Come to the Letterpress clinic and work on your own project. Letterpress
Assistant Val Lucas will be on hand to answer any questions and help those
who are a little shy of using the press by themselves. This is an
opportunity for you to work on an individual project, and does not include
instruction. Type and ink will be available for you to use. Please come
ready to begin working on our 2 Vandercook presses.

Another new class, for those of you interested in learning to bind a simple
book.
PRINT AND BIND: Letterpress Printing & Butterfly Binding
VAL LUCAS & LINDA ROLLINS
March 8, 15 & 22 from 9:30 - 4:00
$150 (members: $135 | $30 materials fee

This class will learn printing on a Vandercook letterpress and a basic book
structure with sewn multiple signatures. Each student will need to come
prepared with up to 8 pages of short poems, haiku, or sayings, including a
title page if desired, and small (5"x4") or less, linoleum cuts. The first
class will cover typesetting and design, the second will be devoted to
printing multiple copies of each layout, and the final class will be used to
fold and sew the pages into a book using double-needle, or butterfly,
binding. Each student will leave with a bound collection of everybody's
work, and extra pages of their own.

An oldie but goodie:
LETTERPRESS
ROLAND HOOVER
May 6 & 7 from 9:30 - 4:00
$220 (members: $205 | $30 materials fee

This workshop explores text and image through use of the age-old letterpress
process as a relief print medium. Come and spend two days creating a
letterhead, a postcard, or a broadside from your own text (ten lines or
fewer). Learn letterpress basics from composing stick to press bed.
Technical instruction in typesetting by hand, imposition and lockup, inking,
impression adjustment, and Vandercook press operation will be covered. The
class will also include relief printing from linoleum cuts for those
interested.

Also available, studio rentals or individual instruction by the hour. We
also do custom printing on handmade paper.

Please visit our website to see other printmaking and bookmaking classes.
www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org  or call 301-608-9101

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