This project will offer intensive, experience-based instruction for students in the operation of two types of hand-operated presses, moveable type, and linoblocks. Students will become familiar with the processes, problems, and artistic advantages of relief printing. Under the guidance of experienced printers, students will design and print projects of their own and contribute to a commissioned project for the entire class. Some binding instruction will be included.
We will operate 6-7 hours per day with an expected duration of three weeks. Some could experience the days as physically demanding. Printing also implies planning, attention to fine detail, and employs the use of inks and solvent, so students should reckon with those facts before requesting admittance.
This project fulfills the Practice requirement for the Book Studies Concentration. Special consideration will be provided for students who have declared this concentration.
Number of students:
January 6th to January 29th, 2020
Edward Vermue, firstname.lastname@example.org
Terrell Main Library, Special Collections, x55043