#7039 Type Slam, letterpress wood type - Apr 17 from 6 pm to 10 pm
Grab your friends and join us to print one-of-a-kind posters using vintage type. No previous experience is necessary for this event; we will provide step-by-step instructions. Join us for a social evening and a chance to create your own letterpress poster.
Working with artists Lorna Turner and Janet Kupchick, up to 6 students will have the chance to create and print a letterpress image. We will be serving snacks and beverages as well as a healthy dose of typographic knowledge.
This is a fast-paced introduction to handset type and letterpress printing. Using BookArtsLA's collection of vintage wood type, each slammer will assemble a short text. With direction and input from Turner and Kupchick you'll prepare the type, learn about inking and printing using several presses. In order to complete prints for all participants in one evening, we can't accommodate special projects during the Type Slam.
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Note that we are limited to a maximum of 6 students.
Please wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to tie back long hair, you will be working on a press. All materials and refreshments will be provided.
Friday, April 17 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Fee is $85 and includes all materials and refreshments.
Classes missed by students cannot be refunded or rescheduled, and makeup classes will not be provided to students who miss a regularly scheduled class. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be canceled prior to the first class. Every effort will be made to notify the student regarding cancellation within 3 days before the first class.
If BookArtsLA cancels the class, the student will receive a full refund.