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Image/Text/Print/Book: Letterpress Bootcamp – Toby Millman
July 27, 2015 - July 31, 2015| $775
Tuition: $775 ($698 members)
Lab fee: $55
Class limit: 6
Class is full, call for waitlist
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The purpose of this workshop is to bring together artists, writers, graphic designers and/or printmakers who want to put their images and words together in a small suite of prints or in a bound book.
During this workshop, students will learn various ways of letterpress printing on a Vandercook press. Students will learn to set type and print text from WSW’s collection of lead and wood type. Images will be printed using photo-sensitive polymer plates. Various methods of creating polymer plates will be introduced, including outputting negatives created digitally or by hand, using scratch-off film and paper stencils. Two methods of bookbinding from single sheets will also be covered. Students will leave with a small series of prints that combine image and text and will have the option to hand bind those prints into an artist’s book.
Students should come prepared with starting-point images (sketches, photographs, vector drawings, etc) and/or text (up to roughly 50 words) and examples of work for show and tell. Students who wish to work with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or any other vector/raster editing program should bring their own laptop loaded with software. On the first day, we will discuss several ways to adjust images to be “press ready” and begin setting type. The Vandercook can print images up to 9”x12” on a sheet size up to 14”x20”.
This workshop is now full, but you can still be placed on the waitlist! Call us at (845) 658-9133 for more information.
Toby came to WSW a few years ago as an Artist’s Book Resident, and produced Facts on the Ground, an important and beautifully printed book. She has deep knowledge of letterpress and book arts, and has a wonderfully quirky sense of humor.
Toby Millman received a BA from Hampshire College and a MFA from University of Michigan. A recent recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, her work has been shown throughout the US and internationally at the Gallerie SAW in Ottawa, Canada, the Festival International d’ArtVidéo in Casablanca, Morocco, the AC Institute in New York and the Detroit Institute of Arts. She has been an artist in residence at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, the Women’s Studio Workshop, and the Qattan Foundation in Ramallah. Her artists’ books are in numerous collections including the Getty Research Institute, the New York Public Library, Harvard, Columbia and Yale Universities, and the Art and Ethnography Museum at Birzeit University. She currently lives in the Hamtramck enclave of Detroit and teaches printmaking at College for Creative Studies.