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Inky Explorations with Letterpress Printing
August 22, 2022 - August 26, 2022| $300 – $1200
Inky Explorations with Letterpress Printing – Stephanie Carpenter
Dates: August 22 – 26, 2022
Tuition: Sliding Scale $300 – $1200
Lab fee: $75
Class limit: 8
In this workshop we will explore letterpress printing and a variety of experimental inking techniques that will help you create stunning, one-of-a-kind prints with depth and dimension. Working with both traditional and contemporary approaches to creating relief prints, participants will use a variety of materials such as wood, metal, and carved plates to create unique work that tells a story. You will learn how to work with brayer offset inking methods, painting on the type, ghost prints, ink wiping techniques and more. Demonstrations will include multiple techniques and then participants are encouraged and supported in creating self-guided prints. Each participant will go home with new printing processes and a portfolio of unique prints. All experience levels are welcome.
Stephanie Carpenter is a letterpress printer, book artist, and graphic designer. She is the Assistant Director at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, WI. At the museum, she teaches workshops, gives tours, and helps catalog one of the world’s largest collections of wood type. Her evenings are spent creating personal art in the form of posters, installations, and artists’ books using wood and metal type and hand-carved blocks. Stephanie received a BA in Communication Arts and Graphic Design from the University of Saint Francis and an MFA in Graphic Design from Indiana University.