Summer: Letterpress Printing & Handwritten Text

Like letterforms? I'll be teaching an intense, six-week course at California College of the Arts this summer. If you are interested in using words in your work and learning letterpress printing, this course is for you. Open to both degree students and the general public, it is available for registration to the public beginning March 28, 2016. See the CCA Summer Session webpage for details and cost.

Here's the description, also here.

Letter by Letter: Letterpress Printing & Handwritten Text
Instructor: Alisa Golden, Senior Adjunct Professor
Oakland / PRINT–103 / 23 sessions

July 5-August 11, Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs., 2-6 p.m.

In this hands-on, tactile approach to printing, handwriting, and lettering, we create cards, broadsides, and book forms, while investigating letterforms and the relationship of form to content.

Beginning with pencils and pen and ink, we experiment with informal alphabets that are appropriate for both personal art and public projects. Setting up digital files for photopolymer plates, using handwritten text, and printing from handset metal and wood types on cloth and found papers all provide new strategies and methods for design and expression. Through a series of assignments, we explore letterpress printing techniques and their combinations, hierarchies, materials, and presentation.

Online sources and in-class examples and discussions provide background and context for calligraphy and printing in various cultures around the world.

handwritten text printed via letterpress from Woods in the City, 2013
See it here