| Vandercook Week: Maintenance and Presswork / Printing
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Participants will learn all the points of maintenance, cleaning, and lubrication on the presses in the Book Arts studio and make needed repairs. Next, to become better at troubleshooting we will review the minutiae of make-ready, cylinder packing, imposition, lockup, and roller adjustment of form rollers to obtain proper inking and impression. Then participants will have the opportunity to work on individual projects suitable for the remaining time. Intermittently, we will regroup for demos when issues on press on present a teachable moment. Bravely bring examples of your worst printing to be critiqued in class as well as any photopolymer or photoengraving plates or paper you would like to try; otherwise, all materials will be provided. All levels welcomed.
This class will count as training for the studio membership program.
Instructor: Paul Moxon
Paul Moxon is a studio letterpress printer, book designer, and independent educator (MFA, MLIS Alabama). He has lectured at over sixty book arts centers and universities in the U.S. and Canada and is the author of Vandercook Presses: Maintenance, History and Resources.
Combine text and image to create a beautiful artist’s book. In this hands-on practical workshop, you will learn how to combine text and image to create a beautiful hand-bound letterpress piece. Every day will include discussions of your work and hands on book binding and letterpress tutorials.
Students are requested to bring the content they would like to work with, written pieces and printed photographs/original artwork. There will be time for writing and workshopping/editing your pieces during the week, but no digital printing services will be available.
This is a class for artists who are keen to learn letterpress and how to put their words and images into the book form. No prior book binding or letterpress experience is required. Experience with Adobe Indesign is helpful but not essential.
This workshop will cover the basics, like how to prep paper and paints for each type of decoration and how to use tools specific to different designs. Use them for endpapers, book covers, and boxes, or in other art practices like collage. Practice traditional designs like marbled chevrons, french curls, and thistles.
Unique Structures: Record Book, Masu Progression, Plunder Book
The Record Book is another fabulous Hedi Kyle creation: a very cool book that is created out of pockets. Each folio is folded, cut, and scored, and then stacked in such a way as to create a book that can house any number of cool items: ephemera, photos, recipes, poems, flotsam and jetsam.