Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Where To Learn Letterpress Printing in Melbourne
Letterpress workshops at Idlewild Press
Learn how to set and print metal type on both a cylinder proof press and a hand-fed platen press. We'll cover the minutiae of handsetting, locking up and makeready. You'll leave knowing how to recognise a tight tympan, how to check roller height and all about the finer points of good inking. You'll learn how to feed the press, maintain ink levels, avoid offset and maintain registration. You'll learn how to make a good impression.
June 13 & 14, 2009
August 22 & 23, 2009
October 24 & 25, 2009
Time: 10am – 5pm.
Location: Sixth floor, Room 10
37 Swanston Street
Instructor: Carolyn Fraser. Press maven since 1996. Shipped a 20-foot container of equipment from the US in 2005 before settling in the Nicholas Building, breaking the freight elevator in the process. Her books are collected by national and international institutions including the State Library of Victoria and the New York Public Library. She has taught letterpress and bookmaking at the San Francisco Center for the Book, the Cleveland Institute of Art and Monash University.
Cost: $400. Includes all materials.
Maximum four students per workshop.
in the Nicholas Building
0401 409 325