Arts & Crafts

Letterpress: Create at Lunch

Seattle, WA , United States

About Your Host

Started in 1971 by Dick and Cherry Brown, SVC was a school taught by those actually in the business. And with each brilliant instructor who’s come through our classrooms over the years, that philosophy has remained the same. When you come to SVC, you get hands-on experience with someone whose hands are still all the way on. And not just on, but contributing in a major way at top firms for the biggest, most prestigious brands around. This is something you can’t get online or even at many of the brick-and-mortar schools. Our live classroom environment allows these talented instructors to start and stop, re-explain, and give personal feedback.

What we'll do

Letterpress printmaking in Seattle. If you’ve been curious about letterpress printing, but not ready to dive into a full 10-week evening class, how about a couple of hours over your lunch break? For a small investment of time and dollars, you can spend part of your day creating in our beautifully equipped letterpress shop. For those of you who have been wanting to stick a tiny toe into the letterpress waters, this little workshop will knock your socks off. One day's not nearly enough time to learn the intricacies of letterpress printing, but there's still plenty of fun to be had when you stick to basics and shoot from the hip — especially when you have an experienced letterpress instructor giving you help and inspiration. Whether you're new to printing or know the lay of a type case like the back of your hand, you'll enjoy playing with SVC's collection of wood type and imagery, experimenting both on and off press with hand-inking and overprinting. Here’s what else you can expect to learn in just a couple of fun hours: -How to select the right typeface -Printing with pre-carved linocut images -Mixing inks to create the desired hue -Best way to hand-ink a form -The delightful effects of imprecise registration -Operating a Vandercook proofing press Do you have a date in mind you don't see on our availability calendar? If you have a group of 6 or more and would like to do a private class, shoot us a message.



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