Thursday, July 30, 2009

workshop mania!

It's your lucky day!
Introduction to Letterpress--at May Day Studio, Montpelier, VT

The cool touch of decades-old metal type. A firm two-handed impression roll for a copy proof. A deft transfer from composing stick to imposing stone. A gentle tap of the planer. Two quick twists of the locking key and the chase with form is secure. The press is inked, the guides aligned, the chase slips into position, paper is correctly placed and your very first impression is ready to print.

Participants set type, lockup and print on a Chandler and Price Pilot and a Vandercook SP-15--we'll be printing limited edition notesets, as well as posters! Each participant will leave with 15 cards and envelopes, and 5 8-1/2 x 11" posters as lifetime keepsake of their first letterpress experience.

Choose Saturday, August 8 or Sunday, August 9: 10am-4:30 pm. Cost is $100, includes materials and a sandwich lunch. Advanced registration is requested; payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card (in person and by phone).

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