Metal Masks: Beginning – Intermediate Metal Fabrication
Instructor: Jonathan Whitfill with special guest Chad Plunket
Location: CH Foundation Metals Studio at CASP, 1106 5th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401
The Basics of Letter Press: Beginner Level
Dates: Thursdays, September 21st, 28th – October 5th, 12th
Location: Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio at CASP, 1106 5th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401
Instructor: Kyle J. Bassett
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Class description: Over the course of four weeks, you can learn the ins & outs of letterpress at the Helen Devitt Jones Print Studio! Under the guidance of Print Fellow & Dust Devil Press founder, Kyle J. Bassett, you will learn all of the technical skills necessary to utilize all the Print Studio has to offer. The goal of this course is focused on proficiency rather than creativity. While students will get to print their own posters during the final print-a-palooza, our goal will be for students to feel comfortable enough with the equipment so that they can take advantage of Open Studio Hours at a cost of only $5-an-hour! Once students complete this course, they will also be able to register for Victoria Bee’s Intermediate Level letterpress course later this year. The course overview is as follows.
Week 1: In the first class, students will be introduced to the studio. We will go over all of the rules that govern how we print & take care of equipment. Students will learn safety procedures, best-practices, and the language of Letterpress. Other activities included learning the layout of the California Job Case & an overview of the history of Letterpress.
Week 2: This class will focus on the most common mistakes that any printer can make. There’s a lot… We will also review material from the previous class before we begin to set type for students to make their own custom stationary on the proof-press!
Week 3: The day hath cometh! For this class, students will take turns operating the Vandercook printing press. We will all decide on a large format poster which includes multiple colors, texts, & images. Students will prove that they can properly operate, maintain, & clean the press.
Week 4: Our final class will be a free-for-all print-a-palooza! The studio will be open from 4:00PM-10:00PM so that everyone has the chance to print a unique series of large-format posters!