Saturday, April 28 | 10am-3pm
Price includes $10 for materials
Letterpress printing is a centuries old process in which individual letters are combined and printed using pressure. This results in a uniquely tactile surface of text on the page. In this hands-on workshop, you will have the chance to create unique postcards using antique type and a proofing press. A large collection of wood and metal type from the 19-20th century in a variety of sizes will be used to compose and print words, messages, and designs that can be sent in the mail. No previous printing experience is necessary.
There will be a short break for lunch. Feel free to bring your own food or visit a nearby restaurant.
Kate Castelli (b. 1986) is an artist living and working in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She earned her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston (AIB). She received her MFA in printmaking and book arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA). She is currently an assistant professor teaching in the Illustration program at Lesley University College of Art and Design.
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