This class will aim you toward independent work on BARN’s tabletop C&P Pilot presses. You will become comfortable setting up a simple job (maybe a haiku?), locking it, proofing it, positioning, and printing final copies.

This class will aim you toward independent work on BARN’s tabletop C & P Pilot presses. You will become comfortable setting up a simple job (maybe a haiku?), locking it, proofing it, positioning, and printing final copies. You will explore the addition of a second color and the option of adding graphics. Along the way you’ll learn necessary care & feeding of the press to equip you to take advantage of the Print & Book Arts open studios. For BARN members, it will lead to the next steps in Letterpress Certification with fob access.

*Prerequisite: You will have needed to complete Letterpress: Taking the Plunge, or a previous BARN introductory class to Letterpress which introduced using the Pilot presses or by contacting the instructors for special permission. Classes such as: Introductory Letterpress, Letterpress 101, and Letterpress Boot Camp also meet the prerequisite. Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed the prerequisite before you register.

Details:

  • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here. Please read the Print & Book Arts Studio specific safety protocols here.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to complete our simple form before you register.

Instructor Bios: Instructors are Ellie Mathews and Carl Youngmann. Carl began setting type letter by letter in 1960; Ellie combines her experience as a designer with her willingness to explore the techniques of relief printing. Together, they operate The North Press in Port Townsend, where they focus on the production of poetry broadsides with occasional adventures into ephemera, posters, cards, and whimsies. Working as a team, they will share with you their passion for the craft while guiding participants step-by-step toward taking independent command of the process.

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