PAST CLASSES and EVENTS of 2011
We offer a wide range of specially tailored printmaking classes here at Logos Graphics, including letterpress, screen printing, and intaglio. Here are the descriptions for a few classes held earlier this year:
fall OPEN STUDIOS 2011
We invite you to visit our studio, pull your own screen print, and watch demos of letterpress and digital duplication. We’ll show you fun and affordable ways to create your next zine, broadside or chapbook.
Dozens of other Mission-based artist studios will also be open to the public during this weekend too.
From Calligraphy to Photopolymer Plates:
THE TYPOGRAPHY OF HANDWRITING: SCANNING & PRINTING YOUR HANDWRITING
This class will be held in two sessions (note separate locations):
- Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 6:30-9:30 pm (held at Logos Graphics)
- Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 from 10 am – 5 pm (taught by Lisa Rappoport at her Oakland studio)
- Fee: $225.00
Letterpress print your own handwriting from a photopolymer plate! This class qualifies you to rent the Center’s photopolymer plate maker. You will start by scanning the document, then output a high-density negative, create a photopolymer plate and finally, print the plate using letterpress.
On the first evening, John Sullivan will walk you through manipulating your digital file, outputting your negative and creating the plate on his plate maker.
During the day-long session on Saturday, Lisa Rappoport will walk you through letterpress printing your photopolymer plates on the Vandercook cylinder press.
This class is a great introduction to both photopolymer platemaking and letterpress, and can be taken alone or with The Typography of Handwriting on August 12 – 19 as part of the From Calligraphy to Photopolymer Plates series in which students letterpress print their own handwriting.
June 21, 6:30-9:30 pm at SFCB and
June 22, 10 am to 5 pm at Logos Graphics
In conjunction with Brad Freeman and the San Francisco Center for the Book, we are teaching a two-day class about offset printed artists’ books as part of the Blanket Impressions exhibition.
Nationally known book artist Brad Freeman demystifies the offset printing process and demonstrates how it can be used to make artists’ books. This class begins with an evening of show-and-tell, followed by a two-day visit to Logos Graphics, where Brad walks students through the entire process.
Class registration is administered through the San Francisco Center for the Book.