We will combine a variety of image generation techniques on the letterpress to create richly layered book pages. We will begin with low-relief pressure printing to generate prints with atmospheric fields of color and texture. Responding to these first layers, we will add subsequent imagery and text with linoleum blocks, photopolymer plates, wood type, and metal type. Each student will come away with his or her own printed book in a variable edition. All levels.
Macy Chadwick: Studio artist; teaching: Academy of Art University (San Francisco), San Francisco Art Institute, Wells Book Arts Summer Institute (NY), San Francisco Center for the Book, The Press at Colorado College; work in collections in the US and abroad. macychadwick.com