Description: A weekend course in the basics of the intricate technique of letterpress printing. The first day will cover the theory (terminology, equipment, the mysteries of the type case, and more); the second will cover the practice (setting type, lock-up and make-ready on the press, and printing). This course will give students a basic overview of ICPC’s three presses and collection of type, preparing them to take more advanced workshops or work on their own projects.
Prerequisite/skill level: Beginner
Age group: 14+
Instructor Bio: Violet Virnig transplanted herself from Missouri to Iowa City five years ago with no plan, and she’s quite confident that it was a good idea. She studied printmaking at Truman State University, focusing on silkscreen and letterpress, and has kept up her art practice as a member of the Iowa City Press Co-op.