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Oxford: Learn Letterpress


Letterpress printing class

11 October 2016 5.30pm — 22 November 2016 8.00pm

Venue:

Schola Musicae, Old Bodleian Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Richard Lawrence

Contact:

Alexandra Franklin; alexandra.franklin@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description

Learn to compose type and create your own work in letterpress.

This 6-session weekly evening course covers the basics of designing a page, setting type, and printing on a hand-press. As a group collaboration you will produce a booklet, using the type and historic presses in the Bodleian's printing workshop. All materials are provided.

The class is held in the Bibliographical Press in the Old Schools Quadrangle of the Old Bodleian Library. The room is accessible via a ground-floor entrance. Please report to the Bodleian Library Great Gate, accessed from Catte Street, upon arrival.

Age 18+

Sessions

5.30-8pm
Tuesdays: 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov

Please note that there is NO meeting of the class on 25 October

See information about the Bodleian hand-press workshop

Please email alexandra.franklin@bodleian.ox.ac.uk if you have any questions about the course or about access to the building.