The world of letterpress is booming! Unlike other antiquated technologies, letterpress is seeing a resurgence and has become an explosive art force of the 21st century. In this introductory course, you will be introduced to type setting by hand, locking up plates, using a Vandercook press, printing paper abilities, and ink modification in the printing process. Class takes place in the historic Dawson Printshop, where the Letterpress Gang also meet on Monday nights.
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Students ages 65 and over are eligible for the Seniors Discount, 20% off the listed course registration fee.
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Katherine Victoria Taylor
Katherine Victoria Taylor (BFA, NSCAD University) is a Disabled, letterpress printer, bookbinder, press mechanic, educator, and the proprietor of Stheno Press in Halifax (K’jipuktuk), Nova Scotia. She has worked with notable clients such as The Book of Negroes mini-series, The Curse of Oak Island, University of Kings’ College, and Saint Mary’s University. Katherine has a passion for sharing her love of bookbinding and printing with anyone willing to listen and has collaborated with many different community organizations including but not limited to Black Power Hour and the Nova Scotia chapter of the Global Afrikan Congress and hopes to carry on this work under her new moniker, Stheno Press. It is her desire to use her skills to become a publisher and use the power of the press to help amplify issues of social justice and the voices of others in her community.
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