Letterpress Printing and Wood Engraving with Jim Horton Andrew Carroll June 14, 2016 Jim Horton will be teaching a craft class in Letterpress Printing and Wood Engraving during Week 5, August 2-9, 2015. Augusta has offered craft & folklore classes since our workshops began in 1973, and we’re working hard to build our craft & folklore program with some new classes and old favorites. We have craft & folklore classes scheduled each week this summer. Week 5 is also Old-Time Week, Vocal Week, and American Vernacular Dance Week. Letterpress printing (using metal and wood hand-set type) has its roots in centuries-old traditions yet remains viable in contemporary art and graphic design. This class will cover the basics of typography and typesetting while offering wood engraving as an illustration medium. Students will design, set, illustrate and print a limited edition broadside using a vintage press. No previous experience necessary. Materials: $25 James Horton, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, is an instructor of art and graphic design while also practicing letterpress, book arts and printmaking. He has a particular interest in printing history, antique machinery and processes that played a key role in the history of graphic arts. He learned wood engraving from the last days of commercial engraving. He is the hub of an international organization called the Wood Engravers’ Network (www.woodengravers.net). His work was recently published in the international anthology, An Engravers’ Globe (Primrose Hill Press, London). And is an honorary member of the British Society of Wood Engravers. Jim teaches workshops and printmaking at various institutions and book arts centers. Register today to reserve your space, visit http://augustaheritagecenter.org/, click “REGISTER,” and select craft & folklore for the week of your class. More information is available at https://augustaheritagecenter.org/augusta-schedule/craft/. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.