Join us for an exciting journey through the art of letterpress printing from handset metal type to photoplymer plate. This is a great class not only for beginners but also advanced students who will learn to refine their skills and lots of tips and tricks. We will set type by hand, make photopolymer plates, and print on a flatbed press. We will cover the important mechanics and material considerations involved in the process. You will come away with a one-of-a-kind work of art. Sundays February. 5, 12, 19 from 10am - 4pm $10 Materials Fee payable in cash to the instructor on the first day of class Instructor bio: Claire Siepser obtained her MFA in book arts and MA in printmaking from the University of Alabama after her BA in French Literature from Reed College. She currently resides in Oakland, California. She has exhibited internationally and her work is held by numerous Special Collections including The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Yale, Duke, UCLA, and the Kinsey Institute. Her work primarily explores play, interactivity, accessibility, healing, activism, and alternative ways to approach books. In addition to all this, she has a full-time job operating huge robots at a shop that makes giant steel sculptures.