Letterpress Basics with J. Christopher Fahlman '72, director of operations and visitor experience at the Gund Gallery.
When Gutenberg introduced metal moveable-type to Europe in the 15th century, it fundamentally changed the way we share information. As technology has advanced, many have thought of letterpress as a dying art. Inspired by letterpress artist's books found in Kenyon College's Greenslade Special Collections and Archives, participants will learn the basics of letterpress using a small hand press with raised metal and wooden type.
About the PM Atelier Workshop Series:
PM Atelier is a series of hands-on workshops that introduce participants to artistic techniques and processes. Every semester we focus on a different theme. This semester, inspired by our fall exhibit Publishing Against the Grain, we?ll embrace alternative publishing. Each PM Atelier session examines creative journaling and storytelling methods. Registration is required and limited to 15 per session.
Full Series Schedule:
Wednesday, Sept. 12: Nature Journaling
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Book Collage
Wednesday, Nov. 14: Sequential Storytelling
Wednesday, Dec. 5: Letterpress Basics
Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Wednesday, December 5 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Gund Gallery, Meier/Draudt Curatorial Classroom 103
101 1/2 College Drive Gambier, Ohio 43022