I am teaching Experimental Editions an 8-week intensive workshop in the letterpress studio
of Penland School of Crafts in the Spring 2018. The class will run from March 11-May 4th. The focus of the workshop will be creating meaningful content through experimentation. The course will cover the basics of letterpress printing and binding for editions and portfolios. Presentations, readings, and prompts will spark conversation and support individual practices and goals. The deadline to apply for scholarships is November 28th. Information to register can be found here. Non-scholarship registration will run until the class is filled.

Students of all studio backgrounds are encouraged to register. We will be looking at letterpress and artists' books within the context of contemporary art and writing. Historical examples of experimentation with text and publishing in the Dada, Fluxus, and Conceptual Art movements will also be explored. While gaining a firm understanding of traditional techniques, we will look at how artists use sound, video, and performance in tandem with the book, and ask how can craft be used to resonate and amplify the concepts in our work.


Class Description of Experimental Editions from the Penland Catalog

Class Description of Experimental Editions from the Penland Catalog

Letterpress Printing Workshop

hello Mr. Vandercook

I'm very excited to announce that I will be teaching a beginning letterpress workshop on Saturday March 5th in Philadelphia hosted and organized by Aimee Wilson of Red Wheel Press. It's going to be a really fun and exciting day of letterpress geekery so I hope you can join us.

See below for more information about the class and how to register.


SAT MARCH 5 // 11AM to 5PM with morning tea/ coffee & a break for

homemade Thai lunch @ 1pm!

Come for a personal 6 hr hands-on letterpress workshop-- covering the basics
of Vandercook press maintenance, typesetting (of wood and metal type), how to
troubleshoot press and printing issues, inking, paper use & cleaning.

This class will provide you with the skills to operate a Vandercook Press
safely and efficiently, as well as return & rent time for your own printing needs at
Red Wheel Press.

The class will be taught by Marianne Dages. Marianne is the owner and operator of Huldra Press, where she makes custom and original handmade books and letterpress prints. She recently completed a two year fellowship studying letterpress and bookbinding at Penland School of Crafts, and has taught classes at The University of the Arts and in North Carolina.

Please dress in comfortable clothes and shoes. All supplies provided.

Workshops cost $125/ per student

Contact Aimee Wilson- to reserve your spot, &/or send

Red Wheel Press | 3215 East Tioga Street | Philadelphia, PA 19134