New Year’s Letterpress X Modern Calligraphy $90

VERY IMPORTANT: Western Editions has moved to the East Bay into a beautiful, sunny artist co-op, located at 1420 45th Street #40, Emeryville, CA 94608. Please contact Western Editions directly at if you have any questions about the class or location.

Start off the year 2017 with champagne, letterpress and calligraphy! In New Year’s Letterpress x Modern Calligraphy workshop, you will learn techniques for both letterpress printing and modern calligraphy. Does it get any better than that? You will work with Taylor and Erin from Western Editions to learn a bit of letterpress history, as well as the basic set up for printing on an 800 pound Vandercook Proofing Press. You will also work with Brittany Horton of the Modern Calligraphy MeetUp group and get an introduction to modern calligraphy techniques. You will have a chance to practice your hand-styles and develop your own calligraphy technique. In addition, you will letterpress 10 pre-designed calligraphy notecards. During the workshop you’ll see how to turn your calligraphy into a digital file that can then be letterpress printed. You will leave with 10 letterpress notecards and all the supplies to continue with your calligraphy (paper, ink and quill). Not to mention super inspired!

Supplies Needed: none

Instructor Bios: It was New Year’s Eve 2015 when Brittany Horton made a resolution to take up a new creative hobby. As a long-time admirer of graphic design and lettering, calligraphy seemed like the perfect fit. Fast forward a few years and now she uses her skills to teach beginners and create custom pieces for friends, family and clients. She loves modern pointed pen calligraphy and brush lettering most of all. Meeting new people and sharing the experience of putting ink to paper is what makes her SF Calligraphy meet-up a joy to do. Brittany hopes to make learning calligraphy fun and accessible to everyone in the Bay Area.

Western Editions is Erin Fong and Taylor Reid, two friends who met while living in San Francisco’s Western Addition (...get it?) and have relocated across the Bay to an artist co-operative in sunny Emeryville, California. Both Erin and Taylor have been printing since 2007 with a background ranging from commercial letterpress print shops to fine art letterpress and book arts. The stars aligned and both landed in San Francisco at the same time, where they met and figured out...wait for it...that they had both learned letterpress in the same dusty old library at the University of Nevada, Reno! Though at different times, Erin and Taylor both fell in love with letterpress in the same room, on the same machine! MAGIC, we know!

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
Saturday, January 14th, 12:00PM-2:30PM
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