Print Your Own Broadside
Broadsides are posters that bring together text and image. Historically they have had many social, political, and artistic uses. Often considered ephemera, broadsides have also been advertisements or proclamations and can contain strong social messages or delicate poetry. In this class, students will explore two elements of relief printing: letterpress and linoleum block printing, while investigating interplay between image and word. Text will be laid out using wood type and students will learn to carve their image into a linoleum block. These elements will come together as students print an edition of broadsides with the Line-O-Scribe cylinder press. Students will leave with an edition of their own posters, as well as the work of their peers.
Brandy Barker is a printmaker and teaching artist. Originally from Georgia, Brandy received her BFA Printmaking from the University of West Georgia in 2008. After spending time as an intern at Atlanta Printmakers Studio and with the Fulton County Public Art Program, she moved to Chicago to continue her career in the arts and landed at Spudnik Press as Studio Coordinator and Teaching Artist.
Student Material List: Students will provide paper for final project.
Authorizations: This class will authorize students to use the Line-O-Scribe and Conrad presses.
Related Classes: Intro to Letterpress I: Wood and Metal Type
Meets for 6 weeks every Tuesday from 6:30pm – 9:00pm beginning 05/06/2013 with Brandy Barker | Spaces available: 8 | Price: $175