Saturday, November 17, 2012

Woodblock + Woodtype = Print!

The Cracker Factory, a charming building!
On Thursday December 6th (6 - 9PM) & Saturday December 8th (10 - 4PM), I'll be teaching a workshop at the Cracker Factory, in Geneva, NY! Participants will be learning how to carve a woodblock and set wood type to create their own printed poster. This workshop will be an introduction to the technique of woodblock printing on a Vandercook Press. Students will learn about the tools, materials, carving sequence and printing methods associated with the woodblock printing. The Cracker Factory has a wonderful collection of antique woodtype that participants have the opportunity to use to print text on their poster. The class fee $125, $100 student/senior, this includes all the materials for the two day workshop. For more information, or to sign up contact: or call 315-789-1226.

Poster for the fall/winter workshops in binding & printing.
I visited the Cracker Factory for the first time over a year ago.
A huge space with beautiful windows, full of donated letterpress equipment. 
You too can print just like Anais Nin!

A press that doesn't require electricity, very civilized.


A serious guillotine, very very serious...

Some of that fantastic woodtype that I am looking forward to using in December.
Jessie Reich, a student at Wells College Book Arts Center, did a summer internship at the Cracker Factory, sorting type, organizing furniture (not the kind you sit on!), and creating systems for storing spacing. I am looking forward to teaching a workshop, after so much love and attention has gone into getting the shop together!

There are also other workshops offered at The Cracker Factory 
in November and December: 
Holiday Card Printing Workshop with Jessie Reich
Saturday, November 17th, 10am - 5pm

Bookmaking with SarahBryant
Monday, November 26th, 6pm-9pm
Tuesday, November 27th, 6pm-9pm
Friday, November 30th, 5:30pm-9:30pm

Support for these workshop has been provided by Three Stories, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Phelps Arts Center.