June 2-8, 2024
Letterpress: Books and Broadsides at John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown NC
Get to know the basics of letterpress printing and hand typesetting to print your own books and broadsides. Learn to set hot lead and wood type, print large broadsides and small books, and to use vintage printing presses. Add images with carved linoleum blocks, then finish the week by binding the small prints together into a book. All levels welcome.
July 19-21, 2024
Make A Crankie at Atlanta Printmakers Studio (registration link coming soon)
Crankies are illustrated scrolls contained in boxes on dowels with attached handles. These scrolls are “hand cranked” to create a moving panorama, inviting the viewer to experience the images like watching a movie. These historic storytelling devices were often used as full-immersion experiences, filling an entire room with images of far-away lands to create the feeling of going on a journey. In this workshop, we’ll make smaller “personal” crankies that tells your story through relief prints. Each student will carve a block, then we’ll collaborate to print them together on a single long scroll. The scrolls will then be attached to crankie mechanisms in wooden boxes, and then we’ll have a show!