Letterpress Printing on the Vandercook Press

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Letterpress Printing on the Vandercook Press Printmaking class in New York

Letterpress Printing on the Vandercook Press

Cost: $600.00

In this class conducted in the Cooper Union letterpress studio, students will be introduced to the craft of letterpress printing. You will print your work on the studio’s five Vandercook presses using wood and metal typefaces as well as plates from digital files. This will be a hands-on class appropriate for beginners that will suit those who love design, typography and print. We will work from metal and wood type fonts, print from relief plates made from digital files, and even do a bit of hot foil stamping. Following each evening's lesson, students will have class time to work on projects of their own using the studio facilities with the assistance of the instructor. There is no pre-requisite for this course.

Please read: students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date, the final day to register without paying a $15 late fee for all classes in the Fall 2016 semester is September 23rd.

Course Code: 4889

Instructor(s): Daniel Morris

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.