Past Classes

Here’s a sample of some of the classes we’ve offered in the past. Let us know if you’d be interested in us offering one of these again.

Introduction to Letterpress: Holiday Card Class 2015

When
December 5, 2015 (12 Noon-5 PM)
Instructor
Kevin McFadden & Garrett Queen
Who?
Open to the public
Cost
$35 VABC Members / $50 Non-Members
Deadline
December 1, 2015
 

Join us for an introduction to letterpress as you make 15 simple holiday greeting cards from our lead type. Come with an idea for no more than 20 words and… Read more »

AIGA Type Anatomy and Letterpress Demonstration

When
Sunday, February 21, 2016 (3-5 PM)
Who?
Open to the public
Cost
Free for AIGA Members, $21 for non-members
 

AIGA Type Anatomy and Letterpress Demonstration Hosted at The Virginia Arts of the Book Center Sunday, February 21, 2016 (3-5 PM) Free for AIGA Members, $21 for non-members. (You can… Read more »

Spring 2016 Letterpress Core

When
Four Saturdays, April 2, 9, 23 & May 14, 2016 (12 Noon-5 PM)
Instructor
Garrett Queen, Kevin McFadden
Who?
Open to the public
Cost
$360 VABC members/$425 nonmembers
 

This is VABC’s multi-week signature typesetting and press usage class. The goal is to achieve a demonstrable level of skill and confidence on a Vandercook press.

Summer Bookmaking Intensive – Carousel Book

When
Saturday & Sunday, July 16-17, 2016 (10 AM-5 PM)
Instructor
Barbara Payne
Who?
Open to the public
Cost
$150 for members/$175 Non-members
 

The Carousel Book Saturday & Sunday, July 16-17, 2016 (10 AM-5 PM) (with break for lunch) Instructor: Barbara Payne* Level: Intermediate to advanced Class size: Limit of 8 Location: Virginia Arts of the Book Center… Read more »

New Artist’s Books at UVA

When
Tuesday, Sept 13, 2016 (4:30-6:00 PM)
Instructor
Molly Schwartzburg
Who?
Open to the public
Cost
Free
 

Tuesday, Sept 13 4:30—6:00 PM Featured presenter: Molly Schwartzburg Curator, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Join us for a special, one-time presentation and demonstration of new artist’s books added… Read more »

Etching for Broadsides

When
Two Saturdays, December 3 & 17, 2016 (10 AM–5 PM)
Instructor
Elizabeth Peak
Who?
Open to the public
Cost
$125 VABC members/$150 nonmembers (*UVa Education Benefit Eligible)
 

Work with acclaimed etching artist Elizabeth Peak to create a print, either to stand on its own or as a great visual element for a broadside of text to letterpress… Read more »