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Find Your Creativity Quiet Fire Improvisation

Punches at the Imprimerie Nationale
Punches at the Imprimerie Nationale

We will be working on creating an improvisational piece (single or several page), using sophisticated spacing techniques to fit varied size types onto line or page. We will be receptive to the moment, and move to whatever direction the work takes us. To emphasize the unexpected directions creative work can take as a group, we will also engage in improvisational music making with awareness to the in-motion state of listening and intuitive gravitation toward the next sound. 

Fully Enrolled students will receive one finished, printed, participant copy. Students will range in experience. Musical abilities or letterpress experience not necessary. 

Schedule: The first day we will start with the improvisatory music, followed by typographic and musical work sessions (setting type, designing the form, printing, as well as music making). 2nd day: music, finish printing, critique and clean up.

Price: $400

Deposit: $300 to reserve space — $200. is nonrefundable if canceled 30 days or less before start of classes, unless filled by another student

Reserve a spot:

 Class size: 6 students — classes may be canceled if minimum class size not reached

Materials list

  • Apron
  • Tweezers
  • Inch ruler
  • Pica ruler (plastic ok)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Acoustic Instrument
  • Optional: Sketchbook, Pencils

Lab fee provides for:

  • Letterpress equipment
  • Ink Type
  • Project paper for broadside

Lodging: There are accommodations in nearby Brattleboro VT. One can stay in the Latchis Hotel, or at motels just outside the edge of town there. Brattleboro is about 14 miles away or less; there are lovely restaurants there as well. Housing may occasionally be available on site for a nightly fee of $52/night, with advance notice

Application deadline: July 31, 2019

**This Workshop is meant to open participants to the transformative process within the craft of letterpress. It is designed to give workshop students a new perspective across disciplines that furthers their ability to problem solve, and see in new ways, shaking up their thinking by diving deep into a process that relies on the use of one’s hands to take them to a new place, creatively.