Tuesday, July 26 [10–12PM]
In this workshop, students will explore the basic tools and principles of letterpress printing by creating a small edition of illustrated, narrative broadsides inspired by pictographs and rebus puzzles. We will collectively choose one group of cuts and carvings from the Signal-Return collection, then individually use the proofing presses to make three prints of this foundation for our image-driven stories. Additional text will be individually added by hand. Copies of our broadsides will be collectively displayed here at the press at the end of the summer.
BIO: Ronica Dhar is a writer, educator and letterpress lover who enjoys promoting literacy and well being. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, taught English for over fifteen years in the kindergarten through college community, and works part-time in the shop at Signal-Return.