NAVIGATING THE PAGE: LETTERPRESS BROADSIDES
Ariel Hansen Strong
8 sessions >> Saturdays, September 30 – November 18
1–4 pm, Studios 3 + 4, $400 (Materials Fee Included)
In this course we will design and produce letterpress printed broadsides, pamphlets, and ephemera. We will explore printmaking techniques and materials that incorporate use of the letterpress, including pressure printing, relief carving, set type, and polymer plates. The class will facilitate a deeper understanding of typography, color mixing, and other design elements by requiring they be physically created and positioned on the page. This course is recommended for those interested in learning various printmaking methods, incorporating text into their creative work, or developing fundamental design skills. No prior letterpress experience necessary.
Ariel Hansen Strong is a book artist, printmaker, and designer residing in San Francisco, CA. She received her MFA in Book Art and Creative Writing from Mills College in 2015. Her interest in artists' books began while she was studying sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute (BFA 2011). Strong values artists' book forms for their limitless natures and inherent interdisciplinary qualities.
Strong's work has been exhibited nationwide, and is included in Special Collections Libraries at University of California in Berkeley, Washington University, Baylor University, and Mills College. She was an Artist-in-Residence at the Kala Institute of Art in 2015, and attended the Paper & Book Intensive at OxBow in 2016 as a Nell Meldahl Work-Study Scholarship recipient. She recently served as Visual Arts Faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp, the summer program of Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, MI.
Image courtesy of the artist
PLEASE NOTE: Public Education courses are held contingent on a minimum enrollment, which is determined up to 24 hours in advance of the class start date. Public Education Staff will contact you ONLY if there is a course cancellation or change.
What is the refund policy?You can view the SFAI Public Education refund policy on the SFAI website here.
Refund requests must be made in writing to [email protected]
For courses that meet for ten sessions or more , a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given if written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the third class. No refund is given after the class has met three times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.
For courses that meet for six sessions or fewer, a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the second class. No refund is given after the class has met two times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.
What materials (if any) will I need to bring to class?Each course requires specific materials that we ask you bring to your first class session so you can get started making right away. Materials lists are available approximately two weeks prior to the course start date. Visit the SFAI website here, click on your course title, and then click on the blue "Materials List" link underneath the course dates. If you have any questions regarding materials, please contact Public Education Staff.What are my transport/parking options getting to San Francisco Art Institute?All classes meet at 800 Chestnut Street, between Jones and Leavenworth. You can find directions to campus on the SFAI website.
SFAI is located in a residential neighborhood, and free two-hour parking is available on all of the streets immediately surrounding the school. The two-hour restriction cuts off at 9 pm, so evening Public Education students do not need to move their car, unless you arrive prior to 7 pm.SFAI is easily accessible via public transportation, with Muni bus lines #30 Stockton, and #47 Van Ness located within a few blocks of campus.I have a question that isn't on this list. Who can I contact?SFAI Public Education Staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the Public Education program, or our courses. We are in the office Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Call us at: 415.749.4554 or e-mail: [email protected]