Stratography: Letterpress Monoprinting

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

By combining stencils and low-relief collages with letterpress printing, artists can make textural images reminiscent of rubbings and collagraphs. With Stratography, or pressure printing, variants in the pressure from cut paper, string, plants, and other relatively two-dimensional items disrupt the even pressure applied by the cylinder of the press, creating a rich imagery on the page.

In this full-day workshop, students will work individually and collectively to create a variety of stencils, then experiment with the stencils, composition and the printing process to tell a story, create a mood, or illustrate a phrase or short text. Each student will leave with a collection of samples and a completed broadside. Letterpress printers, both new and experienced, as well as artists and illustrators who like to work with monoprinting, stencils, or cut paper, will benefit from this class.

Minimum age

All ages welcome

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Heather R. Buechler is an interdisciplinary artist currently based out of Chicago. Since receiving her B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007, she founded Polka! Press, a community printshop in Madison, WI, where she also taught a series of workshops and classes. Currently, she is pursuing her M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago where she teaches letterpress and works as a Print Production Fellow for the Journal of Artist’s Books. Using prints, drawings, and sculptural objects, her work examines the history of agriculture and industry, and its relationship to current ecological and social concerns of rural midwestern America.


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    Deborah M.
    Reviewed on 08/16/14

    Really fun experience!

    Really fun experience!

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