Image Making on the Vandercook


Instructor: Amber Heaton
October 18 - November 8
4 sessions: Saturdays
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Class fee: $370 members/$410 non-members
Includes some supplies and 16 hours of free studio time

Letterpress printing is often thought of in terms of type and text, yet there are a variety of exciting image-making techniques open to letterpress printers. This class will cover two of those techniques: photopolymer relief plates and pressure prints. Participants will learn the basics of printing on a Vandercook flatbed press, file preparation for photopolymer relief plates, and creating a pressure print, a thin paper based matrix similar to a collograph. All levels of experience are welcome.

Please Note: Students are responsible for purchasing polymer plates and paper. All other supplies will be provided by EFA RBPMW.

Amber Heaton plays with systems and patterns in space, time, and light. Her work will be included in the upcoming exhibition “Stand Out Prints” at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking and has been exhibited and screened at International Print Center New York, Parrish Museum of Art, and Art Connects New York. Heaton received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012, her BFA from the University of Utah in 2009, and a BUS from the University of Utah in 1998. She was a Fulbright Fellow in South Korea from 2001-2003. Heaton lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.