ONSITE: Letterpress Intensive (B)

This summer intensive is an in-depth, hands-on immersion in the practice of letterpress printing. Participants will set metal and wood type, mix custom colors of ink, learn how to operate a variety of presses, and print a group project as well as an individual project of their choice. Perfect for beginners as well as those who wish to refine and expand their letterpress skills. Participants will come away with their printed creations to keep or share. Print text-based projects such as business cards, posters, and poetry. Create unique greeting cards. Incorporate letterpress/text-based work into your creative practice through collage, book arts, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Special Notes

  • This class does not meet on 7/4.
    Participants will need to supply their own paper for their individual projects. Please wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals) for your safety. Letterpress can be a physically-demanding activity—standing for extended periods of time as well as occasional heavy lifting (cases of metal type) are part of the process. Students can sign up for multiple sessions.

    This studio is not wheel chair accessible from the interior due to two steps, but is accessible through an exterior door.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.
About the Instructor

Heidi Reszies

Heidi Reszies is a multidisciplinary artist who holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her visual art is included in the National Museum of Women in the Arts CLARA Database of Women Artists. Heidi is currently a letterpress instructor in the VCUarts Department of Graphic Design, and is the creator/curator of Artifact Press, publisher of limited edition letterpress poetry chapbooks and broadsides. Her poetry collection titled Illusory Borders is forthcoming from The Operating System in 2019, and her collection titled Of Water & Other Soft Constructions was selected by Samiya Bashir as the winner of the Anhinga Press 2018 Robert Dana Prize for Poetry (forthcoming in 2019). Find her at

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ONSITE: Letterpress Intensive (B)

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July 1 - July 59 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Days: Mon Tue Wed Fri
Tuition: $155.00
Member Tuition: $139.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Heidi Reszies
Level: All Levels