2832 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #114
Austin, TX 78702
In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of hand typesetting and then print a small edition either individually or collaboratively. Fundamentals of proper presswork including registration, inking, and impression will be covered. Students can expect to complete a small edition of a project such as a business card, greeting card, or a poster.
Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Kevin Auer
Cost: $180 tuition + $15 materials fee
Kevin Auer trained as an apprentice in bookbinding with Scott Mullenberg in Portland, Maine. He then worked as a conservation technician for a number of years at Cornell University. After graduating from the conservation program at the University of Texas at Austin, Kevin worked as a book conservator at the Walters Art Museum and has also done some book conservation at the Harry Ransom Center. Kevin learned letterpress from David Wolfe in Portland, Maine. He co-owned Wolfe Editions, a small shop that specialized in artists’ books and limited edition work. Kevin also ran his own shop for a number of years doing letterpress printing and book binding. He has taught letterpress at Dartmouth College, as part of their summer workshop program, and also taught letterpress as an adjunct professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art. And for the past year and a half, Kevin has been the shop manager for the letterpress shop in the Design Department at the University of Texas.