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CPR 115-W23 | Letterpress Lab, In-Person

CPR 115-W23 | Letterpress Lab, In-Person

3/25-5/6 no class 4/8, 9-12 pm ROOM: 405, Porteous Building

Maximum Enrollment: 10 LBS

Course Description


                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by Molly Haley

Letterpress Lab is for people who have at least a little letterpress experience, but no access to type and presses. Maybe you have a project you'd like to print, and just need equipment and time to do that. Or you may have some great ideas but need a little (or more) guidance and a refresher on setting type or working a press. Can one letterpress class be all things to all printers? Let's find out.

Weekly Class
TUITION: $260 + FEES: $30

Saturdays, 3/25-5/6 no class 4/8 (6 sessions)


Photo by Molly Haley


Crystal Cawley is an artist who works with paper, textiles, collected objects, and repurposed materials. Her work explores ideas of identity, time, and loss, and draws on various traditional skills like embroidery and letterpress printing. She teaches in the Continuing Studies program at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, and is an artist member of Portland's Pickwick Independent Press, a printmaking collective. She has shown her work around the US and in England, Greece, and Japan. Her work is in the collections of the Boston Public Library; Columbia University Library; The Library of Congress; Maine Women Writers Collection; MOMA/Franklin Furnace Artists Book Collection; the Smithsonian Institution Graphic Arts Collection at the National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.; and the Munakata Shiko Museum, Aomori, Japan, among others. She has received grants from the Maine Arts Commission, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.

Notebook and something to write with, one (only) letterpress piece you've printed.



All students + faculty are required to: 

  • provide proof of vaccination + booster immediately after registration by emailing an image of their vaccination card to cstudy@meca.edu

This course has reached maximum enrollment.

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