Bemis School of Art

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A45 Text Without Type

Learn to use non-traditional letterpress and relief printmaking techniques to explore the visual, material, conceptual, and poetic possibilities of text. We will be working at The Press at Colorado College, with Aaron Cohick, but the class will focus on “low-tech” processes for all skill levels that can be adapted for use outside of a letterpress studio: linoleum/paper relief, collagraph, stencil printing, pressure printing, pochoir, monoprints, and collage. Each student will produce a small print of their own combining various techniques, and/or a set of print samples. All supplies will be provided.

Aaron Cohick is a letterpress printer/artist/publisher based in Colorado Springs, CO. His work focuses on the intersection of experimental typography, writing, and artists’ publications. He is the founder and proprietor of the NewLights Press and is the Printer of The Press at Colorado College. He has taught workshops at the Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, and Naropa University. His work is housed in collections around the world, including the Library of Congress, the Newberry Library, the British Library, the Tate Britain Library, and the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Ages 16-Adult

Instructor: Aaron Cohick

FAC Member Price: $195

Non-Member Price: $210



Class Dates:

July 26 – 28


9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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3 sessions

Class Categories:

Beginning, Printmaking


Bemis School of Art

818 Pelham Place

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Ages 16-Adult



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