The 2016-2017 school year was the first year of Retro Media Project workshops at Hillsdale Preparatory School. Over the course of 14 workshops we studied all things photography: photographic processes, historic and contemporary photographers, vintage and handmade cameras, photographic design, science of light and lenses and even did some darkroom work in a box!
For the 2017-2018 school year, workshops will focus on letterpress. Students will learn about letterpress using a handmade student proof press like the one pictured below. Students will earn some of the history of letterpress, some of the science behind the process, and they will be introduced to a handful of historic and contemporary artists using letterpress.
I can’t wait to get started! 🙂