In this class, you’ll make your own letterpress tarot or oracle card, while learning how to use the platen press or various proof presses in the Book Arts Studio to make small prints. We will talk about typesetting basics, as well as divinatory symbolism, and the teaching artist will help you design a simple one color card that you’ll print yourself. Everyone will end up with a mini oracle deck featuring each of the cards made in class!
Things to note:
• Makers of all skill levels are welcome. This class is suitable for ages teen+.
• All necessary tools to participate are provided. Optional: come with an idea for your card, or be inspired by imagery in our Studio!
• Please read our ‘Plan Your Visit’ page to review our health & safety procedures.
Any questions about the class please email [email protected]
Jameson Alea (they/he) is an artist and poet whose work is informed by their interests in history, magic, and alchemy. They were born and raised in the Buffalo area and graduated from Canisius College with a degree in digital art and computer science, which led them to a career as a software engineer, public speaker and podcast producer.
Nevertheless, Jamey remains passionate about art, working in various mediums, but particularly letterpress. They completed a studio residency at Book Arts in early 2022, producing a 28 card hand-printed deck called the Tarot of Sorts. They have been doing letterpress for about two years and reading tarot for about six.