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Workshop: Hot Off the Press: Traditional Printing and Food Connections with Daniela del Mar/Letra Chueca Press (3 weeks)

July 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

NM Bodecker Foundation, 2360 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97210

What do kitchens and print shops have in common? In this dynamic workshop, students will use the vehicle of letterpress printing to explore personal connections to food and food traditions. We will learn the fundamentals of analog design and the importance of book arts in a digital age, then print our own designs incorporating pressroom materials – lead type, wood type and ornaments- with personal experiences. This workshop will include some short readings, regular group discussions, and creative lab time in a COVID-adapted letterpress print shop located in the Cully Neighborhood. By the end of this series, students will have learned traditional methods of putting ink on paper and created a collective edition of vibrant letterpress prints that reflect their food traditions. Transportation stipends are available for in person print shop dates.

Monday and Weds 11am-12:30pm | July 26, 28, August 2, 4, 9, 11

Daniela Del Mar is a multidisciplinary artist, activist, and educator whose work blends traditional print processes with bilingual poetry + social practice. They center queer and marginal spaces to facilitate connection beyond borders in text-based work, collaborative practices, and book arts. Raised in a mixed, multi-gen immigrant family in Nashville, their letterpress printed work hangs on the edges of cultural, poetic, and concrete type forms. In 2013, they co-founded Letra Chueca press and the Poetry Salon Broadside Project at Reed College, in Portland, Oregon. Their prints have been shown at The Poetry Foundation in Chicago, El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Parque Forestal en Santiago de Chile, and throughout the Portland Metro Area. Daniela is the recipient of Golden Spot Award at Caldera Arts (2018), funding for gotxs :: antojos sureños (an exhibition of South American graphic art + food traditions) through RACC in 2019, as well as of their 2020 Support Beam initiative.



NM Bodecker Foundation
2360 NW Quimby St
Portland, OR 97210


N M Bodecker Foundation