Winter/Spring schedule for Bay Park Press Thursday classes

Please check out photos from our previous classes here!

Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 9:00 pm (Last scheduled class April 13): Letterpress & Printmaking

We invite beginning and advanced printers to explore Letterpress and Book Arts on our platen and Vandercook presses. Share ideas. Set some type. Make a Lino cut. Etch a zinc plate. Have fun with letterpress!

Cost is $40 per session. Reservations required: 

Join us Thursday mornings, 9 am - 12, for our ongoing Book Arts class.  (Last scheduled class: April 13)

Learn new structures or build confidence in old ones, brainstorm ideas, and be stimulated by your fellow classmates. This class is for the novice or experienced artist in a creative, supportive environment ideal for exploring Book Arts. Explore box making, paste paper & drawing and much more.

Cost is $35 per session. Reservations required:

Additional Workshops:

Block Printing on Fabric: March 3 & 4; 10 am - 4 pm at Athenaeum Art Center
(Bread & Salt building at 1955 Julian Ave., San Diego 92113)

Learn the basics of printing on fabric in this two-day course. We will create our own yardage that you can use to then make bags, clothing, book arts projects and more. Using a few simple tools we will learn how to carve E-Z cut blocks (much easier than linoleum) and use them to print your designs on fabric. You’ll leave this class with your own custom-printed fabric and the skills and tools to make many more such projects on your own. I have over 25 years’ experience in fabric painting and found it was great fun to get back into this wonderful medium and to share what I have learned.

Fee: $120 (members) / $140 (non-members); no materials fee
Register online or call 858-454-5872; for more info:

Open Print Studio on Sunday afternoons (1 pm - 4 pm)
Feb. 5 - March 19 (6 weeks) - no class on Feb. 19

Each Sunday we will demonstrate one of the different types of printmaking techniques available in the Print Studio and provide hands-on instruction on the many pieces pf exquisite equipment we have there.

An overview:

•  Feb. 5: We begin with monoprinting at our first session. 

•  Feb. 12: We introduce relief printing on our various presses. 

•  Feb. 19: NO MEETING on this date; please join us at the La Jolla Public Library (on Draper in La Jolla) at 1 pm for a talk on book arts.

•  Feb. 26: Meet our unique Columbian Hand Iron press & learn about typesetting.

•  March 5 & March 12: Etching and intaglio demonstrations.

•  March 19: Book Arts techniques using our various presses.

Each Sunday you will have a project to work on after the demonstration.

Sign up for all six classes or come for any one session—your choice. You can pay at the door in cash or enroll online (credit card payment).
Please see the Athenaeum Art School catalog description for details on enrolling online:

Of course you can come as a traditional Open Studio participant to just work on your own projects, and I will help you with the process or technique that you need to use. Reservations are preferred. 

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Bay Park Press offers workshops in letterpress, printmaking and book arts. Gallery Hours are 11-3pm Friday & Saturdays.

Please contact Sibyl at or Jim at or call the press at 619 813 6265 for more information.