Studio Tour
Three Centuries of Letterpress and Printmaking

  • What this is

    Studio Tours give a look inside the studios of public artists and designers around San Diego and Tijuana.

  • When & Where

    • Sep 11: 12-8pm

    Athenaeum Art Center
    1955 Julian Ave
    San Diego, CA 92113
  • Free RSVP
  • Tags

    Design = Education
    Discipline Graphic
Studio Tour
Three Centuries of Letterpress and Printmaking

Join us for a demonstration of more than three centuries' worth of diverse letterpress and printmaking equipment, ranging from 1850 to the present. From an antique relief press to pull prints just like the press used to publish our founding fathers' revolutionary broadsides, to a demonstration of intaglio and mono prints – explore a variety of printmaking and book arts techniques offered at the Athenaeum Art Center Print Studio.

Attendees will also be invited to take part in selected hands-on printmaking and book arts projects. No experience is necessary. Open to all ages though children will need to be supervised at all times. The open house is open to small groups from 12-8 p.m. (which includes hours during the Barrio Art Crawl in the neighborhood in the evening).

About the host

Sibyl Rubuttom / Athenaeum Art Center Print Studio

Sibyl Rubuttom is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library and Manager of the Print Studio at the Athenaeum Art Center. She holds her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and her Master of Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art and Architecture. For 25 years, she was sole proprietor of Sibyl Designs where she designed custom-made fabric quilts, pillows, and wall installations for commercial and residential clients. Her chosen medium then shifted to paper and book arts. She co-founded Bay Park Press (2000-2017), a letterpress, and printmaking studio.