LETTERPRESS FOR BEGINNERS
Wednesdays 6.30pm - 10pm
Saturdays 9.30am - 1pm
Ealing, West London
One to two people
Perfect for beginners, in this half-day session you will learn the ropes of this wonderful, traditional craft. Over the course of the session you will:
Be shown how to typeset using a traditional composing stick
Discover how to lock up your type in a chase ready for printing
Learn how to mix your inks
Understand the process of make-ready before we get stuck in with printing
Print your own greeting cards, post cards, gift tags, or coasters using lead and wood type in our studio.
As these are small, private sessions you'll get lots of one-on-one tuition. I'm also a massive type nerd, so will probably bore you with all sorts of stories about type and lettering!
Do come with an idea of what you might like to print - a word or short phrase for example. Remember, letterpress is best for producing multiples of the same design.
And at the end of the session you will have your own beautiful hand-letterpressed products to take away.
I'll provide drinks and snacks, though do bear in mind that lunch isn't provided.
Your order confirmation email serves as your workshop ticket, so please bring this along with you on the day. I will send you directions and further details within a few days of receiving your booking.
We launch dates in 3-month batches. Sign up to the mailing list to be the first to hear when new dates go live. If none of the dates listed work for you, or you wanted a particular day for a birthday or celebration, please get in touch. I will do all I can to fit you in.
Letterpress printing is a slow and involved activity that requires concentration, strength and patience. As such, these workshops are not suitable for children under 12 or anyone who will struggle to stand for long periods of time. If you have any questions or concerns about this please do drop me a note.
Two weeks' notice is required for a refund, however I know that life sometimes has a habit of getting in the way. I will happily rearrange dates, and I will always try to fill your spot if you cannot make it. For more information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org