One Day Letterpress Workshop Spring & Summer 2019
If you’ve ever wanted to indulge yourself and dive in to the wild and crazy world of letterpress printing but were TOO AFRAID to do so or didn’t know where to ask…then look no further…
This one day workshop is a one-to-one session with The Print Project's head honcho - Nick, a printer and designer with over 18 years experience of putting ink on paper using a wide range of antiquated machinery. In that time Nick has taught hundreds of people about letterpress printing and what it can do for peoples creativity and...confidence...!
Nick has delivered workshops at Colours May Vary, Secret Cinema, London Centre for Book Arts, Glastonbury Festival, Leeds College of Art, Bradford College, Leeds City College, Leeds Print Festival and regularly delivers workshops at West Yorkshire Print Workshop in Mirfield.
This workshop is your day — it’s your chance get your hands dirty with a time honoured process that offers a whole host of creative possibilities.
It's structured to suit your needs, so you may have been given an Adana and you want to understand how it works, or you may want to find out more about metal typesetting, or polymer plate printing, laser cutting / engraving wood type or wether you should by a 15 ton printing press as your first press…
But you might also want to come and make a poster for your Aunt Gladys, a loved one or your dog, some business cards for your Elvis tribute act, or print a lino-cut you made 10 years ago (or yesterday lunchtime!). Or you might just want to make a massive mess with a load of type and ink…if so....this course has got you covered (literally).
If you and a friend would like to come for the day - select the option in the drop down menu.
Letterpress is a really fun and creative process - completely hands on - it can appeal to anyone with an interest in words or images and there will definately be smiles and gasps of joy when you pull your first print. It never ceases to amaze…
Each course will cover the basics of letterpress printing and how to print safely and efficiently and by the end of the day you will go home inspired, full of ideas and clutching a stack of prints.
We have a vast range of equipment available to you that is unique in West Yorkshire - from the humble Adana to the Heidelberg Platen, to a number of flat bed proofing presses (Vandercook, Korrex, Farley, Stephenson Blake), which are complimented with over 100 cases of wood & metal type, drying racks, a laser cutter, type saw, hot-metal typecasting, one roll of masking tape and a ruler with a chunk out of it. You can print small or print big - the choice is yours.
Spring / Summer one-to-one courses start on Tuesday 9th April and finish on Wednesday July 31st 2019. They take place Monday-Friday from 10am-5.30pm, depending on availability. Feel free to get in touch regarding availability prior to booking, or you can go ahead and purchase the workshop and arrange a date afterwards. We will send you a voucher in the post, so this can make an ideal present or gift.
The voucher is valid until Wednesday July 31st 2019, after which refunds are non re-fundable.
Tea & Cake provided, but please bring your own lunch, an apron or clothes you don't mind getting covered in ink.
Parking is free and access is level.
Any questions about any aspect of this one day course - please email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07968435026
We look forward to meeting you.