Introduction to Letterpress - Weekend Course
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About the Course
Learn to print letterpress! This course will show you all the basics of setting and printing wood and lead type, to create posters, books and stationery.
During the course you will have the option to work with a selection of wood and lead type in a range of typefaces and sizes. We have an 8 x 5” Adana press for printing small work, and a large Imperial platen press for printing larger wood type.
*Please note that if you wish to use the workshop for making your own work after the course, you can use WYPW’s selection of lead type, up to 30pt size. Nick brings in his own wood type for use during the course, which is not available to use after the workshop. We are always looking to add to our collection of type, and build on our letterpress facilities, but do not as yet have any larger wood type available for members to use.
Nick Loaring runs The Print Project, a letterpress printing collective based in Shipley, West Yorkshire, keeping the skills and art of letterpress alive! He is committed to producing work which is incredible to read, feel and touch and to working on projects which are inspiring, responsible and thought provoking.
No previous experience is needed for this course. Beginners are welcome, along with those who need a refresher.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All course prices include basic materials such as inks, paper, tools and equipment. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different, or take some materials home to try out. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided for which we ask a small donation.