This 5-hour crash course will introduce students to letterpress printing from handset type and photopolymer plates. We will cover the foundations of letterpress including typesetting, ink mixing, makeready, and press operation on our flatbed and table top platen presses. At the end of the workshop, students will leave with a set of 4 coasters that they designed and printed, as well as a collaborative poster, plus the skills and knowledge to work independently in the print shop.
Students who complete this course will be eligible to rent studio time at PRINT ST. PETE Community Letterpress to work on their own projects. Studio rental rates are $15/hour unassisted, $25/hour assisted.
$150 - all supplies & tools included. Limited seating. Pre-registration & payment are required to reserve your seat.
*This workshop requires no prior experience and is great for beginners.