Dates and costs
To book any of the workshops, email Nick at hello(at)theletterpresscollective.org
One-day letterpress workshops, £90
10am to 5pm, cost includes lunch
Fridays: 16 March, 20 April, 18 & 25 May
Saturdays: 24 March, 14 & 28 April, 5 May
P22 Blox Workshop, £60
10am-1pm, Saturday 7 April
This is a one off workshop. With eight shapes and a consistent grid, the P22 Blox was designed as a modular letterpress printing block system designed to create poster lettering or abstract patterns. Richard Kegler is the lead designer and founder of P22 Type Foundry. Richard will be visiting us and running this hands-on workshop using the blocks.
Two-day workshops, £175
10am to 5pm, cost includes lunch each day
May: Friday 11 and Saturday 12
Five-week evening class, £220
Wednesdays from 11 April to 9 May
Tuesdays from 29 May to 26 June
If you already have experience of letterpress printing, have a specific project in mind or would like us to deliver a workshop specifically for you and your friends/colleagues/family we are able to offer additional dates. Please email Nick at hello(at)theletterpresscollective.org for more information.
What you will learn
All workshops and courses have a maximum of seven places, Nick and Ellen will be on hand to guide you through the workshop and help you get the most out of your time in the printshop. Workshops are designed for people with little or no experience.
One-day workshops: An introduction to hand-setting type and letterpress printing. You will learn the basics of composing type by hand, and how to use some of the brilliant old presses in our printshop. In the afternoon, you will be able to print something of your own.
Two-day workshops: Day one will give you an introduction to hand-setting type, letterpress printing and give you an understanding of the history and language of the craft. You will learn the basics of composing type by hand, and how to use the presses including how to mix ink and register a two-colour print. On the second day, you will be able to develop, typeset and print your own work.
Five-week evening class: Each week you will learn something new about the process of handsetting wood or lead type as well as printing on the range of letterpress machines in our printshop. You will be able to develop your own project and end up with a range of finished printed work.
How to book and pay
To book any of the workshops, email Nick at hello(at)theletterpresscollective.org Payment must be made in advance in person or by bank transfer. We will invoice you once you have booked a space. Cancellations: sometimes it’s possible to arrange a different day and where possible we would like as much notice as possible. At our discretion we will retain 20% of the workshop fee.
Gift vouchers: We also have workshop vouchers that can be used for both the one day, two day letterpress workshops and the five week evening classes. You can buy them in the shop here. If you have a voucher you can contact me to book a place, please choose from the dates available and email Nick at hello(at)theletterpresscollective.org.