Letterpress Workshop: Clarendon

  • 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241

Familiar Faces & Extended Families
5 letterpress workshops sponsored by Hoefler & Co.

Join us for a daylong printing workshop where we will focus on one particular type style. In this workshop we will delve into Clarendon styles. Clarendon wood type is a variation of Antique wood type and shares some of the visual characteristics, however it has bracketed serifs. It was often used in newspaper headlines and posters during the last half of the 19th century. We will look at the history, use and design of Clarendon styles, before a full day of printing broadsides and posters. Fonts that are not commonly available to workshop participants will be available in this workshop. Join us to create something truly unique! Museum staff will teach this fun and informative workshop.

The workshop runs from 9 am until 5 pm. The day starts off with a 45-minute tour of the museum and instruction on how to use a sign press. The majority of the workshop consists of printing with wood type from a large collection available in the pressroom at the museum. Clean up begins at 4pm and the day finishes up at 5 pm. Lunch is on your own, and there are many restaurants nearby or you can pack your own and eat here at the museum. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that may get ink on them.

The cost is $125 per person with the museum providing ink and 25 sheets of 100 lb. white cover stock at 12 x 18 inches. 25 sheets of paper is a wonderful number to allow each participant to further their knowledge in letterpress printing and to explore the art form. The workshops are not meant for producing resale work. Feel free to bring paper of a different size, stock, or color. However, keep in mind that hand made paper is not allowed as it may damage the type.

Space is limited, so reservations and a $65 non-refundable deposit when you sign up are required. The $60 to fulfill the full cost of $125 of the workshop will be due at the beginning of the workshop. We accept cash, credit card or check. Because of the nature of the pressroom and the pieces being used participants in the workshop must be 18 years or older. Previous letterpress printing experience helpful but not required. Please fill out the registration form below to reserve your place in the workshop. If you have any questions please e-mail us at info@woodtype.org or call 920.794.6272.

Full cost of workshop:

$125.00

Deposit due at sign-up:

  • Capacity: 11
  • Available spaces: 4

Registration Form