Public Workshop

  • Capacity: 11
  • Available spaces: 2

Deposit due at sign-up: $65.00
Full cost of workshop: $125.00

Learn the basics of letterpress printing with wood type at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. You will become familiarized with type composition, locking up, and printing on sign presses. 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 not provided, but there are many options nearby.

 Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that may get ink on them. Please dress in layers, since we are in an old factory  sometimes our heat is very hot and sometimes it is closer to 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the museum.

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.

No previous experience is necessary. 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 the workshop will be due at the beginning of the workshop. Because of the nature of the pressroom and the pieces being used participants in the workshop must be 16 years or older. 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. There is a maximum of 11 students per class to ensure that everyone has access to their own press.

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