2-Day Workshop: Creepy Crawly Typey Letterpress - November 17 & 18

Friday & Saturday, November 17 & 18 Friday, 5pm – 8pm and Saturday, 9am – 4pm Central

Join instructor Bill Moran for a fun-filled letterpress and animation workshop where you'll use Hamilton's collection of wood type and ornaments to make your own fantastical 'Letterbugs' creatures. While you work you'll photograph each component and use the photos to create a simple gif animation of your finished printed image.

Workshop at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Instructor: Bill Moran is a third-generation letterpress printer, graphic designer and Artistic Director emeritus of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. He is a professor of typography and letterpress printing at the University of Minnesota, USA. His Letterbug prints have been exhibited internationally.

Workshop instructor - Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum 

Date & Time:
Friday, November 17, 5pm – 8pm Central
Saturday, November 18, 9am – 4pm Central

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241

Workshop Cost:
$150 Total

Experience Level:
No experience necessary. The minimum age requirement for workshop participants for this event is 18+.

A working knowledge of letterpress is helpful but not necessary. Students should be familiar with the basics of Photoshop and how to incorporate layers in a Photoshop file. Here's a basic tutorial in how to make a gif animation: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to/make-animated-gif.html. Participants should bring a laptop with a working version of Photoshop.


Workshop at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Everyone breaks for lunch at the same time. Options include purchasing a lunch for $15, bringing your own lunch (a refrigerator is available), or choosing a local restaurant. Clean-up begins at 3 pm and the day finishes up at 4 pm. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that may get ink on them. Because of the nature of the pressroom and the pieces being used, participants in the workshop must be 18 years or older.

Workshop at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

The cost is $150 with all materials provided by the museum. Space is limited, so reservations and an $80 non-refundable deposit are required. Please complete the registration form below to reserve your place. The $70 balance is due at the beginning of the workshop. Cash, credit cards and checks are accepted.

If you have any questions please e-mail us at info@woodtype.org or call 920-794-6272.

Register for workshop at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum 

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