Join Hamilton artistic director Bill Moran for a daylong workshop where you'll use type in the collection to make your own Letterbugs. Whether it's wood type, ornaments or brayering, this workshop will let you create a cast of creeping typographic creatures. This workshop is made possible in part through the generous sponsorship of Hoefler & Co.
The workshop runs from 9am until 5pm. 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 type in the pressroom at the museum and hand coloring with brayers. Clean up begins at 4pm and the day finishes up at 5pm. 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. 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 registration and a $65 non-refundable deposit is required. The $60 balance is due at the beginning of the workshop. Cash, credit cards and checks are accepted. Because of the nature of the pressroom and the pieces being used participants in the workshop must be 18 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920.794.6272.