Cut & Color - Creating Collage with Vintage Cuts with Mel Kolstad: September 10

Saturday, September 10 9am - 4 pm CST

Learn a new way to use letterpress by creating fun collages using vintage advertising pieces!

Who doesn't love those vintage cuts used for advertising back in the day? It seems a shame to leave them in a drawer, doesn’t it? That’s why we’ll be using them to create fun collages! You’ll be printing the cuts on various papers and using them with other papers such as magazine images, handwritten and typewritten letters, and handmade papers to create one-of-a-kind works of art! We’ll supply all materials - you get to learn a new way to use letterpress!


Date & Time:
Saturday, September 10, 2022, 9am – 4pm Central

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

Workshop Cost:
$125 Total

Mel Kolstad

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


Mel Kolstad is an artist, speaker, instructor and arts advocate who makes her home in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She is a printmaker and collagist, specializing in large series of tiny art. She is also delighted to be a member of Wisconsin Visual Artists – Northeast Chapter; ArtSpace Collective; Free Range Art; Open Door Artists; Wisconsin Craft; and volunteer curator for the Langdon Divers Gallery, inside the Fond du Lac Public Library. You can find her at and on Instagram at @melkolstadart.


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.

The cost is $125 with all materials provided by the museum. If you have any fun papers you'd like to use in your own collages, feel free to bring them along! Space is limited, so reservations and a $65 non-refundable deposit are required. Please complete the registration form below to reserve your place. The $60 balance is due at the beginning of the workshop. Cash, credit cards and checks are acceptable.

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

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