When letterpress printing was a commercial process, every single print that comes off the press was meant to look exactly the same, whether it was the first or the thousandth. In the 21st century, other processes have replaced letterpress printing commercially, for the most part, and the process of relief printmaking has been enhanced by the tools of letterpress printing.
Join staff from Hatch Show Print in Nashville, Tennessee for this workshop. You will be using the Hamilton collection, as well as some hand-carved images from their shop to create your prints.
In this workshop, we’ll alternate spending time meeting specific print goals with periods of free-form printmaking, to complete an edition of prints to share with each other, and prints that may become the foundation of your own next body of work. We’ll cover topics related to getting the ink on the paper, and consider the effects of planned and spontaneous ways to work with ink, paper, imagery and type, that should provide a springboard for future work, no matter what medium you prefer. And, should time allow, we’ll create a group poster to commemorate the day.
No experience necessary, we’ll review some basics.
The workshop runs from 9am until 5pm on Saturday, September 22 and from 10am until 2 pm on Sunday, September 23. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that may get ink on them. The cost is $125 per person with the museum providing all the materials you need.
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.