Build hands-on experience for contemporary graphic design through traditional design tools and tactile typography practice.
In this 3-session workshop you will enhance your skills, while broadening your knowledge of design history. By designing and letterpress printing a poster over three weeks you will look more closely at typography details, explore brining type and image together, and expand your composition experience. The knowledge in this class will transfer very directly to contemporary graphic design work. We will not be using computers or software in this workshop, but you will learn many skills that will strengthen and diversify your design output.
Date & Time:
Three Thursdays: April 27, May 4, and May 11
5:30pm – 8:00pm Central each day
Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241
No experience necessary. The minimum age requirement for workshop participants for this event is 18+.
Stephanie Carpenter is a letterpress printer, educator, and graphic designer. Since 2011 she has worked at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, first as the Assistant Director and now as the Program Officer. Stephanie enjoys the tactile nature of letterpress printing and the direct connection to history. She creates posters, installations, and artists' books using vintage wood and metal type and hand-carved blocks on 100-year-old-presses. She has been a practicing graphic designer since 2007 and has taught graphic design courses at Indiana University, Silver Lake College, and East Carolina University.
The cost is $125 with all materials provided by the museum. The workshop begins promptly at 5:30 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. The doors open at 5:15 pm for check-in or to shop at our retail store. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes that may get ink on them. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-794-6272.