This workshop will introduce the basics of letterpress printing on a Vandercook cylinder press using wood type, metal type, and images. You will learn how to run the machine as well as type setting tips and tricks, ink mixing, and multiple-color registration. At the end of the three sessions you will have 20 finished prints.
Date & Time:
Thursdays, August 24, August 31, September 7, 5:30– 8pm 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+.
Instructor: Stephanie Carpenter
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.
The workshop starting time is 5:30 p.m. The doors open at 5:15 p.m. Please feel free to come to the museum early to get settled in and shop in the Hamilton Dry Goods store. This is an on-site workshop and the museum is located at 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241. Wear clothing that you don’t mind getting inky and be sure to layer as some areas in the museum are warm and some are cool. The museum provides the tools and basic materials you’ll need for this event.
The cost is $125 with all materials provided by the museum. 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.