Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Join us to get a hands-on experience. Affordable letterpress and bookmaking workshops are offered throughout the year for all skill levels - from beginners to experienced.

Letterpress Workshop

Wednesday, June 12, 9AM - 5PM
Learn the basics of letterpress printing with wood type at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. You will become familiarized with type composition, inking methods, and printing with this one day workshop at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. If you're curious about letterpress printing this is a great way to get started.

Ink & Drink Letterpress Workshop

Friday, June 14, 5:30 - 8:30PM
Grab your friends and join us to print one-of-a-kind posters using vintage type. No previous experience is necessary for this event; we will provide step-by-step instructions. Come on out to drink a bit and print a lot! 

Letterpress Workshop with Jen Farrell: Build an Illustration with Metal Type

Saturday, June 22, 9AM - 5PM
In this workshop, we’ll look at samples from across the history of typesetting of how type and ornament have been used to develop illustrations of both inanimate objects and people. Working with the impressive Silver Buckle collection, participants will set and print one illustrative piece of their choosing from metal ornament.

Ink & Drink Letterpress Workshop

Friday, July 26, 5:30 - 8:30PM
Grab your friends and join us to print one-of-a-kind posters using vintage type. No previous experience is necessary for this event; we will provide step-by-step instructions. Come on out to drink a bit and print a lot! 

 

Many more workshops are scheduled, check out our calendar for more information.

Arrange a Private Workshop

Another option is to arrange a private full-day workshop for 6-10 people. Many colleges, universities, design agencies and individual groups have done this. Please contact the museum to check dates and get more information at info@woodtype.org or call 920.794.6272.

Private Full Day Workshop for Non-students (18+):

This full day workshop cost is $125 per person. This option begins at 9 am with a guided tour of the museum. We then teach the basics of letterpress printing on Showcard presses. Each workshop participant prints until 4 pm. Participants then clean and pack up their work, and the workshop ends promptly at 5 pm. We provide ink, type, and 25 sheets of 12"x18" paper for each person. You are welcome to bring paper of a different color, stock or size. You may have your paper delivered to the museum before your workshop, but be sure it's cut to size before shipping.

Fee: $125 per person
Duration: 8 hours
Age Level: 18 years old and older
Audience size: 6 to 12 people

Private Full Day Workshop for Students (18+) & Faculty:

This full day workshop cost is $100 per student/faculty. This option begins at 9 am with a guided tour of the museum, where students will learn about historic and decorative wood type from one of the world's largest collections, take a journey past the machines and tools that were used to manufacture wood type, and see working pressrooms where we teach and continue to produce letterpress printed pieces. We then teach the basics of letterpress printing on Showcard presses. Each student prints until 4 pm. Students then clean and pack up their work, and the workshop ends promptly at 5 pm. We provide ink, type and 25 sheets of 12"x18" paper for each student. You are welcome to bring paper of a different color, stock or size. You may have your paper delivered to the museum before your workshop, but be sure it's cut to size before shipping.

Fee: $100 per person
Duration: 8 hours
Age Level: 18 years and over
Audience size: 6 to 12 people

Multi-day Workshop

If you would like to spend more time at the museum we can arrange a workshop at the museum that lasts more than one day. With so much wood type to choose from many groups want the opportunity to print for a few days or even a week. Please contact the museum staff at info@woodtype.org or (920) 794-6272 for assistance with creating your own experience.