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.

Ink & Drink Letterpress Workshop

Friday, August 16, 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

Saturday, August 24, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Learn the basics of letterpress printing with wood type at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.

The Secret Belgian Binding Workshop

Saturday, September 14, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
In this introduction to bookmaking workshop you will learn how to make a hardcover book using the Secret Belgian Binding.

Ink & Drink Letterpress Workshop

Friday, September 20, 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!

Memories in Minimalism: Design-Thinking in Speed Printing

Saturday, September 28, 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Take this one-day workshop with Gingerly Press at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. In this workshop you will develop spontaneous creative-thinking solutions when designing with limited time and resources and implement quick proof printing techniques within their design process.

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.