Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

To protect the community, our volunteers and staff, we are currently running virtual workshops. These workshops are from talented educators and allow us to learn and be together during this time.

Hamilton at Home Workshop: Alyn Smith - Fun with Foam Stamps
Saturday, April 17
10:00am – 12:00pm CDT

Hamilton at Home Workshop: Stephanie Carpenter - Colorful Blizzard Books
Saturday, April 24
1:00– 3:00pm CDT

Hamilton at Home Workshop: Rebecca Chamlee - Craft Press Printmaking
Saturday, May 1
3:00 – 6:00pm CDT

Hamilton at Home Workshop: MacyChadwick - Secrets of Pressure Printing
Saturday, May 22
12:00 – 2:00pm CDT

Hamilton at Home Workshop: Mary Bruno - Reduction Printing 101
Saturday, June 5
1:00pm – 3:00pm CDT

We are also hosting free, online events, Hamilton Hangs, to see how others in the letterpress and design community are doing, get an update about the museum, and learn from our guest hosts. Please join us!

For a detailed listing of workshops and all other events, check out our calendar.

 

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.