Museum of Printing Workshops in 2019

Basic Letterpress Printing

Saturday, February 16th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This one day workshop starts with getting familiar with the terms, tools and technology of letterpress printing. Learn about furniture, reglets, spacing, leading, chases and quoins. Make up a form using type (wood or metal) and printing cuts from the Museum’s collection. Then print your creation on one of the presses in our Letterpress Studio.

Instructor: Ted Leigh  |  Fee: Members $75, Non-Members $95

8 student class  |  Register now >

Linoleum Block Carving and Printing

Saturdays, March 9th & 16th (2-Day), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An introduction to the materials and methods of linoleum block printing. Each step from designing and cutting the block through printing will be addressed. Basic tools and linoleum will be provided. On Day 1, students will receive instruction on how to use the tools for making specific cuts through lecture and demonstration and take their tools and block home to complete their work. Day 2 will encompass proofing the block, making corrections if needed, and printing it on one of the Museum’s letterpresses.

Instructor: Katey Corrigan  |  Fee: Members $145, Non-Members $175

8 student class  |  Register now >

The Making of a Chapbook

Saturdays, March 23rd & 30th (2-Day), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Day 1, participants will design, set up and print a sheet containing four pages of short poems or sayings using hot metal type cast on the Ludlow and printing cuts, if desired, from the Museum’s collection. On Day 2, the pages will be folded and collated, then sewn into a chapbook using a furnished cover. All materials will be provided. Each participant will make five to six copies of their book. Prerequisite: Basic Letterpress Printing or similar.

Instructors: Billy Soucy & Craig Busteed  |  Fee: Members $145, Non-Members $175

6 student class  |  Register now >

Poster Printing with Wood Type

Saturdays, April 27th & May 4th (2-Day), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Over the two-day course, participants will design and compose a two-color poster utilizing the Museum’s wood and metal type and printing cuts. After proofing and correcting forms as necessary, students will print a half-dozen of their posters on one of the Museum’s letterpresses. Prerequisite: Basic Letterpress Printing or similar.

Instructor: Craig Busteed & Billy Soucy  |  Fee: Members $145, Non-Members $175

6 student class  |  Register now >

Letterpress Printing on Fabric

Saturday, June 22nd, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This one-day workshop covers a broad range of materials and techniques for letterpress printing on fabric. Varieties and behaviors of inks will be discussed, along with various impression techniques: the barren, the hammer, body-weight, roller press, sleigh press, hand press and others. Working in color and registration will also be reviewed. Students will print their own work on flour-sack towels (provided). Any participants who practice linoleum block cutting are urged to bring some of their designs for printing.

Instructor: Mitch Ahern  |  Fee: Members $105, Non-Members $125

8 student class  |  Register now >

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