An activity you can share with your mother or an opportunity to make some cards of your own design. This workshop is perfectly timed for you to be able to get your mothers day card in the mail or deliver it in person. Letterpress printing is a wonderful activity to share with a loved one, a reflection of the day-to-day. Collaboration and compromise with a beautiful end result!
In this workshop, you will have a chance to get your hands on our incredible collection of antique woodblocks, movable type, printing presses and inks to create a set of 15 letterpress printed cards.
In this beginner class our team of friendly and dedicated instructors will guide you through the process of good presswork, inking and impression. In this five hour workshop you will walk away with a set of 15 beautiful hand-printed cards with matching envelopes, a basic understanding of letterpress printing and a little about its rich history.
The classes are capped at 12 students and require a minimum of 6 to run. If the class should not fill up you will be notified in advance and a full refund will be issued.
All materials and supplies are included in the price.
Light snacks and refreshments provided
Take home 15 printed cards with envelopes
Experience Level: Beginner
Past workshop reviews
"I didn't expect such a great degree of freedom with setting the type, rooting through all the magical job cases, and even getting to roll the presses ourselves. Plus, I adore my limited-edition card! It was a delightful analog experience all 'round." -Zsuzsi Gartner
"I truly appreciated everything about the workshop. From the typesetting to composing and printing, the hard-working instructors were patient, helpful, and positively supportive. They’re doing great work to keep the art, craft, and science of letterpress alive — it was an honour to learn with them, if only for a few hours!" -Ryan Wilkerson
"What a great afternoon! Everyone on the team was incredibly helpful when I needed help, but it was so much fun being let loose to explore their type collection and be creative. I absolutely love the cards I designed and would highly recommend the workshop to others." - Sally White