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Workshops August


Porchlight Press Letterpress Workshops

We believe that everyone has an innate capacity for creativity. One of the great joys of what we do is connecting people with that capacity, and seeing their pride and satisfaction when they hold the finished product in their hands. It gets us every time.

Our workshops range from letterpress to bookbinding to origami to calligraphy. With just 12 spots per workshop, they tend to fill up fast, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be among the first to learn about what's coming up.

Upcoming Letterpress Workshops

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Small Broadside Workshop, September 8th, 2018

Small Broadside Workshop, October 13th, 2018

Holiday Card Workshop, November 4th, 2018

Workshops for Groups Events or Team Building





Workshop Reviews


Blog: A Tale of Two Shorties

On Sunday afternoon we headed across the bridge to Porchlight Press for an afternoon letterpress workshop. From the moment we walked in we were completely captivated. Heather, the owner, is an unbelievable sweetheart, she is welcoming and helpful plus her mother makes the absolute best Apple Cider in the Lower Mainlands and maybe even the Pacific North West.

Blog: Along Came the Fold

Heather and her team begin with a background of the studio, followed by a crash course in printmaking, and then send you on your merry way! The projects vary depending on workshops. For this one, the project was to design a christmas card. We then make 25 prints, five for the studio to keep for examples and 20 for ourselves. There is an option to buy more cards at an additional .25 each. Great deal!

Blog: Kayla English Creative

It was a creative afternoon spent designing a piece (holiday card), with our choice of lead and woodblock type. We fit our select type together like a puzzle with wood and metal spacers to create a uniform block, then inked up the presses and hand cranked the card stock through the letterpress to create gorgeous impressions. A big thanks to Sam for his careful instruction and wealth of shared letterpress knowledge. Much appreciated!