Get yourself acquainted with the art of letterpress printing! This workshop will introduce you to a pair of tabletop letterpress’ and give you the opportunity to print your very own set of uniquely designed coasters! We’ll go over the basics of press operation and maintenance, traditional and modern practices and techniques, commonly used materials, and much, much more. As this is a 3 hour workshop, all participants will use the same preset design and colours.
You’ll take home:
– One dozen letterpress printed coasters – perfect for gift giving or keeping for yourself!
– Handout with letterpress resources
– Gift packaging for your newly printed coasters to ensure their safe travel home.
Two dates available:
Sunday, September 13th OR Saturday, November 7th, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver (BC)
Cost: $115.00 plus tax | max 12 students
District Dogs Designs is a small letterpress studio located in North Vancouver, BC that create hand drawn images and hand carve them into linoleum blocks which are printed on hand-cut paper using a century old, extraordinarily heavy (2300lbs!) Chandler & Price platen press.
What is letterpress? Letterpress is AWESOME! Jarin and Catherine use grand industrial age equipment, capable of reproducing fine images with a striking impression. The characteristics of letterpress are unmatched in digital printing. It shows depth, plays with light, and has wondrous tactile qualities.
images by [stu-di-o] by jeanie
note: Workshops are a final sale and are non-refundable. Class dates / times are non-transferable.