Clayhill Arts
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021
Charlynch Lane Bridgwater Somerset TA5 2PH
South West England
Clayhill Arts

Grab your apron and get messy by immersing yourself into the art of Letterpress! Over the two days, The Letterpress Collective will teach you how to set lead type in a composing stick and how to use a small tabletop press, which can be used to create personalised posters and prints.

The Letterpress Collective will also bring a selection of beautiful wood type and will show you the process of locking lead and wood type into a chase or onto the flat bed cylinder presses. On these larger presses, you will be able to print poster-sized text based images; a favourite lyric, a line of poetry or something of your own. We’ll have some decorative borders and some vintage wood and metal etched illustrations to play with. This 600-year-old craft course requires no previous experience, just an enthusiasm to learn.

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Learn how to use a tabletop press
  • How to mix ink and register a two-colour print.
  • Leave with an armful of your creations

Book now!