Events

Printing ABCs Workshops

An Introduction to Traditional Letterpress Printing

  • Summer 2017 session dates: Thursday, May 25th (1 spot left!) Saturday, July 8th (full!)
  • Sessions run from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm Registration is due two weeks in advance Session cost is $60 + HST, due by May 12th  Class size limited to 4

-Recommended for adults and students ages 14 and up -No previous letterpress experience required -All workshop materials and tools included Join us at The Stratford Perth Museum for a hands-on workshop featuring the traditional craft of letterpress printing. See, feel, and experience the art of design and re-discover the beauty of hands-on creativity. With guidance from our instructor, you’ll have the opportunity to print with an antique printing press. So, roll up your sleeves and print your own letterpress keepsake! This workshop will be led by Mike Pomeroy, our Print Shop Coordinator. You will learn the basics of letterpress printing, including a brief introduction to the history of printing, knowledge and techniques of printing processes, how to hand-set type, inking the form, and printing using an authentic period printing press. This workshop is intended for those interested in furthering their Letterpress Printing experience. Aprons and gloves will be supplied as needed, but please wear old clothes, as ink may not wash out. Close-toed shoes are required.

For more information, please contact Kayla Droog, Manager of Education and Public Programs at 519-393-5315 or by