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BARN members: $115Non-members: $135
Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5 from 10 am to 2 pm
Supply fee: $15 payable to the instructor
Learn the basics of letterpress. Learn how to set type by hand and control the production of a printed piece from start to finish. You will be guided through the process of making two letterpress projects. The first is a set of ‘calling’ or business cards, personalized with your information and images (choosing from a wide variety of antique image blocks). The second is a broadside with a very simple phrase or quotation. Bring a favorite quote, short poem, or song lyric. You’ll set it in antique metal type and illustrate it with image or design and print it on a small platen press. You’ll share your prints with everyone else in the workshop, and come away with a simple portfolio of prints. Once you have taken this course, you have access to the letterpress equipment at the BARN during open studio time.