Introduction to Letterpress-Valentine’s Day Cards

  • Thursday, February 02, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • BARN Print & Book Studio, Class Code: PR020223EB
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  • $138 Tuition + $10 Materials Fee
  • $106 Tuition + $10 Materials Fee


    Registration closes February 1st

Registration is closed

Learn how to use the C&P Tabletop Press and set wood type and ornaments as we make a run of Valentine's Day cards.

About this Class

You will use wood type, ornaments, and/or cuts to create your design. We'll then go over locking the type securely in a chase and how to load it into the press. After printing, you'll trim and score your prints to letter size. Envelopes will be included and we will be trading prints, so you will go home with an assortment of your, and your classmates' work.


  • Registration closes Feb. 1. 
  • Please bring a lunch. We have refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.


You will create a variety of letterpress Valentine cards.


A $10 materials fee is included in the cost of the class. 



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Eli Backer is an artist, composer, and engineer who works in a wide range of media and is constantly making. A Bainbridge native, she holds an MFA in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a bachelor's in computer engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Her work can be found in the Cynthia Sears Artist’s Books Collection at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, at the Center for Book Arts in NYC, and at the Fleet Library in Providence, R.I. She finds setting type and working with the presses quite meditative.

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