Holiday Letterpress Workshop

ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Students will learn the basics of letterpress printing on a platen press.  This will include an overview of letterpress printing and history, basics in type-setting and ink mixing with pantone colors.  This workshop will also include hands-on printing on a mid-century press. Taking turns, each student will choose from the following projects:


(1) Their own holiday cards! Students will set a short phrase or design on 25 folded or flat cards (envelopes included)


(2) Holiday party coasters!  Students will set a short phrase or design on 25 pre-cut thick paper coasters


(3) A holiday gift! Students will set personalized stationery with a name or design on 25 folded or flat cards (envelopes included)


 


Each student will independently print their project.  This class is limited to 5 students so that everyone has time peruse our collection of vintage designs and fonts and to run the press.  

What to Bring

Please bring an apron or t-shirt that can get inky!

What's Provided

Students will be provided with 25 folded cards and envelopes to take home. 

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Violet (Vi) is the owner of and designer for Violet Press, a letterpress print shop and stationery line. Violet is a former assistant general counsel for a national bank and received her JD from UConn Law School. Violet fell in love with printing and letterpress while taking art classes at the Art Institute in Chicago and started Violet Press to pursue her passion.

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