Mind Your Ps and Qs: A Two-Day Beginner’s Letterpress Crash Course

Mind Your Ps and Qs: A Two-Day Beginner’s Letterpress Crash Course Sessions: Two Sessions - Saturday & Sunday 10-3 Instructor: Ted Ollier From Gutenberg to th...

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Mind Your Ps and Qs: A Two-Day Beginner’s Letterpress Crash Course

Boston, MA, United States
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Mind Your Ps and Qs: A Two-Day Beginner’s Letterpress Crash Course Sessions: Two Sessions - Saturday & Sunday 10-3 Instructor: Ted Ollier From Gutenberg to the Greeting Card, this beginner workshop will introduce you to the history and the hands-on fundamentals of letterpress printing. You will learn the basics of how to select typefaces, set type, mix inks, and pull prints from a Vandercook proofing press. All attendees will print a greeting and calling card of their design. Participants are eligible to attend open press nights following successful completion of course. Class size limited to 5. Packing a bagged lunch is encouraged. Light snacks, fizzy beverages & coffee will be provided.


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Arbalest Press was founded in 2015 by a group of artists and printers based in the Boston area. After years of printing together at the Bow & Arrow Press in Cambridge, MA, we decided to open a first-of-its-kind printing arts collaborative in Boston, dedicated to teaching letterpress printing and book arts while also producing an array of letterpress works of our own, from wedding cards to stationery and fine press prints. Just as we honor letterpress in a digital age, the name Arbalest—which refers to the technology that succeeded the Bow & Arrow—pays homage to our collective roots. Our Facilities: Arbalest Press occupies a second-floor space at the Stove Factory in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston. With our own dedicated parking lot and easy accessibility from all points, we offer year-round workshops of all kinds. Our studio includes an array of type and presses, including two Vandercook Proofing Presses.


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