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2 - 6 Guest(s)
From making your first cut to printing from carved blocks, this beginner workshop will introduce you to the hands-on fundamentals of linoleum carving and printing images on a letterpress. You will learn the basics of carving on linoleum blocks, and pulling prints from a Vandercook proofing press.
Students will carve a letter or simple ornament as their first project.
All materials are provided.
Participants are eligible to attend open press nights following successful completion of course.
Class size limited to 5.
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Come Learn Letterpress
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.
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.