Letterpress at The Workshop

New Additions to the Shop!

October 7, First Friday: The Scary Show featuring art by members of the Marywood graphic design club and various local artists. 

Fill out the form below to request a workshop.


Workshops:

  • Introduction to Letterpress Printing. Learn how to print with wood and metal type. Possible projects include greeting cards, bookmarks, printed quotes, and coasters made with type and vintage image cuts. You’ll learn how to set type, mix inks and use a proof press and/or the Kelsey platen press. Everyone will take home multiple printed pieces. Paper and ink provided. $35 per person/group discounts of 2 or more: $30 pp. Student price: $20.

Saturday, October 8, 6-9 pm
Saturday, October 29, 1-4 pm

  • Poster Printing with Wood Type. Print posters up to 14 x 22 inches on a Showcard proof press. Use multiple colors. Classes are 3 hours long and class size is limited to 4. Paper and ink provided. $35 per person/group discounts of 2 or more: $30 pp. Student price: $20. Previous experience using letterpress preferred, but not required.
    Thursday, October 13, 6-9 pm
    Sunday, October 30, Noon-3 pm

NEW CLASS!

  • Pressure Printing. Create backgrounds, images and textures quickly to your letterpress print by a process using paper stencils and the pressure of the press. Your final piece will be multi- color with images and/or with type— a process good for printmakers and letterpress designers.  Class is 4 hours long and is limited to 4. Paper and ink provided. $40 per person/group discounts of 2 or more: $35 pp. Student price: $25.

Saturday, October 1, 10-2 pm

Request a class:

  • Letterpress on Fabric. Using wood type, linoleum blocks and custom rubber stamps, you’ll print on t-shirts, totes and any kind of fabric for your projects. $40 includes one t-shirt and 1 tote to print. You can bring your own fabrics to print with too.
  • Linoleum Block Printing. Create and cut your own relief art that can be  printed along with letterpress type—you can use a line sketch or trace and transfer line art images.  Easy cut linoleum blocks of different sizes will be available. Blocks will be printed on the press and will cover how to hand print them at home. Price: $40, blocks up to 5 x 7 are provided, paper and ink included.
  • Paste Paper. Build up texture and patterns on paper for use in bookmaking or to print on. Paste paper is an acrylic paint and flour mixture that stays wet while you work your design. Examples below show small notebooks and letterpress posters all printed on paste paper. Must have a class of at least 3 to run, . All supplies included but you are encouraged to bring your own paper. $25
  • Basic Bookbinding. Learn basic book making techniques. Print a cover and sew a small journal together; create an instant book out of a single sheet of paper by folding and cutting and finally we will create an accordion book. All supplies included. Price $35.
  • Collagraph Printing. Build up texture and imagery using found objects like burlap, window screen, fabrics, glue, sand, gesso, paint, paper, scraping tools and more on a sturdy surface like mat board, masonite, linoleum, etc.. The surface can be inked up as a relief and then printed. Type can then be printed on top of the image. $30
  • Open Session Letterpress Printing. Three hour print sessions; good for anyone with a special project, letterpress experience or advanced users. Minimal supervision/instruction. $10 an hour.  Request a date.
  • Monotype Printing: Try out one of the most liberating forms of printmaking. Learn to create one-of-a-kind prints using direct drawing and painterly techniques. Explore color mixing, brushwork, and ghost images.  You will love this direct and expressive type of printmaking. No previous experience required. Price $35. Supplies included in price, but feel free to bring paper of your own and some images for inspiration. Request a date.
  • DIY Coasters. Want to make your own custom bar coasters? Pick from circles, square or rectangular shapes. Logos or custom art can be ordered ahead of time with two week’s notice. Coasters and ink provided. No experience needed. Price: $30 plus cost of polymer plate if needed. Request a date.

Looking for something else?

  • PRINT PARTY for up to 10 people. Reserve an afternoon or evening for your group. BYOB.  Cost $25 pp for 4 hours.
  • Gift certificates available
  • Custom polymer plates can be ordered before session for an additional fee

Please fill out the form below to sign up for a workshop or for more information.

Presses: Showcard table top; prints up to 14 x 22 inches • Kelsey 6 x 10 tabletop • Kelsey 3×5 • Damon & Peets 9 x 13 (process of refurbishing)

The Workshop • Crow Designs Studio • 334 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA

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