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Event Series Event Series: Advanced Letterpress Workshop

Advanced Letterpress Workshop

May 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gadzooks at a shop talk session

Build on the basics of letterpress printing in our Advanced class! Open to participants who have taken our Letterpress Basics Workshop, this advanced class allows for further exploration into hand-setting type to create more complicated formes/prints utilizing layering of type and color. Participants can expect to become more proficient with printing tools, metal and wood type, printing presses, and procedures in the Book Arts’ Studio. Once participants have taken both Basics and Advanced Letterpress Workshops, and are a paid Member in good standing with the organization, they are eligible to work independently in our Book Arts’ Open Studios.


Prints will be two-layers/colors, and participants should expect to create an edition of approx. 1-2 dozen prints in one design. It is helpful to bring to the workshop a short quote, saying, or idea of something you’d like to create along the following size parameters:
– 3.5″ x 2″ (approx.) business/calling card
– folded or flat 5″x7″ greeting card
– 8″ x 10″ poster

This is a two-part workshop, participants must attend both Thursdays 5/7 and 5/14/2020 from 6-9pm.


Workshop is limited to 4 participants to ensure quality of instruction. Pair this Basics workshops with our Advanced Letterpress Workshop to further develop your skills, and attend Open Studios as a working Member in our community-based printshop.




May 7, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
(716) 348-1430


Caitlin Caldwell