In this class, we’ll cover a basic overview of the craft of letterpress, from typesetting of metal type, to inking & printing on an antique press from the 1930s. Participants will work individually to set their name or initials for their custom stationery, choosing between a variety of fonts. Each participant will create a set of type-set custom 5″x7″ flat card stationery, hand-printed on an antique press. Envelopes included.
This workshop is open to all skill levels and is best for teens+.
This workshop is intended as an overview of the Letterpress process. While participants will directly engage with the type and presses, this class does not qualify participants to work in Open Studios, see our Letterpress Basics Workshop for this. Thank you!
Things to note:
• Makers of all skill levels are welcome, suitable for ages teen+.
• All necessary tools and materials to participate are provided.
Any questions about the class please email [email protected]
Jameson Alea (they/he) is an artist and poet whose work is informed by their interests in history, magic, and alchemy. They were born and raised in the Buffalo area and graduated from Canisius College with a degree in digital art and computer science, which led them to a career as a software engineer, public speaker and podcast producer.
Nevertheless, Jamey remains passionate about art, working in various mediums, but particularly letterpress. They completed a studio residency at Book Arts in early 2022, producing a 28 card hand-printed deck called the Tarot of Sorts. They have been doing letterpress for about two years and reading tarot for about six.