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Learn to Print! Letterpress Posters

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

$30 – $35
person with medium brown hair, brown shirt, and blue apron operating a letterpress machine

In this class, we’ll cover a basic overview of the craft of letterpress, from simple typesetting of metal & wood type and imagery from our extensive collection, to inking & printing on an antique press from the 1930s. Participants will work together to print a pre-determined design, and each will go home with a poster printed by hand during the class.

This workshop is open to all skill levels and is family/child friendly. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This workshop is intended as an overview of the Letterpress process. While participants will directly engage with the type and presses, we will not be creating individual designs. 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. This class is family friendly and suitable for ages 8+.
• All necessary tools and materials to participate are provided.

Any questions about the class please email [email protected]

person with medium brown hair, brown shirt, and blue apron operating a letterpress machine
Three letterpress printed tarot cards on white backround


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.

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July 20
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$30 – $35
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Jameson Alea


WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203 United States
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