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Letterpress Printing by Hand for Intermediate and Beginners

About this course

Invented in the mid-15th century, letterpress printing’s recent revival as an artisan form is flourishing where printing presses survive. This course is a rare opportunity to work with experts to explore the technique and its artistic properties.

During this intensive short course, participants will be fully immersed in letterpress printing by hand. Following an introduction/refreshment on the fundamentals of type, you will work on either an individual or a group project, set up and agreed in advance by John in communication with you.

Aprons and overalls will be provided. Please bring your own hand towel.

Who should attend?

Anyone who would like to extend their knowledge and skills in letterpress. Although some experience is advisable, beginners will also be welcome


Friday 19 January 5.30pm-9pm
Saturday 20 January9am-4pm
Sunday 21 January10am-4pm
Saturday 27 January9am-4pm
Sunday 28 January 10am-4pm

Course Code: LPRP18

*Please note this course is limited to 6 participants. Our Summer Series is very popular so early registration is essential to secure a place.

Register now to secure your place at Continuing Education.

Date Friday, 19 January 2018
Time 5:30pm - 9:00pm
LocationOtakou Press Room, 1st floor, adjacent to the Special Collections, Central Library
Contact NameGina Clouston-Cain at Continuing Education
Contact Phone+64 3 479 9181

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