Quick and Dirty Letterpress Posters

with Monica Edwards Larson
Saturday: October 30; 10am–4pm CT

Welcome back to our print studios! Experience the hands-on satisfaction of printing your unique message through the tangible process of letterpress printing. Check out a selection of posters and broadsides featuring political messages and poetry, then learn beginning typesetting using wood type. Design and print your own small edition of posters on a Vandercook press.

Instruction will include technical demonstrations on press operation, hand inking with brayers, and various simple image-printing processes. Participants will gain experience setting type by hand and operating a Vandercook press with support from the teaching artist. This in-studio workshop introduces participants to the technical skills required for letterpress printing, but more training is needed in order for participants to rent equipment for independent use.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 6 hours, Category A; fulfills Core letterpress requirement

$120/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $35 materials fee
$60 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $35 materials fee
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

By registering for an in-studio workshop, you agree to read and follow MCBA’s Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols when in our studios. Thank you for keeping yourselves and our community safe and creative!

Please note: Registration closes 10/21 at midnight (CT).