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Curious about letterpress printing? Why not come to our Pome Studio in Oakville, Ontario for a letterpress Playshop (sounds much more fun than a workshop, doesn't it)? Express yourself by creating your own limited edition art print using our collection of antique wood and metal type. Price listed is per person and classes are limited to two participants, so you'll both gets lots of hands-on experience. In our introduction playshop, you’ll learn:

• the basics of letterpress • terminology + types of equipment • hand typesetting using wood + lead type
• some basics about typography • how to lockup with furniture • make-ready + adjustments
• colour selection + ink mixing • printing + finessing on press • clean-up process

SMALL FRY LETTERPRESS INTRO - $100 per person plus, HST
This 2.5-hour introductory playshop will introduce you to our Showcard Mini press and produce prints up to a maximum size of 6″ x 9″

GO BIG LETTERPRESS INTRO - $150 per person, plus HST
This 4.5-hour introductory workshop will introduce you to our Vandercook SP15 and print posters up to a maximum size of 12″ x 18″

Price is per person. Use the drop-down menu to choose the playshop you're interested in attending. Once you're booked, we'll send you all the details about what you need to do to prepare!

Availability

  • SMALL FRY, Saturday, March 10 at 9-11:30am
    2 in stock
  • GO BIG, Saturday, March 10 at 12:30-5pm
    2 in stock
  • SMALL FRY, Wednesday, March 21 at 7-9:30pm
    1 in stock
  • SMALL FRY, Saturday, April 7 at 9-11:30am
    2 in stock
  • GO BIG, Saturday, April 7 at 12:30-5pm
    0 in stock