Learn the basics of letterpress printing in the Canterbury Shaker Village Print Shop! Participants will design their own personal project incorporating different type faces, “wing dings,” and Victorian graphic enhancers. After hand-setting the type, participants will print their projects on a hand-fed, nineteenth-century platen printing press. Possible projects include party invitations, Christmas cards, personalized note cards and stationary, business cards, or other fun projects.
Unable to attend this workshop session? Individual workshops can be arranged through the Canterbury Shaker Village Education Department (603-783-9077 x284 or email@example.com). Custom workshops can be the perfect opportunity to create that special letterpress project, such as wedding invitations.
DATE: Saturday, November 5, 2016
TIME: 9:30-4:30 (Lunch is not provided - participants should bring a packed lunch.)
COST: $75 (Canterbury Shaker Village Members) or $90 (Non-members); Additional $10.00 materials fee due to workshop instructor or participants may bring their own card stock/note cards/envelopes
INSTRUCTOR: Jim Macnab began letterpress printing in junior high school at the age of 12. At the time, he had his own print shop at home, producing business cards, stationary, and wedding invitations. In the spring of 2005, Jim joined the Village Print Shop as a craft demonstrator, returning to his first love, letterpress printing.