At the Ladies of Letterpress conference I was amazed by how many people are interested in learning how to print. People from diverse backgrounds- artists, graphic designers, writers, librarians… everyone can bring their own experiences to printing. I learned with a background in printmaking and fine art, so much of my interest in the actual product is slanted towards fine art (woodcuts? yes!) However, whether you want to print technically perfect fine press books, or you want to make beautiful wedding invitations, you can learn!

If you missed Baltimore Print Studio’s workshops (sold out in a matter of minutes, it seems!) you can also consider taking a workshop at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, MD. I did an internship during college and stayed on as the Letterpress Assistant there several years ago. Pyramid offers classes in papermaking, bookbinding, screenprinting, etching and other processes as well as letterpress printing, and that allows for some creative mingling of processes and projects.

Click here for a list of workshops coming up at Pyramid Atlantic.

 

APHA members making paper at Pyramid Atlantic, photo from Pyramid Atlantic's blog

 

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