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Book: Stamp workshop

Wed, 2017-03-01 03:23

Get inspired during this stamp workshop. Starting with a creative work-out you learn everything you need to make you're own custom stamps. You learn the basics of hand carving, inks and purposes.

We use paper, bud also clothes, wood and every other material you would like to stamp on.

And remember..... Imperfect is Perfect!

Book: Learn to Letterpress Print

Mon, 2017-02-06 12:05

Letterpress is gaining popularity and many people wonder how to get started printing. A lot of folks don't quite know what the process is and this is the prefect opportunity to see what you need to start printing and learn the letterpress way. You can learn all of this and more at the Dogs & Stars newly remodeled studio. 1/2 and full day work shops are available. The studio is equipped with a 1915 10x15 platen press, three tabletop proof presses, dozens of both antique metal and wood type fonts, metal and wood ornaments and borders and fun vintage cuts.

The shop is all yours for a 1/2 day! I teach students to set type, lock it up, and print. No experience required. Learn to operate the platen or sign presses. Learn basic ink mixing. Introduction to polymer plates. Take home a set of notecards, business cards or coasters. Scope of class is up to the workshop participants– it's up to you what you want to learn.

Book: Say it with words

Tue, 2017-01-10 14:10

Whether you're an advanced user or a true beginner, you will find it not only a labour of love but will appreciate how refreshing it is to be at one with yourself, away from your computer screen, tablet and smart phone.

You may have a specific project in mind or you may want to come and just experiment, every level of expertise is welcome, and you certainly don’t need to be a designer, artist or creative to give it a go.

The workshop covers the following aspects:

Introduction to hand-setting metal/wood type & locking up

Printing on an Adana 8×5 or a Farley proofing press

The chance to set and print your own piece of work to take home

Try something different (and hugely satisfying) today!


Disconnect from your everyday life

Take your own piece of work home

All materials included

Light lunch, tea and coffee

Book: Letterpress Evening Workshops

Tue, 2017-01-10 12:26

Six evenings full of metaltype, woodtype, ink and paper. Learn about the basics of typesetting, and how to experiment with the 7 different proofpresses GWA has to offer.

Book: KABA workshop

Thu, 2017-01-05 05:50

Under the expert guidance of Marina Chaccur and Thomas Gravemaker, you will have a unique opportunity to work with the legendary Kaba ornaments that were designed by the late Bram de Does (1934–2015).

All participants will have their own set of Kaba ornaments at their disposal with which they will be creating their individual patterns and compositions.

These will then be hand printed on a 1960s Korrex test press using quality handmade papers.

18–19 March 2017, from 10:00–17:00 hrs, inclusive of materials, coffee and tea etc.

Book: Letterpress Weekend course

Thu, 2017-01-05 05:46

During the 2-day course, you will get a thorough introduction to letterpress printing. You will learn to set metal and wood type, and print on Vandercook or Korrex proofpresses.

11–12 February 2017, from 10:00–17:00 hrs, inclusive of materials, coffee and tea etc.

Book: Letterpress evening courses

Thu, 2017-01-05 05:44

Learn all about letterpress! Eight evenings filled with type, ink, paper and presses.

Starting Tuesday 21 March 2017, from 19:00–21:30 hrs, inclusive of materials, coffee and tea etc.

Book: Letterpress workshop

Mon, 2017-01-02 13:35

Get your hands dirty! Learn the basics about letterpress printing in this cool letterpress workshop @the letterpress studio of Karakter Prints. Print a woodtype poster on a cilinder press, learn how to make polymer plates or print on a 100 years old platen press. This beginners workshop is on demand. Any request? Contact me and we personalize the workshop.