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!
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.
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