Printing Workshops

Family printing sessions for children aged 8-16 years, courses, workshops and one-off demonstrations and displays are held here at The Story Museum, using techniques and machinery that have not changed since the early 19th century – and have their origins in mid-15th century Germany.

Family printing workshops
2.00-4.00pm Saturday 21 July, Saturday 18 August, Saturday 29 September, Saturday 27 October, Saturday 24 November 2012

Learn how to print by hand. Print your own keepsake. This exciting two-hour workshop is led by Dr Paul Nash, a specialist in historic printing techniques and presses at the Bodleian Library. Paul will give you a short talk on the history of printing, after which you'll set your own name in type and print, using some of the historic printing presses.

Places are limited to 16 only. Suitable for ages 8 plus. Children aged 8-16 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost £8 pp.

To book: Contact Eka Morgan, telephone: 01865 790050
More info: Contact Paul Nash.

Adult printing workshop
7.00-9.00pm Tuesday 24 July, Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Details and contact information as above. Age 16 plus. Cost £15 pp.

Hand printing course
7.00-9.00pm Tuesdays: six sessions, beginning 11 September 2012

For beginners or those with some knowledge of printing and graphic design. The course will begin with a short history of printing, followed by demonstrations of hand-composition and hand-printing. You'll then be able to set a poem of your choice, make up a forme, take a proof, make corrections, print the poems together as a small book, distribute the type, bind the book using marbled paper and take a copy home.

Places are limited to 9 people, age 16 plus. Cost £120 pp for six sessions. Contact details as above.


Saturday, July 21, 2012 (All day) to Tuesday, July 24, 2012 (All day)
Link to the webpage of the event (if available): 
42 Pembroke Street
Oxford OX1 1BP
United Kingdom