Saturday, 09. November 2019, Calf House Studios, Letterpress poster print workshop

from 09. November 2019 - 9:30 till 16:30

Calf House Studios

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Event description
Come and print a short edition of a one or two colour poster using wood and metal type. You don't need any design or art skills. I will guide you and advise on layout and colour, and what can be achieved using the process.
All materials will be provided. I use quality Colorplan papers by G.F. Smith but special cotton papers are available for an extra cost.
My studio, Muttons & Nuts, is in an idyllic setting on top of Bishop Burton wold with views towards Beverley and the sounds of swallows chattering (in the summer) and cows mooing (in the winter).
If this date isn't good for you please get it touch and we can arrange an alternative.

What can I print?
It’s up to you but you some options are:

Song lyrics: Around 10 lines of text from your favourite song with some words or the song title picked out with larger wood type. Or a single line from a song using larger type.
Poetry: Perhaps there's a poem you particularly like and would like as a framed print. It shouldn't be too long though.
Quote: You might have a quote or statement that you would like to see as an art print. We can work together to design a print to creatively present the text.

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What you’ll learn

An introduction to composition and lock up of metal and wood type
Inking up using either flat-colour or creative hand-inking, or both
Press operation on the flat bed cylinder press or manual proofing press
Snippets of interesting traditional printing terminology

What you’ll take home

10–20 copies of your print which you can then have framed. We’ll work to standard A size (maximum A3) which should fit standard retail frames. Or you can work to a non-standard size and have it framed professionally. There is a framer on site at Calf House Studios.

What do I need to bring?

I will provide an apron to protect your clothing from ink and oil, but it's best to wear some old clothes just in case!
A packed lunch. I will provide tea, coffee and cake/biscuits.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to attend a workshop?
Due to health and safety the minimum age for my workshops is 16.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the studios?
Calf House Studios is on a farm in Bishop Burton near Beverley, East Yorkshire.
By car:
The A1079 passes through Bishop Burton. Take the turning to Finkle Street where the post office/village shop is. A little bit further on the turning to the studios is signposted as Cold Harbour Farm. The postcode for Satnav is HU17 8JF.
By train:
The nearest train station is Beverley. I can pick you up from the station.
By bus:
The X46 from Hull to York will take you to Bishop Burton and I can pick you up from the Altisidora pub.

What's the refund policy?
7 days notice.

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