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Folk School: Printing Class

In this hands-on class you’ll explore the lost art of letterpress printing and hand-typesetting, including type composition, mixing ink, press setup, paper selection, and various printing techniques. We’ll introduce you to this tactile process and you’ll work on antique equipment in our village print shop. Discover the ways that letterpress can add texture, text, and a new dimension to your print and book works.

No experience necessary. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy and wear closed toed shoes. All equipment is provided.


Instructor: Richard Prout

Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm (3 hours)
Age: 16 and up
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

Earlier Event: May 13
Iron Furnace Fifty
Later Event: May 13
Guided Nature Walk