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  • The Armarie Room 87 Atawhai Drive Nelson, 7010 New Zealand (map)

A ONE DAY BEGINNER WORKSHOP

Roll up your sleeves, get inky fingers and meet like-minded people. Join us at The Armarie Room for a hands-on workshop that will immerse you in the unique art of letterpress.


Experience the world of hand set type and vintage printing technology and understand how it all fits beautifully together in the here and now. Explore paper stocks, hand-mix inks, and print your creation on our platen and flat bed presses.


Led by printmaker Renee Hadlow, you’ll learn how the cultural heritage of fine press printing is making an impact on contemporary print today.

LIMITED TO 5 PARTICIPANTS, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • The heritage of letterpress and its impact as a traditional and modern-day practise.

  • Introduction to basic typography, exploration of movable type, type-case layout.

  • Basic type setting, composition and layout.

  • Traditional pre-press techniques - lock up, make ready and press set up.

  • Pantone ink mixing.

  • Paper stock advice and selection.

  • Printing on platen and Albion flat-bed printers.

  • Mixing the old with the new - an introduction to polymer and it's capabilities. 

SUGGESTED PROJECTS

  • Calling card

  • Quote

  • Swing tag

  • Small greeting card

  • Social stationery

  • Poem

  • Poster

  • Journal or book cover

DATE:              
20th April 2019

WHERE:          
The Armarie Room

TIME:              
10.00am - 4.30pm

COST:              
$90.00

DIFFICULTY
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR: RENEE HADLOW   With a background in printmaking and fine arts, my love of creating with paper and ink is embedded in what I produce.  Passionate about process, technique and teaching I’ll guide you through the traditional techniques of letterpress and help you appreciate the beauty and enjoyment of fine press printing.   WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS   No prior knowledge is required. However as we will be in a workshop environment the following are requirements for health and safety purposes.  1. Wear closed toe shoes. 2. No loose or flappy clothing. 3. Long hair needs to be tied back. 4. All jewellery must be removed while operating the printing presses. 5. Aprons or old clothes should be worn. 6. Nitrile gloves should be worn when mixing ink or using cleaning fluid. 7. Barrier cream should be used when working with lead type.

INSTRUCTOR: RENEE HADLOW

With a background in printmaking and fine arts, my love of creating with paper and ink is embedded in what I produce.

Passionate about process, technique and teaching I’ll guide you through the traditional techniques of letterpress and help you appreciate the beauty and enjoyment of fine press printing.

WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS

No prior knowledge is required. However as we will be in a workshop environment the following are requirements for health and safety purposes.

1. Wear closed toe shoes.
2. No loose or flappy clothing.
3. Long hair needs to be tied back.
4. All jewellery must be removed while operating the printing presses.
5. Aprons or old clothes should be worn.
6. Nitrile gloves should be worn when mixing ink or using cleaning fluid.
7. Barrier cream should be used when working with lead type.

Earlier Event: 15 April
The Great Lego Print Day
Later Event: 28 April
Print Is Not Dead!