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Letterpress Short Course#sbflsc2

St Bride Foundation

Monday, 23 April 2012 at 18:00 - Monday, 11 June 2012 at 21:00 (BST)

Letterpress Short Course#sbflsc2

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Standard Ended £355.00 £0.00
Concession (over 60 or full time student) Ended £305.00 £0.00

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Letterpress Short Course  2012

For beginners or those with some knowledge of typography, graphic design or relief printing.

  • Six sessions, Mondays from 6:00-9:00pm
  • Start date 23rd April- 11th June due to the fact there are two bank holidays. They are the 7th May and the 4th June when there will be no class held. 
  • Class Size: six
  • £355 standard fee
    £305 concession (over 60 or full time student)

During this course students will examine the processes and applications needed to create their own letterpress work using presses including our Albion, Columbian, Stanhope, Vandercook and Adana.

Each week will focus on a particular area of letterpress, beginning with an induction to the workshop, health and safety, overview of letterpress printing with examples of practitioner’s work, explanation of hand setting and introduction to the presses.

Subsequent weeks will delve into wood letter printing, tabletop platen press, two colours printing, and the use of metal type and polymer blocks. The final sessions will be dedicated to more experimental processes such as monoprinting and overprinting wherein participants will create their own pieces under supervision.

The course provides an excellent overview of the letterpress process, materials and workshop management.

This course will be facilitated by Helen Ingham. Helen' s work as an artist-printer has been featured in a variety of locations from exhibitions, fairs, festivals, books and magazines. Most recently her work was on show at the V&A's late night 'Two's a Pair'. She has provided editorial illustration for Rubbish Magazine, Photoworks Magazine and Le Gun and her work is included in Reinventing Letterpress and Little Book of Letterpress published by Rotoprint. Helen teaches letterpress and relief printing at Central St Martins and London Metropolitan University. She completed an MA in Communication Design at Central St Martins and a BA (hons) Graphic Design at University of Luton.

For more information regarding this course please contact St Bride Library on 020 7353 3331 or via email,



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When & Where

14 Bride Lane
, EC4Y 8EQ

Monday, 23 April 2012 at 18:00 - Monday, 11 June 2012 at 21:00 (BST)

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