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Letterpress Taster Day

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Leeds Print Workshop

130 Vicar Lane

Leeds

LS2 7NL

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Explore the basics of letterpress on this one day workshop with the guidance of experienced letterpress artist, David Armes of Red Plate Press.
You will spend the morning working on the Albion press to make improvised backgrounds using a variety of wood type to explore inking techniques. You will then cut these parent sheets down and use the tabletop Adana press to set and print one or two lines of smaller metal type onto A5 size postcards. The aim is to briefly introduce you to a couple of approaches to using letterpress and enable you to think about next steps.

What experience do I need?

This one day course is aimed at the absolute beginner, or someone with some printmaking experience who would like to explore a new technique to add to their skills. There will be a small group size of no more than 6 participants.

What will I make?

You will make a small set of unique A5 postcards and you could also keep back one of the larger parent sheets as an example of the process.

Who is my tutor?

David Armes is an artist working with letterpress as his primary medium. His Red Plate Press studio is based on the border between West Yorkshire and Lancashire and from here he makes prints, chapbooks and music packaging. He was shortlisted for the 2017 Flourish award for excellence in printmaking and regularly works as an artist-in-residence (Huddersfield Art Gallery, 2016; Wells Book Arts Center, New York, 2017; BBC Radio Lancashire, 2017).
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Do I need to bring anything?

All the inks, papers, tools and equipment needed will be provided on the day.
Refreshments including hot and cold drinks and biscuits will be provided but you may wish to bring some lunch along with you.

If I can't attend can I get a refund?

We will refund you in full if you cancel no less than 14 days before the start of the course, after which no refunds will be issued. By making a booking you are agreeing to our full course terms and conditions which can be found on our website here.

What if the course is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.

Accessibility

Our aim is to bring printmaking to as many people as possible but, due to the nature of the building, Leeds Print Workshop is not wheelchair accessible. There is a step up into the building and four steps down to the toilets, and no accessible toilet facilities. Should you have any questions, or wish to discuss accessibility before booking, please don't hesitate to email us at hello@leedsprintworkshop.org

Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.

Find our full Terms and Conditions here.

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