Spring Letterpress Classes in Boston

Looking for a letterpress workshops in 2016?

The letterpress classes and workshops listed here are taught by Keith Cross at the Mass Art Press located at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Read a blog post about our Fall 2014 workshop!

You might also like this review of our Spring 2013 workshop.

Here are some wonderful pictures taken by Tom Bergeron from the June 20, 2015 workshop.

About Letterpress at Mass Art!

The Mass Art Press has five Vandercook presses: 3 SP15s, a Universal 1 and a 219 Old Style. Our pressroom type collection includes over 500 fonts of metal and wood type and is one of the largest letterpress shops for students in New England.

Watch this excellent video about letterpress and book arts at the Mass Art Press!

October 24, 2015 Letterpress Workshop

Take a look at this happy group of letterpressers!

October Letterpress workshop

December 5, 2015 Letterpress Workshop

Big smiles and fun with these letterpressers!

October Letterpress workshop

1-day Letterpress Workshop (March 5, 2016)

This workshop is an introduction to letterpress printing and manual type setting for the complete beginner. You'll learn to use a job stick, hand-set type from our expanding collection of metal and wood type typefaces and ornaments and then print your work on of our five Vandercook flatbed cylinder presses. We supply the paper, you supply the ambition!

Bring roughly half-a-tweet's worth of text to typeset as part of an Exquisite Corpse Poem for the first half. In the afternoon you'll have a chance to set and print an apporpriately sized project (read: feasible in a half-day).
Projects examples:

You stumble? As if. Fear not, you rock!

Doubt me, you do? This blog post you shall read about our Fall 2014 letterpress workshop!
This you may also like review of our Spring 2013 letterpress workshop.

Schedule: Saturday, March 5, 2016; 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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