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Lets Learn Letterpress

Saturday 21st April 2018

This workshop introduces the basic principles of typesetting by hand; press preparation; inking and printing. We will be using two of the beautiful vintage presses at the printery - the historic Albion flat bed press and the gorgeous cast iron hand press. There will be opportunities to see demonstrations of other printing equipment in the printery as well.

About your tutors:

Tony King
Based at the Printing Works at Cobblestone Museum in Greytown, Tony’s interest and experience in letterpress goes back 60 years. He is a master of this old art and his engagement with learners is renowned. His enthusiasm and hands on approach means students not only gain an excellent understanding of the pragmatics of letterpress but its rich, cultural history.

Renee Hadlow
The Armarie Room has grown from a love of producing beautiful art work with paper and ink and at the helm is artist and printmaker Renee Hadlow. Renee has spent 30 years testing the boundaries of print production and honing her skills. Her professional capabilities include working on commercial print projects and producing print editions for other artists.

Bookings essential.


April 21


10.00 - 15.00


Nelson & suburbs


Founders Heritage Park
87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson
The Armarie Room

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$115 per person
Maximum 6 participants 16+ years

Tickets from ph. 021629346.


Ph. 021629346

Additional Info

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