Join us for an Ink & Drink workshop hosted by Print and Be Merry at The Draw! Spaces are limited so register via the ticket link above to reserve your spot.
WHAT: Ink & Drink Letterpress Workshop
WHEN: Thursday, May 25th from 6:00pm - 8:00 pm (end time is approximate)
WHERE: The Draw, 800 S. Lawe Street, Appleton
You will have the opportunity to create a custom black and white letterpress poster using antique wood type and century-old printing presses.
We'll provide the paper, ink, vintage letterpress equipment, and printing know-how . . . You BYOB, snacks, and friends. Feel free to bring alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, food if you'd like, and sign up with friends or meet new people the night of the workshop.
Cost is $30 per person. This includes 2 hours in the print shop with other attendees. You will receive brief instruction on how to use the presses then have time to design your own quote using 100+ year old wood printing blocks and ink.
Please keep in mind letterpress is a very old printing process. Unlike computers of today, "imperfections" such as ink variations and knicks in the letters are typical, all adding to the unique character of each poster.
You will leave with one large custom letterpress poster printed on thick cotton paper with black ink, along with some other fun paper creations (cards and gift tags) made with vintage typography rubber stamps.
Private workshops are also available.
You may register by purchasing your ticket in the link above. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to inquire about other open dates for workshops and private parties.