My first list of letterpress courses was very small: it seemed for a short while that the UK had given up on passing the craft of letterpress between generations! I’m pleased to say that the current list is large and growing. Bear in mind, too, that the people listed are likely to undertake printing for you.
Incline Press, Oldham
Hot Bed Press, Salford
New North Press, London
Harrington and Squires, London
Brighton’s Letterpress Workshop
Inky and the Beast, Battersea, London
One of the best graphic arts libraries in the World
The Grange, Ellesmere
Offer letterpress courses, and a Book Arts day — open to all. Call 01691 623495
Balscote Press, Banbury, Oxfordshire
Brian Clarke runs Fine art and Letterpress courses for a maximum of 3 people usually over two days on the weekend, and also weekend courses. He offers courses in letterpress, both traditional type setting and printing from zinc blocks with an introduction to making your own photopolymer blocks for printing. He uses his small Albion and Arab Platen press to print.
Course details are the Balscote Press website.
Brignell Bookbinders, Cambridge
Barry Brignell runs bookbinding tuition in Cambridge, visit their website for more information.
Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol
The CFPR offer a number of courses in Bristol.
Nigh Noon! Letterpress printing workshops £50.00 one-day session using a great collection of wood type with a small proofing press to print onto paper and also cotton canvas bags! Over tea & coffee, we talk and plan the text — then print at noon! 511 Seven Sisters Road, London N15 6EP
Visit the G511ERY website for more details.
Visit InkSpotPress.co.uk or call 01273 643069 for information on the upcoming letterpress courses.
Details on their courses here: http://www.londonprintstudio.org.uk/
The Paper Trail, Hemel Hempstead
Letterpress printing at this wonderful paper mill with Paul Woolley and a journeyman compositor. More details on the Paper Trailwebsite.
Pixel Press, Stoke Newington, London
Small yet well equipped letterpress studio in North London. We run workshops sharing our expertise and love for printmaking with anyone willing to try it at affordable rates. We like to think about our studio as a space to think, a space for poetry and words.
Unit 24, Shelford Place, Stoke Newington, London N16 9HS Tel: 0794373 5179
Further information on the courses can be found here: http://pixelprss.wordpress.
St. Martin’s, London
Helen Ingham is running short letterpress courses
St. Boltoph’s: Print Room at the Waiting Room, Colchester
Community project based around the Acme-equipped letterpress workshop in Colchester. http://st-botolphs.org/printroom/about/letterpress/
Short letterpress courses in the centre of London, more details at http://www.turnbullgrey.co.uk/ Courses start at £60 per person for three hours