Letterpress Courses, Tuition and Workshops

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.

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.

G511ERY, Lon­don

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.

Ink­Spot­Press, Brighton

Visit InkSpotPress.co.uk or call 01273 643069 for inform­a­tion on the upcom­ing let­ter­press courses.

lon­don­print­stu­dio, London

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.com/workshops/

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/

Turn­bullGrey, London

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