The One-Day Course

Saturday 11 May SOLD OUT

Saturday 08 June

Saturday 06 July

Saturday 17 August

Saturday 14 September

An intense one-day course — designed for beginners from all professional backgrounds — to work closely with wood letter & metal type, letterpress materials & printing equipment.

The One-Day Course offers its participants a unique introduction to understanding typography & design through the use of the traditional materials & processes used in letterpress.

You will be introduced to the fundamental procedures of metal type setting & wood letter composition. Through a simple series of exercises: begin to explore the possibilities of letterpress techniques & visual ideas; experiment with ink & understand the basics of printmaking paper.

The history of the book & the poster are examined for a specific ‘Unbound’ project.

Workshop Programme

Day One
10:00 — 17:00

1. Workshop introduction
2. Workshop tour
3. Measurement systems
4. Methods & organisation of work
5. Workshop practice: wood & metal type
6. Creative typographic exercise
7. Designing with letterpress
4. Design, setting & printing the project
5. Final discussion & feedback

There are a maximum of 5 places in each workshop. This keeps the classes focused & intimate.


The One-Day workshop is £200 per person

Saturdays 2024

08 June
06 July
17 August
14 September


Full payment will secure a place
(& is fully refundable*).

*Cancellations must be 5 days before the beginning of the workshop otherwise a heavy penalty of 50% will be retained! This might sound a little brutal & we understand that things can often change but last minute cancellations can effect the other students & the dynamic of the classes.

For any questions & payment details, please email

Notes . . .  on the One-Day Course