The Two-Day Course

Friday 22 — Saturday 23 July
Friday 19 — Saturday 20 August
Friday 23 — Saturday 24 September
Wednesday 16 — Thursday 17 November

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

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

The workshop is typographically driven — 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 second day allows the students to develop a more thorough outcome.

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
8. Two-day project brief

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Day Two
10:00 — 17:00

1. Research & design application
2. Mixing Inks & Colour Theory
3. Understanding Printmaking papers
4. Design, setting & printing the project
5. Final discussion & feedback

Fees

The Two-Day workshop is £400 per person

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22 — 23 July ‘Two-Day Course’

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19 — 20 August ‘Two-Day Course’ (Full)

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23 — 24 September ‘Two-Day Course’

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23 — 24 November ‘Two-Day Course’

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‘Two-Day Gift Voucher 2023’

Fees

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 mrsmith@smithsrules.com