|Location||Leicester Print Workshop|
|Date & Time||Sunday 2nd February
10.00am - 1.00pm
A half-day session to give you a taste for letterpress. Watch a series of demonstrations and try your hand at how to set and proof print lead type on our galley press. Working up to A5 you will create a small edition of prints and postcards.
An introduction into the letterpress area and location of both lead and wood type.
Health and safety in Letterpress.
Demonstrate how to set lead type using a composing stick.
Demonstrate how to take lines of type off the composing stick ready to take a proof print on the galley press. Packing explained.
Demonstrate how to clean type.
Clean, tidy and close.
About the Tutor
Sat Kalsi is a typesetter and printmaker based in Brighton and Leicester. Working largely with letterpress she uses lead type to produce type-based prints. She completed a BA in Graphic Design at the University of the Arts London (2008).
Sat currently works as a Technical Demonstrator in the letterpress workshop for the University of Brighton School of Art, Design and Media.
Leicester Print Workshop
Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.
We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.
Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.
Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.
In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.
Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking.
Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.