Cart 0

Introduction to Letterpress

£66.50 £70.00
Only 3 places left. Book now!
Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Sunday 1st November
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Sat Kalsi

Working up to A4 in size and using a selection of lead type, you will learn how to set, ink and print type to create striking, bold prints using a range of ink colours. You will print a small edition of cards and prints.

Course Structure

  • 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
  • Cleaning and tidying 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.


    Early Bird: This course is eligible for a 5% early bird discount when booked online by 30th September 2020. Don't delay, book today!

    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.