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Introduction to Letterpress

£90.00
Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Sunday 21st May 2023
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Theo Miller

Learn how to set, ink and print type using our historic collections of lead and wooden type to produce striking bold prints in bright inks and take home your own designed cards and posters.

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 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 hand burnish

  • Students to print using both the galley press and hand burnishing

  • Clean up and evaluations

    About the Tutor

    Theo Miller is a visual artist and printmaker, born in Leicester. He gained a first class degree in Fine Art from De Montfort University in 2014. Miller is currently living and working in Leicester as an Artist and also as a Technician for De Montfort University.

    Printmaking, for Miller is an axis, a locus. He describes the beauty of printmaking to be that the final image is always affected by, and integral to the process itself. Miller is currently focusing on letterpress, after being granted the Print Futures Award 2017.

    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.

    Bookings

    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. 

    Concessions

    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.