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Letterpress Your Holiday Cards!

  • 6500

Saturday November 17, 10am to 1pm

Sunday December 9, 10am to 1 pm

This brief introduction to letterpress printing will help students gain a better understanding printing process while getting time on the Vandercook press. Students will get to select a design from a curated suite to print on cardstock. The goal of this workshop is to expose students to the letterpress printing process through a hands on approach.

Instructor:  Lois Harada

Materials and Supplies We Provide:

  • Rags and cleaning supplies
  • Ink knives, ink mixing implements
  • The price of the workshop includes ink, and cleaning materials
  • Paper stock

What to Bring to Class:

  • Drawing tools
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Utility knife

Prerequisites:  None

Follow Up Classes

Location and Parking

The AS220 Printshop is located in the Mercantile building at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island, on the 1st and 2nd floors. The shop's entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way (Martha Street on GPS and computers); ring the bell by the double doors. There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.

Important Class Policies

Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn, and arrive on time. If you are more than half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you what you signed up for. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking. 
To cancel your reservation, you must email at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.


If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.

Image courtesy of Artnoose (Flickr) CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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