WESTERN EDITIONS PRIVATE LETTERPRESS WORKSHOPS
We love workshops and hope you do too! Our workshops always consist of a bit of history about letterpress printing and our Vandercook press, picking one Pantone color as a group to print in and hand mixing the ink, setting up the press, and each person printing their own pieces.
We have a few general workshops that we offer but can also make modifications based on the needs and wants of the group.
Greeting Cards Workshop:
As a group you’ll decide on three card designs pulled from vintage wood type. (Hey, Happy Birthday, OMG... the options are limitless!) Everyone will then hand-crank their own set of cards one-by-one and customize each by lining the envelopes from assorted paper (patterns, colors, old books, dictionaries, and encyclopedias) totaling 10 cards.
The Monogram Workshop consists of choosing your initial from two pre-designed alphabet sets to print a total of 10 monogram cards and customize each by lining the envelopes from assorted papers.
Our previous poster workshops have utilized woodtype and filling in the blank of "San Francisco is for...." Based on this prompt, each member of a group compose their own message by selecting a word of their choice and composing it from our wood type collection.
An alternative workshop would be allowing the group to come up with their own poster design and message or collage of letters, again, composing it from collection of wood type.
Super Custom Workshop:
If the group had a very specific message, a file would be designed in advance (digitally) and for an extra fee we can have a plate made that the workshop would print from. This workshop would have an extra fee associated with it and would be more customized between us and the group.
Some of the gains from the experience are:
-Collaboration both in the poster design and message
-Emphasis on hands on creativity
-Taking a step back from computer design
-Learning a bit of history
Our minimum pricing for a private workshop* starts at $350 (for up to 6 participants)
Additional participants (up to 12 people) are added on at $50/per
*based on a 2-hour workshop but please note that with more people they would probably run a little longer.
**If your group is larger than 12 people please send us an email so we can customize a workshop and give you a price per person that will work for your group.
We are located at a new and improved studio space at the 45th Street Artists’ Cooperative. We are the large red roll up door at 1420 45th Street #40, Emeryville, CA 94608.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions or would like to book a private workshop with us. Thanks and hope to see you soon!