Intermediate Letterpress Printing

Intermediate Letterpress Printing

Friday, July 8th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday, August 5th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday, September 2nd 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Member $200; Nonmember $250

Create two-color personalized letterpress cards featuring historic images

Letterpress is a historic printing method for mass-produced books, newspaper, pamphlets, and countless other printed materials. Today, letterpress is seeing a resurgence in the crafting world. Using a 5 x 8 Kelsey Excelsior Press, students will build upon the fundamentals of letterpress to create 50 two-color notecards. Complete the project by learning how to line envelopes, making your stationery set truly one-of-a-kind.

All materials provided. Maximum class size: 2

BRITTANY THURMAN is the Program Manager at the 1800 House. Before coming to Nantucket, Brittany received a Masters degree in Museum Studies from the University of Kansas and a Bachelors degree in American history from the University of Idaho. She has previously worked at the Latah County Historical Society and the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area developing history-based educational programming. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys restoring furniture and picking up new crafting skills.

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