Last week I was fortunate enough to take an orientation to letterpress class at Dartmouth Book Arts. For three hours, I learned the terminology: typeface, furniture, quoins, pica, Vandercook; played with lead type and wooden type; chose typeface (out of 100s of fonts!); set my quote using a composing stick; watched as our instructor proofed our page; and even got to run the press!
There were six people in the class: my friend Judy and me, a mom and son, and a newly married couple. We had so much fun! I even loved putting all the type back in the drawers!
Here is our instructor; Sarah Smith.
Here is the link to the Book Arts Workshop.
The really fabulous part about all this is now I can go to open hours at the studio any time I want! For free! And make whatever I want! I can see it now: business cards, greeting cards, posters, valentines, the possibilities are endless!