Papermaking 101

Jan 07 2017

Saturday, March 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. Learn how to make handmade paper! You’ll pull 10 to 15 sheets of paper, and learn the history and chemistry of papermaking. We’ll be making a paper using a mixture of cotton and local banana tree fibers. $75 per person

Print Your Own Mardi Gras Throws!

Wednesday February 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. Print paper throws with your own message to accompany to any Mardi Gras celebration. Learn the very basics of letterpress printing while you set your own words in metal or wood movable type, and then print an edition of 35 prints on the mighty Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. $65, limited to … Continue reading Print Your Own Mardi Gras Throws!

Letterpress 101: Print Your Own Postcard 3/14

Letterpress 101: Print Your Own Postcard Tuesday March 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. Learn the very basics of letterpress printing. You will set your own words in metal or wood movable type, and then print an edition of 35 prints on the mighty Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. $65, limited to 5 participants. All supplies included. To register:

Asian Papermaking

We’ll explore the basics of Asian-style papermaking using kozo fibers. You pull your own sheets of paper using a suketta while learning the history and chemistry of papermaking, and the difference between Western and Eastern styles. Saturday, April 8  from noon to 5 p.m. $90 per person

Polymer Printing Plates

Sunday, April 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. Print your computer-based designs as letterpress prints! Photopolymer plates are very hard plastic printing plates made from computer files, allowing for digitally-rendered designs to be beautifully letterpress-printed. We will make your designs into photopolymer printing plates and then print them on the Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. $95, limited to 5 participants. All … Continue reading Polymer Printing Plates

Letterpress 101: Print Your Own Postcard, 5/13

Letterpress 101: Print Your Own Postcard Saturday, May 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. Learn the very basics of letterpress printing. You will set your own words in metal or wood movable type, and then print an edition of 35 prints on the mighty Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press. $65, limited to 5 participants. All supplies included.

Print Your Own Postcard: Letterpress Printing 101: The Holiday Edition!

Jul 23 2016

Learn the very basics of letterpress printing while making your own holiday or New Year’s greeting! You will set your own words in metal or wood movable type, and then print an edition of 35 prints on the mighty Vandercook SP-15 flatbed printing press.  December 14,  6 to 9 p.m. $60, limited to 5 participants. All supplies included.

Papermaking with Natural Fibers

Jul 22 2016

Make handmade paper using fibers harvested in New Orleans. We’ll definitely make paper from banana stalk fibers, and may have okra and pampas grass as well! We’ll be working in the new DIY paper mill at The Southern Letterpress. We’ll discuss how paper is made, how to set up your own papermaking facility and how to make paper out of plants … Continue reading Papermaking with Natural Fibers

Printing on the Equinox

Jul 21 2016

Free and open to the public! Come try out letterpress printing as we celebrate the beginning of Autumn and a day of equal day and night. We’ll be printing a variety choose-your-own printing plates, featuring images and texts to mark the season of change and harvest, with hopes for balance in the world. September 22, 6 to 8 p.m.

Summer 2016 workshop schedule

May 18 2016

We are pleased to announce the summer workshop schedule for 2016! Come, learn and/or practice letterpress printing, papermaking and book arts! Download this pdf for the complete schedule: southernletterpress.summer.16

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