Letterpress Workshop for High School Students at Judson university

This past Saturday I led a letterpress workshop for high school students at Judson University. The students had been on campus all day touring and learning about different departments with their parents. I got them last in the Harm A. Weber Academic Center basement for pizza and a 1 hour letterpress workshop. Each student was asked to play with type in an abstract way and create a couple 4"x6" folding cards. Using a technique from Lead Graffiti's letterpress workshops, we did not lock down the type but used it upside down, more like a stamp, and rolled the letterpress cylinder over top to apply even pressure. It was a successful workshop to hold, having them only for an hour. 

High school student carefully sets metal type piece on greeting card design.

High school student carefully sets metal type piece on greeting card design.

High school students wait in line to select a type block, choose a color to ink their type with and then place on the letterpress to print. 

High school students wait in line to select a type block, choose a color to ink their type with and then place on the letterpress to print.