Letterpress for Beginners

Short course

    We're sorry to announce that as a precautionary measure, this course has been postponed until further notice.

    Work with letterpress in a creative and experimental way to produce text-based prints using a range of wood and metal types.

    • Work with experienced local printmaker Penny Grist at our studio in central Bath.
    • Learn to compose and print letterpress with our selection of wood and metal types, and presses.

    This is your opportunity to learn how to compose and print Letterpress in a well-equipped studio. Bath Spa has a good collection of metal and wood types, two proofing presses, and a huge Columbian press for you to begin your creations. Come with any ideas you might have and be ready to experiment!

    Workshop dates:

    • 22 February 2020
    • 25 April 2020

    About your tutor

    Penny Grist is an artist printmaker with over 30 years' experience of teaching and running workshops. She teaches printmaking on the BA (Hons) Graphic Communication course at Bath Spa University. Her first degree was in Fine Art (painting) followed by a Printmaking Diploma and an MA in Interactive Multimedia.


    What you'll do

    You'll learn to compose and print letterpress in a well-equipped studio, using metal and wood type and a variety of presses. You'll have the opportunity to develop your ideas and experiment with new ones.


    The course will take place at our Etching workshop, Locksbrook Campus, Bath.


    The fee for this programme is £80 inclusive of materials.

    What to bring

    Please wear old clothing and closed footwear (no open sandals).

    Register your interest

    We look forward to receiving your Registration of Interest form (below). If you have any questions, please contact us by email bsadshortcourses@bathspa.ac.uk.

    Register your interest form (doc)

    Book now

    How to pay

    To make your card payment and secure your place, please call The Art Shop +44(0)1225 876366 between 9am–4pm and one of our team will take your payment over the phone.

    Payment is required seven days before the start of the course.


    To book, or if you have any questions, please contact bsadshortcourses@bathspa.ac.uk.

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