1 Day workshops: £80 to include most materials.
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Finding My Words: Letterpress Adventure
with Francesca Kay
the yard:ARTspace is delighted to welcome poet and letterpress artist Francesca Kay to the studio for her first Letterpress printing workshop.
Joy of words and the ancient craft of letterpress combined. This workshop uses words and ideas to make unique letterpress prints. First, exploring and finding words and phrases that have meaning for you, perhaps humorous, poignant, funny or inspiring.
Then, learning to typeset, ink and print your words using traditional letterpress skills. The words are printed on a flatbed Ajax press, with decorative borders printed on them using an Adana upright press. You will have beautiful small word art letterpress prints to take home, having practised how to think forwards, spell backwards, and get inky while letterpress printing.
10am - 4pm each day
Cost: £80 to include most materials
THE TUTOR: FRANCESCA KAY
Francesca Kay celebrates words, ideas and the joy of creating and sharing them. As a poet, she has extensive experience of workshops and reading for children and adults. She publishes her poetry in handmade seed packets, on postcards, and pictures. As an artist and printer, Francesca makes word art, using letterpress and collage. She presents words and ideas as prints and 3d objects. She regularly shows her work at exhibitions and fairs.