In the studio, there are no computers. Everything we do, we do by hand. In this incredible workshop, you will be offered the opportunity to turn off your phone and get creative. Half the day will be dedicated to making a sketchbook using letterpress printed covers; and half the day will be spent enjoying a walk on Dartmoor.
You can come with ideas, or without. Either way, we'll teach you the basics of letterpress printing and introduce you to our favourite studio processes for dealing with overwhelm and decision paralysis. Then, we'll get outside for some green sketching and joy spotting.
- Morning: studio session to make a sketchbook
- Lunch: break for lunch (available from a local café)
- Afternoon: guided walk on Dartmoor - appropriate for the ability of the group
Depending on the weather forecast, we may reverse the order of the day; however, we will proceed with the studio portion of the workshop rain-or-shine. Regardless of the weather forecast, we recommend you bring waterproofs.
It really is okay if you're not crafty. We'll walk you through everything you need to know (and leave out the stuff you don't need to know).
This also makes a GREAT gift. Simply let us know in the "notes" section when you're making the purchase and we'll send you a beautifully printed gift certificate that you can give to the lucky recipient. Note: if it's close to the deadline, please purchase a Gift Certificate instead and the recipient will receive an email-based gift card.
Workshop participants will have access to 15% off all Princetown Press products during their time at the studio.
The workshop is open to everyone. The workshop is held at Duchy Square in Princetown. The venue is wheelchair accessible, but the presses are designed to be used while standing and there is limited seating. Please get in touch if this will be challenging for you, and we can talk through what accommodations might improve your experience in the studio.
For the guided walk, we can accommodate mobility scooters on one of the "miles without stiles" routes leaving from Princetown. Please let us know ahead of time and we'll plan an appropriate route.
Printers under the age of 18 will probably benefit from having an older helper with them. Please be aware that our metal type contains lead, and that our machines are, well, very heavy duty. If you're unsure, please use the contact form to get in touch and we'll see what accommodations would be appropriate.