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Digital Detox Letterpress Experience on Dartmoor

  • $162.00

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.

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.

We will do everything we can to accommodate vulnerable workshop participants. This includes masking, keeping the window open, and having hand sanitiser available. You may be asked to wear a mask whilst in the workshop. We hope this is not an imposition, but if it is not possible for you to wear a mask, please book a private workshop instead.

Yes! Private workshops are available, and are a great option for friends, couples, and families.

The studio is tiny. We cannot accommodate more than four people working on a maximum of two projects. If your group is more than two people, please think carefully about how your group works together in tight spaces before registering.

Yes, kids are welcome! Generally speaking, the older the kids, the more likely they'll have the attention span for a multi-hour workshop. You know your little ones best, though.

To book a private workshop: register here, and we'll be in touch to find a mutually suitable date (generally the lead time is 2-3 months). If we can't agree on a date, you will receive a full refund. Once the date is agreed in writing (email), the standard cancellation policy will apply.

If you're not sure, please reach out *before* you book a private workshop.

Princetown Press reserves the right to cancel a workshop.

We require at least 3 days notice of cancellation to receive a full refund. Any cancellation less than 3 days prior to the workshop, will receive a workshop credit good for 60 days for any available workshop of equal value.

If you are more than 45 minutes late, you will be considered a “no show” and it will be too late to receive a refund, workshop credit or begin typesetting & printing at this point.

Full day: 10AM - 4PM
Half day: 10AM - 1PM

All workshops are held at our studio:
Studio 7
Duchy Square Centre
Tavistock Road
Princetown
Devon
PL20 6QE