Classes and Workshops

I offer a variety of classes and workshops through CraftStudies, a local organization dedicated to inspiring creativity and connection through craft. Classes are booked through the CraftStudies website but take place at my studio in the Hartford Woolen Mill Building. Classes range from single-day events to multi-week workshops, and will be announced seasonally. 

Mar 5

Open Studio

Printers who have taken the Letterpress Exploration class can come and work on individual projects during Open Studio Hours. You will work largely independently, but I'll be on hand to assist and answer questions as needed. Email me at scalehouseprintshop@gmail.com if you're planning to come. The cost is $20/hr if you provide your own paper or $25/hr if you are using shop paper.

Scale House Print Shop

Mar 9

Daredevil Typsetting

This class is for anyone, beginner or experienced printer, who has ever wondered, why can’t we set type in anything other than a straight line? The answer is, we can! In this one-day workshop, we’ll design cards and small posters with type in circles, on the diagonal, scrambled, or whatever your daredevil idea may be! Then we’ll print our designs on presses that began their lives in 1913 and 1892, respectively.

10:00am - 4:30pm EST

Scale House Print Shop

https://www.craftstudies.org/paper

Mar 19

Open Studio

Printers who have taken the Letterpress Exploration class can come and work on individual projects during Open Studio Hours. You will work largely independently, but I'll be on hand to assist and answer questions as needed. Email me at scalehouseprintshop@gmail.com if you're planning to come. The cost is $20/hr if you provide your own paper or $25/hr if you are using shop paper.

6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Scale House Print Shop

Apr 2 - Apr 30

Letterpress Exploration

This class is designed for those who want to explore letterpress printing a little further, have several projects in mind, or want to design something with multiple colors and layers. (Beginners are also welcome!) We'll meet each Tuesday evening in April, and class takers should plan to complete between 2 and 4 projects over the five weeks, depending on the complexity of their design. Those who complete this class will be eligible to rent supervised studio space at SHPS in the future.

6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Scale House Print Shop

https://www.craftstudies.org/paper

May 4

Letterpress Cards

Nothing says “I love you” like a handmade card, and nothings says handmade better than letterpress! Make an impression this Mother's Day when you use antique wood and metal type, ornaments, and illustrations to design a single-color card and print it on a printing press that started its working life in 1892. You’ll take home 20 handmade cards (plus envelopes). Class takers should come with an idea of a short phrase (no more than 10 words) that they’d like to use in their card design.

10:00am - 2:30pm EDT

Scale House Print Shop

https://www.craftstudies.org/paper

Jun 8

Letterpress Posters

Learn the magic of combining type, paper, and ink at this all-day letterpress workshop. You’ll learn the basics of the history of printing, how to set type, and how to print your design on a press that has been in use since 1913 as you create a letterpress poster in up to two colors using antique wood and metal type, ornaments, and hand-carved illustrations. The 20 posters you’ll take home will show the signature letterpress impression that only type can make and make great gifts!

Past events

Feb 20

Open Studio

Printers who have taken the Letterpress Exploration class can come and work on individual projects during Open Studio Hours. You will work largely independently, but I'll be on hand to assist and answer questions as needed. Email me at scalehouseprintshop@gmail.com if you're planning to come. The cost is $20/hr if you provide your own paper or $25/hr if you are using shop paper.

6:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Scale House Print Shop

Feb 14

Letterpress Date Night

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary to do with your special person this Valentine's Day? Come to Letterpress Date Night to create something special together using antique wood and metal type, ornaments, and illustrations. You can choose to create either a set of 20 cards or 20 small 8" by 10" posters, which you'll then print together on a printing press that began its working life in 1892 for that extra special "impression" that only letterpress printing can create!

6:00pm - 9:00pm EST

Scale House Print Shop

https://www.craftstudies.org/paper

Feb 6

Open Studio

Printers who have taken the Letterpress Exploration class can come and work on individual projects during Open Studio Hours. You will work largely independently, but I'll be on hand to assist and answer questions as needed. Email me at scalehouseprintshop@gmail.com if you're planning to come. The cost is $20/hr if you provide your own paper or $25/hr if you are using shop paper.

Scale House Print Shop

Jan 23

Open Studio

Printers who have taken the Letterpress Exploration class can come and work on individual projects during Open Studio Hours. You will work largely independently, but I'll be on hand to assist and answer questions as needed. Email me at scalehouseprintshop@gmail.com if you're planning to come. The cost is $20/hr if you provide your own paper or $25/hr if you are using shop paper.

6:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Scale House Print Shop

Jan 9

Open Studio

Printers who have taken the Letterpress Exploration class can come and work on individual projects during Open Studio Hours. You will work largely independently, but I'll be on hand to assist and answer questions as needed. Email me at scalehouseprintshop@gmail.com if you're planning to come. The cost is $20/hr if you provide your own paper or $25/hr if you are using shop paper.

6:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Scale House Print Shop

Dec 9

Handmade Holiday Market

Scale House Print Shop is pleased to be part of this CraftStudies event! At the Market, you’ll discover one-of-a-kind gifts, lovingly crafted by more than 20 local makers and artisans. From beautifully sculpted pottery to exquisite jewelry, handmade textiles to wood carvings, and so much more, this event is your chance to find the perfect gift for your loved ones (or treat yourself!) this holiday season. Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

10:00am - 2:00pm EST

CraftStudies, 87 Maple Street, White River Junction

https://www.craftstudies.org/market

Dec 1

Letterpress Date Night

Looking for something a little out of the ordinary to do with your special person this holiday season? Come to Letterpress Date Night to create something special together using antique wood and metal type, ornaments, and illustrations. You can choose to create either a set of 20 cards or 20 small 8" by 10" posters, which you'll then print together on a printing press that began its working life in 1892 for that extra special "impression" that only letterpress printing can create!

6:00pm - 9:00pm EST

516 Mill Road, Suite 2C, White River Junction

https://www.craftstudies.org/classes-workshops/letterpress-date-night-1

Nov 28

Open Studio

Printers who have taken the Letterpress Exploration class can come and work on individual projects during Open Studio Hours. You will work largely independently, but I'll be on hand to assist and answer questions as needed. Email me at scalehouseprintshop@gmail.com if you're planning to come. The cost is $20/hr if you provide your own paper or $25/hr if you are using shop paper.

6:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Scale House Print Shop

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