New quality courses and workshops for spring 2017 at Letterpressamsterdam
Use your hands, work with metal and wood type, composing sticks, paper, ink and tools.
Kaba 1-day Workshop
Under the expert guidance of Marina Chaccur and Thomas Gravemaker, you will have a unique opportunity to work with the legendary Kaba ornaments that were designed by the late Bram de Does (1934–2015).
All participants will have their own set of Kaba ornaments at their disposal with which they will be creating their individual patterns and compositions.
These will then be hand printed on a 1960s Korrex test press using quality handmade papers.
19 March 2017, from 10:00–18:00 hrs
€ 125, inclusive of materials, coffee and tea etc.
Learn all about letterpress! Eight evenings filled with type, ink, paper and presses.
Starting Tuesday 21 March 2017, from 19:00–21:30 hrs
€ 325, inclusive of materials, coffee and tea etc.
During the 2-day course, you will get a thorough introduction to letterpress printing. You will learn to set metal and wood type, and print on Vandercook or Korrex proofpresses.
8–9 April 2017, from 10:00–17:00 hrs
€ 250, inclusive of materials, coffee and tea etc.
Weekend Workshop in Bierbeek (Belgium)
During this workshop, we will be working with the large selection of wood and metal type in the impressive and light-filled printshop of Atelier t,.
11–12 March 2017, from 10:00–17:00 hrs (fully booked)
3-day Workshop in Sevilla (Spain)
This workshop will take place at Les Chevalets/House of letterpress, in the historic centre of Sevilla.
29–31 March 2017, from 16:00–21:00 hrs (a few places available)
For details and reservations, contact us directly or leschevalets.com
Weekend Workshop at Miat, Ghent (Belgium)
A two-day letterpress workshop in one of the finest typographic workshops in Europe.
13–14 May 2017, from 10:00–17:00 hrs
For details and reservations, contact us directly or www.miat.gent.be.
Summer Print Workshop in Bierbeek (Belgium)
A five-day letterpress workshop the tranquil setting of Atelier t.
3–7 July 2017, from 10:00–17:00 hrs
For details and reservations, please contact us.
If you want to work to an extremely high standard with photopolymer and learn in a professionnal way, then this 1-day course is the answer. All year round by appointment.
€ 200, inclusive of coffee and tea etc.
Made-to-measure and Advanced Courses
For those who are more advanced, or have a special request/project, we offer the possibility to have a made-to-measure course. Please contact us …
People with letterpress experience can purchase a Studio Pass and will have access to our quality type, presses and photopolymer equipment. No more than two persons at a time. Presses available: a Vandercook Universal I, a Korrex Hannover and a Korrex Stuttgart.
Thomas Gravemaker (typographer/letterpress printer and founder of LA) will be there to advise and guide you.
… Further courses and workshops will be announced throughout the year …
Unless stated otherwise, courses are being held in a unique and inspiring location in the centre of Amsterdam. Just a 10-minute walk from Central Station. Personal attention for small groups or one-2-one courses. Well equipped, fascinating workspace with a variety of type and presses.
Professional and hands-on approach with experienced, knowledgeable and passionate teaching.
Courses available in Dutch, English, French and German.
… I bring years of experience, you bring enthusiasm, questions and a willingness to learn …