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Make+Take: Make Deeper Impressions

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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Make+Take: Make Deeper Impressions, August 2024 Registration
$ 45.00
5 available

Let’s Make+Take!

Wednesday, August 21, 7pm-9pm

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About this Workshop:

Join us for this engaging introduction to letterpress as we learn how to use the Vandercook press to communicate with impressions of text on paper—without ink! You’ll learn basic typesetting and take away examples of your efforts in blind embossing. No homework and no experience necessary. Just bring yourself and get ready to have some fun!

Level: Beginner – no experience necessary

Registration closes August 13, 2024 and includes all materials.

Sample images by Elisabeth Boerwinkel


Registration includes all the materials you’ll need for class. Additionally, you may want to consider bringing the following optional supplies:

  • Personal apron (we’ll have extras) or wear clothes that can get inky—even though we’re not using ink, it’s better to be safe than sorry
  • Pencil and paper if you want to take notes
  • A few ideas for what you’d like to print, such as a favorite word or short (3-5 word) phrase


Theresa Esterlund is an artist and educator who lives in Arlington, Virginia. After retiring from a professional career in museum education, she channeled her vision to inspire compassionate connections into a stationery business that reflects the intersection of her artistic and mindfulness practices. Her collages are windows that open to the inside—as well as abstract landscapes and other arrangements. She brings her love of gathering, sorting, and composing to letterpress, which also gives her a path to integrate words and phrases from her poetry. Learn more about her work online at www.opentobeing.com and on Instagram @opentobeing.



“I enjoyed the “playful” aspect of letting participants explore and try things out on their own.”

—Previous workshop participant

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