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Make+Take: Ornamental Expressions

September 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Let’s Make+Take!

Wednesday, September 20, 7-9pm

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About this Workshop:

Combine ornaments (decorative elements) and type to create fun and unique expressions. You’ll learn how to typeset images and letters together in a chase and print on a tabletop platen press. Each participant will leave with a small edition of prints.

Level: Beginner – no experience necessary

Registration closes September 12, 2023 and all materials are provided.

Print sample by Theresa Esterlund


 Registration includes all materials—just come ready to have fun! In addition, you may want to bring the following optional items for class:

  • Personal apron (we’ll have extras) or wear clothes that can get inky
  • Notepad/Sketchbook and pencil to sketch and take any notes


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.

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