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Make+Take: Pressure Plate Printing

February 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


An In-Studio Make+Take Workshop!

Wednesday, February 15, 7–9pm

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About this Workshop:

Come explore the world of pressure printing on our Vandercook presses using paper templates that we will design and cut out ourselves. This technique is fun to experiment with and allows for atmospheric effects not usually seen in relief printing.

Level: Beginner – no previous experience necessary

Registration closes February 7, 2023 and covers all materials—just come ready to have fun!

Sample images by Elisabeth Boerwinkel


Registration includes all needed materials. In addition, you may want to bring the following optional items for class:

  • Personal apron (or wear clothes that can get inky)
  • Notepad and pencil (if you want to take notes)
  • Any flat materials you might want to include (think: leaves, paper towel, etc)—bring it! We can see if it prints!


Elisabeth Boerwinkel is a printmaker and illustrator from the Netherlands, currently living and working in Washington, D.C. She was most recently a Keyholder Resident for Fall/Winter 2021. Pulling her first prints in 2015 she fell in love with copperplate etching straight away. Later she wandered into a letterpress studio in Amsterdam and got obsessed with wood, metal, and heavy machinery. You can find her in the letterpress studio smelling the ink. Her work can be viewed @elisabeth_kunegonde on Instagram.

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