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Teen Letterpress Intensive

April 3 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm



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A 2-Day In-Studio Workshop Just for Teens 13-18!

 Monday and Tuesday, April 3-4, 9:30am–2:30pm  

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About this Workshop:

Learn Letterpress!

Join us for two days of intensive design and printing with type! Students will experience the art of letterpress printing, including ways historical equipment is now used to make modern creations, like persuasive posters, art prints, and cards. They’ll explore the differences between cylinder and platen presses, set a variety of type and images, mix ink, investigate the relationship between form and content in letterpress printing, and plan multi-step designs. Students will be able to experiment with different approaches as they express themselves with type, leaving with a small collection of 2-3 color prints.

At the end of the workshop, students will have a basic understanding of how to properly use the equipment and operate in a functioning community print studio. Students will also learn about the steps to becoming certified and using the studio independently beyond this class.

Registration closes March 25, 2023 and includes all necessary materials.

Please note: Students are responsible for providing their own lunch. A microwave and refrigerator are available for use.


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 though)
  • Notepad, sketchbook, and any other favorite writing/drawing tools for developing your ideas or taking 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. Theresa is also the Executive Director of UpCycle Creative Reuse Center, a non-profit that connects creativity and conservation by providing a resource center for reuse materials and a creative making space. Learn more about her work online at www.opentobeing.com and on Instagram @opentobeing.

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