Design and create your own letterpress personal or business stationery with local artist and printer Lou Davis.
This full day introduction to creating your own letterpress projects using vintage metal and wood type allows you more time to play with designs to create your own products than our half day letterpress taster options. However, it assumes no previous experience so is still suitable for beginners.
In the morning, you will go through the basics of letterpress printing and learn to set a quote in metal type which we can print onto a bookmark using one of our Adana tabletop presses.
In the afternoon, you'll design our own letterpress projects and Lou will be on hand to offer guidance as you develop your ideas.
There will be a variety of card and paper on hand for you to choose from, including heavyweight colorplan paper from GF Smith in a range of colours; and soft cotton paper which take a small amount of impression and can be torn for a rustic look. You may want to use this as an opportunity to design your own business cards, make party invitations or create your own personalised stationery.
If you have any special requests do get in touch beforehand to make sure we have the right tools and paper for you to complete your project.
All the equipment and materials you will need are included in the price, as are refreshments.
Please note that The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a first-floor space and unfortunately we do not have lift access. Please inform us of any skin or food allergies when booking.
Design your own letterpress stationery: 26 June 2021 10am-5pm
The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a supportive and welcoming home environment in the Edinburgh New Town. Spaces are limited to allow our artists and designer-makers to offer hands-on help and support. All equipment is provided and all the materials you will need (unless stated otherwise). Just turn up, leave any day-to-day worries behind, and immerse yourself in creating something unique.
Refreshment breaks are an important part of The Arienas Collective experiences. They are a time to socialise, make new friends and chat to the artists and designer-makers. We are fortunate to have a fantastic range of independent shops and producers nearby and are proud to feature locally sourced food and drinks.
The price includes welcome refreshments, and on our full day workshops we include a buffet style lunch. And of course you take home all the unique products you create.
All our experiences are also available to book as a private group, and most can be brought to you too. Please email us for more information.