Learn Letterpress

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Interested in learning how to letterpress for yourself? Natalie Kay teaches letterpress classes in the city of Richmond through the Visual Art Center. The center has a few antique presses and tons of type to help you create your own finished products. No experience is necessary – classes are open to anyone with an interest in printing.

Read about upcoming classes below:

  • Introduction to Modern Calligraphy – NEW!

    Explore the art of calligraphy. We’ll start by discussing the differences between traditional calligraphy, lettering, brush lettering and dip pen techniques. You’ll learn about basics tools, from traditional ink-nib pens to modern brush pens, and we’ll use them to practice pen strokes and eventually create letters […]

  • Introduction to Modern Calligraphy – NEW!

    Explore the art of calligraphy. We’ll start by discussing the differences between traditional calligraphy, lettering, brush lettering and dip pen techniques. You’ll learn about basics tools, from traditional ink-nib pens to modern brush pens, and we’ll use them to practice pen strokes and eventually create letters […]

  • Letterpress Postcards

    The letterpress dates back to the 15th century and the time of Gutenberg, and it remains a compelling printing process today. We’ll cover typesetting, inking, printing, and paper selection as you create your own set of printed postcards to give as gifts or send to friends and family. The post Letterpress Postcards appeared […]

  • Introduction to Letterpress Intensive – NEW!

    The letterpress printing process dates back to the 15th century and the time of Gutenberg. We’ll cover typesetting, inking, printing, and paper selection as you become familiar with the terminology and VisArts’ presses. You’ll have time to create multiple pieces and trade work with classmates, which will help you […]