Learn Letterpress & CALLIGRAPHY

Learn Letterpress | offthebeatenpress.com

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

    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 traditional ink-nib pens to, then we’ll use modern brush pens to practice strokes and create letters. Finally, we’ll cover difficult connections and […]

  • Introduction to Letterpress

    Explore the letterpress printing process, which dates back to the 15th century and the time of Gutenberg. We’ll cover typesetting, inking, printing, and paper selection. You’ll have time to create multiple pieces and trade work with classmates, which will help you build a small collection of handmade letterpress art. The post […]

  • Introduction to Letterpress

    Explore the letterpress printing process, which dates back to the 15th century and the time of Gutenberg. We’ll cover typesetting, inking, printing, and paper selection. You’ll have time to create multiple pieces and trade work with classmates, which will help you build a small collection of handmade letterpress art. The post […]

  • Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

    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 traditional ink-nib pens to, then we’ll use modern brush pens to practice strokes and create letters. Finally, we’ll cover difficult connections and […]