Student Work: Spring 2019
06Jun

Instead of doing one long class in the Spring, I have two back to back four week sessions. The art center where I teach changed things up a bit so I am trying this out to fill my time. I also had a one day workshop where my students got my totally undivided attention. First

Typography Terms | offthebeatenpress.com
18Feb

I share this list of terms with both my letterpress and calligraphy students. So I wanted to make it available to download for anyone. You can grab a copy of the PDF here. And if you want to learn more – sign up for one of my upcoming classes, or follow me on Instagram.

Letterpress Terms | offthebeatenpress.com
01Feb

I’ve had a list of letterpress terms that I have used for years when teaching with my students. This last month, I used some of these terms on Instagram in what I called the Letterpress ABC’s. Since I gathered all the photos for the posts, I sat down and made a PDF of Letterpress terms

Teaching Fall 2018 | offthebeatenpress.com
14Nov

Here are some pictures of my last letterpress class for the year! We got to really use all the machines in this class and everyone was amazing about sharing the equipment and their final work. This first one got printed on a bunch of colors as a little note card. My student says the phrase

A Year of Calligraphy Teaching | offthebeatenpress.com
10Sep

My first calligraphy class was last August! In the past year I have had 14 classes students each (and I have a final one in November). So by the end of 2018 I will have taught over 150 people. This blows my mind. The biggest change in the past year has been the room itself.

25Apr

Recently in Richmond, a new workspace opened up called We the Broad. If you live anywhere in the city you should totally check it out. I am so thankful they reached out to have me teach a calligraphy workshop with them because the group that came through was so much fun! Not to mention the

Letterpress student work: Winter 2018 | offthebeatenpress.com
15Mar

The past two sessions of my letterpress class have gone so well. I have had a really great group of students and some repeats that have made it a ton of fun. Each class is reenergizing for me and keeps me pushing myself creatively. This first shot is is of some canvas bags that one of

Student Work: Holiday Cards | offthebeatenpress.com
15Nov

Every year I teach a holiday card workshop. It’s one of my favorite classes because we have a huge variety of Christmas themed vintage cuts at the studio and I get to pull them out to play with. I also tend to hold the workshop on marathon day, so when we are working inside nice

10Sep

Wow. This past session’s students rocked my world. Every week these guys came in and had their type set up and were ready to rock. Normally, I get a variety of students – some with one little goal, some who just want a night off and some who are ON A MISSION to learn. In

My first modern calligraphy class | offthebeatenpress.com
08Aug

When the art center where I teach letterpress came to me asking to teach a modern calligraphy class, I was incredibly hesitant. Frankly, I still feel like I am learning a ton about calligraphy and was worried about teaching a bunch of people. I had so many fears – “What if they asked me something