Letterpress Without the Letters (almost)

  • Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • BARN Book Arts/Letterpress Studio, PB0111619CY+
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  • $170 tuition + $10 materials fee
  • $130 tuition + $10 materials fee

To register and pay off-line or use a credit in your BARN account, please call the registrar at (206) 842-4475 x216 or come into BARN.

Be sure to "Join Waitlist" if this class fills (there is no cost to do so) and we will notify you if a seat opens up or this class gets offered again.
Registration is closed

Think of this as letterpress without the letters. Almost. Because whatever letters we do use will be big and manageable. We might even print some upside down. Along the way we will surprise ourselves with a few discoveries. Most of the experiments will result in abstract prints.

Working with transparent inks and overprinting, in broad, quick strokes, we will emphasize familiarity with the press. You can expect to learn the mechanics of pressure and position.The aim is to prepare you to use the press independently. 

Letterpress experience is a plus but not required. Printmakers welcome!


  • Open to all levels
  • A materials fee of $10 is included in the total price of tuition.
  • Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a refrigerator you can store your lunch in.

Instructors Bio: 

Carl Youngmann and Ellie Mathews operate The North Press in Port Townsend and are not afraid of seeing new approaches to making art on letterpress equipment.

Please contact Letterpress Programming Manager, Peggy Graving ([email protected]) if you have any questions

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