Letterpress Evening Course at NCAD

I’ll have a ten week course in letterpress beginning in Distillers Press in NCAD in the new year. It’s listed as Intermediate but I’m happy to take beginners too!

This ten week course is suited to students who have completed an introductory course or have experience with setting metal and wooden type. Individuals with a background in graphic design, typography, print, literature may find this course particularly interesting. This ten week course provides an opportunity to access Distillers Press and the collection of over 500 cases of wood and metal type. Participants will build on basic techniques of hand setting and, with guidance, undertake research and work toward a large project or set of small projects. This limited edition will take the form of prints, posters, booklets or cards and could involve typography, or illustration or a combination of both. As well as typography based projects, participants can make use of other relief methods such as printing from lino cut and digitally designed plates as well as printing with multiple colours and hand inking.

The course provides an overview of the processes and materials involved in letterpress printing, and offers participants a chance to develop a larger project over time.

Wednesdays, 6.30 to 9pm

Begins Wednesday 15 January, 2020 for 10 weeks

Course Fee €320

Apply here:


(scroll down to find course VC509)

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