Some people say print is dead, but I personally LIVE for print. Letterpress has been a passion of mine for over 5 years now and I only wish I had known more about it sooner. The first time I worked on a letterpress, I knew that it would someday be a big part of my life. The contrast of a huge, heavy, industrial piece of steel making a small, pretty piece of printed stationery caught my eye. I now want to share my experience and knowledge of letterpress with everyone else and keep print alive!
This workshop is meant to be a relaxing, fun time with your friends or family with the added benefit of learning how to operate a letterpress. We'll start the workshop with a little bit of watercolor painting. I'll teach you how to create stunning swashes of watercolor to add to your stationery. Feel free to venture or get more technical with your paintings, I will not be grading you. Once you've finished painting your stationery, we will mix ink and press the design of your choosing onto it. If there is some down time while you are waiting to press your design, feel free to drink wine, hang out, check out the 500X Gallery or play with Jack the onderkat.
There are three different workshops that we offer. Workshops are offered on Saturdays and Sundays by appointment only. Please give us at least a 4 weeks notice, so that we will have adequate time to prepare and order your custom designs. Please choose a design from the templates provided, or if you have a different idea, let me know! Don't worry if you have a last minute addition to your group, there will be preprinted designs as well that they can choose from if it's too late to customize their order.
The workshops are limited to one ink color for the sake of time. The standard ink color will be black, but if your group would like (and can agree on) a different color, feel free to request it!
The minimum is a cozy 3-person group, and maximum is an 8-person group. The duration of the class will vary based on the size of the group but will not exceed 4 hours. If your group is not finished printing after the 4 hour mark, I will finish the printing that is left and get the stationery returned to you.
The workshop is perfect for a girls day out, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, holiday parties, team building and just trying out something new! Our studio is in the heart of Deep Ellum and Fair Park, in walking distance to many restaurants and bars. Spend the day getting your creative on with onderkast and seamlessly continue the celebrations into the night in Deep Ellum. Let us know if you need recommendations!
Coaster Printing Workshop | $85 per person
We'll provide you with: set of paintbrushes | watercolor paint set | 50 coasters | custom letterpress plate design | gifts + goodies | bites + wine
Gift Tag Printing Workshop | $105 per person
We'll provide you with: set of paintbrushes | watercolor paint set | 50 gift tags | custom letterpress plate design | gifts + goodies | bites + wine
Custom Stationery Printing Workshop | $125 per person
We'll provide you with: set of paintbrushes | watercolor paint set | 50 A2 notecards | custom letterpress plate design | gifts + goodies | bites + wine
Payment for workshops are due up-front and are non-refundable or exchangeable.