The Primary Course

An intense two-day course, designed to allow art directors, artists, designers, printmakers & students to work closely with wood letter & metal type, letterpress materials & printing equipment.

The Intermediate Course

is designed to be undertaken after The Beginners Course to develop skills & apply these to a more detailed printed piece.

The Intermediate Course

 offers its participants a unique opportunity to develop a more thorough understanding of typography & design through the extended use of the traditional materials & processes used in letterpress.

The workshop is typographically driven — you will be introduced to the fundamental procedures of metal type setting & wood letter composition & through a simple but expressive project: begin to explore the possibilities of letterpress techniques & visual ideas. Each workshop will produce a bespoke two-colour limited edition print of the work undertaken.

Workshop Curriculum

Day 1 / 10:00 — 17:00
Introductions & Objectives of the day:
An outline of the basic curriculum
1. Methods & organisation of work:
2. Measurement systems:
3. Workshop practice:
4. Hand setting practice:
5. Understanding the presses:
6. Creative typographic exercise:

Day Two / 10:00 — 17:00
Objectives of the day:
1. Paper & Ink:
2. Research & design application:
3. Design, setting & printing the project
4. Final crit discussion & feed back:

expand details of each of the above
The two-day workshop is £395 per person. There are a maximum of six places in each workshop. This keeps the classes focused & intimate.
Full payment will secure a place. Please Pay here or Purchase Orders can be raised & a receipt will be issued on payment. For any questions & payment details, email
Cancellations must be 5 days before the beginning of the workshop otherwise a heavy penalty of 50% will be retained! This might sound a little brutal & we understand that things can often change but last minute cancellations can effect the other students & the dynamic of the classes.