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Letterpress Workshop (Hosted by Greenpoint Hand Skills)
Sep 6, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Erin Fae, founder of The Press Cycle, to learn the basics of letterpress printing using polymer plates. The Press Cycle is a mobile print studio that takes letterpress printing outside and into various communities.This summer, Erin has been wheeling The Press Cycle to various parks and street corners in NYC and teaching surprised strangers how to make their own letterpress prints.
She’ll be bringing the press portion of The Press Cycle to Greenpoint Handskills to give participants a chance to try out letterpress printing. We’ll go over how a press works, discuss letterpress, talk a bit about how to run a pop-up project, and print a series of different postcards. Then, we’ll decorate and write notes about our summers on the freshly printed postcards to send to family and friends.
This free, all-levels workshop is open to all levels. Materials and tools will be provided.
When: Saturday, September 6 from 12-2 p.m.
Where: Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
About Greenpoint Hand Skills:
Our workshops are typically held the first Saturday of the month from 12-2 p.m. Each meeting is free, casual, and open to all skill levels. Expect to learn something new, meet your neighbors, and enjoy a creative afternoon. Come empty handed and leave with a little something handmade, some DIY knowledge, and maybe even check out a library book to read.
You don’t need to be a card carrying library member to attend these events, but we love the library and encourage you to join too. Remember to bring an ID with your current address or a piece of mail for proof of residence if you want to get a library card.
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