Explore new techniques.
Already have some experience with letterpress techniques, and looking for dive a bit deeper? Select the workshop that suits you best - or arrange a weekend course with a friend.
Evening & Weekend Courses
Tuesday Evening Courses
April 3–May 8
€250/6-nights (fully booked)
May 22–June 26 (fully booked)
Evening courses are 6 evenings filled with type, ink, paper and presses. Members learn basics and are given a group assignment where each member can pursue their own idea or project. Maximum participation 4 members.
Sat 14–Sun 15 April (1 place available)
Weekend courses can be private or in groups of up to 4, and can be adjusted to meet the needs and experience levels of the participants.
Weekend courses can also be scheduled on request.
A 5-day workshop
During this 5-day workshop, you'll be learning the finer details of typesetting, proofing, lay-out, setting up a forme, preparing for and printing. At the same time, you'll learn about press maintenance etc.
Model with Modular
A 2-day letterpress workshop
Sat 19–Sun 20 May, from 10:00–17:00 hrs
€ 300, inclusive of materials, coffee and tea etc.
€ 250, for the early birs (book before 15 April)
Maximum 6 participants
The workshop will take place at LetterpressAmsterdam and is a joint venture between Thomas Gravemaker and Laura Meseguer. We will be creating modular alphabets using ornaments and brass rules. Lots of experiment, improving skills and discussion. Positive, negative, lower-, upper- or unicase, one or two colours, plenty of options…
Typography for Bookbinders
Sat 26 May 2018, from 10:00–17:00 hrs (5 places available)
€ 125,- incl. materials and lunch
How often doesn’t it happen that you have to add the title of the book on the front or the spine of a volume that you’ve just finished binding?
And, how often have you asked yourself, ‘how am I going to tackle that?’ Symmetrical, a-symmetrical, upper- or lowercase? Where do I place my title, how about the alignment, what will make a nice composition and more of these questions.
These questions will be answered during the workshop. And, after a day working with type, lines and ornaments you will have more knowledge of typography and of making and playing with titles on a bookcover.
Bookings through: http://www.boekbinderij-wilgenkamp.nl/index.php/en/
Summer Workshop Typography
A 5-day workshop
Mon 13–Fri 17 August 2018
The workshop will take place at AtelierT in Bierbeek (Belgium). AtelierT – an initiative of Niels Goovaerts and Katleen Vereecken – is situated close to Leuven. In a rural setting we'll be working with poetry and type, with time for food, drink and discussion.
It was a great week!
Thanks for all the type and printing wisdom and skills that you so generously share, as well as your fascinating and funny anecdotes! The result far exceeded my expectations, and that is thanks to your guidance.
Such an epic course
at LetterpressAmsterdam, printing with the Questa Grande Wood type. Questa designer martin Majoor and master typographer Thomas Gravemaker were the eloquent, thoughtful and helpful teachers, under whose guidance we had a superb collaboration between teachers and students, reaching the highest possible result!
Huge thank you,
Thomas, for your patient teaching methods, extraordinary knowledge of letterpress techniques and for sharing the craft with us with such humor and goodwill.