Americana Academy Workshop: Letterpress Printing
Saturday, April 30 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (The workshop on April 30 is filled to capacity.)
Saturday, November 12 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Discover the art of letterpress printing and print your own text on one of our antique presses! Experience the meditative process of type-setting your favorite poem or short text, using one of our hundreds of typefaces, ornaments and illustrations. You can also make your own card, invitation, stationery or poster, all while you learn from our master printer about the different kinds of type and the history of the written word.
Duration: 4 hours
Location: Middlefield Printing Office
Class Fee: Members $40, Non-members $50, Juniors (12-16) $30. All materials (up to 20 cards) included.
Requires advance registration, please call (607) 547-1461.
Please bring an apron or comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
The Farmers' Museum has long held a mastery of folk art traditions and fine craftsmanship among living history museums in the United States. Finally, we have hands-on educational opportunities to match: Introducing the Americana Academy! With a vast array of workshops for every level of experience, the Americana Academy allows people to develop real trade and craft skills from silversmithing to hand-sewing and everything in-between. Taught by expert interpreters with years of experience under their tool belts, students will come away from our classes with exciting new knowledge and ability. Be a pioneer in your own life and discover what you're capable of creating!