Last week we hosted some letterpress classes at our old studio. It was fun to dust off of my letterpress and give everyone the chance to print their own cards. I started each classes with basic instructions on how to use the letterpress. Then once people started, I shared a little bit more about the basics of letterpress printing. Everyone got the chance to print 2 different cards designs (by Alix Sorrell) with red and yellow ink and all of the money from the event was donated to a local nonprofit preschool. I’m so thankful for everyone who attended – I had such a great time meeting you! More craft nights are coming, so make sure you join our mailing list to get early access to sign up!
Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
A bunch of people have asked us to bring back our Letterpress Craft Nights. So, today I’m excited to announce that we’ll be hosting 4 new classes next week! In this beginner class, we will be teaching the basic letterpress process while printing greeting cards. All the proceeds from these events will be donated to my kids’ awesome (but underfunded) nonprofit community preschool here in San Francisco. You can click here to purchase tickets. If you’d like the cost of your ticket to be tax deductible, please bring a check the night of the event (and your online purchase will be refunded.) I hope to see you there! (PS – Don’t forget to Join our mailing list and get early access to sign up for craft nights!)
Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
Hey guys! I’m teaching some beginning letterpress classes happening this November in San Francisco. The classes are organized by date and by ink color (everyone in the class prints the same color ink.) Each class will teach basic printing skills using photopolymer plates on a Vandercook letterpress. Students can submit their own designs or choose from a template – and you get to print 250 of your own, custom letterpress cards! Snacks and supplies are provided. I hope to see you there! Sign up here.
I’m happy to announce I’ll be teaching a series of beginning letterpress classes in September and November in San Francisco. I used to teach these classes regularly but took a break when we moved to Paris. We’ve brought them back by popular demand! I’ve organized the classes by date and by ink color (everyone in the class prints the same color ink.) The class teaches the basics of printing with photopolymer plates on a Vandercook letterpress. Each student submits their own design or chooses from one of our templates and gets to print 250 of their very own letterpress business cards. It is a really fun relaxing class (there are only 8 students!) and snacks will be provided. I hope to see you guys there! Sign up here. Also, just FYI this is probably the last time I’ll offer this in a while.
ps: I’m even doing one special watercolor /letterpress class where students will watercolor and print their own business cards.
September 14th | AM: GREY | PM: PINK
September 15th | AM: NAVY | PM: NAVY
September 21st | AM: GREEN | PM: GREY
September 22nd | WATERCOLOR + GREY INK
November 2nd | AM: PINK | PM: NAVY
November 3rd | AM: RED | PM: GREY
November 16 | AM: NAVY | PM: GREEN
November 17 | AM: GREY | PM: PINK
Last week we had our letterpress craft night! It was a really great night. We were able to donate all the money from the tickets to our local community preschool. A huge thanks to my friend Rebecca Wright who planned the event. Over 50 people attended and we had a great time eating and learning about letterpress. Also a big thanks to all the brands who donated items for the gift bags! They were really good (see below.)
Andrea Pimental was our caterer. She impressed everyone with homemade oreos and Mexican-inspired salads. Our new Craft Night logos (designed by the amazing Clayton Thompson) were printed on canvas tote bags which held all the sponsored swag.
Coatt sent over a few delicate necklaces with gold dots and dashes that spelled out words and phrases in morse code. Ours came with words like “yeehaw” and “lucky.” And Hello Merch supplied every excited attendee with their own Champ Sweatshirt.
The Succulence, an adorable local succulent supplier that also offers classes and landscaping services, sent over 50+ mini plants for us hand out. We planted them in magnetic pods from Urbio, an awesome Bay Area startup that specializes in modular organization.
Photojojo, who also happens to be our neighbor, made sure everyone received a Tokyo Dreamer camera strap. Made of durable vegan leather, these are strong enough to hold SLRs, DSLR’s and their big ‘ol lenses. Ps: check out their awesome Phoneography 101 class.
Finally, Paper Source donated all the paper and envelopes we used for the letterpress demonstration. Their Luxe paper line notecards are my favorite for letterpressing. And their envelopes are the best (and come in amazing colors.)
We’d like to say a huge thank you for everyone who attended – and to all of our wonderful sponsors! We’re in the process of coordinating more Craft Nights this month. So stay tuned for the announcements!
Photos by Paul Ferney