Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. This summer, Penland will offer a range of workshops in letterpress printing in our dedicated letterpress studio. Workshops are open to serious students of all levels. Scholarships are available for all classes.

Summer 2016 workshops include:

  • "Text as Image, Type as Thought" with Marianne Dages (experimental applications of traditional letterpress techniques; May 29 - June 10)
  • "Kern, Baby, Kern" with Eleanor Annand and Colin Frazer (typography through hand-set type, polymer plates, digital, and more; June 12 - 24)
  • "Modular Pattern Letterpress" with Dikko Faust (moiré, interference patterns, shifted and pinwheel prints, ink transparency, and color overlay techniques on the press; July 10 - 22)
  • "Drawing with the Press" with Eileen Wallace (using handset type, carved blocks, and photopolymer plates to create imagery; July 24 - August 9)

For a complete list of letterpress + printmaking courses, including course descriptions and artist bios, visit:

For registration and scholarship information, visit:

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