Skip to content
art class

Letterpress Printing Workshop

art class

Letterpress Printing Workshop

Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
art class

Letterpress Printing Workshop

art class

Letterpress Printing Workshop

Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

> Brief tour of our 6 presses, with demos and printed samples. We will show you how to operate these presses and show you samples of previous projects. Discover the analog world that still exists. > We will tour the shop and show you all of the prints from artists and printers around the world. Great opportunity to take pictures in front of our amazing poster walls. >Orientation regarding the type, images, paper and ink that is available to use. Check out our many type cabinets and the metal and wood type that you will get to use to make your posters or other stationery projects. > Participants then set their own type (with ongoing instruction) and set the forms up to be printed. Get a little inky! We supply the aprons. > PRINTING! everyone can print their posters, coasters, whatever. People often have several projects. You can print as many items as there is time for. > Clean up - put things back where you got them, please.

Your host

Learn more about Nancy

Nancy

Letterpress Workshops! Nancy Hill has been a letterpress printer for more than 12 years. She runs a commercial letterpress print shop specializing in wedding invitations; business cards; and special event announcements. Michael C. Leeder, ASU print graduate, who has over the past two years, perfected hand set type posters and coasters. We can show our guests all the ins and outs of letterpress printing. Learn to work the presses and set type and images to enhance your project. We are the only public print shop in Phoenix! Nancy and Hazel & Violet Letterpress has been in the Central/Downtown Phoenix market for the past 10 years. We have a shop space/gallery where we host our workshops on Historic Grand Avenue - one of the quirkiest, fun streets in town.

What's included

Drinks
Water available in the shop. Coffee, tea, wine and spirits available next door.
Equipment
6 Vintage Printing Presses and 5 cabinets of metal and wood type. Extensive printing block collection to add images to your…

Where you'll be

Our print shop is on a unique street in downtown/Central Phoenix... endless opportunities for pictures, cafes, coffee shops, etc. Parking is widely available and free. Our shop is in the historic 'Bragg's Pie Factory' with great architectural details and a 20' bow truss roof. We have many old presses, lots of type and walls covered with current and vintage printing art. We also share a space with a great art gallery - that changes shows monthly

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 15 and up can attend. no experience required!

What to bring

Closed toed shoes a good idea - but, not mandatory. Definitely required - a good imagination and willingness to try something entirely new.

More tips

No experience required! Most of our guests have never done this before. It is good to wear older clothes, but, we have aprons. Closed-toed shoes are a good idea. You may get a little inky - but we know how to get it off. A.C. all summer long in Phoenix. Bathroom and beverages are available.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Nancy
Letterpress Printing Workshop
New experience
£49/person
New experience
£49/person