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Poster Play, Letterpress Workshop, Ages 6-12

A chance for children to explore the fun they can have with words and print.

Dates: 18th April 2019 PM, 25th July 2019 PM, 2nd August 2019 AM & 16th August 2019 AM

Suitability: Children between the ages of 6 - 12

Letterpress: Before the age of computers and modern printing techniques the world relied on the letterpress for all kinds of publications and is considered by many to be one of the most important inventions of all time.

Letterpress printing uses metal or wooden moveable type which is inked by hand or by the press, before paper or fabric is pressed on a printing press into it, to create a beautiful impression.

Today, letterpress is predominantly being used to create art, stationery and gifts; and its popularity is increasing due to the charm and individuality that can be achieved.

Tutor: Lisa Harman of Indiepop Press

Workshop: This workshop will put a delightful smile on any childs face as they get to choose their word, assemble the wooden type, ink and reveal their creations.

The workshop will include a very basic introduction to what letterpress is, we will show the children what letterpress can be used for and then have a lot of fun making their own posters.

AM Sessions: Starts at 10:30am prompt and will finish at 1:00pm
- PM Sessions: Starts at 2:00pm prompt and will finish at 4:30pm

Refreshments: Drinks and snacks will be provided.

What to bring: Glasses if they are needed for close work and please ensure you and your child(ren) wear sturdy, fully enclosed shoes.

Supervision: All children must be accompanied by someone over the age of 21 who is able to support them fully and supervise them during the workshop. Due to this we ask that each adult limits their supervision and support to a maximum of two children. If you would like to bring someone along to watch please let us know in advance so we can try to accommodate them too.

Maximum No. of Workshop Attendees: 5 (excluding adults)

Minimum Age: 6

Maximum Age: 12

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Later Event: 19 April