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Free Letterpress workshops for designers & artists

Bristol Set In Print will be running four workshops over the Summer months. These are aimed at those with a little experience and interest in Letterpress printing, the idea will be to have a group comprised of a mix of illustrators, artists, writers, graphic designers. There may be the possibility of some warm up workshops before these take place for those who are completely new to the practice but would like to take part.

These workshops will be delivered by a group of ex-printers from the letterpress print industry in Bristol. It will a chance for a unique collaboration celebrating the history of the city whilst developing a new form of print. The plan will be to create a large artwork of  a large map, showing where the old print houses once were.

There will be four workshops taking place either at Spike Print Studio or The Letterpress Collective Each will involve a different stage of the printing processes.

21 May - This will be an Introduction into the world of Print and the project

We will start by looking a little bit of History into the background of the Bristol Print Industry. We will have a chance to design the final artwork, together we will create a map of Bristol, looking at where the print houses once were. 

11 June - Composition

We will begin to set the type for the project.
We will be working with a group of compositors, exploring spacing and the techniques of setting, 
in this informal workshop.

16 & 17 July - Machine Minding and Finishing
Saturday and Sunday will be our final weekend of printing. For this stage we will work with a team of Machine Minders and NATSOPA's to print the final map.
If you are interested please could you reply with the dates you can attend and:

Contact Number

A bit about how you use letterpress in your current practice - if you don't, then a bit about why not (don't worry its not a test).

A bit about what you would like to learn through the project.

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Jamaica Street Open Studios 2016

Fri, 10/06/2016 - Sun, 12/06/2016

Open Studios is an exciting time of year when we open up our building for you to explore.  With around 40 artists based in the building, there's a dynamic range of artwork to see and people to meet.  Our studio building, a grade II listed former carriageworks, is a fantastic setting for this summer event. Whether you are here to see some art, network with other creatives or just enjoy the party, there are lots of things to discover at Jamaica Street Studios.

Make sure it's in your diary.

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Opening night, Friday 10 June, 7-10pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11 and 12 June, 11am - 5pm
Fundraising auction, Sunday 11 June at 5pm

Some of this year's Open Studios Highlights:

We will be showcasing art work by children from the refugee camp in Dunkirk, created with studio artists Elaine JonesEmma Dibben and Liz Verde.

Abigail McDougall will be holding a silent auction of her work over the weekend.

We have a few new studio artists, including Charlie Brandon-King (image above) who will be making her Open Studios debut. Charlie is a printmaker and Children’s book illustrator.

Jamaica Street Artists
37-39 Jamaica Street
Bristol, BS2 8JP

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