Letterpress & Printmaking


Beginner to Intermediate Letterpress

Letterpress printing is an entirely hands-on process that uses moveable metal and wood type to transfer images and words to paper. The words and images are inked and stamped into paper using vintage, cast-iron machines. These impressions give the images a unique 3D like feel. Intermediate students are welcome to bring in their own projects to work on under the guidance of the instructor.


3-5:30pm: 4 Mondays, Feb 12, 26 & March 5, 12

Cost: $175 includes all materials. Once certified, students may use the studio for their own projects during open studio sessions.

Instructor: Chad Pastotnik of Deep Wood Press


Printmaking: Relief & Etching Explorations

Relief prints are created by carving an image into wood or linoleum, adding ink to the surface, and transferring the inked image onto paper. Etching, also known as Intaglio [in-tal-yoh], is a family of printing techniques in which the image is incised into a metal plate. Artists can scratch into plates with needles, or can draw through a ground and etch drawings into a plate.

Together, these processes provide an exciting range that opens new possibilities for artists or those wanting to experiment with new art forms. All levels welcome. 


6:30-8:30pm: 4 Mondays, Feb 12, 26 & March 5, 12

Instructor: Chad Pastotnik of Deep Wood Press

Cost: $150.00 + $20 materials fee



Printmaking Open Studio

Join our growing community of printmakers! Open studio time is available for screen printing, letterpress and printmaking, for new and returning students to practice what they learn and to hone their skills.  A variety of abilities is welcomed. Open studio fee includes inks, use of tools, equipment, and basic paper. Students bring any specialty papers they wish to use. 

Cost $15/each session; please register online or call (231) 421-8085 as space is limited.

Two Sundays/month, 1-5pm. Other dates TBD based on student schedules.