Join Eli Backer for a thorough introduction to letterpress printing. Learn how to create a letterpress broadside - a sheet of paper printed on one side used historically in Europe. If you can't make the first session at the end of May, we are also offering it at the end of June.

This course covers all material necessary for letterpress certification on typesetting and uses the Challenge Press. With a little practice in open studio after this course, you should be ready to take the certification test and demonstrate your capabilities to safely and effectively run a press unsupervised! 

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BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network) is a nonprofit community center for craft and invention on Bainbridge Island, Washington. BARN’s mission is to grow and inspire a creative community through craft, learning and service. BARN includes artisan studios in the following disciplines: Electronic and Technical Arts, Fiber Arts, Glass Arts, Jewelry & Fine Metals, Kitchen Arts, Media Arts, Metal Fabrication, Print & Book Arts, Woodworking and Small Boat Building, and Writers. To learn more visit

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