Workshop Series for Teens. Do you have kids that are 12 and older and interested in finding some great, affordable workshops? We have found a great workshops series in the Seaport District that may able to many kids that are 12 and older.
The South Street Seaport Museum announces the Bowne Printers 2016 Workshops. Your tweens and teens can enjoy monthly workshops in custom stationery, fresh prints, and wood type. Bowne Printers create contemporary artisanal projects using the traditional methods and historic presses that once documented marine trade.
Custom Stationery will be offered from 1p – 4p on 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, 6/7, 7/2, & 8/6. This three-hour workshop introduces participants to typesetting and letterpress printing of small runs of custom work. Students will choose from a selection of the Museum’s vintage lead type to design their own personalized stationery. Expert printers will guide the participants through the process of setting type, proofing on a Vandercook cylinder press, fine-tuning designs, and printing a final run on a 19th century tabletop platen press. They will learn how to operate the presses themselves and will go home with twenty personal stationery items. Tickets are $75 each.
Fresh Prints will be offered from 7p – 9p on 2/25, 3/31, 4/28, 5/26, 6/30, 7/28, 8/25. Bowne Printers will stay open late the last Thursday of every month for Fresh Prints, a printing party that showcases multiple presses in the collection. For each event, a team of designers and printers will launch a series of limited edition cards and prints on press all evening. Attendees have the opportunity to pull prints of their own and learn about the traditional craft of letterpresses. Admission is $10 or $8 for Museum Members, and visitors go home with a package of all three prints pulled live that night.
Woodtype 12p – 4p on 2/21, 3/23. This 4-hour workshop will teach participants how to design and print a broadside poster from moveable wood type. Bowne Printers will curate a sampling of wood type from the Museum’s collection of over 100 fonts. After an introduction to the history and process of printing from handset type, students will select type and spell out a word or phrase that fits into a specific line length. Each member of Bowne Printers will lead the wood type workshop based on their own personal practice.
Date: Starting Sunday, March 5th
Ages: 12 and up
Location: 12 Fulton Street
For more information and to register, click here.