Stop by and print a letterpress Christmas or generic Seasonal Holiday card for Free. (Additional cards can be printed for only $1 a pop!) and/or shop at our pop-up shop for books, cards, posters, broadsides, and even the new Wells Book Arts Baseball Caps!
When: Friday, December 4th from 1pm-5pm
Where: Wells Book Arts Center in Morgan Hall
The holiday season is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with handmade prints and books!? Our students have been working diligently throughout the semester to prepare gifts for those on your list.
On December 6th and 7th we will host a holiday sale and card-printing workshop in Morgan Hall! The events will be held from 1-5 pm on both days. The cost is $10 to print 6 cards, and we will have a variety of designs set in the presses, ready to print.
Here are some of the cards from our collection. They are for sale in Morgan Hall Monday-Friday, 9-5 pm, and will be available at the workshop!
Last Saturday we opened up Morgan Hall for the Wells community to print greeting cards on our presses. Music filled the air, as did the scent of apples and cinnamon. It was the most wonderful day in the print shop!
I miss your face with fun wood type
Here are some of the cards and matrices that we printed from.
Since Odd/Even Season was approaching, we set up some spirited cards as well! These cards are lyrics sung by odds and evens during the sing off and basketball game at Wells. The odd team even put on a special performance in the type shop! You ladies rock! Here is some more information about odd/even and other Wells traditions on the Wells website.
We will be hosting more printing and book arts events later on in the semester, so if you missed this one, do not worry!
Last Thursday, the semester kicked off with a strong start at Wells College. There was singing around the Sycamore, lighting candles outside Macmillan, and a general sense of excitement with students screaming when they saw each other after the long summer break.
The Book Arts Center was bustling with organizing fresh supplies, cleaning, and finishing the greenhouse. Thanks so much to the efforts of Amanda Kelly and crew who worked so hard in the sun! Click here to see the story!
The courses being offered this fall include Letterpress Printing with Michael Bixler, Calligraphy with Barbara Galli, Bookbinding I, and Art on the Press with Laura Rowley.
In a few weeks, we will host our first event at Morgan: card printing on Vandercook presses! It is free for all to join on Saturday, September 21 any time from 1-6 p.m. Participants will print various greeting cards from metal and wood type, and metal cuts from the Wells collection. It is sure to be a fun and productive day, so bring a friend along! Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The flyers were letterpress printed and feature phrases that will be used in the workshop.