Workshops

Summer Workshops

Lego-Press


We love Lego! It's so versatile you can even print letterpress style with it!

Create a 2-D, 8 bit style image out of Lego. Participants will create their own image with Lego pieces snapped onto a base plate and then ink and print a small edition of their creations. 

Lego-Press for Kids age 8-12

By careful layout and hand inking with brayers we can create easy two colour prints.
*max 4 participants, minimum of 2
Cost: $40.00 plus $5.20 tax



Lego-Press for bigger kids (2 colour edition)

To create a two colour edition each participant will create and map their own pattern for each colour on a grid. The first colour will printed in the first class. In the second class the second pattern will be created and printed.
*max 4 participants, minimum of 2
Cost: $80.00 plus $10.40 tax

Introduction to Letterpress: Vandercook SP15 Flatbed Press

*max 4 participants, minimum of 2

Cost: $ 105.00 plus $ 13.65 HST (materials included)

This 4 hour workshop is a basic introduction to letterpress printing. Participants will get an overview of the different types of presses used for letterpress printing and dabble in the craft of letterpress printing. We will use vintage metal and wood type and vintage cuts (images) from my collection to create a simple form (a phrase, short quote, etc.). You will then be guided in printing your form as a broadside on Mason or Cookie, our Vandercook SP15 flatbed presses.


Introduction to Letterpress: Craftsman Platen Press and Showcard Flatbed Press

*max 4 participants, minimum of 2*

Cost: $ 105.00 plus $ 13.65 HST (materials included)

This 4 hour workshop is a basic introduction to letterpress printing. Participants will get an overview of the different types of presses used for letterpress printing and dabble in the craft of letterpress printing. We will use vintage metal and wood type and vintage cuts (images) from my collection to create a simple form for a card, gift tag, stationery or post card. You will then be guided in inking and printing your form on the Craftsman press and/or the Showcard flatbed press. 

*The Introduction workshops are great if you are curious about letterpress or are not sure if getting into letterpress printing is for you!*

The ABC's of Letterpress 

**Successful completion of this workshop is a pre-requisite to rent press time at KOZO Studio**
*max 4 participants, minimum of 2*

From 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Cost: $ 295.00 + 38.35 HST (most materials included)

This 7 week class is for those who want to learn more about letterpress printing and gain experience using the different types of letterpress presses available in the studio.

Throughout the workshop you will learn the basic operation for each of the presses. You'll get a sense of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of press. We'll also cover maintenance and troubleshooting problems.

Participants will complete 3 projects in small editions.
First Project: a one colour broadside using vintage wood type on a flatbed press (the Vandercook SP15).

Second Project: a two colour project using foundry type (loose metal type) and cuts (images) on the Craftsman 10"x6" tabletop platen press. 

Final Project: an experimental two to three colour project with the possibility of using photopolymer plates printed on any combination of the presses including the Nolan and Showcard flatbed presses.

Course Calendar


Workshop Registration Information


To register you can come to the studio in person or contact us by phone or email. A deposit of 50% is required to hold a spot in any workshop. The deposit can be paid by cash, cheque or Visa/MC or direct deposit. Cheques can be made out to Akemi Nishidera and mailed to KOZO Studio/Gallery.

The studio is open Fridays and Saturdays between 2 and 6 pm.

Email: kozostudio@gmail.com, please CC: bert.kwon@gmail.com
Tel: 416-214-1882

You may also book a private workshop for 1 to 4 people. Please contact Akemi for details.