Basics Of Letterpress - July 8th

 Interactive Live Online Demo!

Pressing Onwards - Basics Of Letterpress

Wednesday July 8th

6:30 - 8:30pm

Over Zoom!


Registration Cost: $10
A/P Members get 20% off  /  CJSW Friends Card Holder: 10% off


Or, access the CARING THROUGH PRINTMAKING purchase price of $0 (details below)



Learn about the history and evolution of letterpress printing and how you can incorporate it into your printmaking practice. Michelle Wiebe will discuss options available for home printing as well as Alberta Printmakers’ Vandercook SP-15. Using a Kelsey table top press during the demonstration, she will guide you through basic terminology, press operation as well as show you basic lock up techniques for type and linocuts. There will also be plenty of time for questions throughout this interactive demonstration.


Having spent many years learning how to restore and operate a variety of letterpress equipment during her time at the Canadian Museum of Making as well as the Strathmore Standard at Heritage Park, Michelle will also touch on purchasing and restoring your own press, where to acquire type and all sorts of local resources that can lead you further into your letterpress journey. This is a wonderful introduction or refresher to anyone who is curious about the potential of letterpress printing in their own artistic practice as well as for those who may have inherited some equipment and are not sure where to start with restoring it and getting it into service – it is easier than you think!



​Michelle Wiebe is a Cochrane, Alberta based artist focused primarily on painting, printmaking and letterpress. Her work is characterized by simple subject matter rendered with bold colour and line work. Michelle is also a passionate instructor with a deep love for teaching, she makes it her goal that students leave her class with quality work and the confidence to continue building their new skills. She can also be found doing collaborations, demonstrations and commission pieces. She is a member of Alberta Printmakers and the Leighton Artist Centre.
Facebook: Michelle Wiebe Art
Twitter: Michelle_Wiebe
Instagram: mw.artco



We recognize that folks in Calgary and around the world are currently facing very important and impactful global issues. 


Now, more than ever, we need ways to make & celebrate art (as professional development, relief, escape, self-care, and as a way to self-express, etc).  At the same time, many of us may be financially strained or needing to focus financial resources elsewhere at the moment.


In the spirit of care through printmaking, if you'd like, you can register for this demo FREE OF CHARGE - NO QUESTIONS ASKED. 


To access this rate, simply enter the coupon code: CARETHROUGHPRINT when processing your purchase/registration in the checkout. 

  • Cancellation Policy

    If you choose to cancel your registration, A/P requires AT LEAST 48 HOURS NOTICE in writing for full reimbursement. If cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the program’s start time, no refund will be issued.

    A/P reserves the right to cancel the demo due to low enrolment within 3 days of the program date.  Should this occur, all registered participants will be notified via email and all paid fees will be reimbursed in full.


Special Thanks to A/P's Funders and Sponsors:


A/P receives operational funding from Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Calgary Arts Development Authority:

Studio-Based Events & Education Programming is sponsored by Inglewood Art Supplies

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Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Printmakers
Alberta Printmakers

Alberta Printmakers

4025 4th St SE Calgary, AB


Hours: Wed-Sat 11am to 4pm