Refurbishing a Small Press - February 24th

Refurbishing a Small Press - February 24th

Interactive Live Online Demo!


Refurbishing a Small Press

Wednesday February 24th 2021

6:30 - 8:30pm

Over Zoom!



Thinking about investing in some letterpress equipment or have a rusty little machine that you would love to bring back to life? Using a table top Kelsey Platen Press to demonstrate, Michelle Wiebe will cover basic press components and operation as well as how to spot damaged areas, cleaning methods, making minor repairs and sourcing replacement parts (much of this information is applicable to a wide range of press models and styles).

She will also touch on where to gain printing knowledge and find resources that can lead you further into your letterpress journey. If you have been looking for a place to really understand the potential of letterpress printing as well as for those who may have inherited some equipment and are not sure where to start with restoring it – this class is for you!

There will also be plenty of time for questions throughout this interactive demonstration, participants who already have a press they wish to restore should have it handy so that they can ask specific questions or show areas that they are unsure about. Never be afraid of rust -  Michelle will help you feel empowered as you acquire these skills and tackle a project with great rewards.



​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
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    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.

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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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