IAP Beaver Press Workshops

Monday, January 22, 2024 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Building 10, 810
222 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139

Are you interested in learning to use an early modern-style hand press or hoping to advance your skills? The MIT Beaver Press is pleased to offer multiple workshops this IAP.

  • Beginner Workshops. These single-session workshops are designed for individuals who have never used a letterpress. Bring a 150-character text (spaces included) to set and print. Experienced shop assistants will guide you through the process. The workshop lasts approximately three hours.
  • Advanced Workshops. These workshops, limited to six people, are designed for individuals who have completed a Beginner Workshop, or have successfully completed 21H.343 / CC.120. Workshop participants will work in a team to produce a four-page pamphlet. The project will extend over two weeks.

Spaces are limited: to sign up, please contact Dr. Erica Zimmer at ezimmer[at]mit[dot]edu.


Beginner Workshops (standalone; 3 hours each) - To sign up, please contact Dr. Erica Zimmer.

All workshops will be held in 10-810 (eighth floor of Barker Library):

    •    Tuesday, January 16, 2 PM-5 PM
    •    Monday, January 22, 2 PM-5 PM
    •    Tuesday, January 23, 10 AM-1 PM
    •    Wednesday, January 24, 2 PM-5 PM

Advanced WorkshopTo sign up, please contact Dr. Erica Zimmer.

    •    Scheduling for the Advanced Workshop will be announced shortly!

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