Explore printing technologies with an antique Kelsey letterpress. We will set up a chase with different cuts and print them. Learn about the ingenious technologies that made this small letterpress an important industrial tool and why the art of the letterpress has become such a popular hobby.
Then, try your hand at writing with a dip pen and ink. You'll start to appreciate the value of the ball point pen when your nib skips across the paper and blots ink on your design!
This is just a sampling of one zone of Handcrafted, a hands on vintage workshop where old tools meet new ideas. Located in Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix, Handcrafted is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We offer workshops and drop in activities for adults, teens and children. Heritage Square is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Presented by Heritage Square: heritagesquarephx.org/visit/handcrafted