WCBA: Book Arts in the Southern Hemisphere

The Wellington Centre for Book Arts is opening soon in central Wellington, NZ. The inaugural classes will be led by international letterpress teacher, Graham Judd, of GTO Printers. Graham will repeat his highly successful Heidelberg Platen Masterclass along with a one-day workshop on Treadle Platens and shorter Letterpress Intro courses. Full details can be found at The Printing Museum’s Meetup Group https://www.meetup.com/theprintingmuseum/
Note: some classes are nearly full but waiting lists are already being taken for next year’s if the timing doesn’t suit.

There will be more to come with classes on bookbinding, platemaking, lettering, and calligraphy. A community project will involve members printing an unpublished 1902 manuscript on the Wairau “Catastrophe”. 42 kg of new Arrighi (Centaur Italic) 16 on 18pt has already been cast and is awaiting compositors…..
The New Year will see additional masterclasses from New Zealand’s best letterpress printers: Tara McLeod, Creative Proof Press and John Denny, Proof Press Editioning. To keep in touch, simply sign up to the MeetUp group or even better join The Printing Museum for priority enrolments and a discount on classes and type.

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Sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to visit next time I am in NZ.