St Bride opened its workshop in 2010 on the site of the Foundation's former gymnasium, offering hands-on workshops on traditional printing and engraving techniques, as well as evening classes, print history courses and summer schools.
Our courses are taliored to beginners and experienced printers, with a range of workshops and academic sessions catering to each. Whether it is mastering letterpress or learning about print's past and future, we have the perfect programme to help you brush up on your skills.
A full programme of events runs throughout the year, while tailor-made workshops are available as required.
Our unique workshop space allows visitors to experience first-hand how traditional printing works, hone existing skills or learn new ones, all based at the home of print on Fleet Street.
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Introduction to print past and present
We also host externally-run classes at our workshop.
Whether you are looking for an escape from the office after work or want to refine your skills for professional purposes, then our courses are perfect. We have taught people of all ages and backgrounds from all over the world, while some of our former pupils have gone on to run their own printing businesses.
“What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.”
St Bride Foundation was built more than 100 years ago to server Fleet Street’s burgeoning print community.
Now, it needs your help to preserve its extensive library and unrivalled collection of artefacts, publications, typefaces and a dating back to the very origins of the printing industry.FIND OUT MORE
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