Join Anneli Skaar and Sal Taylor Kydd as they introduce you to the world of Letterpress printing by guiding you through the creation of your very own custom greeting cards or announcement cards!

Letterpress printing is a type of relief printing, in which images and text can be re-produced by the repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against paper. 

This class teaches each student to make a set of custom, hand-printed letterpress cards. All levels are welcome and students are free to make any type of card they might need in the new year—greeting cards, personalized stationary, announcement cards, or maybe even Valentine’s Day greetings! Students will have access to quality papers and a lovely gold ink to make beautiful, quality, hand-crafted cards. 

Students are encouraged to bring their message ideas for cards, including any desired Illustrations. Illustrations may include: line art drawings, children’s art, clip art, handwritten text, etc. Under the guidance of Anneli and Sal, students will finalize their designs and then learn how to use the photopolymer plate maker and the two Vandercook Universal presses in the Maine Media Book Arts Studio in order to execute their projects. 

Includes lunch each day.

Enrollment limited to SIX!


Anneli Skaar

Anneli Skaar is a professional graphic designer, illustrator, and artist with 20+ years of experience creating branding and marketing pieces for individuals, businesses, and organizations both nationally and internationally . She holds a B.A. from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and is the Creative Director at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME. 



Course Dates

Feb 4 to Feb 5




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