Letterpress Open Studio

Print & Book Arts

Letterpress Open Studio

Work on personal projects with an experienced monitor in the studio.

Meeting Times
  1. Fri, 3/1/2024 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fri, 3/1/2024


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Open Studio, No Prerequisite, Has Prerequisite

Print & Book Arts Studio

Letterpress, Printmaking, Book Arts


Work on personal projects of all kinds with a monitor who can answer questions, although no specific instruction is provided. The Challenge letterpress is available for supervised use by those who are not yet certified for independent use. The etching press and other equipment may only be used by those who are certified. The last half hour is devoted to cleanup. 


  • Registration is required as there is a set number of artisans allowed in the workspace at one time. No drop-ins.
  • Typesetting and Challenge Press certification check-off is available at this open studio.
  • If you have questions, or are interested in becoming  a studio monitor, email Print & Book Studio Lead Jane Kim at printandbook.lead@bainbridgebarn.org.


You must have taken introductory classes in either printmaking, letterpress, or book arts or have attended a studio orientation.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Eli Backer

Eli Backer is an artist, composer, and engineer who works in a wide range of media and is constantly making. A Bainbridge native, she holds a master's degree in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a bachelor's in computer engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Her work can be found in the Cynthia Sears Artist’s Books Collection at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, at the Center for Book Arts in NYC, and at the Fleet Library in Providence, R.I. She finds setting type and working with the presses quite meditative.

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