Tracey Morrison and Jim Wong-Chu

This month we lost two major community leaders, Tracey Morrison and Jim Wong-Chu. All of us at WePress want to send our condolences to family and members of the communities that Tracey and Jim were part of. We want to recognize their inspiring work and try to do our part to carry it forward. Karen…

WePress has moved!

We’re excited to announce that starting in November 2017, WePress will be roommates with Gallery Gachet at The Beacon Hotel, located at 9 W. Hastings, between Army & Navy and Pigeon Park! We are sad to leave the Sun Wah Centre on Keefer, but we also look forward to working with the Gallery to continue…

Welcome to WePress!

Welcome to WePress, a new, accessible, Community Artspace in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver, BC, Canada on Unceded Coast Salish Territory! We opened on February 8th, 2016. Our purpose is to use historic and contemporary methods of print and art-making to support learning, skills development and creative communications for personal and community benefit amongst…

Online Fundraiser for WePress

Hey everyone! Please check out our GoFundMe Campaign! We want to thank everyone for supporting WePress since we opened in February 2016, and in the months prior to the opening when we were just getting off the ground. We are in that zone where we have some current funding, and are raising some funds through…

art + code • aug 20th at 4-6pm

Art + Code, Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 from 4 to 6 pm maximum 5 participants WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com This week we’ll sketch generative + interactive art with Lauren Mccarthy’s p5.js project! No experience with code or art needed. Workshop is free and open to women-identified, gender nonconforming, non-binary, queer & poc folks who have lived…

Historical Japanese Bookbinding with Suzan Lee • Sun Aug 20 12-3pm

Historical Japanese Bookbinding with Suzan Lee Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 12 to 3 pm Sliding Scale (suggested $55) / participant – includes bookmaking supplies maximum 8 participants Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com This historical technique is based on a stab binding common in Asia. Japan preferred the 4-hole stab binding. Over the centuries,…

Medieval Longstitch Bookbinding with Suzan Lee • Sun Jul 30 12-3pm

Medieval Longstitch Bookbinding with Suzan Lee Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 12 to 3 pm Sliding Scale (suggested $55) / participant – includes bookmaking supplies maximum 8 participants Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com Longstitch bookbinding is a Medieval technique practised by both guild bookbinders and amateurs. Straight forward stitching results in a complex visual…

Coptic Bookbinding with Suzan Lee • Sat Jul 29 12-3pm

Coptic Bookbinding with Suzan Lee Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 12 to 3 pm Sliding Scale (suggested $55) / participant – includes bookmaking supplies maximum 8 participants Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com Coptic bookbinding is an ancient Egyptian structure and technique. It reveals the spine and completely exposes the stitching of the book. This…

Crazy Quilting with local Madwoman Diane Wood • Jul 22nd at 2 pm

Crazy Quilting with local Madwoman Diane Wood Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 from 2 to 5 pm Sliding Scale (suggested $20) / participant includes quilt-making supplies maximum 10 participants Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com Crazy Quilts were a lively style of patchwork,from scraps,embellished with embroidery, lace and ribbon, popular in the 19th Century. If complicated…

Tote Bag Making with Kristie Bradley • Sat, May 20th at 1pm

Tote Bag Making with Kristie Bradley Saturday, May 20th from 1 to 4pm Sliding Scale (suggested $40) / participant includes all supplies and equipment maximum 8 participants Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com Learn to sew a reversible tote bag that can be easily adapted to your unique style and preferences. Whether you want a…

Intro to 3d Printing • June 4th at 3-5pm

Intro to 3d Printing June 4th from 3 to 5pm Sliding scale ($40 recommended) includes an illustrated PDF guide to 3d printing Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com max 6 participants per workshop In this 2-hour long beginner workshop, you’ll learn the basics of 3d printing, learn to use the Tinkerine Suite software, and print…

Crazy Quilting with local Madwoman Diane Wood • Jun 3rd 2-5pm

Crazy Quilting with local Madwoman Diane Wood Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 2 to 5 pm Sliding Scale (suggested $40) / participant includes quilt-making supplies maximum 10 participants Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com Crazy Quilts were a lively style of patchwork,from scraps,embellished with embroidery, lace and ribbon, popular in the 19th Century. If complicated…

FREE Block Printmaking Workshop at Carnegie Centre for Asian Heritage Month at 2 pm

Japanese Canadian Vegetables & Flowers Block Printmaking Workshop Tuesday, May 16th from 2 to 4 pm at the Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main Street, Vancouver NOT AT WePress! Free drop-in workshop, open to all ages. All materials provided. WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com In this workshop, participants will learn to do block printmaking and create artworks that…

Cord Bookbinding with Karen Ward • Sun, May 28 at 2pm

Cord Bookbinding with Karen Ward Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 2 to 5 pm Sliding Scale (suggested $40) / participant – includes bookmaking supplies maximum 8 participants Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com Make a book: eight sections on ribbons, including endpapers, and we’ll complete the project with a cover. All materials supplied, but feel…