Welcome to WePress!

Welcome to WePress, a new Community Makerspace in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver, BC, Canada on Unceded Coast Salish Territory! We want to make technologies and the methods of the new maker culture accessible to DTES residents who wouldn’t normally have venues to be creative with a letterpress, a 3D printer and an industrial…

Letterpress for Beginners • Monday, Sep 26 at 1:00pm

Letterpress for Beginners with Morgan Melenka and Alex Linfield Saturday, Sep 24th from 2 to 5 pm $40 and sliding scale Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com This workshop is for absolute beginners or anyone who needs a refresher course in traditional letterpress printing. Learn some of the basics of type setting, inking, and operating the…

Intro to Letterpress • Sat, Sep 24 at 2:00pm

Intro to Letterpress Saturday, Sep 24th from 2 to 5 pm $40 and sliding scale Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com This workshop is for absolute beginners or anyone who needs a refresher course in traditional letterpress printing. Learn some of the basics of type setting, inking, and operating the press. By the end of this…

Intro to 3d Printing • Sun, Sept 25 and Sat, Oct 1 at 3:00pm

Intro to 3d Printing Sunday, September 25th from 3 to 5pm and Saturday, October 1st from 3 to 5pm $40 / participant includes an illustrated PDF guide to 3d printing Register on Eventbrite for September 25th Register on Eventbrite for October 1st WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com max 6 participants per workshop In this 2-hour long beginner…

Intro to 3d Printing • Sat, July 23rd at 3:00pm

Intro to 3d Printing Saturday, August 13th from 3 to 5 pm $40 / participant includes an illustrated PDF guide to 3d printing Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com max 6 participants In this 2-hour long beginner workshop, you’ll learn the basics of 3d printing, learn to use the Tinkerine Suite software, and print a…

Queering Selfies • June 24 & 26 from 2:30 to 5:30pm each day

Queering Selfies Workshop Fri, June 24 and Sun, June 26 2:30 to 5:30 pm each day For ages 15 to 24 (If you are no longer a youth, please respect this space.) Free of charge (all equipment and materials provided) Register here max 12 participants WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com A free workshop for queer and allied…

Modern Japanese Calligraphy Workshop (for Beginners) by Kisyuu • Sun, June 12th at 2 pm

Modern Japanese Calligraphy Workshop (for Beginners) by Kisyuu Sunday, June 12th from 2 to 4 pm $40 / participant includes calligraphy set rental, paper, ink and other art supplies Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com max 6 participants During this 2-hour beginner workshop, you’ll learn basic calligraphy (individually and in groups), learn Japanese calligraphy history,…

Kisyuu installing her show that opens this Sunday, May 22nd

On Wednesday, May 18th, Japanese Calligrapher, Kisyuu, came by with her artwork and began installing it in the WePress gallery. Her work is so beautiful! Please join us on Sunday, May 22nd for the WePress Open House and Artist Reception from noon to 6 pm (official reception from 4 to 6 pm). Kisyuu will be…

Intro to Letterpress • Sat, May 28th at 3pm

Intro to Letterpress Saturday, May 28th from 3 to 6 pm $40 sliding scale Register on Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com This workshop is for absolute beginners or anyone who needs a refresher course in traditional letterpress printing. Learn some of the basics of type setting, inking, and operating the press. By the end of this…

Intro to Block Printmaking • Sat, May 21st at 1pm

Intro to Block Printmaking Saturday, May 21 from 1 to 4 pm $40/participant Ages 10 and up Register at Eventbrite WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com Kathy Shimizu will run a block printmaking workshop. Participants will print a set of 10 cards by carving their own block in rubber or lino. Letters from our letterpress type collection may…