We Can’t Afford Poverty Print Workshop and Open House
at WePress (#202 – 268 Keefer Street)
Sunday, October 30th, 2016
as part of the 13th Annual Heart of the City Festival
1-4pm We Can’t Afford Poverty Print Workshop
Please register in advance
This is a free public workshop for all ages using traditional printing techniques to create posters for the We Can’t Afford Poverty Campaign. Using the original printing press from the old Woodwards Department Store, workshop participants will learn firsthand how to layout type and print their own message. The workshop will be led by WePress collective members. Due to the small printing space, participation will be limited to 6 people on a first-come-first-served basis.
4-6pm WePress Open House and Letterpress & 3D Printing Demos
Join We Can’t Afford Poverty and WePress at their community art-space in Chinatown and check out their letterpress, large type collection, 3D printer, and industrial sewing machine. There will be demonstrations on how to use all the equipment and, of course, snacks, great conversation, and a chance to meet all sorts of people.
WePress is an accessible community art-space that welcomes diverse groups of people including those marginalized by class, sexuality, gender, race, culture, disability, mental health, and addictions.