Events

 

Looking to book your next event, field trip or company outing somewhere unique?

Let Ladyfingers Letterpress be your destination for a creative and memorable experience! Pull prints on our Vandercook letterpress, which can be set up with a special design commemorating your event. Get in touch to see what’s possible!

 

 

APRIL 2024

First Friday
Friday, April 5
4-6pm
Free

Pull your own free print on our Vandercook letterpress! (Every First Friday)

 


 

Intro to Modern Calligraphy
Sunday, April 7
12- 3pm
Sign up here!

Learn the basics of modern calligraphy. If you've never picked up a pen with a nib, this class is for you! We will go over the very basics, including supplies, dipping the pen in ink, pressure and flow, and basic letter forms. This class is intended to keep things as simple as possible as you learn to hold and maneuver the calligraphy pen to develop the strokes needed to create letters and numbers.

 


 

Lego Letterpress Printing for Adults
Thursday, April 11
5-7:30
$60 per student
Maximum 8 students
(This is an adult class, 21 years and up 😂)
Sign up here!

Come spend an evening filled with the joy of creating with LEGOS and printmaking. This workshop includes several techniques to print relief plates. We'll use LEGO bricks to create printing surfaces to be printed on the Vandercook 219 Old Style letterpress and with a barren. 

 


 

Intro to Typesetting + Letterpress
Saturday, April 13
12-4pm
$100 per student
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Learn the basics of letterpress from Ladyfingers Co-Founder Morgan Calderini on our Vandercook 219 letterpress! Choose from a variety of fonts from our vintage type cases to produce your very own set of one-color 4.25” x 5.5” (A2 size) letterpress-printed notecards. Students will learn the basics of setting lead type, ink mixing, registration, and the basic operation of the press. Each student will leave the class with 25 letterpress printed notecards with corresponding envelopes. 

 


  

Tarot Reading With Cultivating Luminescence
Sunday, April 14
11-3pm
$25 per student
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8 sessions available, select your time slot when booking. Have a lover, partner, friend join for an additional $10 (addition payment due at time of session). Each reading will be approximately 15 minutes, please arrive on time.

 


  

Study Hall
Friday, April 19
4-6pm
Free

Join us for Study Hall! Come get some work done - the kind of work you *want* to be doing, whether you're writing a heartfelt letter, sending cards, knitting, drawing or simply looking to unwind with friends and meet new people, our shop is the perfect destination. Come and enjoy casual hangs with old and new friends. We’ll provide the snacks and drinks! *This is a new semi-regular event, watch for more dates if you can’t make this one. 

 


 

Intro to Linocut + Letterpress
Saturdays, April 20 + 27
12-4pm
$170 per student
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Great For:

  • People brand new to printmaking — beginner/non-artist friendly!
  • Printmakers who want a refresher & some printin’ fun on the press
  • Anyone who wants to take a future intermediate workshop with us and access the letterpress to print

The Class

  • Learn about the tools and materials needed for this method of printing
  • Share print inspiration, favorite mark making tools, and provide other materials for printmaking
  • Practice the safe usage of carving tools and how to know when they need sharpening
  • Overview + print demonstration of how to use a letterpress to print
  • Introduction to methods of printing linocut that do not require a press (barren, stamping, and more) that can be used after the workshop at home or in your own studio
  • Create & print an edition of 1 color prints to share with the class & take home!

 


 

Candle Pour Workshop With Cultivating Luminescence
Sunday, April 28, 2024
12-3pm
Please sign up for the one hour slot of your choice
$40 per candle 
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Kristina Henderson the founder of Cultivating Luminescence pours her candles onsite at Ladyfingers.  Join her for a demonstration, candle care tips and the chance to pour your own candle to take home. This is an hour long workshop.

 


 

MAY 2024

First Friday
Friday, May 3
4-6pm
Free

Pull your own free print on our Vandercook letterpress! (Every First Friday)

 


 

Print Your Own Stationery (Private Session)
Saturday, May 4
1.5 hour private session with instructor
$150 per session

Cost includes materials + 1 set of 50 printed flat cards and unprinted envelopes
Sign up here!

Learn the basics of letterpress printing together on our Vandercook 219 with printmaker Morgan Calderini and leave the workshop with one (1) set of fifty (50) flat panel A2-sized (4.25” x 5.5”) one-color letterpress-printed pieces of personal stationery with colored envelopes of your choice! Bring Mom for a super special Mother's Day gift and spend the afternoon together while making something that you both will cherish!

 


 

Modern Calligraphy for Envelopes + More
Friday, May 10
5-7pm
$60 per student

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This class is perfect for those who have already taken our Intro to Modern Calligraphy Class.  Learn to apply your calligraphy to items like envelopes, place cards and favors. There are so many helpful tips and tricks that make the work of addressing and spacing the alignment easier. Come enjoy an evening of lettering and sip some bubbles while you learn from Sam. 

 


 

Intro to Risograph Printing
Saturday, May 11
12-4pm
$125 per student
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Risograph (ree-sow-graf) printing is a fun (and environmentally friendly) print-making process invented in Japan that looks like a photocopier, works as a screenprinter, and uses stencils and rich spot colors to create vibrant, unique prints. It’s experienced a resurgence in the the last few decades and we are THRILLED to be able to offer our very first (of hopefully many) riso workshops to come thanks to our “riso-in-residence” pals at FIXER Studio!

 


 

Signature Bath Salts Workshop With Cultivating Luminescence
Saturday, May 11, 2024
4:30-6:30pm
Register for the one hour window of your choice
$45 per student
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Indulge in a delightful sensory experience as you create your own Signature Bath Salts in our one-hour workshop! Elevate your bath routine with this hands-on activity, perfect for treating your loved ones or yourself to a memorable experience, especially as a thoughtful gesture for Mother’s Day (mark your calendars for May 12th!).

In this workshop, immerse yourself in relaxation and creativity as you blend luxurious bath salts infused with your choice of essential oils. Whether it's crafting a personalized blend as a gift or for yourself, this workshop promises an evening of fun.

Great For:
• People who would like to learn to mix their own scents and create bath salts
moms, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, or simply for yourself

The Class:
• Overview + demonstration of how how Kristina creates and layers the scents in her products
• Create your own 10oz glass jar of bath salts infused with essential oils to take home or gift

 


 

Study Hall
Friday, May 17
4-6pm
Free

Join us for Study Hall! Come get some work done - the kind of work you *want* to be doing, whether you're writing a heartfelt letter, sending cards, knitting, drawing or simply looking to unwind with friends and meet new people, our shop is the perfect destination. Come and enjoy casual hangs with old and new friends. We’ll provide the snacks and drinks! *This is a new semi-regular event, watch for more dates if you can’t make this one. 

 


 

JUNE 2024

From Design to Letterpress: A 3-Day Workshop
Remotely via Zoom: Saturday, June 1, 12-3pm
In-Studio: Saturday, July 6, 10-4pm
In-Studio: Sunday, July 7, 10-4pm
$450 per student
Number of Students: 10
Sign up here!

In this multi-day and part-virtual class, students will learn how to digitally prepare their designs to be made into polymer plates and print them using our Vandercook 219 Old Style Letterpress. 

The class begins with a virtual instruction over Zoom by Illustrator and Letterer Arley Torsone, who will share how to digitally export your files to be made into polymer plates. Photopolymer plates are a recent technology (that is, if you consider the ‘80s to be recent!) that allows the freedom and flexibility to translate any illustration or design into a type-high plate that can be used in conjunction with a specialized machined base for letterpress printing. Once you learn how to prepare your work for polymer plates, you will be equipped to work with letterpress printers and be able to translate your work for print!

Students will complete the workshop at Ladyfingers Letterpress in Colorado Springs and learn how to print their designs in our fully-equipped letterpress studio. Under the guidance and supervision of Letterpress Printer Morgan Calderini, each student will learn the history of letterpress printing and become familiar with operating this popular flatbed cylinder proof press while “talking shop” about the world of running a successful letterpress business. 

 


 

First Friday
Friday, June 7
4-6pm
Free

Pull your own free print on our Vandercook letterpress! (Every First Friday)

 


 

Study Hall
Friday, June 14
4-6pm
Free

Join us for Study Hall! Come get some work done - the kind of work you *want* to be doing, whether you're writing a heartfelt letter, sending cards, knitting, drawing or simply looking to unwind with friends and meet new people, our shop is the perfect destination. Come and enjoy casual hangs with old and new friends. We’ll provide the snacks and drinks! *This is a new semi-regular event, watch for more dates if you can’t make this one. 

 


 

JULY 2024

First Friday
Friday, July 5th 

We won't be printing this month, come see us in August 

 


 

From Design to Letterpress: A 3-Day Workshop
Remotely via Zoom: Saturday, June 1, 12-3pm
In-Studio: Saturday, July 6, 10-4pm
In-Studio: Sunday, July 7, 10-4pm
$450 per student
Number of Students: 10
Sign up here!

In this multi-day and part-virtual class, students will learn how to digitally prepare their designs to be made into polymer plates and print them using our Vandercook 219 Old Style Letterpress. 

The class begins with a virtual instruction over Zoom by Illustrator and Letterer Arley Torsone, who will share how to digitally export your files to be made into polymer plates. Photopolymer plates are a recent technology (that is, if you consider the ‘80s to be recent!) that allows the freedom and flexibility to translate any illustration or design into a type-high plate that can be used in conjunction with a specialized machined base for letterpress printing. Once you learn how to prepare your work for polymer plates, you will be equipped to work with letterpress printers and be able to translate your work for print!

Students will complete the workshop at Ladyfingers Letterpress in Colorado Springs and learn how to print their designs in our fully-equipped letterpress studio. Under the guidance and supervision of Letterpress Printer Morgan Calderini, each student will learn the history of letterpress printing and become familiar with operating this popular flatbed cylinder proof press while “talking shop” about the world of running a successful letterpress business. 

 


 

Study Hall

Friday, July 19
4-6pm
Free

Join us for Study Hall! Come get some work done - the kind of work you *want* to be doing, whether you're writing a heartfelt letter, sending cards, knitting, drawing or simply looking to unwind with friends and meet new people, our shop is the perfect destination. Come and enjoy casual hangs with old and new friends. We’ll provide the snacks and drinks! *This is a new semi-regular event, watch for more dates if you can’t make this one.