The Clearing is a vision of the future in the grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

The Printed Word

Saturday 26 August

Once the internet is just a blank screen in every room, we’ll need to go back to older ways of passing on knowledge. Fortunately, our homes will still be full of one of the most resilient technologies we know: the printed word. Books are easy to operate, made from biodegradable materials, and don't need any batteries. In other words, they're future proof.

This workshop, by the London Centre for Book Arts, will introduce you to the basics of printing. We’ll learn how to make our own type out of wood, talk about the different methods of printing, and even learn how to make ink from oak galls (a technology handed down to us from Pliny the Elder, no less).

Paper is not included: please bring as much scrap A4 as possible from your workplaces and home offices.

DATE: Saturday 26th August 2017.
TIME: 11am - 4pm.
BRING: An apron, A4 printed on one-side, some food to share for lunch.
TICKETS: Workshops cost £10 per adult and £5 per child. This includes admission to the grounds. To book a place, click here.
NOTE: Workshops are subsidised by the Heritage Lottery Fund.