40 Rice Street, Suite 1
Providence, RI 02907
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Letterpress Shop Tour and Hands-on Demo at DWRI Letterpress
Join Dan Wood and Lois Harada of DWRI Letterpress for a tour and hands-on printing demonstration. Participants will learn about the process of letterpress printing, see our collection of historic presses and create their own small set of personalized notecards from type cast on the Linotype. No print experience is necessary for this workshop.
Dan Wood is an artist and printer living in Providence, Rhode Island. After briefly studying history at McGill University, he received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994, continuing his education in printing in commercial print shops ever since. He established DWRI Letterpress in 2002, working collaboratively with other artists, designers, businesses, and institutions looking for fine letterpress printing. He is a Senior Critic at RISD, an Art and City Life Commissioner for Providence, and believes strongly in the community building power of art-making. His work can be found in many public and private collections.
Lois Harada is an artist and printmaker working in Providence. She studied printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and settled in Rhode Island after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2010. She works at DWRI Letterpress, a commercial letterpress printshop where she also prints her own work. Harada utilizes text and the medium of the poster to tell her family’s story of incarceration — her paternal grandmother was interned in Poston, Arizona from 1942 -1945. She takes inspiration from propaganda printed and distributed by the United States government and prints with type and equipment similar to that which would have created the original works.