Letterpress Cards & Coasters: July with Mary Emery Lacoursiere

Make a set of personalized cards and coasters using the art of Letterpress printing.  Choose from a variety of type to create a unique line of type, and image blocks to add some extra flair.  The letterpress shop is stocked with vintage type and blocks from several of Nantucket’s early printers, with blocks that you won’t find anywhere else.

This printing technique has been replaced with new technology but has been reborn as an new art form.  Handmade is well made!

Maximum class size: 6

Mary Emery Lacoursiere graduated from Pratt Institute with an M.F.A. in printmaking and painting. She had a studio in New York City for fifteen years, specializing in hand-painted sisal rugs, murals, and restoring historical painting. A member of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration since 1978, Mary has been a contributing artist for Lifetime Television and Hearst Entertainment and currently owns and operates Emery Design here on Nantucket. She is also the director of Education at the Nantucket Historical Association.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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