Last week Micheline Courtemanche flew in from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and taught our very first workshop here at nook! The name of the workshop was "Designing for Letterpress" and I must say, it was great - Micheline had so much information to share and countless examples were shown.
As a designer in Toronto for many years before the big move out east, Micheline had garnered a stellar reputation with her clients as someone who never cut corners - and it showed.
Twenty years of experience in design tumbled easily out of her mouth as she spoke about varying colour and printing processes, the history and knowledge of which inform her work innately. She spoke about how, as an illustrator, you could re-imagine your work by using letterpress, the pitfalls and priorities that you need to be aware of.
We will most certainly reschedule this class in 2012... It is suitable to a seasoned designer, as well as for those in the early years of their creative career who want to know more. Thank you to Micheline, to the attendees - and thank you also goes out to Tanya Roberts of Snap & Tumble for help in spreading the word about the workshop.