The art of the poster

Craftsmanship, artistry and the ability to inspire generations.

Letterpress Poster Workshop

One-day beginner workshop!
Get introduced to the history of poster making and letterpress printing.

Make your own poster (political, protest, inspirational, poetic – anything goes!) using carved blocks or beautiful wood type from Flycatcher Press’ own collection. In this one day workshop, you will learn how to design posters with type, how to set type and how to hand-print an edition of 10 copies of your very own poster on the studio’s sign press and cylinder press.

A poster with the words "Planet over profit" printed on it rests on a letterpress printing press.


Event details

Hosted by: Flycatcher Press, a letterpress and printmaking studio in Toronto’s Queen West neighbourhood.

Type of event: Hands-on workshop

Instructor: Phoebe Todd-Parrish, printmaker and owner of Flycatcher Press. She is also a printmaking instructor who has taught relief and letterpress printing at OCAD University.

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022.

Time: 12 pm to 5 pm EDT.

Cost: C$160

Location: 161 Walnut Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6J 3W3

Registration link: Book your spot here.

Contact Details: Flycatcher Press,

Cancellation Policy: In the event you cannot make the course, please contact Flycatcher Press as soon as possible and they will issue you a refund and make your seat available. If it is within 48 hours of the course’s first date, unfortunately your fee will be non-refundable. A minimum of 3 students for every course is required for the course to take place, if they don’t reach this minimum you will be issued a full refund.



Need some inspiration for your own poster?

Check out this fascinating film about the re-creation of a historical poster which inspired a Beatles song.

Lennon’s Poster from Make Productions on Vimeo.