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Fall & Winter Classes At Dubuque Book Arts

by Peter Fraterdeus last modified 2008-10-14 00:19
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We'll be moving across the street to 123 E 9th St in November, and will have our first classes after Thanksgiving, just in time to print some last minute gifts or holiday greetings!

The final schedule has not been determined yet, so please  let us know your interests on the Dubuque Book Arts survey page.

Click here to go to the survey, and we'll put you on our mailing list!

Intro to Letterpress - Holiday Cards

Calligraphy Beginners (all ages) - Materials and Movement

Calligraphic Marks - Texture and Dynamic Contrast

Typographic Workshop - Intermediate Letterpress

Rubberstamp Magic and Scrapbooks

Handmade Books - Pamphlets and folded non-adhesive bindings

Advanced Book and Letter Arts Tutorials

Our classes are workshop format, one or two full days, or two to four evenings and will cost between $75-125 not including materials fees which vary.

We'll start with the basics, and as students complete the introductory levels, we will offer more advanced classes.

Most of the workshops will be taught by Dubuque Letterpress owner Peter Fraterdeus, but we also have some special book-and-paper artists lined up!

Peter also offers personal tutorials by appointment for advanced students in letterpress techniques, calligraphy, type-design and digital processes.


Classes are subject to cancellation if underenrolled. Minimum class size is six, so sign-up with a friend or two!


About Peter Fraterdeus

Awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in the 1980s in lettering arts
(Calligraphy and Inscriptional Carving Apprenticeship - 1980, Design Arts Fellowship for "Font" Design - 1986).

Taught Calligraphy; Letterform Design; Digital Design Processes from 1983-1991 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Taught Information Design for the WWW at IUAV (Istituto Universitario Archittetura di Venezia) in Treviso, Italy 2001-2002

"Lakeside Design" Letterpress Studio in Evanston, Illinois 1981-1992

Alphabets, Inc., type design and marketing, Evanston, 1987-1997

Semiotx, Inc. information design, web strategy and content management systems, 1999-2008

Exquisite Letterpress, letterpress stationer and printer marketing exclusively online to clients worldwide at since 2007

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