GWA stands for Graphic Workshop Amsterdam. It was founded by Wiek Molin, Martin Veltman and René Koome in October 2004. The aim of GWA is to take the Dutch Graphic Heritage forward by conserving, restoring and using letterpress material. All the machines work, there’s no red cords around the antique machines. It’s all about spreading knowledge, and keep the beautiful craftmanship alive.
Nowadays not only letterpress is being practised, but classes are also given in bookbinding, etching, linocutting, and photopolymer. Courses and workshops, made to measure if you like.
All the teachers speak both Dutch and English. And though the main language during a course will be Dutch, it’s always possible to take part as a non-dutchie. Please email us any time for more info, or make an appointment to discuss your project.