GWA stands for Graphic Workshop Amsterdam. It was founded by Wiek Molin, Martin Veltman and René Koome in October 2004. GWA aims to take the Dutch Graphic Heritage forward by conserving, restoring, and using letterpress material. All the machines work, there are no red cords around the antique machines. It’s all about spreading knowledge and keeping the beautiful craftsmanship alive.
Nowadays, we don’t only practice letterpress; we also offer classes in bookbinding, etching, lino cutting, and photopolymer. Courses and workshops can be made to measure if you like.
All the teachers speak both Dutch and English. And though the primary 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.