The possibilities of what you can find in a basement are endless: cheap apartments, mini-floods, insects, remnants of forgotten hobbies. But there's a basement in the Idaho Building in downtown Boise that houses an infinitely better collection of randomness--a sushi restaurant, tattoo parlor and Idaho Poster and Letterpress. Said letterpress shop will demonstrate its awesomeness on Saturday, March 3, with a bookmaking workshop.
Attendees will learn how to make three simple books that they can take home and display on their shelves, thereby rendering the collection of already-read Stephen King novels less-fantastic marks of achievement. The workshop is limited to six students but requires a minimum of two. Reservations are required.
Idaho Poster and Letterpress is a "working gallery and museum," and frequently hosts workshops, receptions and themed exhibitions. So if you've ever wondered exactly what letterpress is, finally decided to trade in your Mariah Carey and Jonas Brothers posters for something with a lot more style or just want to learn something new, check out the class schedule online. Other class topics include introduction to letterpress and poster printing, and if you really get hooked on the art form you can purchase a membership and receive a price break.