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Paper Weaving with Janet Eden

“Come have an afternoon playing with paper!!” We will learn 2 techniques and most important, some tricks. Most papers work well, solids, patterns, and pictures. Bring some of your favorites and we will have some available.

June 29, 2024 | 12PM – 3PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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Drum Leaf Binding w/Jane Freeman

Drum Leaf Binding is an innovative binding that opens flat with no stitching to interrupt images or text that cross the fold of the page.  Using minimal adhesive, single-sided folios are stacked and glued to create the text block. The resulting book is useful as a journal and sketchbook as well as an artist’s book featuring prints, paintings, photographs, and more.

July 30, 2024 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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Slipcase Construction w/Jane Freeman

Interested in constructing a beautiful slipcase to “house” a favorite book or set of books? Participants in this class will build one slipcase in class and learn to adapt the basic model to accommodate different sizes of books. Using a standard-size hardback journal as our base (this book is provided), participants will measure, cut, cover, and assemble a four-sided, lined slipcase to house the journal.

September 24, 2024 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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Making Junk Journals Part II w/Donna Knoell

Using the techniques from Junk Journals Part I, this two-day workshop will use repurposed/discarded book covers to create a 5-inch x 7-inch hard-back journal with 3 signatures using more materials you already have: junk mail, envelopes, used greeting cards, off-size scraps of paper from notebooks, posters, maps, office supplies, calendars, museum catalogs.

September 14–15, 2024 | 12PM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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Making and Using Junk Journals Part I w/Donna Knoell

Junk Journals are easy to make and, by definition, use materials you already have: junk mail, envelopes, used greeting cards, off-size scraps of paper from notebooks, posters, maps, office supplies, calendars, museum catalogs… images and textures that appeal to you.

July 14, 2024 | 12PM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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Science + Literature: Nature’s Poetry & Peril

Join National Book Award Winner Arthur Sze in conversation with Brian Teare on how poetry can help save our planet.

April 25, 2024 | 7PM – 8PM | The Grandin Theatre, Roanoke
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Festival of the Book Event: Pangrams w/Josef Beery

Attend the 2024 Virginia Book Festival’s “Last Gasp” at Blue Whale Book Store Invent your own and print on the BookBeetle tabletop letterpress with printmaker Josef Beery and his amazing BookBlossom wood type!

March 24, 2024 | 2PM – 4PM | Blue Whale Books, Charlottesville, VA
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Virginia Festival of the Book: Pre-Festival Program – Art Speak

This workshop is presented in partnership with the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. In conjunction with their 112th Annual Exhibition, Back to Front: Artists’ Books by Women, Gary Dop, poet/playwright, director of Randolph’s MFA program, and English faculty, will lead a writing exercise. Virginia Center for the Book member artist Lyall Harris will give a tour of the exhibition and lead a bookmaking activity

March 16, 2024 | 2PM – 4PM | Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA
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Open Studio with Master Printmaker Basil HalI and Associates

Visit with the artists on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20 – 2:00-4:00 PM. Basil Hall will be printmaking here at our Virginia Center for the Book studios along with associate artists Lisa Waup and Karen Mills. We’re inviting all those interested to stop by to meet the artists and observe their work in progress.

March 19–20, 2024 | 2PM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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A Gallery Talk by Basil Hall

Join us for an exclusive Center for the Book event at the Kluge-Ruhe. Virginia Center for the Book members and friends are invited to this private gallery talk with Basil Hall.

March 21, 2024 | 5PM – 6:30PM | Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Charlottesville, VA
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