Join us at the Center this Summer for our Signature Introductory Book Binding Workshop This four-part Bookbinding Core Series prepares participants to undertake a wide range of projects and additional classes in intermediate and advanced bookbinding techniques and book structures.
Join us at the Center for our Signature Introductory Book Binding Workshop. This four-part Bookbinding Core Series prepares participants to undertake a wide range of projects and additional classes in intermediate and advanced bookbinding techniques and book structures.
Gateway drug to the world of printmaking, linocut offers an accessible entry point for the novice and yet, can still be manipulated with great skill and depth by the old salt printer. Come and learn the potential of this workhorse material. Students will create a veritable Rosetta Stone of linocut techniques that they can keep in their studio to use as a reference as they develop their own preferred block carving style.
Woven Spine Book w/Lotta Helleberg Saturday, February 10, 2024 We will use simple painting, drawing, and/or printing techniques to explore themes and narratives for our book. The enhanced sheet will be divided into signatures, which will be bound into single pamphlet stitched sections, that in turn will provide the base for our woven spine.
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We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, January 28, 2024, for our Annual Members’ Meeting. We invite our Book Arts members, friends, and all those curious about our Center’s offerings to attend. As per usual the afternoon’s event will include a brief business meeting, a pot-luck lunch, and consideration of the 2024 Members’ Project.
Join us for an introduction to letterpress as you make 15 simple holiday greeting cards from our movable type. Come with an idea for no more than 20 words, look through our dingbats, or select a preprinted image to create your design. You’ll experience the basics of type composition, get help printing on the press, and leave with the cards you can put to immediate use.
Using book board, decorative paper, and book cloth, participants will learn basic box construction and make a 5 x 7 hinged lid box. This durable and sturdy construction both sits on its base and stands upright on a bookshelf; it is perfect for housing mementos, jewelry, ephemera, and more. Participants will explore options for decorating the box and learn how to calculate measurements to make custom size boxes.
Join acclaimed historian Edward Ayers as he discusses his new book American Visions: The United States 1800-1860. Here, Ayers explains how “key elements” of American life, politics, and culture “crystallized” …
Seasonal readings! Had your fill of calmly bobbing for apples? Bored with haunted hayrides? Here are a few book recommendations for the height of spooky season.
Thinking of Place iii is a traveling exhibition showing the work of 80 printmakers who were inspired by themes of space and place. Akemi Ohira, Associate Professor of Printmaking, is hosting and curating this stop on the exhibition’s world tour. Exhibition dates: Ruffin Gallery – October 27 through December 15, 2023.