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.
Join our Virginia Festival of the Book in the nation’s capital for the 23rd annual Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Join Josef Beery and Richard Cappuccio as they attempt to reprint the Declaration of Independence on the same type of press on which it was originally printed. We will make our endeavor on Wednesday, June 28 in the South Gallery of the Harrison/Small Library at UVA.
Reflections on Juneteenth from Center for the Book director Kalela Williams.
This four-hour standalone session follows our previous day’s instructed workshop. The workshop provides an opportunity for those with previous experience in Western Acrylic Paper Marbling to practice the craft.
This instructed one-day standalone marbling workshop will guide participants through the process of marbling successively more intricate patterns, as well as time to experiment with their own unique designs. By the end of this class, those who wish to pursue their skills will have the experience and knowledge to do so.
Coptic binding is the oldest form of a book (a “codex”) in Western culture. In its modern form, it has a hardcover and an open spine that reveals decorative binding stitching. At the end of this intermediate course, participants will take home a full-size Coptic-bound book.
Emma Ito, director of education at Virginia Humanities, shares her reading recommendations for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Join the Bluebird & Co. and the Virginia Center for the Book as we celebrate the release of Jo Piazza & Christine Pride’s new novel You Were Always Mine. The …
Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:00 PM We’ve heard some really great ideas so far for our Annual 2023 Members Project, Rivanna Reconnaissance. We’ll be meeting at the Virginia Center for the Book at 2:00 PM Sunday afternoon on May 21st to discuss our concepts!
Explore a range of simple folded and bound structures in this introductory book art workshop. We will consider the relationship between subject and form and experiment with visual and written content.
Our Book Arts team will demonstrate small press printing at this annual library event. We’re bringing over to the library a few of our more portable presses for this three-hour session.