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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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Artist’s Talk: Aaron Cohick Explores Collagraph and Pressure Printing

During this artist’s presentation, Aaron Cohick will discuss his work illustrated with projected images and actual pieces. After that, he’ll demonstrate collagraph and pressure printing and introduce the basic concepts of the next day’s workshop.

April 19, 2024 | 5:30PM – 7PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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Botanical Contact Printing Workshop

We will learn natural printing techniques using locally foraged or found plant materials such as leaves, flowers, and seeds. The class will provide basic knowledge of botanical contact printing (also called eco-printing) on paper and textiles, focusing on materials that can be incorporated into bookmaking and book art.

June 22–23, 2024 | 10AM | Artist/Instructor’s Studio in Downtown Charlottesville
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Book Arts Demonstrations at the Omni: A Festival of the Book Event

In conjunction with the 2024 Festival of the Book, our Center for the Book, Book Arts Members, will be on hand at the Omni Hotel for the “Festival Friday” Celebration. We will be offering public demonstrations in the arts & crafts of bookmaking

March 22, 2024 | 5PM – 7:30PM | Omni Charlottesville Hotel
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Memento Fabric Book Workshop w/Lotta Helleberg

In this two-day class, we will create a soft fabric book filled with meaning and intention, inspired by our own collection of fabric pieces. We’ll create the folios from simple layered and stitched fabric collages. In the process, we will explore different hand-sewing and embroidery techniques, and we will discuss different ways to stabilize the pages and the book cover for added structure and rigidity. We will also learn different ways to edge the fabric pages and how to create a variety of closures.

April 13–14, 2024 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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Pressure Printing w/Aaron Cohick

Learn this unique printing technique during our three day hands-on workshop. Pressure printing and collagraph lie somewhere between painting, collage, drawing, and printmaking. When they are combined with the versatility of a Vandercook cylinder press they become simple, direct, loose, and inexpensive processes to explore the full potential of letterpress printing.

April 19–21, 2024 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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Paper Marbling: A Non-Instructed Workshop for “Experienced” Marblers

All the tools and materials are setup for you to marble away. Perfect your marbling skills during our four-hour session – Open to those with previous marbling experience. This standalone session follows our previous day’s instructed workshop.  This class is open to those with previous marbling experience.

March 3, 2024 | 11AM – 3PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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Paper Marbling w/Sandie Brayman (Instructed)

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 your 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.

March 2, 2024 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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Book Binding Core Workshops I-IV (Summer 2024 Session)

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.

July 18–21, 2024 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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Book Binding Core Workshops I-IV (Spring 2024 Session)

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.

May 16, 2024 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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Introduction to Linocut w/Lana Lambert

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.

February 23–24, 2024 | 10AM – 5PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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Woven Spine Book w/Lotta Helleberg

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. 

February 10, 2024 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA
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