Techniques in Linocut with 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.

September 22–23, 2023 | 10AM – 5PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA

Print a Copy of the Declaration of Independence

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.

June 28, 2023 | 12PM | Harrison/Small Special Collections Library, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Paper Marbling: A Non-Instructed Session for “Experienced” Marblers

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.

October 8, 2023 | 11AM – 3PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA

Paper Marbling Instruction w/ Sandi Brayman

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.

October 7, 2023 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA

Two-Needle Coptic Bookbinding w/Janet Eden

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.

September 16, 2023 | 9:45AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA

Annual Members’ Project Meeting: Rivanna Reconnaissance

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! 

May 21, 2023 | 2PM – 3AM | Virginia Center for the Book - Charlottesville, VA 22903

Introducing Book Art: Where Structure and Content Converge

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.

July 8–9, 2023 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School City Center, Charlottesville, Virginia

This Saturday!.. We’re Printing at JMRL’s How-To Festival

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.

May 6, 2023 | 10AM – 1PM | JMRL Central Library, 201 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

2023 Annual Members Project Rivanna Reconnaissance

As a result of profound climate change, newly revealed archaeological and paleontological finds are surfacing along the banks of the Rivanna River. We are creating a scientific field journal cataloging these incidences in a fictional case study. Lost treasures unearthed, lost landscapes exposed, lost life forms revealed or revived, lost memories recovered – we are moved by these unexpected finds. Our fictional field journal will contain many examples of these newly uncovered discoveries.


2023 Festival of the Book: Demonstrating the Art & Craft of Bookmaking

In conjunction with the 2023 Festival of the Book, our Book Arts members offered public demonstrations at the Center for the Book and the Omni Hotel. On Friday, March 24, …


Book Arts Annual Meeting & 2023 Members’ Project Reveal

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, April 16, 2022, at 2:00 PM for our Annual Members’ Meeting. We invite our Book Arts members, friends, and all those curious about our center’s offerings to attend.

April 16, 2023 | 2PM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book, Charlottesville VA

Bookbinding Core Skills: 2023 Intensive Summer Session

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 20–23, 2023 | 10AM – 4PM | Virginia Center for the Book – Charlottesville VA