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Book Arts Workshop Schedule

Open Studio Hours for the
week of March 27, 2017 are:

Monday, March 27th - 3:00pm-6:00pm,
6:30pm-9:00pm

Tuesday, March 28th - 3:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday, March 29th - 3:00pm-6:00pm

In order to offer curricular support, the Open
studio times are subject to change
on short notice. Please check back here
weekly to see what the times are or email
ahead to check on open times.

LETTERPRESS ORIENTATION

Letterpress Orientation

March 31, 2017 - 3:30-6:00 (Friday) Bob Metzler, Rm 25

April 3, 2017 - 5:30-8:30 (Monday) Sarah Smith, Rm 21

April 21, 2017 - 3:30-6:00 (Friday) Bob Metzler, Rm 25

May 4, 2017 - 5:00-8:00 (Thursday) Sarah Smith, Rm 21

 This one-session class is an orientation session for all newcomers to learn the basics of typesetting and press work.  The session will begin with a brief discussion of the history and process of Letterpress Printing.  After a tour of the workshop participants will learn to set type and print on a Vandercook cylinder press.  Be sure to bring a proverb, brief quotation, or even a bit of writing made up on the spot to set your type to and print. 

Emphasis will be placed on the proper techniques for setting metal hand type, press work, and the selection of appropriate type faces.  No previous experience is required and all materials, tools and equipment are provided.    

 

LETTERPRESS INTENSIVE: BILINGUAL POETRY

Bilingual Poetry Letterpress Intensive

April 2, 2017 - May 28, 2017 2:00-5:00 (Sundays) Won K. Chung, Rm 21

The Letterpress Intensive workshop is offering an opportunity to explore letterpress typography by typesetting and printing poetry interlined with its translation in a second language and typeface.  Students with an interest in Latin, Hebrew, or ancient Greek are especially encouraged to attend, but no classic language knowledge or letterpress experience is required.  Participants will learn about historic typefaces and how to hand set and print a short poem of one's choice using movable metal type.  They will receive intensive hands-on instruction in the nuances of traditional fine book typography and printing.  Examples of the project from earlier workshops are on display outside the Treasure Room in Baker Library.

An informational meeting open to all will be held Sunday, April 2, from 2 to 3 pm in Baker room 21.  At the end of this introductory session, attendees can decide if they would like to register to participate in the workshop.  Subsequent sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 pm through the term.  Faculty and staff are welcome to attend with students given priority for registration which will be limited to six.  All materials and equipment will be provided by the workshop.  Anyone interested in more information should contact Won.K.Chung@Dartmouth.edu. 

 

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING: 3 BASIC STRUCTURES

3 Building Blocks

April 7, 2017 - 3:30-6:00 (Friday)

Sarah Smith, Rm 21

Many more complex bookbinding structures can be built from a few basic constructions.  In this class we'll cover the one-sheet book, the accordion fold and the simple pamphlet.  You'll go home with at least 3 different book models, a lot of ideas for future projects and best of all-a solid foundation for coming into our open studios and making books of all kinds!

 

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING: MAKING A PAMPHLET

Intro to Bookbinding: Making a Pamphlet

April 11, 2017 - 5:00-8:00 (Tuesday)

Deborah Howe, Rm 21

In this workshop we will make single signature, pamphlets with covered boards and possibly double signature pamphlets.  Variations of the pamphlet binding, tool cleaning and brush cleaning will also be reviewed. 

You have the option to stay until 8:00 to make a hard cover version of the pamphlet.

 

LINOLEUM BLOCK CARVING AND PRINTING PART 1 AND 2

Linoleum Block Carving and Printing

April 18 and 25, 2017 - 6:00-9:00 (Tuesdays)

Sarah Smith, Rm 21

Linoleum block carving is a great way to get an introduction to relief printing.  In this class you will create and print your own images on a Vandercook letterpress.  We will focus on drawing or transferring an image onto a linoleum block as well as carving and printing techniques.  Be sure to bring a fairly simple, high-contrast image to work with.  If times permits we will carve two blocks to print a two color image.

 

FRENCH LINK STITCH WITH EXPOSED SPINE

French Link Stitch with Exposed Spine

April 20, 2017 - 5:00-8:00 (Thursday)

Deborah Howe, Rm 21

Come explore this non-adhesive binding which uses the sewing as a decorative element on the spine.  Students will learn this traditional style of sewing that is strong and yet beautiful.  The soft paper cover for this binding has cut outs on the spine, which allows the sewing to be visible.  This type of binding is suitable for journals, notebooks, sketch-books or address books.

 

PRACTICAL ORIGAMI

Practical Origami

April 22, 2017 - 12:00-4:00 (Saturday)

Bill Hanscom, Rm 21

During an afternoon of intensive folding, the techniques of traditional paper-folding will be put to work creating functional objects such as books, envelopes, boxes, and other containers.  Your hands, supplemented by only the simplest set of tools, will transform flat sheets of paper through folding (and the occasional cut), resulting in a variety of elegantly simple and dynamic structures.  Each offer many possibilities for combination and experimentation with media.

 

LEATHER WRAP JOURNAL

Leather wrap journal

April 27, 2017 - 5:00-8:00 (Thursday)

Lizzie Curran, Rm 21

Students will make a traditional Medieval longstitch binding with exposed sewing and a leather cover that wraps around the book.

 

THE ART OF THE SMALL PRINTED BOOK-A FOUR PART PROJECT

Small Printed Book

April 28-May 19, 2017 - 3:30-6:00 (Fridays)

Bob Metzler and Sarah Smith, Rm 25

Ever wonder how a book is made from paper pulp, to printed and bound edition?  The Book Arts Workshop is offering this 4-session class focused on making a hand-made book.

We will produce a collaborative book with your choice of poems, prose, quotations, etc, printed on handmade paper.  You will learn how to make paper, set metal type, proof, correct and set up pages for printing on our fifty to one-hundred-year old printing presses.  Each person will end the term with 3 bound copies of the collaborative book.

One session will be devoted to making paper, two sessions for printing and one session for binding.  Of course, additional time is available during Open Studio hours as well.

This class will run for four consecutive Fridays.

 

LIMP PAPER CASE BINDING

Limp Paper Case Binding

May 2, 2017 - 5:00-8:00 (Tuesday)

Deborah Howe, Rm 21

Based on the 16th and 17th century soft cover book structure, this multi signature book will be sewn on supports and then laced through a traditional paper case cover.  Lightweight but durable this book would make a good travel notebook.

 

PRINT YOUR OWN LETTERPRESS GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS Part 1 and Part 2

Graduation Announcements

May 8 and 15 2017 - 6:30-9:00 (Mondays)

Bob Metzler, Rm 25

Don't cry because it's over.

Smile because it happened.

-Dr. Seuss

Add to the enjoyment of graduation by printing your announcements at the Book Arts Workshop.  In two evening sessions you will learn how to design and print your announcement using movable type and one of the historic printing presses.  We will meet in room 25, Baker Library, Monday May 8 and 15, 6:30-9:00.  Cards and envelopes are provided at no charge.

 

CUSTOM HOT STAMPED SINGLE SIGNATURE TRAVEL LOG

Custom Hot Stamped Signature Travel Log

May 9, 2017 - 5:00-8:00 (Tuesday)

Deborah Howe, Rm 21

Going on a trip or have a special project in mind that you want to keep notes on?  Well this is the class for you.  We will construct a single pamphlet with a semi-hard cover then using a hot stamp press with either blind embossing or colored foils you will be able to customize the title to your liking.

 

FIELD JOURNAL WITH POCKETS

Field Journal with Pockets

May 16, 2017 - 5:00-8:00 (Tuesday)

Sarah Smith, Rm 21

If you're going abroad, you'll need a versatile field journal for your notes, samples, maps and what-nots.  You'll learn how to make just such a journal in this class.  It'll be part accordion book, part pamphlet (or two) and filled with pockets.  You can add all or just some of these elements, making your book a truly custom book.

 

HARDCOVER PORTFOLIO

Hardcover Portfolio

May 18, 2017 - 5:00-8:00 (Thursday)

Lizzie Curran, Rm 21

Need a nice place for those prints, drawings and photos you have?  Learn how to make an 8 x 10 inch portfolio with a fancy hard cover and pockets to keep all your stuff.

 


 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


 


 

 

 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 3/28/17