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Book Arts Workshop Schedule

Open Studio Hours will begin July 3rd.

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

July 6, 2017 - 5:00-8:00 (Thursday) Sarah Smith, Rm 21

July 14, 2017 - 3:30-6:00 (Friday) Bob Metzler, Rm 25

July 25, 2017 - 5:00-8:00 (Tuesday) 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.  



Secret Belgian Binding

July 11, 2017 - 5:00-8:00 (Tuesday) Lizzie Curran, Rm 21

This binding consists of a three-piece cover that is attractively stitched together with exposed thread connecting the three pieces, and a blank text block sewn in to the already woven-together covers.  This book is fun and satisfying to make, and has great flexibility making it an ideal sketchbook or journal.



Exposed spine sewn boards binding

July 18, 2017 - 5:00-8:00 (Tuesday) Deborah Howe, Rm 21

This strong and sturdy binding is ideal for artistic and creative expression.  With the exposed spine sewing you can emphasize the play of colored thread against the cover.  Two-part construction on the cover allows for a fully decorated surface or mounting a recessed image.  The book opens beautifully for easy use.




August 4, 2017 - 3:30-6:00 (Friday) Sarah Smith, Rm 21

Make a bunch of different books all created from single sheets of paper!  Also learn cool ways-such as photocopy transfer, rubber stamp carving and stenciling-to get text and images onto the book pages.  These are perfect techniques to make quick, "underground" looking books like zines or to work out ideas for future, more refined books.























































































Last Updated: 6/26/17