Summer is just around the corner! What better way to prepare than signing up for a workshop at the Center? Here is a sampler of some of our summer offerings:
Summer means being outdoors, fireworks and barbeques, which are coincidentally things that are really bad for your books. Luckily, you can learn to protect your valuables in our box-making workshop, Protect and Cover!
Learn the principles of box-making, and come out with two different kinds of boxes. This workshop will introduce measuring and cutting boards, so boxes can be tailored to specific objects. Materials are provided, including pre-cut boards, so just slather on some sunscreen and show up! This workshop runs on June 14-15, from 10am – 4pm.
A classic way to enjoy the summer is to commune with nature. Why not commune in our Natural Dyeing for Book Artists workshop?
This workshop teaches the basics of preparing and using natural plant dyes on fabric and paper in a range of colors. Students will have the chance to dye swatches in a range of colors, and bring their own samples to test in the dye pot. Learn to add beautiful colors to your works in an accessible, sustainable way. This workshop runs on June 21-22, from 10am – 4pm.
One of the best parts of summer is the new memories we make. If you’re looking for a way to cherish those memories while creating a beautiful book, why not make a Collaged Artist Book?
The workshop will teach how to use your materials to create a simple, easy-to-share collaged artist book. Bring any materials you might want to include, such as drawings, photos, papers, etc. Learn how to create successful content consisting of collage and layout signatures. We’ll show you how to bind and finish your lovely collaged works with a Coptic stitch binding method. This workshop runs from June 28-29, 10am – 4pm.
On top of these weekend workshops, seats are still available for our June printmaking and letterpress printing classes and labs. Check out our class listings to register and get more information on these and other workshops!