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November 2 - December 7, 5 Thursday Nights, 6-9 pm
Have a project in mind that you need help with? Get clear advice about the order of operations, explore materials to get different effects, and refine your printing skills using either handset type or printing from polymer plates. Make a one of a kind, or an edition and learn the tricks of the trade.Find out more »
November 2 - December 7, 5 Thursday Evenings, 6 - 9 pm
Having learned the basics of folding, sewing, and covering books in Bookbinding, students will have an opportunity to practice and hone those skills in this 18-hour course. Students will independently determine the size and shape for 2 (or more) books, and be guided through best practices for measuring and cutting ("Book Math") to maximize materials economy. Two styles of handmade headbands will be introduced, and students will round and back their books before casing them into their choice of full-cloth, half-cloth, or 3/4 cloth boards.Find out more »
November 7 - December 5, 5 Tuesday Evenings, 6-9 pm
Following a short review of press operation and printing techniques, we will raise your printing skills to the next level. What methods can you use to combine text and image? How do you improve your printing results? How do you complete a project involving multiple parts?
This class is designed to support students who have taken a letterpress class and want to work on their own projects in a structured and supportive environment. Students interested in producing a edition of posters or prints, a suite of invitations or other printed stationary, or other projects, will be assisted along the way in troubleshooting their inking, impression, and finishing skills.Find out more »
November 7 - December 5, 5 Tuesday Evenings, 6 - 9 pm
In this class you will learn to make hardcover case bindings for pamphlets, flat back books, and a book with a rounded spine. You will learn about the structure beneath the boards and make your own bookcloth to cover it. This class is suitable for beginners, but students should have taken Bookbinding I (A) prior.Find out more »
November 18-19, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
In this course, Students will learn the basics of relief carving and printing on a Vandercook letterpress. We will explore a variety of techniques such as reduction carving, two plate registration, and selective inking. Students will leave the class with the ability to print multiple copies of complex layered images.
No previous printing experience required.
December 2-3, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
Are you looking to refine your binding skill set and to perfect your leather technique? The Rubow Millimeter binding may be for you! Considered a variation of a paper case binding, the Rubow Millimeter binding uses boards that are attached with a paper "bonnet" to create a case for your book with a top and bottom edge of leather. The rest of the cover is one continuous paper, usually a pastepaper made by the binder. "Millimeter" refers to the amount of leather showing. This binding is economical and yet refined. Perfect for text or image based projects
December 2, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Ever wanted to print a book but don’t think you have time? Printing and making books can be quick and fun! In this class we will explore five book forms that can be made from a single sheet of paper. Students will learn how set up the press for printing single page books, and will leave the class with five printed books. This is a great class for Zine makers, artists, and poets that want to start learning about making books!Find out more »
December 9, Saturday, 10am-4pm
Make the card you’ve always wanted to give! In this one-day workshop, participants will be printing their own set of holiday cards. Students will use the Center’s collection of type and ornaments to compose, lock-up, register, and print their own holiday cards. Each participant will leave with 25 printed cards.Find out more »
December 9, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Pamphlet stitch books are a simple, but elegant way to bring a series of pages together into a book. Perfect for a story narrative or just a journal, you will see how versatile this book can be. In this one day class you will learn to stitch pages together into signatures and how to bind with both a soft and hard cover. No Experience required. All materials included in tuition. Please bring your personal tool kit including an exact-o or olfa knife, bone folder* and pin tool or awl*.Find out more »
Mark Cockram: Master Faculty Fellow
December 16-17, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
This 2 day course is intended to allow the student to explore and investigate design and material use in a more creative and open framework. It will give students the opportunity to select and explore a range of media and materials, and to pursue design ideas through development of their own personal style in the production and applied decoration of a Flat Back Case binding.Find out more »