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Friday - Sunday, September 22-24, 10am-4pm
Broaden your box-making and leather skills in this advanced three day intensive workshop focused on the rounded clamshell box. Students will take a basic clamshell structure and learn to transform it into a volume like structure with a rounded spine and quarter leather enclosure. Students will gain a stronger understanding of how to work with leather as well as a better perception of core bookbinding modules. This enclosure will be made with archival and acid free materials making it perfect for housing your most precious works on paper.Find out more »
September 23, Saturday & Sunday, 2 pm -7 pm
In this one-day workshop, students will become skilled printmakers using one of the most painterly mediums in relief printing. Monoprint—a method first advanced as a serious art form by Edgar Degas—is one of the favorites of contemporary artists for the expressive possibilities it embodies.Find out more »
September 20, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Learn to make vibrantly colored pulled, incised and layered translucent patterns with simple materials in this one day workshop. Paste papers make wonderful covers for quarterbound books, boxes and much more!
September 30, Saturday, 10am-4pm
Curious about letterpress but not sure if it’s up your alley? Come to this one-day workshop and get your feet wet. You will learn how to set type, lock up a form, and print an edition on the Vandercook proof press.Find out more »
October 1, Sunday, 10am-4pm
Drumleaf is a simple glued book structure that is ideal for anyone looking to make books with their own work as the content. The structure lays flat, eliminates the need to print on the front and back of sheets, and can be created using almost any kind of paper! In this one day workshop, students will learn the basics of the Drumleaf structure with hard covers. Discussion will focus on best practices, problem solving, and variations of the structure.
October 4 - November 1, 5 Wednesday Nights, 6-9 pm
Go against the grain and produce a letterpress printed piece that represents you - be it a business card, postcard, letterhead or announcement. Using wood, metal type, ornaments, and the Center’s collection of artwork, create a stack of promotional material that you can send out into the world. We have the option of working on the Vandercooks and the C&P, refining your printing knowledge to produce work that people with take notice of when they receive it.Find out more »
October 7-9, Saturday - Monday (Columbus Day), 10 am - 4 pm
In this 18-hour beginner’s course in letterpress printing, students will learn the basics of hand typesetting, printing on the Center’s Vandercooks, and the process of editioning. Can be combined with Letterpress I (B) to qualify for studio rental in our Printshop.Find out more »
October 7-9, Saturday - Monday (Columbus Day), 10 am- 4 pm
Fold, sew, and glue paper into books! In this 18-hour introductory class you will fold accordion books and explore concertinas, sew pamphlets with paper covers, glue single pages into butterfly books, and more. This class is suitable for beginners and also for anyone looking for basic models that can be made at home without special equipment. No experience required.Find out more »
October 14-15, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
Join Felicia Rice in the ongoing collaboration that resulted in DOC/UNDOC, a multimedia, interactive artists’ book about immigrant experience and hybrid identity that features the work of book artist Felicia Rice, performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña, art historian/critic Jennifer González, video artist Gustavo Vazquez and sound artist Zachary Watkins. Felicia invites you to join in the ongoing DOC/UNDOC collaboration during this weekend intensive. We will take the DOC/UNDOC to its next iteration by re-interpreting its visual and verbal elements.Find out more »
October 21-22, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
In this two day workshop, Learn basic printing techniques on the Vandercook proof press, and come away with a collaborative printed edition. We will learn a few basic variations on the single sheet zine, perfect for making a portable edition. We will print up our ideas collaboratively on the press, using wood and metal type, and edition our simple books together. Everyone will come away with multiple copies of a one-page book, models for future reference, and ideas for the future. No previous printing experience required.