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Workshops@dreamscape.com in Oregon: Winter Spring Schedule of offerings



Planetary Collage, Portland, OR
Winter Spring Schedule of offerings

BOOK STRUCTURES

TIMOTHY C. ELY
AXT1221@aol.com

BOOK STRUCTURES is intended for graphic designers, painters, printmakers and
photographers—any artist generating forms which can be directed toward the
handmade book.

In the beginning, primary structures will be demonstrated, then each
participant will build one. These will include the Kelm wire edge binding, the
thermo-bond non-sewn case and the basic English style case. These structures
wholly support the ideas of the visual book. As the sessions evolve,
refinements will be added, along with additional book and box structures.
Included will be invaluable information on adhesives, pigments, gilding,
leather bookbinding, paper surface design, metal working and much more. This
collection of information and techniques and the interplay between them is
largely unavailable anywhere else.

BOOK STRUCTURES is an ongoing class with most students continuing from term to
term. Because the class revolves around much individual attention and because
each student eventually progresses to self-initiated projects, newcomers are
welcome in any class as space allows. Each group is limited to six people.

Fee: $300 per student. Basic materials for class projects are included, as
well as the use of studio tools and equipment. Students should bring special
papers if desired and personal tools are welcome.

Classes

10 sessions for 10 consecutive weeks, 3 hours each.
Section 1:      Tuesday mornings 7:30 am to 10:30 am
Section 2:      Tuesday evenings 6:00 pm to 9 pm
Section 3:      Thursday mornings 7:30 am to 10:30 am


Winter 1999 Session: week of January 4 through the week of March 8.
Spring 1999 Session: week of April 5 through the week of June 7

Workshops

Archival Presentation Structures

CAESAR CITRARO
Caesar Citraro will lead a group through a series of 4 museum quality
presentation formats. These structures will accommodate works such as
drawings, prints and photographs, as well as 3 dimensional
objects. Ancillary skills such as mat cutting, archival reversible
hinging, corner making and many others will be part of this two day
intensive.
All participants will leave this event with a full set of four models, as
well as various
hinging papers and wheat starch paste for future projects.
Mr. Citraro brings years of experience and museum tales to this outstanding
event. It is an ideal experience for photographers, designers, artists and
framers to
learn the exactitudes of museum mounting techniques and standards.
Caesar Citraro MBB is a  conservation technician at the Art Institute of
Chicago. He also lectures and works for various museums and private
collections around the world,
and yearly takes his workshop to the Campbell Center for Historic
Presentation in Mt.. Carroll IL.
This event will mark the first time he will teach this workshop on the west
coast.
Caesar Citraro is also an active artist and his paintings are in numerous
private collections.

The cost of the workshop is $250 plus a materials fee of $50 for a total of
$300. Checks may be made out  to Timothy C. Ely. Class size is limited to 6

participants. Materials and tools are provided but you may wish to bring your
personal implements.

The workshop will be on Saturday February 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 from 9:30
until 4:30


The Vellum Book

Daniel Flanagan


Vellum is a material made usually from goat, calf or uncloned sheep. It
differs from leather in that it is not tanned but soaked in a caustic
solution, scraped and dried under tension. It has been used for manuscript
pages or the coverings of books; notably in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Vellum covered books are characterized by beauty of materials, sound
construction  and extraordinary durability.

In this workshop students will fabricate a full vellum covered paper book with
non-rigid boards, laced in end bands and ties. Materials and tools are
provided but you may wish to bring your personal implements.

Daniel Flanagan, MBB,  is a Bookbinder working currently for the San Francisco
Public Library. His work is exemplary and held in high esteem for its beauty &
refinement of craft. He is primarily interested in the  mechanical structures
of functional antiquarian books and is a scholar of these techniques. He is
also a silversmith, tool collector and plays a fine blues guitar.

The cost of the workshop is $250 plus a materials fee of $50 for a total of
$300. Checks may be made out  to Timothy C. Ely. Class size is limited to 6
participants.

The workshop is Saturday February 20  and Sunday February 21 1999 from 9:30 to
4:30

THE MAKING OF MANUSCRIPT INKS

DR. RICH SPELKER

The inks of the parchment and paper manuscripts in pre-Gutenberg technologies
surely rival those of later industrial manufacture. In this esoteric workshop,
Dr. Rich Spelker will lead participants through the alembical rigors and games
of the ink making process. Inks made will include iron gall, federal formula
circa 1868, cochineal red, Prussian blue,  bistre and sepia if we can get the
squids. This workshop contains a wealth of information meticulously gathered
and presented so that the participants can replicate the formulations. It is
suggested for all artists working with the written or drawn word, paper based
workers and bookbinders. Cochineal also works beautifully as a dye stuff for
bookbinding leather.

Dr. Rich Spelker, MBB, works for Ootheca Press Laboratory and frequently leads
atomic expeditions into the Nevada desert in search of the rare material
required for his work with books and atomic culture.  With several degrees
under his belt, he is point man for Planetary Collage, has a seat on the board
of The Pacific Center for the Book Arts and has a Masters in Day Care. His
books and implements can be found in  private book collections, libraries and
laboratories worldwide.

The cost of the workshops is $250 plus a materials fee of $50 for a total of
$300. Checks may be made out  to Timothy C. Ely. Class size is limited to 6
participants. Materials and tools are provided but you may wish to bring your
personal implements.

The workshop is Saturday April 17, and Sunday 18 ,1999 from 9:30 to 4:30

Reserve a position ASAP as space is at a premium.


Lunch will be served both days. Alert me to any dietary restrictions please.

$50  deposit holds you a place in the workshop.

Thanks!!

Timothy C. Ely

PLANETARY COLLAGE
1306 NW HOYT, N° 407, PORTLAND, OREGON, USA 97209
Voice[503] 243-6812--Fax [503] 228-7262--E-mail AXT1221@aol.com



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